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  1. 7 Dishwasher Myths You Can Stop Believing

    7 Dishwasher Myths You Can Stop Believing

    Dishwashers are not exactly new inventions, but for some reason, there are still many misconceptions surrounding them. Maybe, once upon a time, there were certain tips or tricks that helped your parents or grandparents get the most out of their dishwashers, but most of that is irrelevant today. It’s time to bust these seven dishwasher myths once and for all.

    Myth #1: You need to pre-rinse.
    Unless there’s really large pieces of food still stuck to the plate or a baking dish, there’s no need to pre-rinse. In fact, pre-rinsing can do more harm than good. If you rinse the dishes too much, then there’s nothing for the detergent to work on, so dishes are more likely to get scratched and chipped.

    Myth #2: There are different ways you can load a dishwasher.
    Some might say they know the best way to load a dishwasher. Others might claim it doesn’t really matter how you load it. They’re all wrong. Here’s the ideal way to load your dishwasher:

    • Top rack—Place cups and glasses between the tines of the top rack. Load bowls at an angle. All dishwasher-safe plastic belongs on the top rack as well.
    • Bottom rack—Plates, pans, and larger items should go on the bottom rack.
    • Third rack—If you have a third rack on your dishwasher then this is where you’ll put tall cooking utensils, spatulas, large knives. If you don’t have a third rack, then put these items on the top rack facing down.

    Myth #3: Dishwashers damage flatware.
    It’s definitely OK to put flatware in your dishwasher. That’s why there’s a basket specifically for your utensils. Place forks and spoons in the basket with handles pointing down. Knives can go there as well, but make sure the blades are pointing down and the handles are pointing up.

    Myth #4: You can put any dish or utensil in there.
    Just like certain items of clothing don’t belong in your washing machine, there are certain kitchen items that should never go into your dishwasher. Good knives, fine china, ceramic cookware, wooden cutting boards, crystal glasses, sterling silver, and silver-plated items can be damaged in the dishwasher and therefore, should always be washed by hand.

    Myth #5: Rinsing agents are completely unnecessary.
    Rinsing agents are actually very useful. They prevent spots and streaks by enabling water to rinse completely away from the dishes.

    Myth #6: All detergents are the same.
    Gels, powders, tablets, pods, liquids—there’s seemingly no end to the variety of dishwasher detergents out there. They all claim to be the best, of course, but studies show that powder tablets out-clean them all, especially when it comes to really tough loads.

    Myth #7: The dishwasher and kitchen sink have different drain pipes.
    This is simply not true. Your dishwasher drains into the same pipes as your kitchen sink. So a clogged sink drain will affect your dishwasher as well. And if you have a garbage disposal, make sure that’s completely clear of debris before you run the dishwasher.

    Of course, the best way to get clean dishes is to start with a high-quality dishwasher. Reno’s Appliances is proud to carry an extensive inventory of world-class brands that are known for dependability and durability like Frigidaire, Bosch, Whirlpool, and many others. Plus, we have portable dishwashers, which are perfect for small spaces.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  2. 5 Ways to Incorporate Range Hoods Into Your Kitchen Re-Design

    5 Ways to Incorporate Range Hoods Into Your Kitchen Re-Design

    Most people tend to think about range hoods in practical terms because they are, in fact, very practical appliances. With just the simple flick of a switch, smoke, odors, and airborne grease from your stove are whisked out of your home. But, also consider that your range hood is often the focal point of your kitchen. There’s no reason that your range hood can’t be functional and stylish all at once.

    Let’s look at five of the most popular trends in range hood design that we see popping up in kitchens across the United States. Consider some of these ideas when it’s time to remodel your kitchen.

    1. Simply Modern

      If you love the modern design aesthetic, then choose a range hood that’s simple and subtly blends in with the rest of the kitchen. A stainless steel finish is a good choice because it looks professional and is always in style. Plus, it’s durable and easy to clean.

      This Amana range hood, with its sharp angles and geometric shape is an excellent example of a sleek and modern design. Or check out this model, also from Amana, that incorporates glass for a truly unique and high-end look.

    2. Creatively Colorful

      There’s nothing that says you can’t have some fun with color in your kitchen. Many designers are encouraging clients to use a neutral color palette on the walls and floors of their kitchens, and saving bold color statements for the appliances. For example, you can start with this cherry-red range hood and add a stove and refrigerator to match. This is a chance for your range hood to shine, while making a bold yet elegant statement throughout the kitchen.

