A key problem seemed to be that Rittmanâ(TM)s kettle didnâ(TM)t come with software that would easily allow integration with other devices in his home, including Amazon Echo, which, like Appleâ(TM)s Siri, allows users to tell connected smart devices what to do.
So Rittman was trying to build the integration functionality himself.
Yeah... I think I see your problem. Perhaps get it to work before trying to do anything clever.
Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries, knows nothing about grapes. -- Philippus Paracelsus