#1. When you don’t want to forget where you keep the garlic press…
Or the lemon zester… or the carrot peeler. You can just have Alexa remember where you keep those infrequently used kitchen tools. Then next time you need the carrot peeler, you can ask Alexa where it is.
Tell Alexa where you're putting the item: "Alexa, remember the lemon zester is in the third drawer next to the sink"
Next time you need it: "Alexa, where's the lemon zester?"
#2. When you want to remember a recipe as you create it so you can make it again…
Add each ingredient to an Alexa list as you mix it into your culinary creation. It's just like adding items to an Alexa shopping list.
First, create the new list: "Alexa, create list called Sunday night pasta"
Then add ingredients to the list: "Alexa, add 6 basil leaves and 1 lb of ground sirloin to Sunday night pasta list" (yep, you can add multiple items to a list in one command or one at a time if you prefer)
Pro Tip: Next time you want to make the Sunday night pasta, just open up the list in the Alexa app to see your recipe.
Pro Tip: You can also use announcements as part of an Alexa routine. Try a routine that kicks off when you say "Alexa, it's time to cook dinner" and plays your favorite cooking music, turns on the kitchen lights and announces across your home that you're starting to make dinner.
#4. When your recipe calls for olive oil but you just ran out…
Alexa is great for finding recipe substitutions when you don't have an ingredient on hand.
"Alexa, what's a substitution for olive oil?"
"Alexa, can you substitute butter for olive oil?" (to find out whether an ingredient you have will work)