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Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (881 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1.2
  • Bugs don't belong in food. Or apps. We've skimmed off some bugs in order to make your experience better. If you have any problems, you can always email us at

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004VOJT0I
  • Release Date: April 7, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (881 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Collect your favorite recipes
  • Shake your phone for cooking ideas
  • Search by ingredient
  • Choose by desired cooking time
  • Share with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail

Product Description

Enjoy recipes, reviews, cooking tips, and much more
So, What's For Dinner?

Answering this question is fun and easy with the Dinner Spinner app for Android, which provides you with instant access to more than 40,000 recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by photos along with reviews and time-saving cooking tips from the Allrecipes community of millions of home cooks. This app just might dish up a recipe that will become a family favorite for generations.

Choose by Dish, Ingredient, or Time
Collect favorite recipes and share with friends

If you're feeling like having some pasta tonight, for example, simply open the Dinner Spinner, click on Main Dish, then Pasta, and finally View Matches to see dozens of pasta recipes along with ratings. Reviews and the "Ready in" feature, which tells how long the dish takes to prepare, will help you choose which recipe to try.

With this app, there is no need to worry about that bumper garden crop of zucchini. Simply search on the term 'zucchini' and voila! You no longer have more zucchini than you know what to do with. You can also find recipes based on how much time you have, whether it's less than 20 minutes on a busy weeknight or hours for a festive party. Slow cooker recipes are also provided.

Shake your phone to spin up some kitchen inspiration
Spin It Up

If you could use some inspiration to get dinner on the table, look no further than the Dinner Spinner app Shake to Spin option. Just open the app, shake your phone, and watch random selections of ingredients and selections fall into place. You'll be tantalized into the kitchen in no time, but be prepared for the ideas that spin into the palm of your hand.

Have you ever thought about having chocolate for breakfast, for example? If not, you might when the two spin together on your phone. Dinner Spinner app provides a dazzling selection of mouthwatering temptations that fit this bill including Chunky Monkey Pancakes, Chocolate Babka, and Grandma Irena's Palacsinta (Hungarian Crepes). Hmmm…this app could be very dangerous for those health-related New Year's resolutions…

And There's More

You can also filter recipes by dietary preference such as Vegetarian, Vegan, No Dairy, No Wheat, High Fiber, Low Fat, Low Sodium, and Low Carbs. You can store your Favorites, peruse Featured recipes, get nutritional information, post to Facebook, tweet to Twitter, or e-mail your favorite recipes to friends.

Technical Details

  • Size: 8MB
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Developed By:
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • Access the flashlight
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
192 of 212 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but needs a PRO version December 9, 2011
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I have the Dinner Spinner Pro app for my iPhone and love it!! After getting a Kindle Fire, and hoping for the same functionality on a larger screen, I downloaded this version and really miss the expanded functionality of the Pro version (just to be clear, I have the Pro version of Dinner Spinner for the iPhone. I'm guessing the Pro versions of iPhone and Android are similar, but don't know for sure).

Here are a few of the things that the Pro Version for iPhone can do that the free version for Kindle Fire cannot:

-Access to my recipe box (and add recipes from the website to the recipe box), as the only login available is either through Facebook or Twitter (to share recipes through those accounts, I assume). There is no option to sign in using my Allrecipes account information.
-Access to every recipe on the website
-Access shopping list
-Scale recipes
-Kitchen view (tilting the device offers a good view for cooking, and you can swipe through each item in the recipe's instructions)

It would be great for Amazon to have the Pro version of Dinner Spinner for the Kindle Fire, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I use my iPhone app when cooking all the time and would welcome the larger screen for my recipe box as well as to access all of the recipes available on the site.

Also, as a side note to Allrecipes, when updating the Pro version on all mobile platforms, it would be awesome to add a couple of new features: 1) access the Menu Planner feature from the website. As a supporting member, I love the menu planner, and it would be great to be able to access that and add recipes. 2) the ability to add recipes to the recipe box from the device.
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218 of 246 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where is my recipe box?? April 29, 2011
Verified Purchase
This app looks great and works well, but why can't I use it to view the recipe box I've been building for years on the website? It's crazy to me that they left that out of the app. Why would I want to build a new "favorites" list, separate from my recipe box online? I hope this is updated soon to include that. I am a huge fan of the website, and will be thrilled when that becomes available.
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99 of 110 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs some more options but a good app August 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
There needs to be more options for ingredients. There is Lamb, Legume and shellfish but no ground beef or shrimp, etc. Otherwise, pretty good app.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scams, anyone? December 14, 2011
Ok, really? People should really read the permissions. It takes thumbnails of what you are doing! What if you are entering your bank PIN number? I'm defenitely not getting this.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Easy steps to any meal! June 9, 2011
This is one of the best apps I have on my phone. It is so easy to use- you just select from the three different sections, and All Recipes pulls a list of different recipes for you! Want to print something out or send to a friend? not a problem- it allows you to easily email the recipe! Seriously, I've had this for about two days and it is already proving to be a life saver. One of the prior reviews does bring up a great point about not being able to access your "recipe box", but for many on-the-go cooks looking for a simple solution to the constant "What's for dinner" question, this is very useful. For those of us who are more experienced, the lack of the recipe box is a bit disappointing- hopefully, they add the feature very soon. Get the app!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App! March 16, 2012
Verified Purchase
I love the ease of this app. I can go to my freezer and select a meat and then choose how long I want to spend on the meal. It gives you lots of different recipes to choose from and then you can narrow down your selection by the other ingredients that you have available. It is a wonderful and useful app!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars no 'view matches' at the bottom... February 20, 2012
By tbcove
Verified Purchase
it was cool and all but after i made the selections on the spinner, the "view matches" was no where to be found.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for dinner ideas November 22, 2011
Verified Purchase
This app is great for people who like to "shake it up" at dinner time. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I have the Kindle Fire and the pro version is not avaible for my device. I really wanted the pro version so I could sync my online content. However, for a free app it is pretty awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Recipes
I always find great and easy to make recipes. I love that I can add the items to a shopping list and pull it out whn I am at the grocery store instead of wiriting things down (like... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Tamara
4.0 out of 5 stars Not super easy to find the recipe you are looking for
Handy free app. Not super easy to find the recipe you are looking for, but if you do, it works great!
Published 3 days ago by Cristin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 3 days ago by Debra
5.0 out of 5 stars Whats different and better about this is that you can ask for a ...
Whats different and better about this is that you can ask for a recipe with what you have in your kitchen.
Published 5 days ago by liz leos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it!
Published 7 days ago by Marita Rigolizzo
5.0 out of 5 stars mouthwatering recipes
awesome totally!! recipes are outrageously spectacular!!! Love this app!!!!!
Published 7 days ago by Cynthia L. Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Worked great.
Published 10 days ago by Daniel A Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun and very well done.
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars full of easy ideas
This app is a life saver! If you are tired of cooking the same old things every week or need to revamp an old recipe, this will do the trick. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Aida A Rodirguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This app has everything!!!
Published 14 days ago by pennysam
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