A large-appliance-filled holiday season

You may not automatically think of large appliances as a holiday gift idea, but we have a handful of options that will take your kitchen or laundry room from serviceable to sophisticated and smart. Click through our top picks to see if any of these fridges, ovens, ranges, washers and dishwashers deserve a spot in your home.

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Enough room for all that eggnog

Samsung's $5,999 RH9900 refrigerator has 34 cubic feet worth of cleverly designed nooks and crannies for all of your food-and-beverage-storing needs. The brand supposedly worked with a team of "master chefs" to ensure that the pricy RH9900 has everything you need to keep your favorite holiday treats -- and then some.

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Secret storage compartment

LG's $3,700 LFX32945ST refrigerator boasts a door-in-door design. Basically, that means that it has a special "hidden" storage compartment that you can access without having to open the entire fridge. Sounds pretty handy to me.

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This huge range can handle...anything

Dacor's $11,999 Discovery IQ Dual-Fuel Range is a newer addition to the brand's app-connected large appliance lineup. It's 48 inches long, comes with six large burners and has side-by-side double ovens. If that won't suit your holiday-feast-prep-needs, I don't know what will.

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An app-connected cooking experience

The $3,699 GE Profile Built-In Double Convection Wall Oven PT9550SFSS is a solid performer with a couple of special features that make it stand out from the high-end mainstream. You can use the GE Brillion app to access various oven features from your phone and it has a red LED status bar right under the display panel that tracks your cooking time.

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This Whirlpool Washer 'Works with Nest'

Whirlpool's $1,699 Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live Technology WFL98HEBU and its companion dryer, the WEL98HEBU, are part of the "Works with Nest" initiative. That means that your Nest thermostat communicates with this washer to make sure your clothes don't wrinkle when you're away.

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Stick your dirty dishes under a waterfall

The $1,599 Samsung DW80H9970 dishwasher relies on something called "WaterWall" technology to clean your dirty kitchenware. Yep, it's exactly what it sounds like; vertical water jets spray caked-on food and grease with the force of a professional-grade cleaning machine. So says Samsung, at least.

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