Smart ovens for your countertop are a thing now, and there are actually good ones out

Smart ovens for your countertop are a thing now, and there are actually good ones out there. Here’s who makes the cut. If you’re looking for a smart kitchen assistant, you’ve got plenty of options. There are smart displays to guide you through recipes or show instructional videos. You can use Bluetooth thermometers to monitor cooking temps or employ a smart large appliance like Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator that be the smart command center of your kitchen or even home.  But just when we thought smart kitchen stuff had peaked, smart countertop ovens hit their stride. These microwave-size cookers perform dozens tasks like baking, roasting, dehydrating and even proofing dough. Some work with voice assistants, others recognize food with AI or scan packaged food from your local grocery store. Here are the standout smart ovens we’ve tested.  The Amazon Smart Oven is a steal at just $250. Other ovens on this list are much more expensive. It comes with a free third-generation Echo Dot, which you’ll need to connect it to Alexa for voice commands like “Alexa, preheat the oven to 350 degrees”.  The Amazon Smart Oven doesn’t have sma...

Father’s Day gifts on Amazon Prime: gift ideas for dads under $100

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The end of May is a crazy time of year. You’re gearing up for Memorial Day plans and the unofficial start of summer, and before you know, it’s the Fourth of July. Don’t let the craziness of summer make you forget one seriously important holiday sandwiched between your trips to the beach. Father’s Day is June 16 this year, so don’t get caught the week beforehand scrambling to get a gift for one of the most important men in your life. To help, we’ve rounded up 22 Amazon Prime-eligible gift ideas all under $100 so you can add to cart and continue with planning that beach getaway. These are the perfect dad headphones. They not only reduce the amount of noise he hears when he’s mowing the lawn or blowing the leaves, but he can also listen to AM/FM radio since he has quite figured out how to use anything more modern. (Maybe.) The 3M headphones are also voice-activated so he can easily...