You used yoursfor kitchen basics, from setting hands-free timers to while cooking. But there are so many other ways Alexa can take your cooking experience to the next level.
For example, Alexa can help you figure out how many calories are in the dish you’re preparing, and can also help you convert if you need to double a recipe or convert ounces and grams.
Note that this is what you should do if you have your Echo speaker in your kitchento avoid getting wet and ruining it. Here are the best ways to use your Amazon Echo in the kitchen.
Alexa can help you count calories
Curious about how many calories are in each ingredient that you use to make your famous guacamole? Alexa can help you provide calorie information. For example, you can ask, “Alexa, how many calories is there in an avocado?” The voice assistant will then reply with the number of calories in the food you ask for.
Ask Alexa what to cook tonight
Undecided? Alexa can help you decide what to do for dinner. First, ask, “Alexa, what should I cook tonight?” The voice assistant will then ask you whether you want to start the recipe, send it to your phone, or hear the next recipe.
When you want to hear the next recipe, Alexa asks for a specific ingredient to search for, e.g. B. Chicken. Once you’ve decided on a recipe, Alexa will tell you the ingredients you need and give you step-by-step instructions. To hear a step again, say, “Alexa, repeat” or continue by saying, “Alexa, next step.”
Get conversions quickly
Whether you need to duplicate a recipe or know specific dimensions, Alexa can help. For example, you can ask, “Alexa, how many ounces in a pound?” This can be useful for breaking up a meal for five in ounces.
You can also ask, “Alexa, how many tablespoons are in a cup?” or “Alexa, how many ounces are there in a tablespoon?” If a recipe calls for 2 ounces of water, let’s say.
Add items to your shopping list
You don’t always have time to write down things that you miss in the refrigerator or pantry. But you can quickly say, “Alexa, add milk to my shopping list” before walking out the door. Then when you’re at the grocery store, you can check your list by opening the Alexa app on your phone.
First, open the app and tap More > Lists & Notes, then choose grocery store from the list options. After you get the items you need off the shelves, you can cross them off the list one by one. To completely remove the food, swipe left and select Clear.
Use Alexa to control your devices
Alexa can control your compatible small appliances such as coffee machines and slow cookers. You either need a Wi-Fi compatible appliance or oneor switch. If your appliance has built-in Wi-Fi, you can connect it to your Echo device. If you have smart plugs, plug those into your Amazon Echo and plug in your little devices to make them smarter.
To activate the devices with your voice, you can say: “Alexa, start making coffee” or “Alexa, turn off the slow cooker”.
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