More than 20,000 gadgets are on display at CES – and it’s probably not a big secret that the jumbo, ultra-thin TVs, Virtual Reality headsets and car technologies are turning the most heads.
But when all is said and done, it’s the less sexy items that most people will interact with on a day-to-day basis. Washing machines, refrigerators and other home appliances aren’t glamorous, but we all want them to do more than they already do – and several manufacturers are rushing to fill that demand.
A full 17% of U.S. broadband households intend to buy a smart kitchen appliance by end of 2016, according to Parks Associates. And this year’s CES has a wide assortment of kitchen and other home appliances on display. Some are cutting edge. Some are philanthropic. And some are kitschy.
Here are the ones that are turning the most heads.