    3. Hidden (“Insert”) Hoods

      Perhaps you don’t want to showcase your range hood, but keep it hidden instead. That’s when you want to choose hood liners or inserts. These allow you combine powerful ventilation with the custom exterior treatment you want. They’re perfect for when you want to hide your hood behind an intricate and beautiful exterior. Or, have it blend in with the existing cabinetry for a seamless and cohesive look throughout the kitchen.

    4. Neat and Narrow

      One of the most recent trends in range hoods is the narrow, low profile hood. These hoods look like thin strips of metal that are mounted above the stove. This is the ideal option if you want to maintain an open and airy feeling in your kitchen, or you want your backsplash to be the focal point of the kitchen. This low-profile hood from Jenn-Air is the perfect example.

    5. Downdraft Design

      But what if you don’t want a range hood at all? You don’t want to minimize it or even hide it—you simply don’t want it. That’s where downdraft ventilation technology comes in. Downdraft ventilation is a type of ventilation built into cooktops and kitchen ranges that pulls cooking fumes and smoke downward and out, instead of being sucked up and out. There’s no need for a range hood with a downdraft cooktop, so it allows room for extra cabinets where you would typically place a range hood.

      This Jenn-Air stove is an example of downdraft ventilation that’s built right into the cooktop. Other stoves, like this Wolf, have rear-mounted downdraft ventilation.

    These are just five of the emerging trends in range hood style and design, and all are easy to incorporate into your kitchen. Not sure where to begin? You can start by checking out Reno’s Appliance’s extensive inventory of world-class brands of range hoods like Bosch, Broan, Zephyr, and many others. Plus, we have all the range hood accessories you need for your kitchen.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  3. 5 Steps to Perfect Refrigerator Organization

    5 Steps to Perfect Refrigerator Organization

    Most people might not give much thought to how they stock their refrigerators. After all, as long as the perishables are cold, and the frozen stuff stays frozen, then everything’s good, right? Well, it turns out that there’s a bit more to it than that.

    Temperatures can vary throughout different areas of the refrigerator. For example, upper shelves tend to be warmer than bottom shelves. And door shelves are warmer than deli compartments. Keeping this in mind when loading your fridge can help food last longer, reduce the risk of food borne illnesses, and may even help your refrigerator run more efficiently.

    Here’s a simple step-by-step guide that takes the guesswork out of organizing your refrigerator.

    Step 1: The Door
    Temperatures of door bins and shelves tend to be two or three degrees higher than the main compartment. That’s too warm for milk, eggs, and other highly perishable items. Instead, reserve the door for items that can handle warmer conditions, such as:

    • Butter
    • Condiments
    • Juice
    • Cooking oils
    • Soda
    • Water

    Step 2: The Deli Bin
    This storage option may be found beneath the crisper drawers of French-door refrigerators, or as a separate drawer that hangs below the top shelf in other types of refrigerators. It’s a helpful feature, especially if the temperature can be adjusted to best accommodate a range of foods. Here are the items that belong in the deli bin:

    • Deli meat
    • Bacon
    • Cheese
    • Hot dogs

    Step Three: The Crisper Drawers
    Crisper drawers are designed for produce. On many refrigerators, the humidity of the drawers can be adjusted. Keep the humidity high on one drawer to store leafy greens and other vegetables that wilt easily. Keep the humidity low on the second drawer for fruits that tend to like dryer air. If you can’t adjust the humidity of the drawers then still try to keep vegetables and fruits separated in these categories:

    Low-Humidity Drawer

    • Apples
    • Grapes
    • Mushrooms
    • Cucumbers
    • Peppers
    • Ripe stone fruits (peaches, plums, nectarines)
    • Summer squash

    High-Humidity Drawer

    • Leafy greens
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Green onions
    • Carrots

    Step Four: The Lower Shelf
    The lower shelf tends to be the coldest part of the refrigerator, so it’s ideal for items that are more susceptible to developing harmful bacteria like eggs, milk, and raw meat, fish, and poultry. And remember that any meat, fish, or poultry you don’t plan on consuming within 24 hours should be wrapped in a freezer safe bag and stored in the freezer.

