Just in time for Thanksgiving, Amazon has teamed up with GE to lend you a helping hand in the kitchen. If you're the lucky owner of an Amazon Echo and wifi-connected smart appliances from GE or Monogram, now, without even lifting a finger, you'll have access to a sous chef who can preheat your oven, boil water, and answer cooking questions—without ever having to lift a finger.
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Here's how it works: Amazon has teamed up with GE to create a suite of voice commands, all triggered by the words "Alexa" and "Geneva." So, for example, you can say: "Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat my oven for turkey." And guess what? Geneva will trigger your smart oven to do just that. It can even update you when the oven is ready (command: "Alexa, ask Geneva for oven status.") and set timers (command: "Alexa, tell Geneva to set the oven timer for 10 minutes.").