Most microwaves are considered “smart” microwaves because they can be connected to the internet and have software that enables them to recognize certain commands and functions. This includes tasks like turning on and off, adjusting the power level, and even setting time and temperature.
What are the features of the smart microwave?
Smart microwaves are typically equipped with sensors that can identify specific food items and automatically adjust the cooking time, power, and temperature to ensure that food is cooked evenly and correctly. They may also have features that allow users to control the volume, melody, and brightness of the sound waves produced by the microwave.
Let’s take an example of TOSHIBA ML-EM34P(SS) Smart Countertop Microwave, it has the following features:
The Smart Countertop Microwave connected with Alexa and using an echo device (not included) delivers convenience by allowing hands-free operation by voice command or app control. This is made possible through the use of Alexa.
- Popular foods such as popcorn, pizza, potatoes, vegetables, and more are included on the pre-set menus of the Microwave oven. So when you want to use to warm the food above just press the key and the Microwave will make the perfect warm food for you.
- The humidity sensor will automatically change the amount of cooking power so that you get the best possible heating and have an easier time cooking.
- The button labeled “on/off” gives you the ability to silence the obnoxious beep that occurs after the cooking cycle is complete. Don’t be concerned about rousing your roommate or other members of your family.
- Cut down your electricity bill. The combination of an LED cavity light and an ECO mode helps bring down overall energy use.
When connected to the internet, can my smart microwave be hacked?
For every smart device that is connected to the Internet, there is a possibility of being hacked. However for your smart microwave to be hacked, is not likely. To mitigate the chance of being hacked we can activate a firewall on the router and never use public internet access.
Which one is better dumb microwave or smart microwave?
There is no clear answer to this question. It depends on your specific needs and preferences. When you satisfy with your current microwave and don’t want to make voice commands to ask the microwave oven to do the job or don’t want to monitor the status of the oven using a smartphone then you don’t need the smart microwave oven.