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Do these small smart appliances deserve a place on your countertop? (pictures)

Small appliances have gotten smarter with the help of Wi-Fi, apps and touchscreens. Check out these countertop devices that want to improve the way you cook a meal.

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Gourmia GKM9000 kitchen machine

The Gourmia GKM9000, which debuted this year at the International Home and Housewares Show, will include a 7-inch LCD screen when it goes on sale this spring.

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Gourmia GKM9000 kitchen machine

The display on the Gourmia kitchen machine shows step-by-step instructions for recipes you cook with the appliance.

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Tovala Smart Oven

The Tovala Smart Oven will combine the convenience of food delivery with bar code scanning, Wi-Fi and a connected app to make cooking quick and easy. The product has received full funding on Kickstarter, and backers should begin receiving their units at the end of the year.

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Tovala Smart Oven

You can use the Tovala Smart Oven in two ways: as a standalone countertop oven that you can control with an app, or in conjunction with Tovala-delivered meals like the salmon pictured here.

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June Intelligent Oven

The June Intelligent Oven, which is scheduled to be shipped this spring, includes a camera and processor that enable the appliance to recognize foods you put inside and recommend the best cook settings.

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Perfect Bake Pro

The Perfect Bake Pro is an example of a connected scale: You pick a recipe from the app, connect the scale to your device, put a mixing bowl on the scale and follow the app's step-by-step instructions.

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Adaptics Drop

The Adaptics Drop scale also connects to an app and provides step-by-step baking instructions.

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FirstBuild Paragon Induction Cooktop

The Paragon Induction Cooktop includes a countertop induction burner and a Bluetooth temperature probe. The two components communicate to control the temperature of your sous vide water bath.

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Mellow sous vide cooker

The Wi-Fi-enabled Mellow sous vide cooker can chill and cook food in a water bath. This means you could put your vacuum-sealed food in the Mellow in the morning in a cold water bath, then tell the machine to begin sous vide cooking through a connected app.

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Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker

The Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker has Wi-Fi, so you can change your cooker's temperature or timer from an app.

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