Smart & Connected Life Smart Home What is the Amazon Smart Oven and How Does It Work? The smart appliance your kitchen is waiting for By S.E. Slack Strategy Director, Lifewire.com S.E. Slack has 30+ years' experience writing about technology. She has authored 12 books and thousands of articles, and she has worked for IBM and Microsoft. our editorial process LinkedIn S.E. Slack Updated October 02, 2019 Smart Home Appliances & Lighting Your Best Year Ever: College Tech Tips Amazon Google Tweet Share Email If you hate cooking but love food, the Amazon Smart Oven powered by Alexa might be the ticket to your next easy-to-cook meal. It was designed to help you cook almost anything, regardless of your skill level as a chef. What is the Amazon Smart Oven? The Amazon Smart Oven is a voice-controlled 4-in-1 appliance. Similar in appearance to a microwave oven, it's actually a combination microwave, convection oven, air fryer, and food warmer. It can be used on a counter top or installed into your cabinets with a trim kit for a built-in look. It connects to your home network as part of a connected home system and uses the virtual assistant Alexa; hence the term 'smart' oven. Learn more about smart ovens and stoves How Does the Amazon Smart Oven Work? In many ways, this oven works like a microwave oven does: You enter commands on a keypad on the front using one of the four modes (microwave, air fryer, convection oven, or food warmer). Beyond that handy combination of cooking modes, you can connect the oven to the internet using the Alexa app and, as long as you have an Echo device, issue voice commands instead of using the keypad. The smart technology includes a scan-to-cook feature that allows you to scan certain packaged foods with your smartphone using the Alexa app. You can ask the oven to start or stop cooking, use one of the preset commands, or wait for her to notify you when the oven is finished preheating or food is done. Scan-to-cook grocery partners include Whole Foods, Marie Callendar's, Gardein, and more. Technical Details to Know Amazon Smart Oven includes 30 manual keypad-controlled preset options and more than 100 voice-controlled preset commands. At just 13 inches in height, and just under 22 inches in width with a 21.4 inch depth, it sits comfortably on most kitchen counters. The interior cavity is 1.5 cubic feet. It's fairly heavy: It weighs in at 45 pounds. In addition to the four cooking modes, it also includes 10 microwave power levels. It connects to Wi-Fi at 2.4 GHz/802.11 b/g/n. Amazon Smart Oven is Alexa app-compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices. You do need an Amazon Echo device to take advantage of the hands-free control features of Amazon Smart Oven. Where to Find This Product Amazon Smart Oven is available through Amazon.com and its affiliated retailers.