    Step Five: The Upper Shelf
    The upper shelf tends to be the warmest part of the refrigerator, making it the best for these items:

    • Jams and Jellies
    • Nut butters
    • Yogurt
    • Hummus, salsa, and other dips
    • Leftovers

    Refrigerator Restriction

    Now that you know what goes where in the fridge, you should also be aware of which foods don’t belong in the fridge in the first place, such as:

    • Bananas
    • Bread (storing bread in the freezer is fine)
    • Coffee
    • Garlic
    • Onions
    • Potatoes
    • Tomatoes

    Also, keep in mind that you should avoid overloading your refrigerator. Stuffing your fridge full of food may prevent cool air from flowing freely throughout the unit. As a result, your refrigerator may run less efficiently and food may spoil faster.

    Having the right kind of refrigerator that fits your family’s lifestyle is also something to consider. Reno’s has a large selection of refrigerators to choose from, including bottom-freezer, top-freezer, side-by-side, and French door models from trusted brands like Sub-Zero, GE, and Whirlpool. We also have a large inventory of compact refrigerators that are perfect for dorm rooms and for smaller spaces, plus all the replacement parts and accessories you might need for your refrigerator.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  4. 5 Reasons You Need GE WiFi Connect Appliances in Your Life

    5 Reasons You Need GE WiFi Connect Appliances in Your Life

    For the last 100 years or so, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other household appliances have basically performed the same way. But in recent years, so-called “smart” appliances have been appearing on the market. These appliances can be connected to the Internet through your home’s existing WiFi and controlled with your smartphone.

    Not surprisingly, GE is at the forefront of this emerging technology—and it’s about to take off. Experts estimate there will be 13 billion WiFi-connected appliances and devices in consumers’ homes by the year 2020.

    You may be wondering why anyone would need a WiFi-connected appliance. Here are five good reasons:

    1. Convenience

      GE’s WiFi Connect appliances deliver real, everyday convenience for real, everyday moments. For example, you can start preheating your GE Profile Wall Oven or GE Profile Range before you leave work, so it’s at the perfect temperature right when you walk in the door. Or, place your dinner in the oven before you leave the house and use your phone to choose the time the oven turns on. That way, you’re coming home to a fully cooked dinner.

      Alternatively, what if you are already home, but you’re busy with chores or playing with the kids and you hear the oven’s timer beep? No need to run to the kitchen. Simply take out your phone and turn the oven off or set it to “warm,” then return to what you were doing until you can get back to the kitchen.

      Some GE WiFi Connect refrigerators have Keurig K–cup brewing systems built right into the door. As if that wasn’t convenient enough, you can time it so hot water is ready to brew your coffee as soon as you step into the kitchen in the morning.

    2. Peace of Mind

      You leave the refrigerator door open. You forget to turn the oven off. Or maybe the dishwasher springs a leak while you’re not at home. These scenarios happen to all of us at one time or another. With a GE WiFi Connect appliance, you’ll receive alerts on your phone if anything is wrong and then you can control the device from your phone to prevent disaster.

      You’ll also get alerts when it’s time to perform regular maintenance, like cleaning the oven or changing the water filter in your fridge.

    3. Energy Efficiency

      Smart appliances can also help you save energy and reduce utility bills. For example, you can program your GE WiFi Connect dishwasher to run in the middle of the night when energy costs are typically lower. Or set your refrigerator’s thermostat to adjust itself throughout the day so it stays colder during the day and runs more efficiently at night.

    4. Powerful Partnerships

      GE Appliances has partnered with leaders in the world of WiFi-connected devices, like Amazon and Google to enable your appliances to respond to your voice commands. You can also have your appliances track and order supplies for you through Amazon Dash. That means your dishwasher will detect when you are running low on your favorite detergent and automatically order more.

    5. Future-Proof Technology

      You may be reluctant to invest in a smart appliance now, thinking that something newer and better is just around the corner. The best part about smart appliances is that they are future-proof. You’ll get automatic software upgrades as soon as they are available ensuring that you always have access to the latest features and benefits. No additional purchases necessary.

    If you’re interested in learning more about GE WiFi Connect, then stop by Reno’s Appliance showroom in Paterson, NJ to see our large selection of appliances in that collection, including single-convection wall ovens, double-convection wall ovens, free-standing ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service.

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  5. Tips to Keep Your Washer and Dryer in Tip Top Shape

    Tips to Keep Your Washer and Dryer in Tip Top Shape

    Your washer and dryer are the unsung workhorses of your home. You don’t realize how much you depend on these appliances until they break down. These tips can help you keep both machines running in peak condition for as long as possible.

