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Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

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  • img Community
    My friends and I compete in buying the best and latest camping gear. We all have at least 2 kinds of grills and stoves to cook with. I keep my camping and BBQ category handy so I can make the best outdoor meals all weekend.
    img by Christina
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If your S.O. is having a particularly rough week, why not cheer them up with a home cooked meal of all their favorite flavors? You can search by ingredient through over 80,000 recipes to find a dish that's sure to make them feel special and loved.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Have you ever found the perfect one pot recipe on Facebook, but you forgot to like or share it? Afterwards the recipe is lost forever and you're stuck searching through 100s of posts frantically before dinner. This app features every recipe from the AllRecipes.com website in an easy to navigate platform so you can browse all the best one pot recipes and so much more.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you enjoy cooking for your loved ones at home, or just started your career as a professional chef, learn to make the most delicious tamales. With over 100 recipes, you can find one to guide you in making authentic tamales in just 4 to 6 steps.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you're having a dinner party for a group, chances are there's at least 6-10 people with a dietary restriction. Not only can you find great recipes for dinner here, but you can find alternatives for those with different food restrictions.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You know that you can find 1000s of delicious recipes on here for soups, casseroles and other things. But did you know there's recipes for ice cream, too? I just looked on my app and there's recipes for chocolate and even rocky road. Yum.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you are looking for video tutorials on how to make homemade jams and jellies, give this app a try. Along with 100s of dinner recipes, this app contains helpful videos to make cooking a meal, or preparing jam, much easier.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I find this tool useful in making glaucoma patients eat healthily. It offers a perfect opportunity for you to eat food that will improve your eye condition. With over 1000 videos with step-by-step cooking instructions, this resource gives you unfettered access to ideal meal ideas to get you going.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Although this is not specifically an Italian recipe app, it's one of my favorites. The reason is that it has 1,000s of recipes for all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. Whatever you are craving you can find a recipe for it here.
    img by Sharon
    3 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Personalize your Feed and see only the foods you like by the chefs you love most! Enjoy a unique set of recipes fully customized to your tastes
    2. Find ingredients on sale near you! Perfect for someone who is cooking on a budget but still wants a meal that tastes great
    3. Establish your Cook's Profile and include your very own recipes that you can share with other cooks in the community

    Reviewed by Katelyn on February 6, 2018

  • App performance significantly declined Nov 26, 2020

    By Rinnswimmer
    Update: this issue is happening primarily on iPhone... not as much on iPad, not at all on a PC. Also realized one of the primary app-crashers is the ads, for whatever that’s worth. I’m really sad because I LOVE this app, I used it almost exclusively especially because you can search recipes with specific mixtures of ingredients. But the past few months to a year (my app is automatically updated), the app crashes multiple times while I’m trying to search and read recipes. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating when you have to go back in and replicate your search to find that recipe or scroll through your saved recipes only to have it crash AGAIN. And there are no options on the app for help, contacting allrecipes, or troubleshooting. Unfortunately, I’m now thinking I need to find a new go-to recipe app, or just only use the site when I’m on my laptop.
  • Shared to Facebook! Feb 5, 2021

    By Abby Owen
    “I know this is gonna sound a little bit like a gratuitous advertisement for this recipe app, but I just wanted to share it with my friends that like to cook. It has been the most wonderful tool for me to learn new recipes, and they have so many to choose from. This is the app I used for the Cornish Pasties! You really should create a profile, download the app and enjoy cooking as much as I have with the help of allrecipes. I can’t recommend it enough. I usually like to get on my desktop computer and print out a recipe when I am ready to cook, because it’s aggravating when my phone keeps turning off. I now have a drawer full of paper recipes I have printed. There’s really no ‘catch’ to this app. And it’s totally free. They keep trying to get you to buy their magazine, but that’s all. Easy to ignore. I’ve never had trouble finding just about any recipe I’m looking up, in the search. In fact, they usually have several different versions to choose from. Anyway, just had to share. Abs” - I just shared this on Facebook, because I am so impressed by this app. I LOVE IT!!!
  • May 16, 2021

