Not sure what all the low ratings are all about 5/5
By I don't pay for apps
This app is pretty simple and straight forward. I don’t find myself watching the videos because there’s an option to X out of the video once it begins, not sure a lot of people who download this app realize develops have to have some sort of company advertise on their app in order for the app developer to keep their app up and running. Otherwise it wouldn’t be free? Uhh🙄
No thanks 1/5
I want recipes. Not videos. Can’t even get my recipe box to sync. This looks and feels like nothing more than PR
I want food.com back
EDIT: so u send us all a canned response?
Extremely disappointed 1/5
By Tjg me
Update: still can’t access my recipes from food.com app. Like you promised.
I’m so disappointed. You haven’t heard anything people have said. I lost so many good recipes I used in a hurry. This app is just awful disappointment
Old review: You have complicated a great thing. I’ve enjoyed food.com for years. It’s simple to use, nothing splashy other than food. you can easily search neat ideas and recipes from regular people and organize your saved recipes. I believe genius kitchen is for people who want to fiddle with videos. It’s a different market. I just want to browse the community for ideas, read them and save them for later. Not watch splashy videos. I will miss food.com and will use it until it disappears. And when it does, I’ll start all over perhaps with a different app.
I desperately need my old recipe box back, and I need it on an app. I have lost over a hundred personal recipes. I used this app several times every day and depended on it for grocery lists, recipes, and meal planning. Now I’m spending all my free time looking for a replacement. I’m desperate. I don’t have time to manually compile recipes and write grocery lists! Please, everyone who used food.com, write reviews telling us your new favorite app!
Dumb and worst thing ever! 1/5
They switched from Food.com to this stupid app! They went from a mediocre app that was useful to and app that looks like its only for show! I can’t find anything useful about this app.
Where are the recipes?!?! 2/5
By CRAZY LADYJANE
I don’t want a video...I want recipes and a Food.com back!
Nothing but black for video playback. 2/5
Found a recipe online that links to this app when I chose to save the recipe. Downloaded app. Cool list of shows, but where did my recipe go?
Click on a video and it acts like it is going to play but just shows black video frame and player controls, but no vid.
Disappointed and unsure what to do. Meh.
Can’t get to my saved recipes 1/5
On Food.com there was an icon that took me right to my saved recipes which I HAD to transfer to this App. How do I get to my recipes in the app, I have to go to genius.com and click on my pic on upper right. It then greets me as my name, BUT I still have to log in to get to my recipe box. If I didn’t have so many saved favorites, I’d probably never open this app again.
Why?! Just awful. Not for today’s busy families. 1/5
Liked the old app. Grocery list. My personal recipes. Easy to look up recipes.
Now all of that is gone and I DON’T HAVE TIME to watch shows. Most busy families don’t have time to watch shows. THAT was the beauty of the old app.
BTW, it’s obvious that most of the 4 and 5 stars listed are fake. Read the reviews. Many people caught on to that quickly.
***Anyone have any suggestions for a new app similar to the old Food app????? I’m ditching this app pronto!
Replaced my fave food app with garbage 1/5
I miss the old food.com app. This pile of worthless pixels is useless for finding or storing recipes. If I wanted to watch videos I'd watch YouTube. Thanks for replacing an app that I used daily with this buggy, hard to use, unintuitive app, whose only apparent reason for existence is to sell advertising space. One star is generous.
All I want is to view recipes 1/5
App is a complete waste of time. All I want is to search and view recipes. I have neither the desire nor the time to watch a cooking show. JUST LET ME VIEW THE RECIPE!!
Bring back Food app 1/5
Loved the old app. I could find new ideas, get great ideas from people that had made the recipes before, create shopping lists, everything I needed for menu planning and getting meals on the table.
This app is not what I want or need. I love the option to watch new cooking techniques, but for recipes, I prefer the functional app this dysfunctional one replaces.
No recipes 1/5
By Not your momma
I used the Food.com app regularly. I stored my recipes there and was able to make my grocery list readily available. Now, I can’t find my recipes in this app, instead I have to go to my online account to get my information. I wish this app would have improved my previous experience, instead it took away vital features of wanting to use it.
I loved the food.com app, but this app is useless to me. I can’t find any of my saved recipes from food.com. It’s so “busy” that it’s easier just to find a recipe online now. Truly, this is disappointing, and the app feels more like an ad than a tool. You just lost me.
Would be Genius, but... 1/5
Show recipes in written form and the genius will deserve its title.
This app is inconvenient at best for recipe use.
Jamie’s Super foods 3/5
Great show. Can’t find the recipes that I want
Don’t work can’t find any recipes on this thing whatsoever
Nope Nope Nope 1/5
They don’t get it. Folks this is not a replacement app for Food.com app. It’s an attempt to harvest a large user base into an app that has the potential to make more revenue for Scripps via ads. They never intended it to do what the other app did and it likely never will. They just got greedy. I’m glad everyones ratings are trashing it. Will take a while to recover and find new users that weren’t burned.
