On one hand, this American-made oven is equipped with familiar high-end features like convection cooking. On the other hand, Dacor's Discovery iQ Oven is quite unlike any other. That's because its touch-screen control panel is—literally—a Google-powered tablet, which, coupled with the Dacor app, allows for unprecedented convenience. For instance, when a dish is ready to serve, the appliance automatically switches to warming mode and sends you a smartphone notification. Available on Amazon; $7,499.
Meet the Next Generation of High-Tech Kitchen Appliances
How'd you like to cook your dinner from your desk and have a hot meal waiting for you when you get home? Sounds pretty good, and it can easily be a reality for anyone with a smart oven or slow cooker. But those aren't the only appliances you can control from your phone. Check out some amazing appliances that connect to your phone to make cooking touch-screen simple.
Dacor's Discovery iQ Oven1/8
Making your morning cup of coffee just got a whole lot easier. With the Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Optimal Brew Smart Coffeemaker with WeMo, you can easily schedule or adjust brew time right from your smartphone. Set up brewing times in advance, and you can have a fresh cup of coffee ready and waiting when you get out of bed. Available on Amazon; $149.99.
iDevices Kitchen Thermometer3/8
Finally, there’s a way to get a precise temperature read on your turkey withouthaving to hover outside the oven window for half the afternoon. With the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer, you can move around the house, whether you're working in the kitchen or even sitting in the living room with your guests, confident that it will alert your mobile phone when the bird is thoroughly cooked. An additional LED-screened device sits on the countertop or mounts magnetically to your oven, letting you monitor the temperature whenever you pass by. Available on Amazon; $97.99.
Samsung RF28HMELB Smart Fridge4/8
Imagine having a tablet secured to the front of your refrigerator! That's the kind of flexibility and convenience that the Wi-Fi-enabled LCD screen on this Samsung model affords. You can watch TV, pull up recipes, and even make or answer calls through your fridge. More than that, this powerhouse of a refrigerator boasts counter-height drawers with adjustable temperatures and holds up to 28 cubic feet—that's enough room to fit up to 28 bags of groceries! Available at Samsung; $3,599.
WeMo Slow Cooker5/8
Slow cooking couldn't get any easier, right? Wait! It just did. Using the free WeMo app, you can control this slow cooker right from your phone. Shift from high to warm to off with the tap of your finger—even if you're miles from home—and dinner will be waiting for you when you arrive. Available on Amazon; $129.99.
Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale with Bluetooth6/8
If health is a primary concern for your household, this smart food scale may be a great addition to your kitchen—and your diet. It transmits food weight and nutritional information to the Escali SmartConnect app on your phone, allowing you to effortlessly track your calories and nutrients. Available on Amazon; $99.95.
The Perfect Drink7/8
So you're the host with the most, but are you a smart bartender? Mixing drinks is simple with the Perfect Drink scale and app. Compatible with Android and iOS, the scale comes loaded with recipes and walks you through each step for mixing anything from a single glass to a large pitcher of your favorite potent potable. Because the scale is so sensitive, there's no need to measure as you pour. Simply follow the directions on your app to serve up your next cocktail. Available on Amazon; $39.99.
If you think of your dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker as one-trick ponies... think again!