    By Maurice Hill
    Love this app. I did freak out a bit when I switched phones. I kept getting a "missing info" error. It showed I was logged in and everything. I finally logged out (not straight forward) and back in (who really remembers that stuff?) and it works again. Developers should fix that. Anyway, love the recipes all in one place. The reviews may be the best part. You can't get reviews and other feedback about recipes in a regular cookbook. I never miss when I do a popular recipe with excellent reviews.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Kendra Colgate
    This is the first app review I've done and I feel compelled to say something. I have used this to make countless dinners and I have yet to have failure. It is wonderful for all your cooking needs. It's easy to find a challenge and quick to find a fast inexpensive meal.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Betty Niederer
    Love this app. It's my go to when I cannot figure out what to make with what's on hand. The videos are great tutorial, my 12 year old niece is learning many cooking techniques from watching the. Keep the good stuff spinning.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Clarence Vaughn
    I always look for recipes that are easy to understand without all of the fancy ingredients that I can't afford. The recipes I find here are very practical and always tell you where you can find the ingredients. It's almost like "Cooking for Dummies."
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Phil Pastor
    I've been using this app occasionally for a couple of years. Now, when I open it, it says that it is missing some info, and is basically useless. They're are no updates to the app, and it doesn't appear that they're is anything missing from my profile... So, what's up?
  • My go-to recipe site, however... Jan 15, 2019

    By US-20
    I'll start by saying that I love Allrecipes. It has tons of recipes, they're easy to read, it's easy to change the yield, and it has lots of ways to find what you're looking for. This app has one major flaw and that's its ingredient search function. This works normally on the website (type in ingredients separated by commas) but the app has a complicated interface. It uses several different input methods and requires the user to use gestures in several different directions to do similar and repetitive tasks, all for a search function that seems custom-built to be like this. It isn't clever or nice to use. It doesn't make anything easier than a more mainstream user experience design would. I can't think of another UI anywhere that works the way that it does either, so why do this?
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By stephanie michael
    8/2/21 App not working. Why does the app keep saying "something is missing?" Love being able to look up old favorites and new recipes at a glance. Love also the helpful tips left by those who have already tried the recipe
  • Pretty Good, But Room For Improvement Nov 9, 2017

    By Wingo1224
    I use this app all the time to try new recipes, and to make favorites that I've saved over the years. The ads are annoying, but I've learned to deal with them. One thing I'm noticing is that there's an apparent disconnect between the recipes that are available on the website and the recipes available in the app. For example, today I saw two Instant Pot recipes on Instagram that I wanted to check out and save to my favorites to try later, but when I tried to find them in the app, I couldn't. The recipes either aren't there, or the search function isn't working. I like being able to say what types of recipes I'm interested in so that the app can populate my feed, but I'd like to be able to dismiss or hide ones that don't appeal to me.
  • Used to be so much better May 26, 2018

    By SavvyToast
    I’ve never been compelled to rate an app before now. I’ve used the Allrecipes website, iPhone and iPad apps for years. Of the three, the iPhone app is the most disappointing, especially after the last couple of updates. My feed has literally not changed in months, offering no new recipe suggestions, not even rearranging them so I may see something I may not ordinarily from further down the page. I uninstalled/reinstalled and at first was excited to see new recipes pop up, but then as soon as I signed in, I was greeted by the exact same recipes I’ve been looking at for the last 6-8 months. I get that it bases them on preferred diets/cuisines, but seriously...I’m bored. On top of that, the dinner spinner is merely amusement, as it comes up with the most ridiculous combinations (a shellfish dessert in the slow cooker, anyone?). I only keep this app on my phone to have access to my saved recipes at work or when grocery shopping. But normally at home, I opt for my iPad version.
  • App crashes constantly, no updates to fix this have been seen-so disappointed!! Nov 22, 2020

    By Nikkiplus2
    I have been using the Allrecipes app and website for years, and have never needed to use other recipe sites more than in the past few months. I find that when I go into the app, then my favorites, as soon as I start to scroll down into the recipe, the app crashes and closes. It’s still in the background so I can go back to the tab, but the recipe is no longer pulled up, and the app is resetting each time. This happens multiple times in a row, so being able to actually access a recipe and have it remain on the screen for long enough (when I used to be able, and LOVED having it open through every step) to make a recipe is no longer an option. I loved this app, but find myself using other websites much more now, which is a shame because This app provided me with a fantastic experience and great recipes prior to these awful crashes. Please fix this finally so I can enjoy the app again!
  • Cannot print from mobile Jul 17, 2019