    Don’t Wear Out Your Washing Machine

    1. Know your hoses. Look for bulging, cracking, fraying, or leaking hoses. Replace hoses if you see any issues or if it’s been five or more years since they were last replaced.
    2. Keep it on the level. Is your washing machine vibrating, rocking, or moving across the floor during the spin cycle? If so, you’ll need to balance it by raising or lowering the machine’s legs to prevent damage. Or, consider a pedestal for maximum stability.
    3. Learn this lint lesson. It’s not just dryers that have lint filters. Depending on your machine, the lint collector may be located in the agitator tube, or near the top of the washtub. Check your owner’s manual to locate it and be sure to clean it regularly.
    4. Wash the washer. It sounds funny, but washing machines need to be washed. Run a mixture of 2 cups of hot water, 1 cup of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda through an empty wash cycle to remove mildew, soap residue, and hard water deposits.
    5. Obliterate odors. Between loads, leave the washer lid open on top-loading washers like the Avanti Platinum, or leave the door open on front-loading washers like this Electrolux model. This allows the unit to dry out and prevents the mildew that causes bad odors.
    6. Measure detergent Diligently. Too much soap can cause excess wear and tear on your washer. Read the instruction manual to find out exactly how much detergent you should be using. And if you have a high-efficiency machine like this Whirlpool, then be sure to use high-efficiency detergent. No matter what kind of detergent you use, a detergent dispenser can help ensure exact amounts.
    7. Avoid overloading. For maximum efficiency, never fill the washer above three-quarters full, and wash heavy items in smaller loads.

    Don’t Damage Your Dryer

    1. Another lint lesson. Letting lint build up can impact the dryer’s efficiency and may even become a fire hazard. Clean the lint trap regularly.
    2. Get secure. For optimal dryer performance, properly secure the hoses, vents, and cords. Reinforce connections with duct tape to prevent gaps and slipping.
    3. Avoid overloading: Just like with the washer, you want to keep dryer loads small so you don’t overwork your machine.
    4. Clean the interior vent: Clothes still feel damp after the dryer has stopped? That means that you should clean the interior vent. To do so, disconnect the exhaust vent from the back of the dryer and vacuum up any lint or debris. Or, look into a dryer like this Samsung to get smartphone alerts when the vents need to be cleaned or other maintenance is required.
    5. Don’t forget outside: You should periodically check to make sure air is coming out of the exhaust vent located on your home’s exterior while the dryer is on. If you don’t feel any air coming from the vent, turn off the dryer and look for blockages. If there is a blockage, you may have to remove the duct to clean it out. Consult with a professional before making any changes to your dryer’s exhaust duct.

    Of course, the best way to prevent laundry problems is to start with a high-quality washer and dryer. Reno’s Appliances is proud to carry an extensive inventory of world-class brands that are known for dependability and durability like Samsung, Whirlpool, GE, Electrolux, and many others.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  6. Throwing a Perfect Little Get-Together

    Throwing a Perfect Little Get-Together

    Do you want to be the get-together master? Have you always dreamed of throwing the perfect party that your friends talk about for years to come? If so, Reno’s Appliance can help, as they have the items you need to throw a get-together to remember.

    It Starts with the Grill

    Your guests aren’t just coming to say hello. They are coming with the promise of eating some tasty food. You can keep that promise with the help of a barbecue grill from Reno’s Appliance. You simply can’t beat a pro barbecue grill. Consider purchasing a pro grill with a rotisserie so that you can cook certain foods more evenly. Your guests will rave about the food for years to come.

    Reno’s Appliance has other grill options as well. If you aren’t sure which one is right for your grilling needs, one of our store associates can help. Let the staff member know what you want out of a grill, and he or she will match you up to the right one.

    Don’t Forget the Food Warmer

    Not everything you decide to cook will work on the grill. For instance, you will likely have some baked goods or side dishes that you’ll cook in the kitchen beforehand and want to keep warm throughout the party. That’s easy to do with a cart mounted food warmer. Start by taking food out of the kitchen and putting it into the warmer, and then add the items from the grill if they are not eaten right away. Your guests will be full and satisfied all party long, with no food going to waste or in need of reheating.

    Keep Everything on Hand

    You want to be the best host around, and that’s impossible if you are constantly running inside to grab one more thing. Avoid that problem with some access drawers or tower drawers. These drawers can hold everything from your cold beverages to your marinating meats. You can also store your kitchen supplies in these drawers. The convenience they offer is much nicer than running inside, away from your guests.

