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Appliances large, small, and smart at CES 2016 (pictures)

Many shiny new appliances caught our eye at CES 2016. Here are the ones that stood out and demanded our attention. Stay tuned, as we plan to update this gallery often and add new images and products as we see them.

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One machine to wash and dry

LG's latest Twin Wash appliance takes laundry multitasking to the next level by being able to either wash or dry clothes using a single machine.

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Whirlpool's dishwasher shops for itself

Theoretically you'll never run low on detergent and rinse aid, since the Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher can replenish itself for you through Amazon Dash.

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Samsung's smartest fridge yet

Samsung's new Family Hub refrigerator is its most impressive and sophisticated yet. It connects to Amazon's voice assistant Alexa to query the cloud, plus it boasts a massive touchscreen to present information.

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A Web-connected fridge from Whirlpool

Whirlpool unveiled a web-connected refrigerator of its own at CES 2016. Called the Smart French Door Refrigerator, it not only links to Nest thermostats but is also designed to offer more food storage.

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Samsung's second sink-soaking washer

Samsung is back this year with an all-new design to add to its top-loading Activewash roster. The $1,099 WA50K8600 is available in either white or "black stainless" and boasts a sink for presoaking stubborn stains.

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A big-ass fan for the masses

Ceiling fan specialist Big Ass Fans is at it again, this time around with a fresh model that costs much less than its predecessor.

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This vac really motors

Part vacuum, part loyal robot companion, the LG CordZero Canister Vacuum uses motorized wheels to follow you as you move throughout your home and even turns where you turn.

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Wi-Fi ovens, the new frontier

The Samsung ranges with Wi-Fi were on display. They link to home networks and mobile devices for greater control and peace of mind from any location.

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A giant washer to power through dirty clothes

Decimate your dirty clothes pile in no time flat with this new Whirlpool monster that can supposedly tackle 26-pound loads at once.

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Robovac that’s brainy enough to learn

At $1,200 the Samsung Powerbot Turbo VR9350 costs a pretty penny but is also sophisticated enough to map your rooms and learn to clean more efficiently over time.

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Here comes the solar stove

Why use chemical fuel when you can cook with star power? This hybrid electric grill heats food with either direct solar energy or via a solar-charged electric battery.

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Super-cool looks, fresh features

Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG showcased its own high-tech refrigerator at CES 2016. Part of the new Signature line, the appliance flaunts motorized doors and a slick, transparent window.

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A compact and ventless washer, dryer pair

With a depth shallow enough to squeeze into closets and a dryer that doesn't require venting, this laundry pair from Whirlpool is meant to fit into challenging spaces.

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Meld washer and dryer into one machine

Startup company Marathon feels that buying a separate washer and dryer appliance for your clothes makes no sense. The more practical answer, Marathon's all-in-one combo machine.

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