    By Kimmywings
    I love all recipes for desktop, but the mobile app has several issues. The biggest is that it seems ridiculous that you cannot print from the mobile app. I have an iPhone and when I click the share button on a recipe which usually has options for printing, my only option is to save it at a file or note or open it in another app. Pinterest doesn’t usually give me the option either, but at least with that app I can copy and paste the url into my browser and print from there. Can’t do that at all Recipes, it doesn’t even let you select and copy the recipe name to search for it in google. So therefor I never use the app. It keeps the screen on when you have a recipe up, so I’m assuming they want you to look at the recipe (and ads) while you cook. Do people do this with their $1000 phones? I’m chaotic and messy in the kitchen, I ain’t got no room for cellular devices. Maybe I’ll redownload it again next year and see if they’ve fixed this issue, but for now there’s better mobile food apps.
  • Recipes are just okay, searches and favorites don’t always work Jun 27, 2018

    By monkey-bird
    The recipes are mostly geared towards convenience cooking and are generated by amateur “chefs”. There’s nothing at all wrong with home cooks, I’m one, but I do not cook from packets, cans, or readymade items. I try very hard to cook nutritious and delicious food for my family, and that means avoiding preservatives, additives, and artificial ingredients as much as possible. I’d say that my reasonable requirements exclude 80% of the recipes on the site, and there’s no way to easily search for foods made from scratch. Really, do we need a ton of recipes to make cakes from box mixes and canned fruit in syrup with fake whipped cream? Because they are all there. Functionally, the search features don’t work very well. Recipes on Instagram or Pinterest that should be linked to the app cannot be found, and there are major glitches if you try to save recipes and then search within your saved favorites. It never works properly. There are better recipe apps out there.
  • Simple app features don’t work Jan 19, 2019

    By KRad430
    Please note that my app automatically updates so this is not due to lack of update. I love AR but the mobile app is flat out for the birds. I like the idea of saving what i want to make and what i have made; following others and knowing who follows me; it gives a customizable social aspect to cooking. But the app itself loads the same recipes that I’ve never wanted to make or have even looked at every time that i open the app... spaghetti and sausage recipe next to the Parmesan potatoes recipe. When i want to search for a recipe, i enter key words, adjust the advanced search settings and ... same recipes. For example: i search “lemon chicken” with wheat free ingredients, ready in less than 2 hours. Results: the same stupid spaghetti and sausage recipe and Parmesan potato recipes that have shown up every single time i open the app. I can’t. It makes me want to throw my phone. At least show me SOMETHING with lemon that’s wheat free!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Blj
    I use the website often, downloaded the app but can't login. If I cant login then the app is pointless because I can't save recipes. I had joined the website using my Google account but when I try to signin on the app it says "Problem creating account through Google."
  • They now care more about advertising revenue than the users Feb 3, 2019

    By Denver craigs
    Like so many other reviewers, I have become increasingly disappointed with this app. I never rate apps, but I feel compelled to do so here. Over the last few months/years, the app has been getting slower to load because of advertising content. I could overlook that. But today while I was working on a recipe, my recipe kept disappearing to make me watch a mandatory add on some TV show that has nothing to do with food. With so many other great recipe apps out there like Epicurious, Food Network, and others, I am starting the process today of moving all of my recipes over to those new apps. It’s just not worth it to use Allrecipes anymore. They have taken what used to be arguably the most popular recipe app out there, and are riding that popularity to generate advertising revenue. Unfortunately, that revenue and that greed is what will ultimately lead to the downfall and the eventual unpopularity this app.
  • Very frustrating Aug 30, 2018

    By Lynnaine
    Update: I use to use this all the time, but lately I’ve been having a lot of trouble with it. Today I was trying to print a recipe for my mom and Safari kept opening my app and the app has no option for printing. I had to delete the app!!!! I realize not many people print things these days but for older people like my mom there should still be the option. I love that my wireless connection to my printer from my phone lets me skip going on the computer when I have what I want pulled up already on my phone. The app should have a way to send to a printer. I love being able to save my favorite recipes and access them from my iPhone or computer. I like reading through the reviews for ideas on how to make the recipe in different ways. My only complaint is that there are often many recipes that are basically the same.
  • The Website and App through a mobile device is Impractical Aug 31, 2019

