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Use Alexa and an app to cook with GE's Scan-to-Cook microwave

Use your phone to send cook times to your microwave and make it easier than ever to zap a quick snack.

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Simplify snack time

The GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-to-Cook Technology lets you control your countertop cooker with your voice or with an app. You can buy the multi-talented microwave now for $140. 

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Alexa, pause the microwave

The Alexa skill works great. You can pause or stop the microwave, add time to your current countdown, start cooking for a specified amount of time or even activate one of the microwave's presets such as "beverage" with a voice command.

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Scanning

Using the app, you can scan prepackaged foods to send the directions to your microwave. 

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Automatic cooking

You'll see the directions on your phone and can send the first step to your machine. If you need to stir your food mid-cook, the app will send subsequent cooking times to the machine as soon as you open the door. 

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Simple cooking

Underneath the smarts, GE's microwave is a simple and competent machine with 900 watts of cooking power and 0.9 cubic feet of usable space. 

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Get set

Use the presets to get cooking quickly. No phone required. 

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Go

The microwave fared well on our boiling water test, so it uses its power effectively. 

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Smarter than it looks

The GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-to-Cook Technology looks like an ordinary microwave, but the smarts under the surface make it easy to cook your favorite snack. 

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