I donâ€™t get it. 2/5
By dissatisfied cook
This site was expensive. I signed up for the free trial and was automatically billed without notice. I find it confusing, not user friendly, and constantly offering things that cost more. There are many sites that offer way more for way less.
Maybe itâ€™s just me... 2/5
But I open the app, go to the classes tab, press see all classes. Poof. The app crashes. Every time.
Instructions from the best chefs 5/5
This is the first review for an app I have ever written, and itâ€™s because this app is my favorite cooking app. The video instructions from the chefs that create the recipe is my favorite feature. The written instructions on how the pie dough should look pale in comparison to actually seeing how it should look like. Not to mention the recipes themselves are absolutely delicious! Iâ€™d pay the yearly subscription fee alone for the recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie and Yemenite Sabbath Stew. If I could give this 10 stars, I would.
Great place to see Great chefs. 5/5
Update: the new ask Panna feature is amazing. I had a question about a recipe as I was in the store shopping for ingredients and someone got back to me BEFORE I LEFT THE STORE!!
I love getting introduced to new chefs. Iâ€™m also a visual learner so Iâ€™m a huge fan of how this is put together.
App does not work and no customer service! 1/5
Great idea, love the videos, but impossible to really use. I keep being asked to subscribe even though i have a yearâ€™s subscription. Canâ€™t access favorite recipes or see new ones although app confirms I have access for almost a year. No real customer service to contact. This app is a recipe for frustration!
Subscription did not cancel 1/5
I canceled my subscription just a few days into using the app because I did not like it. 3 weeks later, I was charged for the subscription - and don't even have access to the app! Waiting on a response to get a refund and also put in a complaint to PayPal. This is fraudulent
Edit: I ended up trying the app since I was forced into the subscription anyway. The recipes are legitimately awful. Some way too salty - others bland - bacon in everything, when there shouldnâ€™t be bacon. The recipes are incredibly challenging to follow, and tend to jump around a lot. Prep this, then jump to that, then reincorporate this. Youâ€™re switching from step to step rapidly. This would be great if you have an entire kitchen staff to delegate to- but not for one or two people to execute.
Almost there 4/5
I would give this app 5 stars but....
The shopping list is too burried in account. Move it out to bottom icon bar
It needs and only works with apple mail setup to share out your shopping list. Need to have other sharing options text, skype, Outlook, OneNote, notes and so forth.
Awesome recipes 5/5
I love this app so much it has amazing recipes. They show you everything you need and every step on how to do it. Just one thing you should know before downloading this app you have to pay $3.33 a month
Nice idea 3/5
This app is fine. I'm only interested in a minority of recipes, but that turns out to be quite a few. The videos is what sets it apart. If you need help with technique, this is the place. My problem is that they lost my subscription and I had to pay a second time to get many of my favorite,recipes back. I tried to contact Panna as well as the Apple Store. But no one was there to help. I don't like getting ripped off, and I am always suspicious that some day they will delete my account again. Judging from the other reviews, I'm not the only one that has had account issues. Too bad.
Probably my error - but still unfortunate 1/5
By Cara Bobara
It is likely due to my own naĂŻvetĂ© but of course I did not see the fine print telling me I have to cancel my free trial to not get charged the $40 for an annual subscription. I really do not care for this kind of business practices as it feels deceptive to me. And of course, it is a final sale because they know how often this happens.
Love this app!
Deceitful! You will regret it!! 1/5
Downloading this app will be a costly mistake!!! The money they charge you is just for recipes, not classes, even though they make it seem so! And you can get recipes for free anywhere on the internet! They charged me for the whole year with out letting me know, or without telling me what I was getting! When I tried to get a refund their customer service was of no help and almost rude. We barely even used it and now I'm $40 in the hole for something I never really wanted.
I'm a student and it's really something I can't afford. It breaks my heart they are trying to deceive people and steal their money for something they don't necessarily want. Please don't support them
Unusable due to crashes 1/5
I really liked the app and website but for the past few months the app has been totally unusable due to constant crashes. I can still use the website but this is a pretty inconvenient solution. At this point Iâ€™m going to just print out the recipes I like and cancel the subscription.
