Listen to CDs, watch a DVD as you cook, or tune in to PBS for your favorite This Old House episodes (of course) with the avant Garde vent hood by Siemens: It has a 17-inch flat-panel LCD screen built in. For use with electric or induction cook tops only. Approx. $3,499 - Siemens
Tumble Out Creases
A steam generator in LG's latest and largest (7.3-cubic-foot capacity) dryer helps rid cotton shirts of wrinkles, odors, and static cling at the touch of a button. Pair it with LG's steam washer, in white, cherry, or stainless steel. From $1,149 to $3,499 - LG
Touch, Slide, Cook
Scroll your finger along the circular grooved control panel—just like the one on your Apple iPod—and set Siemens's iSlide convection oven to roast, bake, thaw, or perform in any of 16 preprogrammed cooking modes. From $2,999 - Siemens
Big Drum, No Bang
Like a luxury car, Samsung Electronics's VRT front-loading washer is engineered for ultra-quiet performance. Stainless-steel ball bearings in its outer ring offset uneven clothes distribution, while an automotive damper absorbs spin-cycle movement—perfect if your laundry is upstairs or near the kitchen. And with 3.8 cubic feet of interior space, it can handle even a king-size comforter. Approx. $1,299– $1,399 - Samsung
Germs don't stand a chance in Sears Kenmore's water-efficient Elite 1315 dishwasher, which blasts dishes with a sustained 15-minute hit of 167-degree steam after the rinse cycle. Starting at $1,099 - Sears
Hansa's pole-mounted shower wand aims to please: Upright, its 9½-inch spaceship-shaped head delivers a gentle rain; tilted down, it sends out a cascading stream. $198 - Hansa
Kohler's DTV shower lets you program your ideal water pressure and temperature, chromatherapy, steam, and your favorite tunes with a built in stereo system, all controlled from a LCD screen that can be mounted on the wall. The price for the DTV II (includes the media server, valve and digital interface) is approx. $3,900. The chromatherapy shower panel Ambient Rain is approx. $2,500, and a pair of SoundTile shower speakers is approx. $295- Kohler
Now You See It, Now You Don't
If you think cleaning your gas stovetop is a drag, you will love Fisher & Paykel's Project Luna stovetop. A frameless piece of 36-by-16-inch black glass supports three individual glass burners that, when not in use, retract flush into the surface. A button prompts them into place for cooking. The Aero burners offer a sparkless ignition and an instantaneous flame, ideal for precision cooking. Due out in the U.S. market next year - Fisher & Paykel
Ever dreamed of having high-definition television right in your own fridge? Okay maybe not, but you can skip the dream anyway and get right to the reality shows with LG Electronics HDTV refrigerator. The side-by-side model incorporates LG's fifth-generation digital television tuner to deliver digital broadcast to a 15-inch screen. Other features include remote-control operation, cable and DVD connection, and FM radio. The left side of the door has a 4-inch weather-center LCD display above the ice and water dispenser. Approx. $3,999 - LG Electronics'
I got 9 high tech products for the kitchen and bath? Do you know the 10th one?