Top five home and kitchen gadgets of the futureHome appliances get 'smart' for stress-free living

07 January 2014

This week sees the return of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) conference in Las Vegas, the place to spot the latest tech developments, from tablets to ovens. We've rounded up the top five home gadgets and devices for a futuristic and 'intelligent' home.

Aside from the latest TVs and wearable tech like smartwatches, there are lots of new home products at CES. New smart technology that allows you to connect to and control your home appliances from your phone or tablet has dominated the show.

Before checking out what caught our eye at the show, you can also visit our kitchen section for reviews of appliances from fridge freezers to ovens, and kitchen gadgets including food processors and coffee machines. All products reviewed have been through our rigorous lab tests, which bust those myths made by manufacturers, ensuring that you buy a product that lives up to its claims.

High tech yes, and high cost, certainly. Some of these innovations won't be in the UK for a while, and when they are, they could cost a pretty penny.

In the meantime, if you're looking for a new range cooker, fridge freezer or dishwasher - you can use our compare features and prices tool to find ones within your budget and to meet your specification  - take a look at our reviews to find out which products are really worth the money. 

Within each review you will also find brand reliability reviews for companies like Samsung and LG, so you can see how many of their products have become Best Buys, and Don't Buys.

And we haven't forgotten the small gadgets - we've reviewed 29 slow cookers, 55 food processors, and 25 stand mixers.

Lastly, before shelling out lots for a system that allows you to monitor and control your energy usage remotely, take a look at our money-saving tips to help you use your home heating controls effectively, and consider getting an energy monitor.

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