Plenty of Alexa fans opened their wallets this week after Amazon unveiled a range of updated and brand-new devices. One of the more peculiar and unexpected releases is an AmazonBasics microwave, which happens to offer voice functionality when paired with an Alexa device. While some would question why anyone would need such a feature, Wired points out this is just part of Amazon’s clever plan to seed Alexa into any and every home appliance. The sheer number of Alexa developments announced this week felt almost like Amazon had loaded a bunch of Alexas into a gun and fired it at a wall – but don’t be fooled. There is method here. And now Amazon is making its own hardware it can partner with installation companies and home builders to put Alexa devices in homes before you even move in.