BigOven Pro iPad app will get you cookin’

Dec 8, 2010
Shine

With more than 170,000 recipes BigOven Pro’s iPad app takes the cake! From the newbie microwaving kitchenite to the master chef, BigOven’s features and endless library are bound to result in some full bellies. If you want to torture yourself with a slideshow of beautiful, mouth-watering food, just let your iPad sit on the homescreen […]

With more than 170,000 recipes BigOven Pro’s iPad app takes the cake! From the newbie microwaving kitchenite to the master chef, BigOven’s features and endless library are bound to result in some full bellies.

If you want to torture yourself with a slideshow of beautiful, mouth-watering food, just let your iPad sit on the homescreen of BigOven. Who’d have known foodies might like that? A full-size photo of strawberry waffles is haunting me as I write this.

With an inventory of more than 170,000 recipes, it comes as no surprise that BigOven has several search features. Aside from the traditional search by title and keyword, there’s a feature for deciding what to make based on leftovers you current have. Pick up to three ingredients, and voila, dinner is served! You can also view recipes that have recently received high ratings on either the BigOven web site or one of the mobile apps.

A feature that I think is fun is “What’s Cooking Around Me?” You can view a list of 25 recipes that people in your vicinity (based on GPS) have recently made. When you’re preparing a recipe, you have the option to share those items, which will show up on a list on your profile as “Recipes I’ve Made,” and also to your neighbors.

I think a must-have for any cooking app is a grocery-list generator. One thing that I love about BigOven’s grocery-list option is that it can check off items you already have. Pepper doesn’t continually need to be on my grocery list. Sometimes it’s the simple things that are overlooked. Another major plus of BigOven, for those of us with multiple mobile devices, your grocery list syncs between iPad, iPhone, Android and the BigOven web site. Major perk – not that I don’t enjoy being “that girl” wandering Walmart with my iPad.

READ  Make 40 feel younger with these iPhone apps

A feature I can’t seem to find on the app: Adding a personal recipe. BigOven.com allows you to add your own recipes, and I’d like to see this feature in the app.

Search for more

Elysa Rice

Social mediate, Elysa Rice is a Texas based computer nerd, 20something blogger and fangirl of all things Apple. Her love of mac & cheese is borderline obsessive. While most girls spend their paycheck on shoes, this one buys gadgets.

    Home Apps Games