    By Klock4
    I wanted to review this in hopes of SOMEONE reading this with this company and take note. I love this website, but when the desktop website automatically redirects to the app, to the point that unless you are on a computer(certain features are disabled through mobile desktop site if on a phone), it would be practical to make some of those features only available through the desktop, available through the mobile app. I am in the process of saving recipes from various places in one spot, and the recipe box option that is available through the desktop site, is disabled if you use the desktop mobile site, because this website tries at every attempt to force you to use their app. That same app has a fraction of the options that the website does. This is a huge inconvenience.
  • Feed needs drastically improved Sep 26, 2018

    By TravelDivaLisa
    I’ve been using this app for quite a while now and I have been seeing the same recipe suggestions in my feed for months and months. Out of all the recipes that Allrecipes have in their database why can’t they offer up more suggestions and allow the ones that I’ve already favorited to not appear anymore? They’re already sorted into my Collections so why am I still seeing them? In the Allrecipes magazine, they mange to come up with different recipes in each issue, so why can’t the manage to do this in the Feed? In addition, often the app will encounter an unexpected problem and will crash, will freeze up and pull up irrelevant recipes when you do a search. I only keep this app so that I can access my Collections. This app needs completely overhauled — especially the feed.
  • img Community
    My friends and I compete in buying the best and latest camping gear. We all have at least 2 kinds of grills and stoves to cook with. I keep my camping and BBQ category handy so I can make the best outdoor meals all weekend.
    img by Christina
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If your S.O. is having a particularly rough week, why not cheer them up with a home cooked meal of all their favorite flavors? You can search by ingredient through over 80,000 recipes to find a dish that's sure to make them feel special and loved.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Have you ever found the perfect one pot recipe on Facebook, but you forgot to like or share it? Afterwards the recipe is lost forever and you're stuck searching through 100s of posts frantically before dinner. This app features every recipe from the AllRecipes.com website in an easy to navigate platform so you can browse all the best one pot recipes and so much more.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you enjoy cooking for your loved ones at home, or just started your career as a professional chef, learn to make the most delicious tamales. With over 100 recipes, you can find one to guide you in making authentic tamales in just 4 to 6 steps.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you're having a dinner party for a group, chances are there's at least 6-10 people with a dietary restriction. Not only can you find great recipes for dinner here, but you can find alternatives for those with different food restrictions.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You know that you can find 1000s of delicious recipes on here for soups, casseroles and other things. But did you know there's recipes for ice cream, too? I just looked on my app and there's recipes for chocolate and even rocky road. Yum.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you are looking for video tutorials on how to make homemade jams and jellies, give this app a try. Along with 100s of dinner recipes, this app contains helpful videos to make cooking a meal, or preparing jam, much easier.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I find this tool useful in making glaucoma patients eat healthily. It offers a perfect opportunity for you to eat food that will improve your eye condition. With over 1000 videos with step-by-step cooking instructions, this resource gives you unfettered access to ideal meal ideas to get you going.
    img by Stefan
    8 months ago
  • img Community
    Although this is not specifically an Italian recipe app, it's one of my favorites. The reason is that it has 1,000s of recipes for all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. Whatever you are craving you can find a recipe for it here.
    img by Sharon
    3 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Personalize your Feed and see only the foods you like by the chefs you love most! Enjoy a unique set of recipes fully customized to your tastes
    2. Find ingredients on sale near you! Perfect for someone who is cooking on a budget but still wants a meal that tastes great
    3. Establish your Cook's Profile and include your very own recipes that you can share with other cooks in the community

    Reviewed by Katelyn on February 6, 2018

  • Shared to Facebook! Feb 5, 2021

    By Abby Owen
    “I know this is gonna sound a little bit like a gratuitous advertisement for this recipe app, but I just wanted to share it with my friends that like to cook. It has been the most wonderful tool for me to learn new recipes, and they have so many to choose from. This is the app I used for the Cornish Pasties! You really should create a profile, download the app and enjoy cooking as much as I have with the help of allrecipes. I can’t recommend it enough. I usually like to get on my desktop computer and print out a recipe when I am ready to cook, because it’s aggravating when my phone keeps turning off. I now have a drawer full of paper recipes I have printed. There’s really no ‘catch’ to this app. And it’s totally free. They keep trying to get you to buy their magazine, but that’s all. Easy to ignore. I’ve never had trouble finding just about any recipe I’m looking up, in the search. In fact, they usually have several different versions to choose from. Anyway, just had to share. Abs” - I just shared this on Facebook, because I am so impressed by this app. I LOVE IT!!!
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Kendra Colgate
    This is the first app review I've done and I feel compelled to say something. I have used this to make countless dinners and I have yet to have failure. It is wonderful for all your cooking needs. It's easy to find a challenge and quick to find a fast inexpensive meal.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Clarence Vaughn
    I always look for recipes that are easy to understand without all of the fancy ingredients that I can't afford. The recipes I find here are very practical and always tell you where you can find the ingredients. It's almost like "Cooking for Dummies."
  • Aug 2, 2021

