How to use the Child Lock on the AmazonBasics Microwave

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The AmazonBasics Microwave is smart — like, really smart. It can be controlled using your voice, automatically re-order popcorn for you, and the digital clock never needs to be manually reset. Perhaps even more important, it has a Child Lock feature that stops kiddos from using the microwave when they shouldn’t be. Here’s how to use it.

Products used in this guide

  • Modern microwave: AmazonBasics Microwave ($50 at Amazon)

How to use the Child Lock on the AmazonBasics Microwave

Press and hold the Pause/Stop button for four seconds.
Wait for the microwave to beep once.
Press and hold the 0 button for two seconds.
Wait for the microwave to beep twice.
You’ll see a key icon on the display indicating that Child Lock is enabled.

Once Child Lock is turned on, the microwave will not function using its keypad or Alexa voice commands. Furthermore, Child Lock will remain on even if the microwave is unplugged and plugged back in again.

When you’re ready to disable Child Lock, simply repeat the above steps.

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AmazonBasics Microwave

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A smarter and safer microwave.

While it may not look like much at first glance, the AmazonBasics Microwave has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. From controlling it with your voice, having it automatically re-order popcorn for you, and making sure your kids can’t use it when they aren’t supposed to, it’s the microwave to get in 2019.

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It may not seem like a lot, but the AmazonBasics Microwave puts a lot of dumb microwaves to shame. It may be small and some popcorn bags don’t fit, but you can control a microwave with your voice without spending too much more for the privilege.

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

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