The 5 Best Cooking Apps For Windows 10

Find your way around the kitchen with these helpful apps

When you want cooking inspiration and instructions, find a good Windows 10 cooking app. There are a variety of free and paid cooking apps in the Microsoft Store that organize your favorite food recipes, create shopping lists, manage your groceries, keep track of ingredients you've used in certain dishes, and teach your kids how to become the next celebrity chef.

Here are five of the best cooking apps for Windows 10 you should download and start using today. Many of these apps also work on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets and computers.

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Best Grocery List App: Recipe Keeper

Recipe Keeper Windows 10 cooking app

Recipe Keeper

What We Like
  • Meal planner calendar is useful for those who cook a lot.

  • Shopping list items can be categorized.

  • Easy to add new recipes.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires a $5 upgrade to add more than 20 recipes and sync between devices.

  • Weekly planner page looks cluttered.

  • Sharing recipes not intuitive.

Recipe Keeper is a great Windows 10 cooking app with a range of useful features. Manually enter recipes or import recipes from other sources, and the robust meal planner allows for the streamlined organization of cooking plans either by week or month. The built-in kitchen timer is also a great addition.

By far the best feature of Recipe Keeper is its shopping list, which can sort items by category or recipe and sync to Recipe Keeper apps on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Mac.

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Best App for Beginner Chefs: Cooking Lingo

Cooking Lingo Windows 10 app

What We Like
  • Works on Windows 10, 8.1, and 8 devices.

  • Learn cooking vocabulary and terminology.

  • Helpful search feature.

What We Don't Like
  • The text is small on high-resolution screens.

  • Outdated design.

  • No recipes.

Cooking Lingo is a free culinary app for Windows 10 computers and tablets that acts as a dedicated resource for cooking and kitchen terminology. Words and phrases are sorted alphabetically and navigation is simple and fast, especially when using a touchscreen.

This Windows 10 cooking app is ideal for those who are new to cooking and often find themselves looking up cookbook phrases such as dash or leavenings. Even experienced chefs may find Cooking Lingo useful.

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Best Meal Planner App: Calories PRO!

Calories PRO! Windows 10 cooking app

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What We Like
  • Incredible variety of foods and ingredients.

  • Works on Windows 10 and 8.1.

  • Manage food intake.

What We Don't Like
  • Uses the old Windows 8 app menu.

  • Text may be too small for some readers.

  • Conversions are difficult.

Calories PRO is a great app to use when deciding what to cook if you're the sort of person who wants to know exactly how many calories are in your meals. While most calorie counting apps have a simple average calorie count for one food category, Calories PRO dives deep and provides calorie estimates on an impressive number of sub-categories.

Thinking about cooking with pasta? Calories PRO lets you specify which sort you're cooking with from a list of over 30 different options before adding it to your meal for a complete calculation.

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For the Professional Cook: Food Cost Profiler

Food Cost Profiler Windows 10 cooking app

Food Cost Profiler

What We Like
  • Clean, modern Windows 10 design.

  • Detailed help section.

  • Accurate recipe cost calculations

What We Don't Like
  • No support for Windows 8.1 or 8.

  • Amount of information can be intimidating at first.

  • Time required for setup.

If you're a professional cook or someone who likes to track detailed data associated with the food you consume, Food Cost Profiler is for you. This free Windows 10 app tracks how much money you spend on food, your current kitchen inventory, upcoming food or cooking events, and your food wastage.

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Best Overall Windows 10 Cooking App: Pepperplate

Pepperplate Windows 10 cooking app


What We Like
  • Separate times for different stages of cooking.

  • Easy to use.

  • Helpful sharing ability.

What We Don't Like
  • Disappointing lack of a printing options.

  • Account required.

  • Shopping list can be glitchy.

Pepperplate, also known as Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner in the Microsoft Store, is a free cooking app you use to create and edit recipes, add ingredients to a shopping list, and plan meals months in advance.

Each recipe plan displays the cooking time, ingredients, and instructions in a clear, easy-to-understand format. Individual timers can be created for each stage of the cooking process; best when preparing several phases of a dish at once.

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