Well they finally killed support for the old app. This app still fails to deliver what the old food.com app did- easy to use grocery list (w/ coupon support), meal plans, massive recipe collections that you could add to from the app database or loads of other online sources. I found my old recipes on the website (though any I created myself were not ported over) but I couldn’t get to show up on my app. And doesn’t change the fact that this app doesn’t accomplish half of what the old one did. It might be a decent app for what it does but I’m angry about being burned, so I’ll be deleting this and moving over to a comprehensive app that provides what cooks really want in a food app- recipes + grocery lists and meal plans.
Me gustaba más la otra app 2/5
Aquí no encuentro mis recetas guardadas de la app anterior, veo los videos y luego no aparecen en la lista de los videos que he visto, entonces no encuentro las recetas que me han gustado y tampoco las puedo guardar, es confuso. La tengo y de vez en cuando me sirve para inspirarme, pero no es mi favorita, le falta mucho por mejorar porque no es amigable, además, muchas veces no tengo tiempo para ver videos, así que es más fácil seguir instrucciones escritas y si olvido algún paso, lo puedo encontrar rápidamente, con los videos tengo que regresar al video, atrasar, adelantar hasta encontrar lo que olvidé....
Food.com was a great app, with great recipes. Genius Kitchen app just doesn’t work. Example: Just now I searched the app for “Minestrone”, it returned “Zero results, check spelling”. Went to website Geniuskitchen.com, returns “417 results”. So, website works, app doesn’t. End of story.
Very Bad App! 1/5
Food.com was a wonderful, useful, and well-designed app. Genius Kitchen is a useless app without any of the great features I loved in the Food.com app. This “upgrade” was a terrible idea! Bring back the Food.com app!!!
Edit: The form letter responses to reviews and manipulation of the app rating to make it much higher than is should be are dishonest and fraudulent!!!
I lost Food.com for this? 1/5
Just got the notice that food.com app was being shut down, and in its place I have to watch videos to get the same recipes.
I had the app for breadth of knowledge and simple cooking instructions to be a simple search away. The best part was the dial that let you adjust for smaller or larger serving amounts.
Now I have to watch a bunch of videos to find out what I want to make.
I think I’d rather just google it.
Really inconvenient and doesn’t compare to food app 1/5
I got this because I was using the food.com app, which I loved. That app allowed me to easily make a grocery list as well as view and save recipes. As far as I can tell this new app doesn’t have a grocery list, and it appears to just be videos. I don’t need to watch videos, I want a quick and easy way to view and save recipes as well as a grocery list. This app seems poorly put together compared to the food.com app. I’m disappointed and will be deleting this app and finding something else.
Also their responses to negative feedback and basically a copy paste response. It’s word for word.
Why take years of recipes away and give me videos and no recipe.... makes no sense at all.
Hipster rubbish 1/5
I want the old food.com back not this crappola. Looks like I will be using Epicurious, All Recipes, or quite frankly anything else from now on. I can’t believe these idiots destroyed a vibrant food community.
Thanks but No 1/5
I was told to use this app be use the food app I used was going away. First off, I did not ask for cooking shows because I can get that from all shows that are on my television, I was just looking the recipes that I wanted to reference and or use. This is such a failure. After reading the reviews and there are so many that do not like this app but I decided to try anyway, big mistake.
I get what you are trying to do but no thank you. Just give me back the app I was using before. Why mess up something that was working? Not everything is meant to be about watching people cook and talk about their issues, that is what those horrible talks shows and reality snows are for. There isn't a star that I could possibly want to give so I chose the 1 star just to be generous.
All videos 1/5
They bought food.com app to get viewers. This app took away all of the features for doing your own recipient and cooking. This is all about buying food.com for the viewers. Waste of time for food.com users. This is pure advertising in the form of cooking shows.
Where’s the login? 1/5
By Diet queen Alee
There’s no apparent place to sign in. I followed instructions from parent app, Food.com, and cannot find the login place on Kitchen Genius to enable transfer and ownership. This is def not ready for prime time. 😢
You ruined the app! 1/5
I don’t want to watch a video, I want to read the recipe. Time to say Buh-Bye to this app.
They continue to send loads of e-mails even after being asked to stop.
Sad that food.com so.d out to this stupid video app. 1/5
NO shopping list.
No recipes that can be READ and saved (must watch videos).
NO recipe ingredients to the nonexistent shopping list.
No grocery store specific discounts for nonexistent shopping list.
NO recipe reviews.
No saved recipes from Food.com.
NO way to find recipes (or scan through them) for the ingredients you have on hand.
