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Top Ten iPhone Cooking Apps

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 6/1/2011

In need of a recipe to cook and prepare easily and quickly? Check out our top ten iPhone cooking apps featuring thousands of recipes, cooking instructions, and other features.

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    iFood Assistant by KRAFT

    ifoodassistant If you regularly check out the simple and yet mouthwatering recipes from and, you'll want to get the iFood Assistant by Kraft app on your iPhone. The app delivers great ideas for Dinner Tonight and Recipes of the Day direct from the above mentioned sites. You can even set up an alert whenever new recipes come out. If you find a great recipe and you don't have the required ingredients you can check out the app's store locator (U.S. only) to help you find those ingredients. Other features of the app include - video how-to's, recipe box, and of course a plethora of recipes for smart snacks, lunch and dinner ideas. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    allrecipes I'm pretty sure that at one point in time you've visited the site Well, guess what? This app brings you the recipe site's contents and features right on your iPhone. This free app features thousands of top-rated recipes with photos and reviews from Allrecipes' community members. The app also has a Dinner Spinner feature which lets you choose recipes by dish type, ingredient, and desired "ready in" time. And if you have no idea what specific recipes you're looking for, just shake your phone and the app will suggest an exciting recipe that you may want to prepare. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    How to Cook Everything

    howtocookeverything Based on Mark Bittman's bestselling cookbook, this iPhone cooking app contains more than 2,000 recipes and 400 how-to illustrations, ingredient information, cooking equipment and techniques. The app also makes it easier for you to find recipes through its robust search capabilities and a useful browsing interface. Other features of the app include - handy built-in timers on the recipes, organized shopping lists, and other cooking inspiration such as Bittman's Picks, Featured Recipe, Quick Dinners, and Favorites. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    TinyKitchen Cooking App

    tinykitchen This iPhone cooking app brags of being the ultimate kitchen helper as it allows you to organize your recipes, shop for ingredients, and share with your friends. The app lets you search for recipes from its database containing more than 70,000 entries housed on and download them onto your iPhone. It also helps you shop for those hard-to-find ingredients that will make your dishes complete, as well as enabling you to create shopping lists. Of course, at the center of all these features are the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare that recipe that you've been wanting to cook for a long time. What's good about this app is that it lets you adjust the quantity of the dish you are cooking depending on the number of people you are going to feed. And of course, you can share recipes via email, Tumblr or sync them up with your Google Docs account. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    20 Minute Meals - Jamie Olivier

    20minutesmeal Not all of us have the hours needed to prepare a special meal, especially with the busy lives that we all live. But that doesn't mean that you can't prepare a good dish for your family or loved ones. Actually you can, with the help of this app which provides you with recipes that you can finish cooking/preparing in just about 20 minutes. The app provides 55 mouth-watering recipes with easy to follow steps on how to prepare them. It also has 21 exclusive videos of Jamie Oliver, who is a famous UK chef. Other features of the app include - interactive shopping list, intuitive design and interface, powerful browse and search functionality, effectively recorded voice prompts that guides you on what to do next and more. (Price:$7.99) (Download link)

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    chef Aside from giving you access to its database containing 12,000 recipes, this app is quite unique because it also lets you upload your own recipes and eventually build your own cookbook comprised of your original recipes. It also allows you to sync all these recipes to your iPhone, hence giving you mobile access any time, anywhere. In addition, the app lets you take out the ingredients list from a recipe and convert it into a shopping list, ensuring that you won't forget to buy any of the ingredients. The app also has a robust search feature, a timer, and the main cookbook itself. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    More Breakfast

    more breakfast Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. What? You have no idea what to prepare that would be exciting for your family? This app might help you. The app provides you with the most comprehensive listing of power breakfasts to help you and your family start the day right. It's got recipes for waffles, french toasts, eggs, bagel, sausage and practically all the breakfast meals that you can possibly think of.

    (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Woman's Day Cooking Assistant

    womansday This iPhone cooking app is from the most popular woman's lifestyle magazine, Woman's Day. This app guarantees to make your cooking easier and more fun. It's a feature-packed iPhone cooking app that provides you with simple recipe ideas, daily recipe suggestions, recipe search functionality, favorites, shopping list, cooking tips n' tools, cooking time calculator and more. The app works for the iPad as well. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    Kitchen Calculator PRO

    kitchencalculator With all those great iPhone cooking apps containing recipes and other cooking information, what you need now is something that most people tend to oversee and forget - a kitchen calculator. It's very important to have this tool, especially if you are following the instructions on cook books and recipe guides. Definitely at one point in time, you'll need to convert something or calculate something while cooking. This is the reason why you would want to have this app since it allows you to scale up/down recipes, convert ingredients' weight or volume, and other task that require you to calculate something. Get this app and you're good to go.(Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    cookmate Here's a great iPhone cooking app that provides you with suggestions on what to cook based on the current ingredients you have in stock. Of course the also gives you a guide on how to prepare the dish it just recommended to you. Other features of this app include - stylish and beautiful interface, easy to use, easy to cook recipe, Facebook support, shopping list and functionality that allows you to add your photo to the recipes. (Price: 1.99) (Download link)