General Electric is launching its wifi enabled smart microwave. The new countertop microwave IoT connected smart home appliance will be compatible with the Amazon’s Alexa. Now the user can just command Alexa to make some popcorn or reheat a meal.
All the device needs is a steady wifi connection and a power source. It can be controlled with a smartphone application called GE Appliances Kitchen App. The microwave has around 3000 food items database, and it is to expand in the coming time.
How to use the Smart microwave?
The user needs to scan the barcode of the food item with a smartphone camera. Then the application will recognize the item and set the appropriate time and power level for cooking. Furthermore, it will send the instructions for cooking and the smart microwave will start doing its job. Moreover, the user can command Alexa to cook a particular item for a certain time and make it stop.
- 900 watts
- Stainless steel model
- 0.9 cubic meter volume (11.5 h X 19 w X 14.25 d inches)
- Less reliability on cooking specifications
- Simplified, quick and precise
- App operated
- Voice-controlled appliance
This smart kitchen appliance gives a certain independence in the preparing a meal. Hence the user does not require any prior cooking experience to use this smart microwave. Moreover, using a voice-controlled device can simplify the day-to-day chores of a human being. Hence giving more power to the user because it operates through a smartphone.
As per the officials in GE, a microwave is often not used to its full potential. Mostly it is used until reheating or just setting time. But the smart technology will help the microwave to choose the modes, categories or time as per the meal.
The company is giving away its smart microwave on Amazon website for a limited period launch deal. The deal offers the Amazon echo dot and GE Smart Countertop Microwave at $155.