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10 Ways to Use Alexa in Your Kitchen - Kitchen Tech

10 Ways to Use Alexa in Your Kitchen - Kitchen Tech
From The Kitchn - December 1, 2017

It'd sure be nice if you could just say, "Alexa, do all the things for me," right? While she ca not go to work for you or peel a bag of potatoes, Alexa can lend a helping hand with mostly everything in the homeespecially in the kitchen.

Here are 10 surprising ways you can put an Alexa-enabled device to work when your hands are deep in a homemade dough, or you are chopping away for Sunday sauce.

1. She can play music.

What does music have to do with kitchen tasks? Truthfully, more than you realize. Music can energize your time in the kitchen, mellow it out, or simply keep you company. Use Alexa to access your favorite tunes while you prep and cook. No need to get your phone dirty or wet when you want to change a track or turn up the volume. Tip: Use a spatula as a microphone while you are at it.

2. She can pick a recipe.

Looking for a great eggplant parm recipe? Or a cozy minestrone? Skip the endless online searching and simply let Alexa do the work. Ask her for a recipe for a specific dish and get to work.

3. She can help you use up leftovers.

Not sure what to do with that random leek left in the fridge? Or that container of couscous? Ask Alexa how to use a specific ingredient and she will recommend a recipe for it. She will follow up to check if you'd like more information or more recipes for that ingredient (ratings included).

4. She can make you a shopping list.

As soon as you realize you are at the end of a jar or you just used up that last onion, tell Alexa to add it to your list. The list is then stored on the app in the lists section. Ca not remember what's already on it? Just ask her to repeat what's on the list.

5. She can educate you.

Not entirely sure what a watermelon radish is? Perhaps harissa rings a bell but you are wondering where you can buy it? Or maybe it's a house divided between vegetarians and carnivores and you are wondering if Worcestershire is vegetarian-friendly. Need gluten-free recipes? Just ask, and Alexa will teach.

6. She can set a timer.

7. She can do measurement conversions.

8. She can help with calorie counts.

9. She can help you sub ingredients.

10. She can help you clean up.

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