While wearable technology is all the rage at the CES 2014 expo in Las Vegas, another big trend this year appears to be connected kitchen ware.
One of most interesting exhibits of the show was an oven with a built-in tablet. The Discovery iQ 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range costs nearly $12,000. It sports two ovens, six gas burners and a seven-inch Android-powered tablet as part of the display to control the whole thing.
Presumably, the tablet is there so you can browse poultry recipes rather than playing Angry Birds. The Discovery IQ stove also features a built-in digital meat thermometer.
Another device on show is the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer. This device uses a probe to monitor the temperature of food that is cooking and sends the data back to your iOS device via an app.
The larger version has two probes to monitor temperatures at once in two locations or on two items, while the smaller version has one probe.
Belkin, more commonly associated with broadband routers, has teamed up with kitchenware manufacturer Crock-Pot to creating an internet-enabled slow cooker that you can control using your smart phone or tablet. The Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker should be available in the spring for around £60.
CES has also seen the realms of 3D printing and kitchen technology combine to bring us a 3D food printer.
The ChefJet series of 3D printers uses edible foodstuffs to create sweets and chocolates in a variety of designs that would be difficult to make using traditional methods.
Whirlpool unveiled a fridge that also acts as a sound system. The CoolVox connects to smart devices via Bluetooth and pumps music through its set of Harmon Kardon speakers.