    By stephanie michael
    8/2/21 App not working. Why does the app keep saying "something is missing?" Love being able to look up old favorites and new recipes at a glance. Love also the helpful tips left by those who have already tried the recipe
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By GG S
    I've been using this app for a few years and never been unhappy with the recipes. I have added our own style to some dishes. Even used the RamJam marinade on almost every kind of meat I can bake or grill.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Paulette Ward
    I've been using this app for years, and over time most of my friends and family have too. We share recipes and tips from the community and each other to tailor each dish. Now I have a host of favorite recipes easily retrieved in addition to a dizzying amount of new ideas and choices. This app bring people together! Thank you to the creators.♥️♥️♥️♥️
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Jyl Beanz
    I like Allrecipes & I subscribe to the magazine but lately, there's been app issues. If I visit the website, I'm unable to continue in app. Also, why aren't we able to add recipes? My profile shows how many recipes I've made but none of my pix show up in results. I'm unable to access any recipes after making it or any of my notes. For me, the dinner spinner hasn't yielded any good results.
  • Jun 21, 2021

    By Rob White
    I didn't realize that I had previously reviewed this app and its related sites. It continues to be an amazing resource. The features are incredibly useful. I give it another 5 stars! I really like the idea of getting recipe from anyone and then hearing about how other people tweaked them.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By Anita2be Baker
    You HAVE to download this app! I LOVE Allrecipes! It has a recipe for absolutely EVERYTHING! I'm an avid baker and I really like that I can find many variations of any recipe, I can either make them as directed on the recipe or tweak it to my friend's and family's tastes. Everyone I know has no idea that I'm using an app (and I like it that way, LOL).
  • My #1 go-to for recipes Jul 18, 2018

    By Hddow
    I have used this app for years (for free) and have made some incredible meals for my family from it. It has continued to improve. The power of this app is by far the users and their recipe reviews and helpful hints. They expand each recipe with tried variations that help you with your own customizations. For the developers: please allow for custom notes and the ability to print. The categories are a great improvement, but I would love to leverage this with my own adaptations, notes and ability to have virtual cookbooks that I could print and also share by invite to family. I would pay for any of these features.
  • May 16, 2021

    By Maurice Hill
    Love this app. I did freak out a bit when I switched phones. I kept getting a "missing info" error. It showed I was logged in and everything. I finally logged out (not straight forward) and back in (who really remembers that stuff?) and it works again. Developers should fix that. Anyway, love the recipes all in one place. The reviews may be the best part. You can't get reviews and other feedback about recipes in a regular cookbook. I never miss when I do a popular recipe with excellent reviews.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Betty Niederer
    Love this app. It's my go to when I cannot figure out what to make with what's on hand. The videos are great tutorial, my 12 year old niece is learning many cooking techniques from watching the. Keep the good stuff spinning.
  • Pretty Good, But Room For Improvement Nov 9, 2017

    By Wingo1224
    I use this app all the time to try new recipes, and to make favorites that I've saved over the years. The ads are annoying, but I've learned to deal with them. One thing I'm noticing is that there's an apparent disconnect between the recipes that are available on the website and the recipes available in the app. For example, today I saw two Instant Pot recipes on Instagram that I wanted to check out and save to my favorites to try later, but when I tried to find them in the app, I couldn't. The recipes either aren't there, or the search function isn't working. I like being able to say what types of recipes I'm interested in so that the app can populate my feed, but I'd like to be able to dismiss or hide ones that don't appeal to me.
  • May 28, 2021

    By Nancy Lawrence
    As a seasoned cook, I can usually tell by the ingredients if the recipe is something we'll like. My husband found the app, and since he is beginner cook, I was skeptical. His dishes turn out great, with lots of flavor. I have found lots of keepers too.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Lynda A. Lindsey
    I will see a recipe and want to look it up later. When I do, I find similar recipes, but not the original one I looked at. This is my only frustration with the app. I like comparing like recipes to see if the spices or measurements are different.
  • A great fix (at least for me) Apr 16, 2018

