Amazon Microwave

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If you have an Amazon Echo, you’ve probably tapped into some of the cool features the virtual assistant Alexa can provide, from controlling your lights and thermostat to grocery shopping and reading off recipes. Now you can add sous-chef to the list of tasks Alexa has mastered—at least when it comes to reheating your food.

How It Works

The Alexa-compatible AmazonBasics microwave can be voice controlled when paired with Echo, so with a simple command Alexa can reheat your pasta. You can preset times, like three minutes for oatmeal, two for popcorn, or a minute for a cup of coffee, and Alexa will remember the time it takes to heat up your go-to foods. It’s perfect for preparing large meals where you’re moving between the oven and microwave, or for multi-tasking during your morning rush.

The AmazonBasics microwave isn’t just voice-operated. It also has all the normal functions of a standard microwave so you can choose how to reheat your food.

Another bonus—you’ll never run out of popcorn. The microwave automatically reorders popcorn at a 10% discount when you’re running low if you sign up through the Alexa app.

Why Customers Love It

Amazon customers love this AmazonBasics microwave for all the extra features. One reviewer was hesitant about Alexa-compatibility and wondered if it was just a gimmick, but the feature was so simple to use that the reviewer ended up giving the microwave 5 stars. The microwave is designed to only cook for a reasonable amount of time as a safety feature, and if the door is open too long Alexa will remind you to close it. 

Reviewers also liked that this microwave was big enough for everyday meals but compact enough for small spaces, and the price is comparable to other affordable microwaves at $60.

AmazonBasics Microwave Small Works With Alexa available from Amazon

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