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Will these blenders, brewers and robots change how you eat and drink?

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.

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Kenmore Smart Refrigerators

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.

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Kenmore Smart Refrigerators

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.

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Kenmore Smart Refrigerators

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. 

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NutriBullet Balance

NutriBullet announced a new Bluetooth-enabled blender called the NutriBullet Balance. 

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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. 

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Crepe Robot

Cooking robots like this Crepe Robot were big at this year's Smart Kitchen Summit.

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Crepe Robot

This machine automatically dispenses the proper amount of batter for a crepe, bakes it and pushes it onto a prep station.

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Crepe Robot

The Crepe Robot spreads the batter over a hot cooking surface.

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GammaChef

GammaChef is a cooking robot that automatically dispenses ingredients and cooks a meal with a robotic stirring arm. 

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RF cooking technology

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.

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PicoBrew Pico Model C

Beverages were also big at the Smart Kitchen Summit. This is the PicoBrew Pico Model C, a Wi-Fi-enabled countertop brewing system.

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HOPii

HOPii is another countertop brewing system. 

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Chime

Chime is like a Keurig, but for brewing chai.

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Drip

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.

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Vulcan

This device, called Vulcan, is designed to make normal appliances smart.

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Vulcan

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.

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Loki Smart Meat Thermometer

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.

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PantryChic

The PantryChic is a storage and dispense system for ingredients like flour and sugar.

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PantryChic

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.

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Innohome Stove Guard

This device is designed to be placed around your stove and detect high temperatures to prevent cooking fires.

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Hestan Cue

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.

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