There’s no appliance in the kitchen that gets opened and closed in an impatient panic more often than the microwave. They build those doors tough for a reason. That’s also why there’s no kitchen device more in need of the smart treatment.
It’s easy to make fun of kitchen products like refrigerators and toasters having smart capabilities. Many of the features don’t simplify anything, adding an unnecessary bureaucracy and quasi-sophistication to performing a simple task, like I do with my articles.
But think about how often we burn things in microwaves, or realize the burrito we heated up is slightly frozen and eat it anyway because it’s two in the morning (just me?). Think about how often we open and close the door to check if something’s done, and stare at the microwave impatiently as if it’s somehow going to heat the item up quicker, like a person who presses an elevator button repeatedly, thinking it’ll speed up the arrival.
Smart Microwaves Know Their Audience
The only time I ever cook things properly in a microwave is when I’m melting action figures. So if there…
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