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Allrecipes Dinner Spinner for iOS

By All Recipes Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Sep 3, 2009 Dinner Spinner is a free, ad-supported app that gives you fun and easy access to the user-generated recipes on this popular cooking Web site. The Dinner Spinner gives you a slot-machine-style interface that helps you search for--or just stumble upon--new meal possibilities: you can rotate horizontal spinners to choose a recipe by meal type, ingredient, and cook time, or you can shake your iPhone or iPod Touch (or press a touch-screen button) to randomize any or all of the criteria.

This interface gimmick works surprisingly well, especially with some fixed criteria (like, say, you know you have lamb and less than 45 minutes), and you can flip through all the matching recipes, with photos, star ratings, and short summaries. If you don't want to use the spinner, you can even just browse featured recipes. You click on a recipe for more information, including a full ingredient list, cooking instructions, nutritional information, and user reviews from, and you can save any recipe to your favorites for later viewing.

The Dinner Spinner isn't perfect--for example, the categories rely on the occasionally spotty accuracy of user-generated data--but this app has shown steady improvement since its arrival in the App Store. You can now perform searches (with optional filters such as "Vegetarian" and "Low Sodium"), and you can look through all matches for a given meal and ingredient type for any cooking time. Other similar paid apps may have deeper functionality, but the Dinner Spinner gives you a lot of features (and fun) for free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.5

We've made your feed even better. Follow your favorite Tastes and we'll personalize your recipe recommendations.


Release September 26, 2017
Date Added September 26, 2017
Version 6.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Introducing the most amazing Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app yet. Designed to delight, Allrecipes' Dinner Spinner has been reinvented as the most popular food-focused social app with a community of more than 30 million home cooks who play a part in helping cooks discover and share the joy of home cooking. The latest version of the app is better than ever: Feed: Personalized for you and gets smarter with every recipe you save and make; and each Taste you follow. Improved search options: Search by keyword, ingredients to include/exclude as well as by dietary need & ready in time. Swipe: Swipe right on recipes, to quickly view more recipes you will love. Favorites and Collections: Save your favorite recipes for quick access anywhere and create, organize and share recipe collections to make finding favorite recipes a snap. Cook with what's on sale: See which recipe ingredients are on sale near you. We'll also suggest a recipe when you walk into a store (select stores). Step-by-step cooking videos: More than 1000 mobile-friendly recipe videos with step-by-step cooking instructions and you can skip to the parts you want to see quickly (Tablet). Sharing: I Made It feature makes it super easy to brag about your cooking triumphs with friends - on Allrecipes, and in your Facebook feed. Cook's profiles: Everything you've created, saved and made. in one convenient place. Shopping list: Just tap to add entire recipes or ingredients to your shopping list. Updated, streamlined design that's the same across your phone, tablet and PC.