I will miss Food.com, sorry they sold out to the truly useless genius kitchen. which makes you watch videos even to get a recipe. worst app ever.
Recipes lost 1/5
This app is about shows. Shows are fine. Just know that. I can no longer access my recipes from food.com. Very disappointed. Hoping some updates with connect back to my recipe books that I’ve spent years putting together.
By PNW mtbiker
So I really liked The the food.com app. Simple, user friendly etc. I followed the instructions on that app to save my recipes here however my recipes are not coming over to this app. I don’t want to watch videos on my phone. I just want my recipes. Guess I’ll copy and paste them to another app. Very disappointed.
What a disappointment 1/5
I’ve been a member since Recipezaar and the food.com was a good upgrade to the app world.
This genius kitchen app is horrible.
Will este for the update 2/5
Exactly what juicejunkie said. I will stay tuned for the update because without being able to access previously saved recipes it’s just entertainment. Thanks for listening to our concerns.
By yo yoyo, yo
Sometimes progress is nothing more than advertising. I am beyond disappointed to find out that food.com is now yet another app for food network:(
It stinks that you can’t access your food.com recipes without taking several ridiculous steps, seriously just make it happen. I don’t want to watch your stupid videos.
I suspect that a lot folks who loved food.com, and it’s app, wanted nothing to do with food network. What a bunch of idiot monopolizers food network is.
Boo to what you consider new and improved.
App is a mess 1/5
By Dave A Star
People use food apps for recipes and food plans, not to watch videos. The food.com app was so much better. Your search function for recip s is awful. I now have to go out to find a decent recipe app since I’m wiping yours off my phone. (you obviously do not understand how people utilize mobile food apps when shopping and cooking)
Video cooking 2/5
I agree I don’t have time or interest in videos. Just show the recipe. Videos are good for tricky or unusual techniques but just waste time for ordinary recipes
You had one job... 1/5
Food.com was about recipes. So disappointed about the change. It’s fine to throw a video in about a recipe now and then but I’m not looking for a cooking show. I want a quick look at recipes and their reviews. And who decided to move from food.com to genius kitchen? C’mon! Food.com was golden. Should have made the Genius Kitchen a “sister site” and keep Food.com for recipes and reviews. Captain hindsight for someone high up. Will change the review if it ever improves. If I don’t delete it that is. Best of luck salvaging this thing. Make recipes great again!
Disappointed Says It Nicely 1/5
By Mr. G2
Who’s driving this ignorance? Developers or their managers? Your USERS like something, why the hell would you change it?! We love the ability to search for recipes, and you want us to watch videos. I don’t think so! I’m deleting stupid kitchen! I frigin guarantee you, there’s a hidden motive to this foolishness. With the videos, advertising videos will follow! I ain’t buying it!!
Can’t find written recipes 1/5
Useless app can’t find written recipes
Won’t let you look up anything😡
Unusual recipes 5/5
Good recipes, easy & most of them unique.
Don’t have time for videos! 1/5
I really liked the food.com app. I liked creating a shopping list from ingredients on sale in my area. It was a time-SAVER. The GK app is a time-KILLER. I have no interest or desire to watch people cook. If I wanted that, I would watch the Food Network on television. I’m keeping the food.com app until it goes away and deleting GK. Be upfront and call it what it is, a video app.
Cool app 5/5
The recipes are varied and straight forward and the various shows are great. I love the way it connects from what I watched on Apple TV and sends the recipes to my iPhone app. Genius!
Not thrilled 1/5
By Nic Cureton
I loved my food.com app. Easy to use, search and discover new recipes. This makes it impossible to just look for a recipe. I tried to sync my recipes and didn’t work. Not impressed at all.
I have been a long time Food.com user and was very happy with the site. The change to GK has been awful. Recipes are hard to find and almost non existent on this app. I come here for choices of what to make with ingredients I have on hand, NOT a myriad of non-relevant videos. I hate to say it but in this case progress has been totally backwards and I will be looking for a new everyday go to food site.
Food Network how Do i get my recipes 2/5
Trying to sync my recipes is non eventful. Is adding recipes from Apple TV the only way to do this? I want the ability to add from other sites as well.
Very disappointing 1/5
This app is nothing like Food.com! I love the functionality of Food.com & can’t see myself ever using GeniusKitchen unless I need cooking entertainment.
Now a useless app 1/5
You have taken a simple and useful app, food.com, and replacing it with tv shows. I chose food.com for its simplicity and functionality.
Food.com allowed me to pick a topic, find what I needed quickly to prepare for a meal on the run. I don't have time for you tv shows to find what I need. I will be deleting both apps and find a vendor that provides what I need in a fast world.
Trying to adjust 2/5
I have to get use to everything being a video before I can get to the recipe.