The all-new, redesigned BigOven makes cooking simple. Take over 350,000 recipes, your grocery list, and menu planner anywhere. With more than 12 million downloads, BigOven is the most complete tool to help home cooks get inspired and organized in the kitchen and on the go. Featured in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Martha Stewart Living, InStyle, Buzzfeed, and AllYou Magazine.

Get Ideas
Cooking is social. Find recipe inspiration right when you open the app. See what your friends, family and favorite bloggers are making, plus get inspired by seasonal collections on your home screen. Save and share a recipe with a single tap.

Searching is faster. Find a recipe from BigOven's 350,000 recipes or search just your own recipes.

My Recipes
Clip from your favorite sites. Snap a photo of a family recipe, and we’ll upload it for you. Find the recipes you've marked as Favorite or Try. Organize your recipes into folders, filter by category, and view your recently used folders.

Grocery List
Shop smarter. Create a shared grocery list for your household. Sort items by department or by recipe. Easily mark them off or remove by swiping as you shop.

Get notified on comments or questions on recipes you've posted. Find and follow friends and family who've joined BigOven and see their recipes on your home screen.

Use Up Leftovers
Use up what’s in your fridge. Type in up to three ingredients, and we’ll show you what you can make.

Pro Membership
Enrich your cooking experience with an ad-free BigOven Pro membership. Find recipes that cater to your diet and lifestyle with ingredient-by-ingredient Nutrition Insight and advanced search filters. Create custom folders to store recipes for any occasion. Plan a week’s worth of meals and share it across multiple BigOven accounts. Upload an unlimited number of recipes.

Access advanced BigOven features and services as a Pro Membership for US$1.99 per month, or US$19.99 per year. These are automatically renewing subscriptions:

- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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What's New

Version 14.0

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.4K Ratings
1.4K Ratings

A bit disappointed with the App/ Customer Service


Using the app was a bit clunky at first because some of the features were not available on the basic version, so you had to upgrade to the pro which I did not want to do before extensively testing this app. A lot of my questions to the customer service were answered by simply suggesting that I allow them to make the changes for me on their end, which is a bit strange given the fact that I want to be able to make all of my own changes. The customer service team did not seem at all concerned with my frustration, I was unable to link the Web app with the mobile app and that once again was tackled with a “why don’t you do it this way“ and so after a few hiccups I decided that I wasn’t going to mess around with it anymore. And once again The customer service department did not seem to care that I was going to look for a different app and not continue to use this one. So I cannot recommend this app to anyone for that reason, I recommend that you guys find an alternative.

Great app - use it every week.

Trevor RJ

I use this app almost every week to plan meals for the week, and it automatically builds my grocery list which I can then open at the store and check items off the list as we go through the store. I upload recipes from the internet that I like, and use the search capabilities to get recipe ideas. The support is good too.

I wish the iPhone app grocery list made it a little harder to check things off. I often inadvertently mark something off the list just by scrolling down the list using my thumb on the side of the screen. It has an undo button but when I’m at the store I dont always notice it until I’ve left the store and don’t have everything on my list. It should have a confirm button or some second step before crossing it off the list.


Wanted to like this app...


A lot of resources has gone into the making of this app and service. I wanted an app specifically designed for scanning and cataloging recipes. Unfortunately, after signing up for the pro service to use the 30 day trial, the app/service didn't do what I wanted. You are limited in the number of recipes you can scan unless you pay more. And if you want to add community recipes to your own book, you can't edit them in any way. I attempted to cancel my subscription via their support center (I was less than 30 days into the trial) but I still got charged for the full pro service. After filing a second ticket, I still have gotten no response to either request. The service and app might have a lot of resources put into their importing algorithms and community contributions, but their support center is in dire need of help. I cannot recommend Big Oven to people.

Developer Response

Hello. Thank you for giving BigOven a try. As a Pro member, you can save an unlimited number of recipes and you can copy and customize a recipe, if you are not the original author of the recipe. You receive 25 Recipescans at sign up, additional scans can be purchased and that feature is tied to real costs of people digitizing your recipe to ensure proper transcription. And if you need to cancel a subscription you purchased via the App Store, we are not allowed to cancel it for you. You do have to go through the App Store via your device to cancel the subscription. Again, thank you for giving BigOven a try.


Lakefront Software, Inc.
104.6 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© (c) by Aisle Ahead, Inc. All rights reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. BigOven Pro Membership $1.99
  2. BigOven Pro Membership $19.99
  3. BigOven Pro Membership $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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