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7 Innovative appliances for your home

High-tech appliances

In the technological age, the evolution of gadgets and gizmos changes faster than some can keep up with. You get a new cell phone every year and a new computer every three to try to close the tech gap and keep current, but you still have a kitchen full of standard, tried-and-true appliances. While the old appliances still work, there are several new tech-boosted appliances on the market. Here are seven of our favorite innovative appliances for your updated abode.

Internet fridge

1The internet-enabled refrigerator

These refrigerators keep your food cold and your kitchen current. You might not be Tweeting every detail from your kitchen, but imagine having some cook-time entertainment like streaming your favorite TV shows, movies, music and more. Did you look up a recipe online and forget exactly how to cut the onion? Leave the laptop in the living room and Google that recipe on the spot, and pull the onion right out of the fridge while you're there.

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2Customized toilets

It's the craziest appliance you didn't know you couldn't live without. Some new toilets have a self-opening lid, pressure and temperature controls and smell-absorbing capability. Some even have a touch screen panel for entertainment. It comes with a hefty price tag of up to $6,500.

3The bottom-freezer refrigerator

Especially useful during those summer months when kids are running in and out of the house, looking for ways to cool down, the bottom-freezer fridge lives up to its name. It keeps the freezer on the bottom, rather than on the top, allowing little hands to reach in for ice or an ice pop without asking mom to grab cool-down items for them.

4Warming drawers

Restaurants have used this method for years, but adding a warming drawer to your home can cut prep time in half. Imagine warming chips and dip in a drawer for the big game, all while keeping the extra servings warm and ready at a moment's notice.

5Self-dispensing dishwashers

Instead of worrying about how much dish detergent to add every time you turn on the dishwasher, these dishwashers have a built-in reservoir that does the dirty work for you. The bottle-sized reservoir dispenses the right amount of detergent every time. Waste less, all while being hassle-free.

6Detergent-free washers

Detergent-free washers instead wash with a chemical substance called dihydrogen monoxide, which breaks down stains and dirt just like any detergent would. The big plus is that you'll never have to run to the store for last minute detergent again!

7Espresso-making refrigerators

Skip the coffee bar line and associated cost with an espresso refrigerator. It brews the perfect cup every time, all while saving you time and money in the long run.

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