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It’s been said, “if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” While cooking can bring challenges, especially for the novice, one mobile app is helping users handle the heat in more efficient ways than ever before. With over 13 million total downloads, the BigOven mobile app simplifies cooking with its fruitful functions that help users stay organized “in the kitchen and on the go.”

Available for download on the Apple iTunes store and the Google Play store, the app allows users to find recipes, use leftovers and compose grocery lists. Featured in the 25th Anniversary issue of Martha Stewart Living, InStyle, BuzzFeed and AllYou Magazine, the app has made a name for itself among consumers with a 4.3 rating on the Google Play store. Hailed for its collection of delicious recipes, BigOven has something to offer everyone.

On the “My Recipes” page, users can search for recipes according to type, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and Keto, among others. By searching for recipes via the “Recent Raves” function, users are provided a comprehensive list of trending dishes on the app. The “Recently Viewed” function enables users to return to a previously viewed recipe without having to manually save it. If users are in the mood to be inspired, they can search for and follow notable food bloggers. Each blogger has a profile that demonstrates his or her recipes, number of followers and personal website, if applicable.

For those who are unwilling to part with day-old leftovers, BigOven can help transform them into an appetizing endeavor. On the “Use Up Leftovers” tab, users can input up to three ingredients, and the app will show which dishes can be prepared.

For those who are interested in meal planning, recipes can be organized into meals for stress-free planning on the “Meal Plan” page. And best of all, under the “Groceries” tab, personalized grocery lists can be made and shared so that someone else can pick up those items you need when they’re at the store.

For more information, visit the BigOven mobile app website at