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Amazon's Alexa-enabled June Oven competitor is now available for $250

Amazon Smart Oven
Amazon Smart Oven (Image credit: Amazon)

What you need to know

  • Amazon Smart Oven now available for purchase for $250
  • The device is less than half the price of the comparable June Oven.
  • Smart Oven works with Alexa and has 4-in-1 functionality.

At its fall 2019 product event, Amazon unleashed dozens of new products and announcements for upcoming gadgets, including the Amazon Smart Oven, the company's successor to 2018's AmazonBasics Microwave.

Retailing for $250, the Smart Oven is a four-in-one device, capable of performing the cooking tasks of a microwave, convection oven, food warmer, and air fryer. It works with Alexa, so users can ask their Echo or Alexa-enabled device to preheat the oven or reheat their leftovers. The Smart Oven will communicate the status of your meal to Alexa, using the smart voice assistant to notify you when your food is done. It can also scan food products from partners and many Whole Foods products to cook them in their appropriate setting. Finally, the device is part of Amazon's Certified for Humans program, which promises a struggle-free device setup, pairing, and operation.

The Amazon Smart Oven is being offered for less than half the price of the comparable June Oven, a company that Amazon had invested in and advised previously through its Alexa fund.

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Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.