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Amazon Basics Microwave with Alexa announced



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Amazon unveiled its new Amazon Basics Microwave during an event in Seattle on Thursday. The microwave is available to pre-order on Thursday, and costs $60. It’ll ship later this month.

It looks like a pretty basic microwave, as you can see in the photo above, but Amazon’s microwave comes with Alexa built-in. The company says “you can cook just by asking Alexa.”

The Amazon Basics Microwave will include “dozens of quick-cook voice presets.” It has a built-in “Ask Alexa” button you can press to tell Alexa how long you want to cook, too: “Cook for two minutes and fifteen seconds,” for example.

It’ll also have Amazon’s Dash functionality, which can re-order food items when you’re running low.

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