Why Your Dorm Room Needs a Smart Microwave

Sharp Smart Microwave that Works with Alexa

I remember it like it was yesterday, packing the car with laundry baskets, the mini-refrigerator, and just about anything I would need to survive hours away from my parents. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am talking about when I used to pack up and leave for a semester at college. At the beginning of each year, I would find myself making a list of things that I needed and not only what to get, but found it to be a struggle. Of course, when you move into a college dorm or college house you are going to say you need a microwave. The question is, which microwave is perfect for you?

After careful consideration and looking across the marketplace, I found that the right fit for the upcoming semester may be the Sharp Stainless Steel Smart Carousel Countertop Microwave Oven (SMC1449FS). With Over 70 convenient and simple voice commands, you can take advantage of all the benefits this microwave oven has to offer. What could be easier, than just asking, “Alexa, defrost 1 pound of chicken” to your Amazon Echo device? Our wide selection of Alexa commands and Sensor-Cook & Defrost menu items take the guesswork out of cooking.

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Works with Alexa

This one actually comes with a funny story (I will be quick I promise). A few years back around the holiday season, I was discussing what was on my wish list and kept on saying that I would like an Amazon Alexa to connect to my home devices making everyday tasks simpler. After a while, my grandmother started asking about Alexa and when she was going to be able to meet her. Let’s just say after a few years and a global pandemic, they became very best friends and that’s thanks to the integration with the Sharp Countertop Smart Microwave.

Now I know what you are thinking, how does a blogger’s grandma relate to my college student? Well, I can guarantee they both like the idea of making simple tasks even easier and if anyone is more accepting of technology it has to be college students. Think about the past 20 years, or if you are a current college student your whole entire life. Things that seemed so far-fetched back then like video conferencing, posting on social media from your phone, now are common day occurrences. So, when I say talking to your microwave and treating it as an assistant in the kitchen I don’t seem crazy. The Sharp Countertop Smart Microwave Oven (SMC1449FS) has over 70 Alexa Voice Commands. This includes things from “Alexa, Reheat Dinner Plate” (because you know mom’s home-cooked meals always find their way back), to “Alexa, defrost meat”.

For a full list of the commands, check them out here.


Alexa Voice Command in text in front of plate and Sharp Smart Microwave

Takes the Guesswork Out of Cooking

When I first went off to college and was challenged taking cooking into my hands (literally), let’s just say between me and you that did not go very well. Every 5 seconds I was on the phone either searching the internet or calling my family to see how long to put something in the microwave for. Knowing what I know now, I could’ve saved my parents the constant nagging by utlizing the Quick and Accurate Defrosting on the Sharp Countertop Smart Microwave. Wondering how it works?

Auto Defrost regulates the power to accurately and automatically defrost by time or weight. What is even better is that it works on foods greater than the typical microwavable meals. Take the guesswork out of thawing most foods including meat, poultry, and fish. The Precise Cook Sensor Technology automatically adjusts the cooking time. Makes cooking fast, easy and worry-free. Want to see for yourself? Check out @mamainthekitchen on TikTok to see how they utilized the microwave features to their advantage (and more importantly, the tasty outcome they got!)


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♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz


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Commuting or Taking the Semester Off? You Still Want One

I get it, sometimes you just need a break or your childhood bedroom still hits the spot. If that’s the case, then this smart microwave still may be ideal for you. While you may live in the comfort of your own home, one thing about college is that meeting times for class, work, extracurriculars, etc. could be going on at any point of the day. Let’s face it when your lecture ends at 9:45 PM and you get home or log off and dinner was hours ago you want to simplify the process as much as possible. This smart microwave can suit your needs by reheating your leftovers to taste just as good, with little hassle. Tell me that’s not Simply Better Living!


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