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6 reasons to use Instinct™ in your kitchen


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Whether you're an expert chef or a complete novice, Instinct makes your time in the kitchen easy and fun. With Alexa Built-In, this Wi-Fi enabled smart light switch preserves valuable counter space while providing all the help you've come to expect from Amazon's voice assistant. Find new recipes, set timers, get help with measurements and more, all with Instinct. 

Recipes for days

Looking for a twist on mom's apple pie recipe? Need to eat healthy, but unsure how to make kale edible? Instinct has your back. Just Alexa for a recipe, or find the recipe Skill that fits your needs in the Amazon Alexa app. A quick search for "recipes" in the Skill section of the app garners over 600 results, so there's no shortage of options depending on what you're looking for. With Alexa in a light switch, you have plenty of extra counter space to make a mess of the kitchen, and you don't need to keep referring to a recipe book. Let Alexa walk you through the process step-by-step. 

Timers to keep you organized

It goes without saying, timing is everything when it comes to baking. Next time you attempt that sourdough, set a timer with Alexa so you get it just right. All you have to do is say "Alexa, set a timer" to get started. Have a lot going at once? Set multiple timers and give them all a name to stay organized. For example, say something like "Alexa, start a pasta timer for 9 minutes."

Convert units with confidence

Cooking can be  overwhelming to begin with. But when your recipe starts calling for units you haven't dealt with since grade school, it's enough to make you order out. With Instinct, just ask Alexa to help. For instance, "Alexa, how many tablespoons in a half cup."

Well done or medium rare?

With 90,000-plus custom skills, there are a range of cooking-related skills that can be accessed hands-free from Alexa within Instinct. Take the "Cooking Temperatures" skill for example. Determine the cooking temperature of your beef, pork, chicken and fish so it's tasty and safe. There are other similar skills that'll help you determine the cooking time for different items, like that roast you always overcook. 

Put it on the list

Missing an ingredient? Have no fear, your recipe can be salvaged. Ask Alexa for a replacement ingredient. For instance, "Alexa, what's a replacement for butter?" If that doesn't work, add it to your shopping list so next time your out, you don't forget again! Just say "Alexa, add butter to my shopping list." Even better yet, just order it on the spot through Instinct and have it delivered to your door. 

Music to your ears

Make cooking in your house fun by streaming your favorite Amazon Music playlist through Instinct. Find yourself in the kitchen often? Catch up on audiobooks and podcasts through Audible and Kindle, all through Instinct.