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Homes are smarter than ever. Robots are vacuuming. Charging stations are eliminating clutter. Doorbell cameras let you know who’s there. But few rooms are better educated than kitchens. If you’re not ready for ambitious installations, there are plenty of small appliances that let you dip your toe into tech waters.

Morning Joe Café™ Matte Black 10-cup drip coffee maker with thermal carafe. Wi-fi enabled, the smart coffee maker offers voice-to-brew controls, exacting temperature controls and four brew strength options. $299.95
Mix Master GE Profile™ Carbon Black 7 Quart Smart Mixer with Auto Sense. Voice activated mixer works with Alexa and Google Home. Built-in smart scale precisely weighs ingredients. Auto-sense technology works with recipes in the HQ ap to monitor viscosity. $799

Banish Clutter
Scosche’s BaseLynx 2.0 is the contemporary, compact, customizable modular system to organize, charge, and store your portable devices. $79.95
Retro Tech Audio-Technica Sound Burger portable turntable. This minimalist Bluetooth turntable can travel anywhere and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 rpm records. It includes an audio cable for those who prefer a wired listening experience. Lithium-ion battery charges fully in about 12 hours for up to 12 hours of spinning. $199
Rare or Well Done? Blue Tooth Enabled. Insert the Yummly Smart Thermometer into your meat or fish, tap and indicate how well you’d like it done. The ap will let you know when to flip, adjust the temperature, and take it off the heat. $99.99
Clean Sweep Dyson 360 Vis Nav™ is billed as the world’s most powerful robot vacuum. Smart home connected with the My Dyson™ app, it navigates systematically to clean edge to edge.