This is the only reason I wanted the app. Worthless to me. 0 stars if I could
I’ve followed ATK for years. Had online subscriptions on and off over the years. I added the app after doing another year of the online. This app is pretty poor. The search algorithm is really unfriendly. The grocery list kept stuff I had removed months prior. That’s an annoying bug. There is simply so little content it seems to be a waste of time. In today’s world that doesn’t make much sense.
If you know the recipe you are looking for you can access it. However, any videos or “how to” information is not accessible. Only good for accessing recipes.
Provides a view of ATK recipes and lets you setup shopping lists from those recipes, but doesn’t do anything with their video library. For videos you have to go to the website. Don’t bother with this one unless you only ever shop for groceries with the intent of cooking from ATK recipes.
The detailed illustrated techniques referenced in the recipes are not included. What’s the point in paying for this? Argh.
I already signed up and paid $49.95 on the website so I downloaded the app and I was immediately charged again separately! It is Memorial Day and I wanted to use the app at the store. I am an original Cook’s Illustrated customer from the very first issue. Very disappointed!
The recipes, as expected, are amazing, but most high school students could design a more nuanced app. Recipes that you favorite will sort into categories, but there are no categories outside of favorites. You can’t just search all deserts, for instance, if you’re just looking for inspiration. And ATK is so fearful of their proprietary recipes that you can’t even export a grocery list, which means you’ll have to have a separate grocery list for anything you buy that’s not from an ATK recipe. I get that ATK focuses on the art, the food, the recipes, but they’ve always been an astonishingly poorly run business and this app shows that that won’t be changing anytime soon.
I was so happy to see this app show up after they inexplicably axed the CI app years ago. Finally I could access recipes and taste tests on my phone. But my joy was short-lived. The taste test info is minimal. The recipes are hard to search for. The shopping list function is anemic. It’s just sad.
Couldn’t agree more with 2 most recent reviews. You can’t access comments or the other extras. Hard to cancel. The app is a waste of $$$ over priced. If you buy via website you get the app FREE🤬🤬🤬🤬
Recipe search is the only good thing about this app. You often can’t get back to the home page to access other features besides recipes(equipments review, etc.). If you have full membership access to Cooks Country, Cooks Illustrated, and ATK—forget about connecting to all three with this app. You can do better, ATK!