The 2013 IFA conference in Berlin earlier this month was a whirlwind of new technology, smart appliances and ‘wearables’. Here are seven appliances that almost slipped under the radar — we expect big things from them in Australia.

Liebherr showcased its beautiful integrated refrigerators and freezers, which include NoFrost professional technology.

Colourful refrigeration was massive at IFA: Bosch has a new range of SmartCool models in lime green, stone grey and espresso brown.

Kenwood showcased the compact new ‘Chefette’ HM 680.

New from Swiss coffee specialist Jura is the Impressa F8, complete with a high resolution display for choosing between 12 different coffees.

We can’t say too much, but one Australian visitor was so impressed with Ritter’s benchtop slicers that it is look at bringing in its own range of similar appliances.

In addition to feeding them, Philips wowed delegates with the neXt generation of its Jamie Oliver HomeCookers, codenamed ‘neXt’.

Haier’s new SM@RTHome design concept includes this side-by-side refrigerator that includes a wine cabinet. We expect this sort of hybrid to grow in popularity over the next few years.