Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review
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Summer may well on its way but we’re still tasked with planning the perfect bbq for family and friends. That may seem like a hella big task but I have a house full of Amazon Echo’s helping make even last minute get-together’s run smoothly. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

Planning the Perfect BBQ: Amazon Echo Review

Alexa is the brain of my Amazon Echo and she’s kind of a big deal. She is the absolutely perfect side kick when it comes to party planning and making sure I stay on track not to mention that she makes it FUN. “Mom brain” is a thing of the past now that she’s part of the team so let me share some of the ways she makes the process easier.

I’ve got lists for everything and I love adding to them on a whim. Housed within the Echo are seven microphones, beamforming technology and noise cancellation that somehow allows Echo to hear me scream out some random object to add to the list above the sound of the kids fighting and me doing the dishes. Steaks, lettuce and chips for our bbq are added without skipping a beat and anytime I remember something else I just let Alexa know to add it to the list. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

She can even add items into my Amazon shopping cart and although I don’t yet trust her enough to complete the purchase I’ve been told she can. One day Alexa, one day. 

For now, I can ask her how long to grill my 6oz filet mignon on each side to get it a perfect medium rare and then set a timer with her so that even if my husband gets distracted while grilling he won’t ruin my dinner. Alexa and the Echo are saving our marriage with each meal. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

We’ve got a pretty great (if I may say so myself) summer playlist made in Prime Music that we can easily get our Echo to play it. We can set up multiple Echo’s in the same area to get more of an immersive experience and everyone can take turns being a DJ by simply asking Alexa to play their fave song. Who knows you may be introduced to a new fave thanks to the experience. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

I think one of my fave features though is the ‘drop-in’ feature that allows you to talk from one Echo to another. That means if my husband needs anything outdoors he doesn’t have to scream at the top of his lungs to let me know inside, he can just drop-in on my kitchen Echo, and vice-versa.

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

If all else fails you can ask Alexa to tell you and your guests a joke but I am sure your bbq will be as amazing and perfect as ours if Alexa helps you out. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

Purchasing an Amazon Echo

You can grab an Echo like ours for $129.99 each right now on Amazon.ca but if you purchase 2 (highly recommended) you get $40 off of your purchase and free next-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

She does so much more than tells you the weather and how your commute is to work. You can set up your homes compatible smart devices and I have been getting her to read to me when I am doing the dishes and falling asleep. If you are looking for a sidekick to help you not only plan a better bbq but also just get the most out of your day Alexa is a great option. 

Planning the Perfect BBQ With Ease: Amazon Echo Review

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19 Comments

  1. Calvin
    September 21, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I have the dot, it does work nicely

  2. Tammi L.
    September 25, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    When it comes to shopping with Alexa, I wonder how she chooses things? Beauty and the Beast Movie there are so many…

  3. Debbie White-Beattie
    September 26, 2018 / 3:12 am

    I know we’re supposed to be excited about all of the technology but it scares me

  4. Nate
    September 27, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I want to try the echo dot

  5. Leanne
    October 1, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    Still have one big family babrbeque to do before it gets to cold . I’ve akways wanted to try the echo dot . Had no idea how helpful it could be though .

  6. Janet M
    January 15, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    Technology is so amazing. Thanks for your research.

  7. Treen Goodwin
    January 18, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Sounds like a great product , i have never owned one , i would love to tho …thanks for sharing !!

  8. Lynda Cook
    January 23, 2019 / 11:29 am

    I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile now, I need to find some contests!!

  9. Shirley OFlynn
    January 24, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    I have not owned one but I would like to give it a try. It sounds like a great product.

  10. February 15, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    been hearing and seeing so much about Echo and how great it is, will have to get one when I can afford it, thanks for your info

  11. February 15, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    We have both Echo (amazon) and Google Home and the echo is by far a better system if you are using it to listen to music. The Google home is the system that controls our Rogers Smart Home and it does a good job at that but sucks for music.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    March 2, 2019 / 10:06 am

    Alexa sounds quite amazing. One of my sons has this and last time I visited he drove me nuts with it – he had it set up to remind me every hour to do something like eat vegetables, drink more fluids etc etc. LOL

  13. Erin N
    March 5, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    I still haven’t tried any Smart electronics/assistants yet.. I’m behind on all the new technology. It’s good to know Amazon Echo is so helpful. I am thinking about investing in one soon.

  14. Leanne
    March 6, 2019 / 9:44 am

    I can’t wait for this summer . Just got a new barbecue, can’t wait to use it . I would love to try the amazon echo. Would be great for music and recipes in the kitchen .

  15. JoKing
    April 26, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    I had never thought of using Amazon Echo for this purpose!

  16. Shirley
    May 19, 2019 / 9:26 am

    This looks amazing thank you for the review it was interesting

  17. Shirley P
    June 3, 2019 / 9:44 am

    The echo dot sounds to be very useful I like the idea of reading while I am doing other things

  18. kathy downey
    June 23, 2019 / 11:29 am

    Thanks for sharing,the food looks delicious!

  19. JoKing
    August 5, 2019 / 9:09 am

    I’m only used to Siri. I have heard lots of positive things about Alexa!