The Amazon Smart Oven is the size of a medium-sized microwave, but it is actually a four-in-one machine that works as a microwave, air fryer, convection oven, and food warmer. For $ 250, you get the convenience of that plus-third-generation echo dot, from which you can use voice commands to cook, start and stop.
Amazon smart ovens are billed as a device that you can use voice commands to control. I was so excited for the oven that I could talk until I realized that you’re not really talking to him. You’ll need to connect it to an Alexa device, such as the Echo Dot, then talk to the Alexa device, which controls the oven.
This creates a problem if you only have one Alexa device. If you have a device in the living room, Alexa won’t be able to hear you while you’re in the kitchen, and if you’re in the kitchen, she won’t be able to hear you while you’re in the other room. Alexa solves this problem – while you’re walking around the house with your phone.
The smart oven is certified for humans, which means it is easy to use. This made me feel stupid, because I found it difficult to use the oven.
With so many tasks packed into one appliance, cooking comes with a learning curve. Most microwave ovens and ovens are easy to use without peeping on a manual; I had to re-read the manual a few times to understand this multi-cooker properly.
Do you want to roast the air? Okay. Press the first air fry button until the set time option is displayed. Then press the start button +30 seconds, enter the cooking time, then press the start button +30 seconds again. This is not the easiest process.
Of course, if you only use Alexa to operate the oven, you don’t need to remember how to cook something using different methods. Theoretically.
In fact, Alexa won’t always understand what she wants. For example, I asked Alexa to make pizza, and she asked Alexa how much I wanted to cook. I said, “One.” Alexa replied, “You can make 5 to 15 pizzas.” He then finished without turning on the oven. After a lot of frustration Alexa finally turned on the oven, but it took a few minutes.
You would think that the Alexa button in the middle of the keyboard would solve some problems, but it is not. The Alexa button basically tells the concerned Alexa device to listen so that you don’t have to say “Alexa”. To be honest, I’m not sure how useful it would be.
Also, I could not find any information about using the temperature probe in the manual. Where do you get it? Does it plug into your phone socket? Do you leave a check on food while cooking? I’m still not sure.
With the first use, the smell of burning plastic filled my house. I checked to make sure that I had removed all the plastic and could not find the source of the smell. Alhamdulillah occurred only once.
I am not aware of the “burning” period that some furnaces may require. Ovens are often required to burn, which removes residues of chemicals and manufacturing products. The smart oven smelled the most, which surprised me.
The manual did not provide any information about the combustion requirements so I am not sure if this happens with each unit. I only know that my eyes were burning for hours.
I contacted Amazon about this issue. A company spokesperson said, “The problem may exist during first use, as with other heating-based devices.” Amazon is right to say that some burning smell is to be expected, but the smart oven was particularly unpleasant.
The Amazon Smart Oven has a plethora of features in a small appliance, but none of them perform well. If you are buying it for an air fryer, then you should stick to our standalone air fryer pics like the Ninja Digital Air Fry Oven. Smart ovens have very few presets and the results are not tasty.
Cooking takes longer than a dedicated air fryer and is no better than foods cooked in a traditional oven. My tartar sticks looked great, but when I took my first bite, they greeted me with a strange texture somewhere between crunchy and chewy.
When using it as a convection oven, you should place your food on a long shelf, which makes a smaller space smaller. This oven is barely large enough to cook an individual-sized pizza, so I’m not sure how useful it would be for anyone who wants to use it to cook a dish for more than one person. It is larger than its multifunctional competitor, with the Toshiba microwave oven oven with smart sensor convection function so I’ll give it away.
One of the most exciting features is that you can scan food barcodes using the app. After scanning the product, the oven will know how and for how long to cook.
If you want a device that has 4-in-1 capabilities, you can use the Alexa command and scan the food package, then no. No other machine in the market has all that.
You would be better off keeping a cool microwave, air fryer and convection oven separately. If your choice is between this 4-in-1 oven or a standard microwave, you will make better use of the microwave.
Although the exterior of the machine looks bumpy, the turntable wobble worries me. It comes with a one-year limited warranty with included service. Amazon also offers optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranties for US customers, but they are sold separately.
No, all jobs that previously looked very good reached “A” after trying them. This is a surprising loss from a company that usually manufactures great home technologies.