While you can already get an AmazonBasics microwave with Alexa powers, it̵
You may be thinking, “Why would I want voice control on a microwave?” and that is a fair question. After all, if you put the food in the microwave, the buttons are in the right place. But not everyone can easily use buttons on the microwave.
For anyone who is visually impaired or has other issues with using buttons, voice commands can be a big advantage. Sharp has also refined the machine for popcorn. As long as you buy Orville Redenbacher (and only that brand) you don’t have to worry about reading the instructions or the correct time. All you have to do is tell Alexa “classic microwave popcorn,” and it will do the rest.
The new microwave comes in two sizes, the $ 150 1.1 cubic feet SMC1139FS and the $ 170 1.4 cubic feet SMC1449FS. Size isn’t the only difference, however. The smaller microwave comes with over 30 voice commands and an additional ten voice-only presets. The larger option has 70 voice commands and additional voice-only presets.
Sharp says the microwaves will be available soon, but has not yet named an exact date or store where you can find them. You also need to buy an Alexa speaker or display to take advantage of the voice commands if you don’t already have one.