Panna review 4/5
I m enjoying this app very much, collecting good easy recipes. The recipes r easy & very manageable. Thanks you much for this app
Love the app! It really helped me to take my cooking game to the next level, by teaching me tons of new tips and tricks. Super easy to follow the videos. Chefs are awesome - great variety!
Surprisingly good 5/5
I had done the free trial when it first came out and thought it was a good start but needed work. Recently they put their app on Apple TV so I subscribed. They have come a long way. I have watched quite a few videos and the range and quality is vastly improved. I have been cooking seriously for 50 years and I learn something every time I watch. They have attracted some terrific chefs doing a broad range of cuisines and methods. The production values are first rate. It's like being in the kitchen with the chef taking you step-by-step through the dish. This is a great resource for anyone interested in upping their game.
UPDATE: I am coming up on a year and Panna just gets better and better. If you cook this is a no-brainer.
Great demos but annoying to log in every time!!! 3/5
I really like this recipe app with demos from top chefs, which also includes some video classes of a variety of cuisines. However it is very annoying, and I mean very annoying, to have to login every time. I do not remember my password for every app. I thought the whole point of this app was to log in one time, and one time only. I do not have to login for other subscription apps. So why can't Panna fix this problem?
Love Panna 5/5
I was a little hesitant to buy this app at first...it's so easy to get any recipe on line ... However, after purchasing it, and using it, I am very glad I did buy it.. I had a concern when I first downloaded it , wrote to panna, they were quick to respond... love love love this app and this company
Beautiful, Inspiring and Doable 5/5
By El B Meyer
I'm always looking for new recipes and new ways to use ingredients, and this app is full of fresh ideas! I just love the seasonal stuff. And it's not the same old recipes you see everywhere else. Plus, the videos are beautifully shot and make it really easy to understand. I'm so excited to have a new resource in my kitchen!
Love this app! 4/5
I love this app. I am a very experienced cook, but I've learned great recipes & techniques from this app. I'd give it 5 stars but for the horrible technical problems I've had with the app. Right now I can't bring up main dishes & the snacks I can bring up when I go for the recipes I get pork dripping in berries & tequila?? Great app wish it worked better.
The best app for home chefs 5/5
I am an experienced cook and I love this app. It is user friendly and easy to search. Everything I have made so far is great.
Panna is my personal chef training 5/5
By cooky nooky
Love love love this!
Makes you feel like a chef!! 5/5
By Frigid Midget
Tried the Wedding Chicken yesterday & my family gave it the thumbs up!! They don't usually like me to experiment but this time they were glad. Now they're looking forward to the next one.
Directions were clear & concise.
Great resource! 5/5
By Cookin' ATL
I loved the early days of cooking shows on TV and learned valuable skills. But really, for the last several years one has to pick and choose from more and more scarce quality options on food television. Here is another option. This app is great! A cross between well produced video (with highly regarded chefs) and a cookbook. It's entertaining and usable.
Little Annoyances 2/5
Every time they update the app, I have to login again. I wish they would add 1Password support so I don't have to keep looking up my credentials. None of the links in emails I receive ever work. I get an email about an interesting recipe, click on it, and it opens the app but never lands on the recipe page in the email. It seems I always have to log in, and after logging in, it has forgotten the link I clicked on so I have to search manually. Same for cooking courses. The email/app interfaces do not work so the emails are useless. Once I get into the app and find a recipe I like, it's fairly easy to navigate and save recipes. But on at least one app update, all of the recipes I favorited in my account disappeared. So I had to look through ALL of the recipes again to re-save them. And lastly, some of the features don't work on my iPad. For example, scrolling to the bottom of the main page there are links to breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, etc. Not all of them work. Clicking on some do nothing. On my iPhone, they all work and take you to recipes grouped by relevant topics. Overall, the experience is just okay but needs a lot of work to iron out the bugs. I don't look forward to the next time my saved recipes disappear again.
cancellation was botched, recipes aren't helpful 3/5
I cancelled through Itunes,
but an "error" showed up for days. Panna told me they can't handle cancellations on their end, and to call Itunes. I called itunes customer service and spent a whopping 51 minutes on the phone, mostly on t hold, to cancel.
