At BigOven, we aim to be a utility for home cooks and a marketing partner for the best food bloggers. We are a web and mobile recipe organizer, letting cooks gather favorite recipes from anywhere and add them to a list of favorites, a grocery list, a meal plan, and more. When recipes are bookmarked from other sites, we do not show the full recipe -- that's intentional.
We value the work and effort other food sites, food bloggers, writers, and photographers put into creating content and believe the authors of this content deserve proper credit and unfettered direct traffic to the original source. Our goal is to help and partner with bloggers by providing a platform that not only directs traffic back to their site, but serves as a tool for new cooks to discover and follow them and all of their new (and old) recipes.
For all recipes clipped from other sites, BigOven will not show the instructions, but rather direct users away from our page and to the original source for those recipes.
BigOven strives to host and create some of the best content on the web — as part of our job. But our main goal is to provide consumers and the larger cooking-at-home ecosystem with tools that they can use to make their lives easier. We see ourselves as a productivity tool — a mobile and web-based platform used in the daily cooking life-cycle of the home cook, from ideation and discovery through planning, shopping, preparation and sharing.
Our goal is to be the most-used, best-loved tool for home cooks. We have a website and free app for iOS and Android devices, and an optional Kitchen Cloud API that all work together to provide a seamless and adaptable experience for our 5 million+ registered users.
We put an emphasis on providing the ultimate home cooking tool to get you inspired and organized in the kitchen. Food blogs and other sites have always been a source of knowledge and motivation to try new things. We wanted to provide a website and app where you can find recipe inspiration, plan meals, create grocery lists, help reduce food waste, and more, all in one place.
At BigOven, we are also home cooks ourselves.
Recipe Clipper is a free tool that lets cooks save a copy of any recipe on the web and keep it in their collection. Once a recipe is clipped, it will be saved in the "Added" folder and ready to use to make shopping lists, meal plans and more – it includes the recipe title, ingredients, and hero photo, and carries with it a full link back to the original source for the instructions and method. It helps to integrate your content and material into the life-cycle of the home cook.
Recipe Collections are designed to showcase some of the best seasonal recipes found on the web as well as in the BigOven archive. When one of our editors finds a great, seasonal recipe to feature in a Recipe Collection, we provide links back to the original source with full “link juice”, which increases your SEO on the keywords involved in the recipe to credit the author for their work. We do not believe in framing other content. We do highlight what we discover, but will always redirect the reader to the complete recipe. The BigOven platform includes the BigOven website and the API and we require third parties to link back to your site, too.
Food bloggers, we’re always looking for ways to improve — if you have suggestions on how we can better partner with you, send us a comment.
Food bloggers are a source of inspiration for many and help to bring the cooking community together. BigOven pledges that your content hosted on our site is and will always be your own, and belongs permanently to you.
Backing up this pledge — we warn cooks adding recipes to the archive not to post third-party content, and we have an easy DMCA takedown process (see the “Alert Editor” link on every recipe page) that is always acted upon within one business day of receipt.
While we are vigilant, we cannot guarantee that content-copying will never happen despite our efforts and strong recommendations to cooks. However, we can guarantee that we take action immediately if an original author contacts us through the “Alert Editor” button.
Our support team is here to answer your questions or listen to any feedback. Leave us a comment and a member of our development team will get back to you promptly.