Voice is heating up as GE bundles smart microwave with an Echo Dot

Dan Safkow

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A GE press release touts the new GE Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook Technology will be bundled with an Amazon Echo Dot. It says …

This means owners can speak directly to Alexa to control cook settings from any Alexa-enabled device to achieve the ultimate in kitchen convenience.

Hands covered in flour? Just say, “Alexa, add 30 seconds to the microwave.”

See oatmeal boiling over from across the room? “Alexa, stop the microwave!”

“We’re excited to work with GE Appliances to continue extending the convenience of Alexa to the kitchen,” said Christian Taubman, director, Smart Home Devices at Amazon. “We think customers will love the simplicity of hands-free voice control whether popping popcorn or preparing the perfect meal.”

It will be bundled with an Amazon Echo Dot and sold at a special low price of $154.98 for a limited time, making it a must-have item on your back-to-school shopping list. The MSRP for the microwave is $139.00.

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