If you’ve been shopping for smart displays lately, you’ve probably seen Amazon’s Echo Show 15, and both lusted after it and wondered where you could justify putting it in a home. I recently got my hands on one and after a bit of testing, it seems like the best answer to that is the kitchen — though not necessarily in the ways you’re expecting.

About this article: I tested the Amazon Echo Show 15 for two weeks. The unit was provided by Amazon, but Amazon had no say in the direction or published content.

Amazon Echo Show 15

Obvious (and not so obvious) strengths

A shallow focus shot of the Echo Show 15