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High tech moves into the kitchen

Technology is now making its way into the kitchen with gadgets that can make cooking fun and easy.

The Belkin WeMo Crock-Pot, for about $130, works like other WeMo devices by letting the user adjust its settings from anywhere using their iOS or Android device and the WeMo app, said Andrea Smith, executive producer of the website livingindigitaltimes.com.

"It's really about bringing connectivity into the kitchen by letting users control cooking temperatures and check meal times from the app," she said.

Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker
Belkin
Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker

Another gadget that may help folks get around the kitchen more efficiently is a touchless faucet. Of all such faucets on the market, Smith said she likes the Moen because of its built-in motion sensors.

"That faucet can be used in a few ways. You can use the ready sensor by putting a cup under the faucet, or you can wave your hands above the faucet," she said.

A user can preset the water temperature to their liking, and the faucet includes a safety feature. "If the water is accidentally left on it will shut off after two minutes," Smith said.

Starting at $500, this high-tech faucet doesn't come cheap.

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The Keurig 2.0 coffee maker is also another kitchen gadget to consider, even though it is a little bit less techy than the smart crock-pot and touchless faucet, Smith said. "Keurig 2.0 has a color touch screen that allows users to see what they are doing and can now brew an entire pot of coffee."

The appliance, which is priced at about $150 to $200 depending on model, also has a smart scanner that reads the top of the K-Cup. However, less expensive non-Keurig brands of coffee will not work with the smart scanner, Smith noted.

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro