Take a look at the best, worst and weirdest technology on display at the Smart Kitchen Summit, a trade show dedicated to connected kitchen appliances and devices.
Kenmore announced a line of Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators during the Smart Kitchen Summit. You can adjust the temperatures inside the freezer and fridge through an app. The appliances also work with Amazon Alexa, the online retailer's voice-activated digital assistant.
You can buy one of the fridges, the Kenmore Elite 24-cubic-foot Counter-Depth French Door Bottom-Mount Smart Refrigerator, now for $2,499. The rest of the line will be available in December.
The Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators will also send alerts to your phone if you leave a door open, when you need to replace a filter and if there are power outages.
NutriBullet announced a new Bluetooth-enabled blender called the NutriBullet Balance.
The NutriBullet Balance contains a scale. You connect the blender to its companion app, find a recipe and the app will tell you how much of an ingredient to add based on how much it weighs.
Cooking robots like this Crepe Robot were big at this year's Smart Kitchen Summit.
This machine automatically dispenses the proper amount of batter for a crepe, bakes it and pushes it onto a prep station.
The Crepe Robot spreads the batter over a hot cooking surface.
GammaChef is a cooking robot that automatically dispenses ingredients and cooks a meal with a robotic stirring arm.
This concept countertop cooker uses radio frequency (RF), a type of electromagnetic wave, to cook food. Microwaves use this same type of energy, but on a different frequency.
Beverages were also big at the Smart Kitchen Summit. This is the PicoBrew Pico Model C, a Wi-Fi-enabled countertop brewing system.
HOPii is another countertop brewing system.
Chime is like a Keurig, but for brewing chai.
Drip is a robotic arm that dispenses water for pour-over coffee. Drip's creators, Bubble Lab, said the product is designed for use in busy coffee shops.
This device, called Vulcan, is designed to make normal appliances smart.
You plug appliances into the Vulcan, which also connects to a temperature probe. You can then work with an online recipe app to control the appliance, so when the Vulcan's temperature sensor detects that your food has reached the correct temperature, it can control the appliance's power.
This Wi-Fi-enabled temperature sensor can measure the temperature of the food you're cooking and the ambient temperature of the grill, smoker or oven in which you're cooking.
The PantryChic is a storage and dispense system for ingredients like flour and sugar.
You put your dry goods in PantryChic's SmartCanisters, and the PantryChic will automatically dispense the right amount of the ingredient based on the recipe you're making.
This device is designed to be placed around your stove and detect high temperatures to prevent cooking fires.
The Hestan Cue is made up of an induction burner and connected cookware that works with an app to guide you through recipes. The company added this pot to its lineup.