    By mwseniff
    I was having all known kinds of problems. I clicked on a recipe in an email and my browser is having a heart attack. But it seems all is well sun is shining and the birds are sinking. This app is great for my hobby of saving more recipes than I could make in a lifetime. I like to look at many different recipes for a dish I want to make. I sort of mentally mix and match all the ingredients in the various recipes. I end up with a dish I can call my own and since I cook like my mom (never actually measure anything) it provides all I need to turn out a dish. If the fix holds up I can hopefully recover the ones from my email and get them tagged as favorites. Overall a great app.
  • App performance significantly declined Nov 26, 2020

    By Rinnswimmer
    Update: this issue is happening primarily on iPhone... not as much on iPad, not at all on a PC. Also realized one of the primary app-crashers is the ads, for whatever that’s worth. I’m really sad because I LOVE this app, I used it almost exclusively especially because you can search recipes with specific mixtures of ingredients. But the past few months to a year (my app is automatically updated), the app crashes multiple times while I’m trying to search and read recipes. It’s EXTREMELY frustrating when you have to go back in and replicate your search to find that recipe or scroll through your saved recipes only to have it crash AGAIN. And there are no options on the app for help, contacting allrecipes, or troubleshooting. Unfortunately, I’m now thinking I need to find a new go-to recipe app, or just only use the site when I’m on my laptop.
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Phil Pastor
    I've been using this app occasionally for a couple of years. Now, when I open it, it says that it is missing some info, and is basically useless. They're are no updates to the app, and it doesn't appear that they're is anything missing from my profile... So, what's up?
  • My go-to recipe site, however... Jan 15, 2019

    By US-20
    I'll start by saying that I love Allrecipes. It has tons of recipes, they're easy to read, it's easy to change the yield, and it has lots of ways to find what you're looking for. This app has one major flaw and that's its ingredient search function. This works normally on the website (type in ingredients separated by commas) but the app has a complicated interface. It uses several different input methods and requires the user to use gestures in several different directions to do similar and repetitive tasks, all for a search function that seems custom-built to be like this. It isn't clever or nice to use. It doesn't make anything easier than a more mainstream user experience design would. I can't think of another UI anywhere that works the way that it does either, so why do this?
  • Love AR - hate that it freezes constantly Jan 9, 2020

    By Jmbasb
    I love AR because it doesn’t make me read the life history of each cook before giving me the only thing I want to read which is the recipe! I also love that I can also choose how many servings I want to make and it calculates what I will need. HOWEVER, for security reasons I do not allow Bluetooth to let it tell AR where I am, and I do not allow notifications or location services. All I want is to read the recipe. Maybe it is because of these settings, I don’t know, but my AR iPad app freezes up constantly, and I find it very frustrating. Please PLEASE allow your users to read and use anonymously!! I can live with the ads, just don’t bug me!l P.S. it is now some hours later, and I can no longer finish my recipe. The app freezes up every time the Advertisement changes! PLEASE FIX ALL MY RECIPES ARE HERE
  • I would bet thousands.... Mar 4, 2018

    By FreakingKiddingMe?
    All Recipes would do themselves a MASSIVE favor if they would provide an Ad-less version of this app in which I WOULD BET THOUSANDS like myself would be happy to shell out a few bucks a year for. It is such a SHAME that finding recipes and reading their reviews, has to be completely ruined by the Ads which 75% of the time are completely INAPPROPRIATE for all ages. There are a lot of children learning to cook these days with the popularity of cooking shows. What a breath of fresh air it would be for one company to stand up for what’s right —rather than running scared and taking the easy way out by not giving a whit about what ads they’ll take money for.
  • Used to be so much better May 26, 2018

    By SavvyToast
    I’ve never been compelled to rate an app before now. I’ve used the Allrecipes website, iPhone and iPad apps for years. Of the three, the iPhone app is the most disappointing, especially after the last couple of updates. My feed has literally not changed in months, offering no new recipe suggestions, not even rearranging them so I may see something I may not ordinarily from further down the page. I uninstalled/reinstalled and at first was excited to see new recipes pop up, but then as soon as I signed in, I was greeted by the exact same recipes I’ve been looking at for the last 6-8 months. I get that it bases them on preferred diets/cuisines, but seriously...I’m bored. On top of that, the dinner spinner is merely amusement, as it comes up with the most ridiculous combinations (a shellfish dessert in the slow cooker, anyone?). I only keep this app on my phone to have access to my saved recipes at work or when grocery shopping. But normally at home, I opt for my iPad version.
  • App crashes constantly, no updates to fix this have been seen-so disappointed!! Nov 22, 2020

