Amazon Alexa Benefits for Smart Appliances

Use Amazon Alexa to take our Smart Appliances to the next level with hands-free voice controls.For voice activation, you must have one or more of our Smart products connected to your home WiFi network. For more information, visit Smart Appliances. To confirm your appliance can be connected to WiFi, visit: Does My Appliance Have WiFi Capability? For more information on Amazon Alexa devices, visit: Echo & Alexa Devices

Interact with your Smart appliances using one of the following Skills (depending on your appliance):

  • Geneva, GE Appliances' Custom Skill: Initiate Geneva by saying "Alexa, ask/tell Geneva..." and then state your request.

  • SmartHQ™, GE Appliances' Smart Home Skill : Start by saying "Alexa,..." and state your request.


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Here are some of the ways Alexa and Geneva or SmartHQ can work together to bring voice control to your Smart appliances:

Refrigerator with Hot Water Dispenser 


  • set the refrigerator to 150 degrees.

  • set the refrigerator to minimum/maximum.

  • set the refrigerator to hot chocolate.

  • set the refrigerator to tea.

  • set the refrigerator to soup


Alexa, tell Geneva...

  • to make hot water.

  • to turn on TurboCool.

  • to turn TurboFreeze on/off.

  • to make hot water in 10 minutes.

  • to turn on/off Sabbath mode.

  • to set the fresh food to 38 degrees.

  • to set the freezer to -3 degrees.

  • to check the status of my water filter.

  • to turn the icemaker on/off.

Alexa, ask Geneva...

  • what is the refrigerator temperature?

  • what is the freezer temperature?

  • if my icemaker is full?

  • if my doors are open?

Wall Oven or Range


  • turn on/off the oven.

  • preheat the oven to three hundred fifty degrees.

  • preheat the oven to three hundred fifty degrees in convection roasting.

  • bake for 45 minutes in the oven.

  • set the oven to convection baking for 20 minutes.

  • cook chicken nuggets in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • is the oven on?

  • what’s the temperature in the oven?

  • what temp did I set the oven to?

Alexa, tell Geneva... 
  • to preheat the (upper/lower) oven to 350.

  • to change the temperature to 300.

  • to set cook timer for 20 minutes.

  • to turn off the oven.

  • to cancel baking.

  • to set oven to convection roast/bake.

  • to turn the warming drawer to low/medium/high/off.

  • to set a timer for 10 minutes.

  • to turn on/off Sabbath mode.

  • to preheat my oven for turkey. 

  • I want brownies.

Alexa, ask Geneva... 

  • what is the oven status?

  • how much time is left on my kitchen timer?



Alexa, ...
  • microwave for two minutes on high.

  • defrost five pounds of chicken.

  • add 30 seconds to the microwave.

  • pause the microwave.

  • resume the microwave.

  • stop the microwave.

  • microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds.


  • turn on/off the Advantium.

  • preheat the Advantium to 350 degrees.

  • set the Advantium to warm/broil/toast/proof.

  • cook for 20 minutes in the Advantium.

  • set the Advantium to convection baking for 20 minutes.

  • set Advantium to convection bake at 350 degrees.

  • microwave for 10 minutes in Advantium.

  • is the Advantium on?

  • what temp did I set Advantium to?

Vent Hood

Alexa, ...

  • turn on the hood fan.

  • turn on the hood light.

  • set the hood fan speed to boost.

  • set the hood light level to max.




  • Alexa, what is the dishwasher status

Alexa, tell Geneva...


  • I added 1 pod to the dishwasher.

Alexa, ask Geneva...

  • when the dishwasher will be finished?

  • do I need rinse aid?

  • how many detergent pods do I have left?

  • what is the dishwasher status?



  • what is the washer status?

  • turn on the washer**

  • turn off the washer**


Alexa, ask Geneva...

  • if my laundry is clean.

  • to turn on my washer.**

  • to stop my washer.**

** Only on selected models with Remote Control. Washer and Dryer - WiFi Remote Control



  • what is the dryer status?

  • turn on the washer**

  • turn off the washer**


Alexa, tell Geneva... 

  • to keep tumbling.

  • to turn on/off the dryer.**

** Only on selected models with Remote Control. Washer and Dryer - WiFi Remote Control

Alexa, ask Geneva... 

  • if my laundry is dry.

Room Air Conditioner


  • set the air conditioner to 72 degrees.

  • what temperature is it in here?

  • turn down the air conditioner.

  • set the air conditioner to cool.

  • set the air conditioner fan speed to high.

Alexa, tell Geneva... 

  • to turn on the air conditioner.

  • to turn the air conditioner to 72.

  • to set the fan to high.

  • to set my air conditioner to energy saver.

Alexa, ask Geneva... 

  • for air conditioner status.

Coffee Maker/Coffee BrewerAlexa,...

  • turn on coffee brewer.

  • turn off coffee brewer.

Alexa will not notify you that something has completed unless you first ask Alexa or Geneva (depending on model) for the status. For automatic notifications, you can choose for notifications to appear on your mobile device through the SmartHQ app.For more information, visit: GE Appliances SmartHQ Voice Activation.