Dinner Spinner Pro

Glenn Fleishman
27 January, 2011
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AAA Dinner Spinner Pro

Link to: Dinner Spinner Pro


All Recipes, Inc


Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Age Rating:  12+


Available on the App Store Buy
App Guide

It’s far more difficult to figure out what to make for dinner or a brunch than it is to make the food itself. offers its Dinner Spinner Pro as an aid. Tap the dial of this $3.99 iPhone and iPod touch app, the wheels spin, and suggestions arise.

Eat Up: Dinner Spinner Pro reaches into’s archive of recipes, including rankings and reviews.

The combination isn’t always ideal. I don’t typically need to know how to make a beverage using chicken in under 20 minutes. That’s why you can also manually choose by category (main dish, salads, and so forth), major ingredient, and time needed to prepare the meal.

The app taps into’s vast archive of user-submitted and professional recipes, along with rankings and reviews. Rely on other users’ feedback to figure out whether a recipe is worth making. We use all the time in my household; the wisdom of crowds works with cooking.

Recipes can be adjusted by the number of servings desired, and the appropriate ingredients dropped into a shopping list. You can view the nutritional information panel for any recipe, which adjusts based on servings.

Rotate your iOS device while viewing a recipe, and a special cooking view lets you more easily see the current step in a series of directions. Swipe down to access the full list of ingredients.

A free or paid account can be linked in to sync items in shopping lists and recipe boxes. While no account is required, regular users will find it more useful than those who have never logged into the site before. This app goes well with iPhone or iPod touch stands—and perhaps a splashguard.

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