Sharp is launching two new good countertop microwave ovens twice
Alexa-enabled microwave ovens make cooking easier
Sharp SMC1449FS Smart Microwave Oven (Image credit: Scharf)
The Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA) introduced their first intelligent countertop microwave ovens with Wi-Fi connectivity and certified “Works with Alexa” compatibility for hands-free operation with voice commands for another way to enjoy “Simply Better Living”.
Working with Amazon and in collaboration with Conagra and Orville Redenbacher, Sharp has redesigned and optimized its best-selling Orville Redenbacher countertop microwave ovens to incorporate Alexa voice commands with superior cooking capabilities.
“With the Alexa app or an Alexa-enabled device, you can now start or stop the microwave with your voice, add time to the current cooking cycle or even cook at a specific power level to make your Sharp Smart Countertop microwave oven easier to operate” said Jim Sanduski, president of SHCA. For example, just say, “Alexa, thaw 2 pounds. Meat ”and Alexa starts defrosting at the right time and with the right power setting. Our wide range of Alexa commands make cooking easy. “
Sharp Smart Microwave Oven SMC1139FS (Image credit: Scharf)
The Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Oven is available in two sizes: The 1.1 cu. ft. SMC1139FS model (MSRP: $ 149.99) offers over 30 voice commands and 10 more food presets that are only available by voice, and for $ 20 more 1.4 cu. ft. SMC1449FS model (MSRP: $ 169.99) offers sensor cooking, over 70 voice commands, and 50 more food presets that are only available by voice. Both models have a modern brushed stainless steel finish that is easy to clean and fits any style.
“We worked with the Amazon team to enable these specific capabilities,” Sanduski said TWICE in an interview, “and thanks to the 1.4 cu’s sensor cooking capability. Combined with the algorithm database that Amazon created as part of its intelligent cooking suite, we can deliver very easily thanks to the addition of Alexa cooking functions to the units. “
“At Sharp, we remain committed to our Simply Better Living brand promise. We develop products that are easy to use and better than the competition, and we support your decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle, ”said Peter Weedfald, Senior Vice President of SHCA. “We pride ourselves on building on our decades of experience in developing innovative cooking appliances. Now you can simply say “Alexa, microwave fresh vegetables” to hands-free select the fresh vegetables preset on your Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Oven. “
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In addition to the Alexa-enabled functions, both the medium-sized and the family-sized intelligent microwave ovens are specially designed to achieve optimal bang results with Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn, the market leader for microwave popcorn *. Simply touch the Popcorn button to select the Classic Size (3.3 oz) or Single Serve Mini Bag (1.16 oz) from Orville Redenbachers® Microwave Popcorn, or use your Amazon Echo device or Alexa -App and say “Alexa, Microwave Classic Popcorn” “To cook a perfect batch of delicious, buttery popcorn for your movie nights or for a delicious treat anytime.
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Additional features of the Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Ovens include one-touch controls, Express Cook and a Carousel® turntable system. While it seems marginal compared to the amazing voice controls, one feature we really like about the Shap Smart Microwaves is that you can connect those microwaves to your Wi-Fi, which automatically activates the clock on the oversized white LED display Set the right time – a quality of life feature that you will appreciate when the power is reset after a failure.
An important note is that although the microwaves are certified as “Works With Alexa”, they do not have a built-in microphone or speaker. This means that an Amazon Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device is required to use the devices’ voice command functions. The 1.1 cu. ft. SMC1139FS and the 1.4 cu. ft. SMC1449FS are available in select retail stores and at shop.sharpusa.com.
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