Getting connected in the kitchen has never been easier or smarter. Smart kitchen gadgets combine tech with traditional appliances and guide you through the cooking process to help make cooking easier. They also free up your schedule so you're not spending unnecessary time watching your meal cook — many of the appliances below pair with apps that let you monitor and adjust temperatures, cooking times, and power switches remotely. Whether you're a novice who is typically afraid of stepping foot into the kitchen, or a seasoned cook who wants to multitask, the following smart kitchen appliances can help you create the perfect meal. Here are 5 kitchen appliances we are loving for 2020:

We've spent the last few months renovating a lovely 1928 Spanish colonial in Long Beach. Kathy, a beauty executive who has lived there for seven years, liked the existing kitchen layout but wanted to reconfigure some of the appliances and update the cabinets.

I recently had the honor of being invited to the Napa Valley region to experience the luxury brand appliance, Signature Kitchen Suites. Along with about 25 other east coast NKBA designers, we worked with on-site executive Chef Nick to acquaint ourselves firsthand with the capabilities of these incredible appliances. SKS boasts the tagline "True to Food" and demonstrates respect for food at every level by delivering performance, design and precision.

Alessandra and Anthony knew exactly what they wanted when they contacted me to redesign the kitchen in their beautiful waterfront home in Merrick they purchased 7 years ago.  Both busy professionals, he an attorney and she an accountant with three small children, they stressed that organization and simplicity was a top priority.

Over the last few months I have done several simple, easy kitchen renovations, a few shown below, using a moderate cabinet line I carry that delivers style and affordability. By using inexpensive materials, we were able to gave these spaces a much needed facelift without...