In short — bugs. Lots of them. You get randomly logged out, sometimes favourites don't load, the screen changes orientation and others. That being said, it's still a very convenient app, with the large community backing it up, the ability to choose portion sizes and useful recommendations for everyday cooking.
Great tool for home cooks
This app makes it easy to prepare meals according to a variety of criteria including cook time, meal type, and ingredient. It is slow to load and crashes occasionally, but I literally use this app every day to eat.
I love this app. In here almost every day looking something up. So many recipes to choose from and get many ideas if cooking something you've never done before. I have fixed some things exactly like it said and tweaked a few to fit our personal tastes.
Needs a converter
The app is great to use, but it needs a weight converter just like the site. Please add one in the future updates, I find myself having to go to my computer to see what the quantities would be in grams. Thanks!
Love this app!
Use this all the time to come up with the answer to the never ending question of 'What's for dinner'. Love being able to read others reviews and learn what works. Has definitely helped my cooking improve!
Easy dinner solutions for this busy lady!
I work, I'm in a choir, on the board of a non-profit, and I have a husband and two dogs to take care of. On the often occasion that I don't have time to run to the store, this app helps me figure out what I can make for dinner with what is in my kitchen already. Also great for budgeters looking to create a meal plan!
My go to site for good eats
I like being able to search for and put recipes in my own folders (or multiple folders). Simple and fast navigation. Videos can help if I'm intimidated by a recipe or procrastinating. Comments are extremely helpful in deciding if I'll follow recipe exactly or make some variations; also great for tips.
With a never ending supply of recipes this app is great for making dinner plans. Not only do you find the recipe with cooking instructions, but the app also has a section that makes a grocery list for you so you know what and how much to get. Absolutely love this app!! Great for any occasions.
It's good, but...
It keeps kicking me out everytime I close the app. And I've already saved a bunch of recipes. When I go back to look for them, they're gone. Something buggy with the app. But the recipes are good!!
I love this app
I have been using this app for a while now. And everything I make from it turns out perfect! The only thing is the app started to crash when I try to play a video or it takes for ever to load a page and I've done everything, restarted my phone, updated the app and I don't know what the issue is. I wish someone could fix the issue.
Best Recipes from around the world!
This app is amazing! You can find anything and everything to make. It is so helpful too with serving sizes and grocery lists etc. You can add your own recipes and collect others. You can categorize them and have favorites list! I always use allrecipes for all my baking, cooking, roasting, and gourmet needs. Reviews are very helpful to choose best recipes. Can't say enough good things about this app! ❤
Made Me Into a Cook!
I never tried cooking before until I started using this app. I always thought it was too much of a hassle. But they have so many recipes for beginners that taste delicious! When you make something that is as good or better than restaurant food, it sparks an interest and you end up getting good at it while enjoying yourself!
Great, but glitchy
Great, as this app is faster on tablets and phones than using the website, but... It stops working religiously once it's been open for a certain time. My web reviews aren't showing up either and organising recipes using this app is problematic. Still, it's my go-to place for recipes 😊
I love the review section of the recipes, many times improvements are suggested that made a boring sounding recipe delicious and mouth watering with just a few simple changes! Favorites let me keep track of what I want to try and dinner spinner gives me options I wouldn't have found on my own! Awesome app!
This app provides access to amazing recipes in a variety of categories. Here is the kicker that puts them over the top ... a feature that allows you to adjust the quantities of ingredients to suit the number of people you are serving. Freaking brilliant. So simple to use ... so amazing and easy that I can not believe other similar apps do not adopt this feature. Would be nice if the new coupon feature worked in Canada 🍁.
Tried an older version of this app and found it difficult to use. This updated version is great! Much faster. Don't like that I have to backspace previous searches before I enter a new one but that's my only complaint.
Love, hate relationship
I love that it allows me easy access to my favorites list. However, if I'm searching for recipes it always seems easier to just go to the website and look. Small inconvenience in the scheme of things, but if you're looking to improve app design I would start there.
Only one thing I don't like...
It randomly kicked me out after I had bee using it for a year and wouldn't let me sign back in. I've used the "I forgot my password" button but never get an email to reset it. As a result I had to make another account and start over fresh. But besides that it's awesome and a keeper!
Great app for the kitchen
Great app for those of us who love to cook/bake etc. I love that it prevents my phone from sleeping while I have it open. No unlocking my phone to check my recipe! Only thing I don't love is that I can't seem to figure out how to add my own recipes from the app like I can on the website.
I've always loved the allrecipes website. This app makes looking up recipes much more convenient. You can categorize your recipes that you want save. You can add pictures of your dish to the recipes once you make it. I always read the reviews to see if something needs substituted out, if there is anything that can be added to add an extra zip to the recipe, or if the dish is just weird.
Ads are too invasive
The ads keep force scrolling to the ad. You lose your spot when trying to read directions. Other than that, I like all of the recipies. Update: Now I can't log on. I try to create a new account and it says my email is invalid. I call b.s. on that. I've been using the same email for years. You all are really screwing the pootch on this app. Going to look for an alternative. That's too bad. I've been using this app for several years. Had quite a few saved recipes.
Boosts my love life!
I'm a breakfast aficionado, but am inexperienced at making dinner. This app saves me every time. I've found some really yummy recipes, and I'm no longer averse to enter the kitchen in the PM. Download it today!
Love this for recipes
Love the site but I don't love the app. It has gotten better but it constantly logs me out and I have to log back in and it takes a while to load recipes. But it eventually serves its purpose and I use it for all the new foods I like to try out. I like to read people's reviews to get an idea of what to expect. Anytime I've tried a recipe with 4 or more stars it has been good. The reviews help and the highly rated recipes never disappoint me.
Needs just one thing
This app is amazing and really helpful when I plan my meals. All it needs is the ability to go to the recipe from the shopping list. As it is one has to find the recipe manually again in order to see its directions. Its somewhat annoying.
So far it seems cool let me log in via facebook
Actually just downloaded and checked it out. Looks nice so far, appears easier to use than yumly. Also shows on sale ingredients at nearby grocery stores. Update used it for the 1st time today. Found it cool that most of the ingredients where what synced to Kroger's sales? But it doesn't save recipes when you add stuff to shopping list. But it does give you the ingredients high lighted. And the name of the recipe and if you search for recipe it's usually 1st to come up. So yeah it's pretty cool.
I gotta say that this app is a Godsend. I had lived alone and worked in restaurants for almost 10 years, therfore I NEVER cooked. Now I use this app almost every day. Really easy to use and awesome that it calculates smaller serving sizes for you. Also find the reviews very helpful when trying new things.
I saw a coworker shaking her phone and asked what she was doing. Come to find out, she is using dinner spinner! I downloaded it right away and it is awesome! Sometimes it comes up with the most random combos, but most of the time it just helps me to find a great idea for dinner :)
Use it all the time
I use dinner spinner all the time for meal ideas but most of the time I don't follow recipes precisely but adjust them based on what I have or my preferences for certain ingredients. The reviews are helpful in choosing a tried and true recipe. Also, I wish there were schemes of recipes like paleo, gluten free, atkins, etc. that were separated into a sub group and could be searched independently from the entire body of recipes. Overall, I find it very useful.