Sharp has unveiled its first smart countertop microwave ovens featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and certified Works with Alexa compatibility for hands-free operation using voice commands in two sizes, a mid-sized 1.1 cu.ft oven (SMC1139FS) and family-sized 1.4 cu. ft oven (SMC1449FS).
“At Sharp, we remain committed to our brand promise of Simply Better Living. We create products that are simple to use, better than the competition, and support your choice to live a healthier lifestyle,” says Peter Weedfald, Senior Vice President of SHCA.
The users can now can just say “Alexa, microwave fresh vegetables” for a hands-free way to select the Fresh Vegetables preset on your Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Oven. With the Alexa app or an Alexa-enabled device, the users can now use their voice to start or stop the microwave, add time to the current cooking cycle, or even cook at a specific power level to make operating the Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Oven simpler.
In addition to the Alexa enabled features, Sharp revealed that both the mid-sized and family-sized smart microwave ovens are also specifically tuned to achieve optimal popping results from Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn, the market leader in microwave popcorn. All that needs to be done is simply touch the “Popcorn” button to choose the Classic Size (3.3 oz) or Single Serve Mini Bag (1.16oz) of Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn, or use your Amazon Echo device or the Alexa app and say “Alexa, Microwave Classic Popcorn.” Then sit back and enjoy light and fluffy popcorn with the delicious, buttery flavor of Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn.
Besides these features, Sharp also asserted that the One-Touch controls, Express Cook, and the Carousel turntable system make cooking and reheating a breeze. The modern brushed stainless steel finish is easy to clean and complements any style. The Sharp Smart Countertop Microwave Oven is available in two sizes:
SMC1139FS, 1.1 cu. ft. that offers over 30 voice commands, and 10 more food presets available by voice only. It comes with a price tag of $149.99.
SMC1449FS, 1.4 cu. ft. that offers Sensor Cooking along with over 70 voice commands, and 50 more food presets available by voice only. It comes with a price tag of $169.99.
In addition to this, the clock on the extra-large, white LED display will set to the correct time once connected to your Wi-Fi. So there is no more hassle of resetting the clock after a power interruption! Isn’t that a step forward towards the Simply Better Living.
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