Banana bread in the oven

Need to add a few minutes to your Alexa timer?

Just say "Alexa, extend banana bread timer by 5 minutes"

This super handy feature means that the next time you have 5 minutes left on your timer, but your dish is going to likely need 10 more minutes for whatever reason, you can just extend the timer. No more deleting your current timer and setting a new one!

I use this feature multiple times a day -- when the fish I'm roasting is cooking more slowly than usual or I'm experimenting with a new recipe (like my quarantine banana bread!), and I can tell it's going to need more time by looking at it.

4 more helpful Alexa timer tips:

  1. Set as many Alexa timers as you want: Say “Alexa, set the chicken timer for 90 minutes” and “Alexa, set a quinoa timer for 15 minutes.” Keep going and add as many timers as you'd like
  2. Easily turn off timers: Say "Alexa, stop" when a timer goes off
  3. Find out how much time is left on your timers: Say "Alexa, what are my timers?" and Alexa will give you an update on how much time is left on each one. If you have an Echo Show, say "Alexa, show my timers" to see them displayed
  4. NEW feature! Set & turn off timers from any Echo device: You can now say to any Echo in your home "Alexa, set 10 minute timer on Kitchen Echo" and then "Alexa, stop" to any Echo when you hear the timer ringing (you don't even need to specify "Kitchen Echo!"). Tap/click here for more on this cool new feature!

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VoiceBrew subscribers know that I love placing all my Amazon orders via Alexa, but that doesn't mean it's not without some humorous snafus like this from time to time :)
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