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Smart kitchen: New appliances equipped with responsive technologies

A renovated church overhauled into a room with high-tech appliances by Fisher & Paykel (Derek Swalwell)

Design kitchens that respond in real time with new digital appliances and plumbing. With the help of smart home systems like Alexa and Google Home, the following appliances and electronics make the kitchen more responsive and powerful than ever.

Photo of Integrated Column Freezer and Refrigerator Fisher & Paykel

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Integrated Column Freezer and Refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel

Fisher & Paykel’s new family-size column freezer and refrigerator can be installed separately or together, and can be variably configured. The ideal temperature is set for three food zones: freeze, -7 degrees Fahrenheit to 7 degrees Fahrenheit; soft freeze, 14 degrees Fahrenheit to 18 degrees Fahrenheit; and deep freeze, -13 degrees Fahrenheit.

Photo of Smart Oven+ Kitchenaid

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Smart Oven+
Kitchenaid

Smart Oven+ is designed with interchangeable cooking attachments that plug directly into a hub inside. Including a grill, steamer, baking stone, and base heating pan, the oven also has an LED illuminated touch screen that directs the user to the right attachment to employ based on cooking instructions in the platform.

Photo of TKO Touch Faucet Lenova Sinks

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TKO Touch Faucet
Lenova Sinks

Grubby hands? Tap and wash with a faucet that turns on with a touch of your wrist or forearm. Don’t worry about burning yourself; LED lights will indicate the temperature. And, when you’re through, integrated sensors will automatically shut off the flow.

Photo of 48-Inch Pro-Harmony Standard Depth Gas Range Thermador

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48-Inch Pro-Harmony Standard Depth Gas Range
Thermador

Pro-Harmony comes equipped with Thermador’s new app that pairs the oven with other appliances like the ventilation hood, as well as digital recipes that sync with automatic settings. For easy cleanup, the stovetop features a base where a hand and sponge can easily fit under each burner.

Rendering of Hailo Libero 2.0 Auto Opener Häfele

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Hailo Libero 2.0 Auto Opener
Häfele

Look ma, no hands! Open the cabinet door by stepping on a sensor or tapping a button. Special features such as under-mount lighting are customizable with the Auto Opener app.

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