CES has been famous for demos of internet-connected appliances that don't add much value. We've certainly reported on over-teched refrigerators, stoves, and gardens, for example. However, there does seem to be a happy medium emerging. For example, the Gourmia product line, demoed here by celebrity chef Cat Cora, is internet-connected and Google Home-accessible, but not crazily so. You can still use the appliances the same as you would normally, beefed up with some additional Auto functions based on sensor technology. Just like most microwaves can try to properly cook a certain type of food or beverage when you press the appropriate button, the Gourmia multi-cooker helpfully lets you pick settings like "Meat" to get started. No, I definitely don't think you should trash a working appliance to get the new features. But if you're looking for a new kitchen gadget, having one you can talk to can be handy when your hands are greasy or busy doing something else.