    By Nikkiplus2
    I have been using the Allrecipes app and website for years, and have never needed to use other recipe sites more than in the past few months. I find that when I go into the app, then my favorites, as soon as I start to scroll down into the recipe, the app crashes and closes. It’s still in the background so I can go back to the tab, but the recipe is no longer pulled up, and the app is resetting each time. This happens multiple times in a row, so being able to actually access a recipe and have it remain on the screen for long enough (when I used to be able, and LOVED having it open through every step) to make a recipe is no longer an option. I loved this app, but find myself using other websites much more now, which is a shame because This app provided me with a fantastic experience and great recipes prior to these awful crashes. Please fix this finally so I can enjoy the app again!
  • Recipes are just okay, searches and favorites don’t always work Jun 27, 2018

    By monkey-bird
    The recipes are mostly geared towards convenience cooking and are generated by amateur “chefs”. There’s nothing at all wrong with home cooks, I’m one, but I do not cook from packets, cans, or readymade items. I try very hard to cook nutritious and delicious food for my family, and that means avoiding preservatives, additives, and artificial ingredients as much as possible. I’d say that my reasonable requirements exclude 80% of the recipes on the site, and there’s no way to easily search for foods made from scratch. Really, do we need a ton of recipes to make cakes from box mixes and canned fruit in syrup with fake whipped cream? Because they are all there. Functionally, the search features don’t work very well. Recipes on Instagram or Pinterest that should be linked to the app cannot be found, and there are major glitches if you try to save recipes and then search within your saved favorites. It never works properly. There are better recipe apps out there.
  • Simple app features don’t work Jan 19, 2019

    By KRad430
    Please note that my app automatically updates so this is not due to lack of update. I love AR but the mobile app is flat out for the birds. I like the idea of saving what i want to make and what i have made; following others and knowing who follows me; it gives a customizable social aspect to cooking. But the app itself loads the same recipes that I’ve never wanted to make or have even looked at every time that i open the app... spaghetti and sausage recipe next to the Parmesan potatoes recipe. When i want to search for a recipe, i enter key words, adjust the advanced search settings and ... same recipes. For example: i search “lemon chicken” with wheat free ingredients, ready in less than 2 hours. Results: the same stupid spaghetti and sausage recipe and Parmesan potato recipes that have shown up every single time i open the app. I can’t. It makes me want to throw my phone. At least show me SOMETHING with lemon that’s wheat free!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Blj
    I use the website often, downloaded the app but can't login. If I cant login then the app is pointless because I can't save recipes. I had joined the website using my Google account but when I try to signin on the app it says "Problem creating account through Google."
  • Very frustrating Aug 30, 2018

    By Lynnaine
    Update: I use to use this all the time, but lately I’ve been having a lot of trouble with it. Today I was trying to print a recipe for my mom and Safari kept opening my app and the app has no option for printing. I had to delete the app!!!! I realize not many people print things these days but for older people like my mom there should still be the option. I love that my wireless connection to my printer from my phone lets me skip going on the computer when I have what I want pulled up already on my phone. The app should have a way to send to a printer. I love being able to save my favorite recipes and access them from my iPhone or computer. I like reading through the reviews for ideas on how to make the recipe in different ways. My only complaint is that there are often many recipes that are basically the same.
  • Feed needs drastically improved Sep 26, 2018

    By TravelDivaLisa
    I’ve been using this app for quite a while now and I have been seeing the same recipe suggestions in my feed for months and months. Out of all the recipes that Allrecipes have in their database why can’t they offer up more suggestions and allow the ones that I’ve already favorited to not appear anymore? They’re already sorted into my Collections so why am I still seeing them? In the Allrecipes magazine, they mange to come up with different recipes in each issue, so why can’t the manage to do this in the Feed? In addition, often the app will encounter an unexpected problem and will crash, will freeze up and pull up irrelevant recipes when you do a search. I only keep this app so that I can access my Collections. This app needs completely overhauled — especially the feed.
  • May have to say goodbye Dec 15, 2020