The recipes themselves had a weirs dichotomy between complicated and overly simple. I couldn't find a a recipe to reference while make simple things, like gnocchi with brown butter and sage or a nice white wine steamed mussels. I dod oddly find a recipe for "chicken and rice" with just white rice, boiled chicken, onions, salt and pepper. I also found lots of "project" recipes, which were great, and required some planning and a separate trip to a store to find specific ingredients. This was helpful when I wanted to make a Cambodian soup, which was delicious. However, overall this is 't a good app to use to look at what you have in the home and whip something together after looking for ideas.
Great content horrible updates. 3/5
I love the videos, recipes, and how the chef instructors teach. This is literally what the Food Network used to be. The problem I am having is that I get emails and notices and the app never takes me to the content I am wanting or the articles that are mentioned. Please fix this. I am a paying customer.
I love it! But... 3/5
... it would be better if it had a free version rather than just a trial.
Vegetarian and vegan section was trash
Panna No way 1/5
Sorry same as others. Pay for yearly with all foodnetwork videos available YouTube etc. Come on give me a break. Even Angie's List is free now.
Great app 4/5
By Brenda 2012
I gave it four stars only because I'd like to see more of a selection on recipies.
I don't like it 1/5
I don't like it because you have to pay money worst cooking app ever
I love this app. I have learned a lot and been able to make really great food that really impresses!
The cookbook of the future. 5/5
I love this app for so many reasons. I have learned so much without going to culinary school they take the time to show you the simple ways of keeping your kitchen clean and being organized. How to prep and the recipes are great.
It's a great place to learn all about the chefs and plan trips to personal eat their food.
I love the fact that they have cookbooks to buy. I love to read cookbooks like they are novels. I highly recommend this app if you love to cook.
So ridiculous 1/5
I downloaded this app and within 40 seconds deleted it. You have to pay to use it...LOL .. have you ever heard of the Tasty App? Way better.
This app just needs to get over itself :/
Fantastic app 5/5
Really fills in the perfect cooking need. A portable cooking show plus great personalities like Paul Kahan. Can't recommend it enough, even if you just like good food. Cooking isn't hard!!!
Way to confusing and too many strange ingredients. Don't like!
This app is a waste of money. 1/5
By Photography star
Okay so I downloaded the app thinking it would be free as it says free, there was a login button or a try free trial so I hit free trial you have to pay $40 just for a free trial. What!? Don't get suckered into this app it will be a waste of money for recipes! Take my word and don't download this app!
Keep dunning for money 2/5
I purchased the app, but am constantly asked to join the free trial. After considerable looking around found that I needed to refresh. Like the contents, but I like to use an app after I purchase the rights to do so. Almost not worth the trouble.
Great app with exciting Chefs and recipes
great app! 4/5
love the classes and recipes!
Cool app 5/5
By Magpie 55
I like this app. It allows me to be creative and get out of the rut of cooking the same thing over and over.
A "gotcha " app 1/5
By Gem stringer
They make it d***near impossible to cancel a subscription counting on you having to pay for a useless,over priced app.
Love the app!!! Fantastic and delicious recipes.
Way overpirced 1/5
I like the idea but when I try to proceed it tells me that I will be charged after trial month $39.99/yr. This is nonsense. It brought me to feeling that app developers are not confident in their business that they need to rip you off as early as possible. Otherwise they would have set up monthly recurring payments. Plus all these recipes you can download or watch online for free. App for naive people))
Great app! Great recipes! 5/5
I've made 2 recipes so far and they were fantastic! Can't wait to try more!
Worlds greatest app 5/5
Fantastic app cook with it constantly! The videos are phenomenal!!