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The $60 AmazonBasics Microwave is a low-cost microwave with some compelling integration with the Alexa voice assistant.

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The Alexa integration saves you a little time, but more than anything it just feels like a natural way to use a microwave.

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At 0.7 cubic feet and 700 watts, it's on the smaller, lower-powered side of microwaves, but at $60 it's priced fairly, with no premium for the Alexa integration.

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You need to get the phrasing right to use the voice commands, but overall it's pretty easy to master.

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An optional, automated popcorn replenishment feature is part of the appeal.

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Preset cooking commands add some simplicity, but not all of them work as well as they should.

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