    By kjames9508
    My review is going to be more of the same as many others...Allrecipes has been my main squeeze for many years, I’ve put together collections that serve as my go to for all holiday cooking, Christmas treat baking, etc. lately though it’s barely usable...constantly crashing so that I’ve learned to quickly take a screenshot of a recipe as soon as I open it so that I can just refer to my pic. Also if you scale a recipe up I noticed this evening it wasn’t scaling properly. Was making fudge and the single recipe called for 2/3 c evaporated milk but a double was 1 1/4 c. Small difference but made me wonder if anything else I’d made and doubled or quadrupled this week for Christmas was incorrect? I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing changed. Used to love you but now I’m thinking we’re headed for a divorce.
  • Cannot print from mobile Jul 17, 2019

    By Kimmywings
    I love all recipes for desktop, but the mobile app has several issues. The biggest is that it seems ridiculous that you cannot print from the mobile app. I have an iPhone and when I click the share button on a recipe which usually has options for printing, my only option is to save it at a file or note or open it in another app. Pinterest doesn’t usually give me the option either, but at least with that app I can copy and paste the url into my browser and print from there. Can’t do that at all Recipes, it doesn’t even let you select and copy the recipe name to search for it in google. So therefor I never use the app. It keeps the screen on when you have a recipe up, so I’m assuming they want you to look at the recipe (and ads) while you cook. Do people do this with their $1000 phones? I’m chaotic and messy in the kitchen, I ain’t got no room for cellular devices. Maybe I’ll redownload it again next year and see if they’ve fixed this issue, but for now there’s better mobile food apps.
  • They now care more about advertising revenue than the users Feb 3, 2019

    By Denver craigs
    Like so many other reviewers, I have become increasingly disappointed with this app. I never rate apps, but I feel compelled to do so here. Over the last few months/years, the app has been getting slower to load because of advertising content. I could overlook that. But today while I was working on a recipe, my recipe kept disappearing to make me watch a mandatory add on some TV show that has nothing to do with food. With so many other great recipe apps out there like Epicurious, Food Network, and others, I am starting the process today of moving all of my recipes over to those new apps. It’s just not worth it to use Allrecipes anymore. They have taken what used to be arguably the most popular recipe app out there, and are riding that popularity to generate advertising revenue. Unfortunately, that revenue and that greed is what will ultimately lead to the downfall and the eventual unpopularity this app.
  • The Website and App through a mobile device is Impractical Aug 31, 2019

    By Klock4
    I wanted to review this in hopes of SOMEONE reading this with this company and take note. I love this website, but when the desktop website automatically redirects to the app, to the point that unless you are on a computer(certain features are disabled through mobile desktop site if on a phone), it would be practical to make some of those features only available through the desktop, available through the mobile app. I am in the process of saving recipes from various places in one spot, and the recipe box option that is available through the desktop site, is disabled if you use the desktop mobile site, because this website tries at every attempt to force you to use their app. That same app has a fraction of the options that the website does. This is a huge inconvenience.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Mikayla Peters
    Searching for recipes does not bring up the recipes on their website. It brings up a limited selection, often not what I even wanted. Terrible search option and the ads are out of control.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Katie G.
    I've been using Allrecipes for many years online. Slowly been having more and more problems on the mobile site. I haven't been able to read reviews for the past few weeks. Figured using the app might fix things. Can't even use the app. Its always trying to load. Even trying to sign in, the loading symbol just never goes away.
  • 👎👎 Nov 9, 2017

    By killerqueenie78
    R u Kidding me?? The last Update was terrible!! (So y bother updating anymore?) it doesn’t get better. Now half the time when I’ll put in say Shrimp Scampi to search either in my favs or just to search for new recipes, it’ll come up empty with no recipes! N sometimes when a recipe finally does come up there’s no ingredients or directions. Also sometimes ill find the recipes on the internet when it won’t come up in the app, ill find if then click on ot to open the app n it won’t open to that recipe. So I’m not going to bother updating this version since I don’t have the iPhone X. This review was from a previous update.....When i want to view a recipe now every time I go to tap on it to open the recipe it won't open now. It just keeps telling me to drag the recipe to remove it. You could've done a much better job on how to sort out a recipe box and to delete recipes. Plz fix cause as of right now i cant use the app n will b deleted soon. Ty It could be a great app but u can only search in the in season section. We should b a search only section. Why cant we edit our recipe box??? There r recipes i tried that i dont like n i want to delete them from my box n cant, so i have to keep them in my box?? Plz make changes to improve this app! Tnk u

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