    Keep the Drinks Flowing

    Are you looking to serve drinks such as wine at the party, that are often better chilled? Forget the hassle of storing drinks inside or constantly returning drinks to the fridge when you can simply pick up a wine chiller from Reno’s. Chill dozens of bottles of wine at once so you’ll always be ready for the next party. You can also get a dual zone wine/beverage cooler so you can include sodas, beer, and other drinks available for your guests.

    Don’t Forget the Ice

    It doesn’t matter how cold you keep the drinks, as some people prefer their beverage with ice. Reno’s Appliance has a variety of icemakers available, including built-in units, outdoor units, and more. Stop by the showroom and pick out the best icemaker for your next party.

    Turn up the Music

    You’re a great entertainer, but even you can’t keep the party going with funny stories alone. You need some dance floor or background music to set the mood. Pick up a home theater system before your next party and be prepared for whatever your guests request. A high-quality system will ensure that your next party stands out.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  7. Luxury Appliances: Worth the Price?

    Luxury Appliances: Worth the Price?

    If you’re shopping for new appliances, you’re going to come across a wide variety of options. You’ll see basic, no-frills appliances for a few hundred dollars and luxury appliances, which come with a list of features, at much higher prices.

    This may leave you wondering: Is it really worth it to get high-end appliances? The short answer is yes. Here are five reasons why:

    1. Performance

      Basic appliances cannot perform the way high-end appliances can. A basic stove burner might only get about 5,000 BTUs (a measurement of heat generated by the burner). A high-end range like this Bosch 700 Series has burners with 16,000 and 12,500 BTUs. So that means water boils faster, and you can achieve a perfectly seared steak. But it’s not just about power, as these burners can burn very low to heat your most delicate sauces.

      Or in the case of washing machines, a luxury model like this Electrolux Perfect Steam Washer has enhanced washing action, stain-lifting technology, and improved temperature controls. As a result, your clothes get cleaner while being treated more gently.

    2. Long-Lasting Durability

      Appliance manufacturers put more time into research and testing their luxury appliances that they do their standard models. That’s one reason the price tag is higher. But, the result is products that are more durable than standard models.

      For example, when you’re looking at luxury appliances, whether it’s a refrigerator like this Jenn-Air model or this Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, or anything else, be sure to “kick the tires” a bit. Open doors, pull out racks and drawers, examine control knobs and buttons, take a closer look at the surfaces, and touch everything. Luxury appliances are precisely engineered and built with superior materials to provide consistent performance year after year. So that means more time enjoying your appliances and fewer calls to the repair technician.

    3. Features with Purpose

      It’s understandable to look at the extra features you get with luxury appliances and ask: “Do I really need that?” In the case of luxury appliances, you generally get what you pay for with extras that have been thoughtfully engineered to make life easier. For example,

      • Ranges like this Jenn-Air model with Downdraft Ventilation capture smoke and odors right at the cooking surface to clear the air without a hood.
      • Dishwashers like this Viking and Jenn-Air have flexible rack designs, more precise wash settings, built-in water filters and softeners, and much more.
      • Washing machines like this Bosch 300 Series has an allergen cycle to kill common allergy triggers and ActiveWater Technology for efficiency.
    4. Fantastic Finishes

      Luxury appliances give you more to choose from than your standard white, black, or stainless steel. There’s nothing that says you can’t have some fun with color. Maybe a cherry-red stove with a refrigerator to match? Colorful appliances are at once elegant and playful.

      You can also integrate your appliances into your kitchen by matching the front of your appliance with your cabinets. This Viking refrigerator and dishwasher show just a few of the many possible looks you can achieve with custom paneling. Or see how this Jenn-Air model dishwasher aligns perfectly with adjacent cabinetry for a sleek, modern look.

    5. Energy Efficiency

      Luxury appliances also tend to be the most energy efficient models on the market. So while you do pay more up front, you’ll see savings on your gas and electric bill. Some appliances, like this Electrolux refrigerator, is not only energy efficient, but features a vacation mode and a Sabbath mode so it saves even more energy when you’re not using it.

    When it comes to appliances, you definitely get what you pay for. Consider spending a bit more on appliances now to get years of performance and enjoyment later. The friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Reno’s Appliance can help you find the best appliance that fits your budget.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  8. Four Fabulous (and Fast) Dinner Recipes to Feed Your Family

    Four Fabulous (and Fast) Dinner Recipes to Feed Your Family

    If you have a family, then you know that cooking dinner every night can be a real challenge. You want meals that are tasty, healthy, and easy-to-prepare. Plus, you may need to please the picky palates of young children or appease the large appetites of teenagers.

    Before you give up and order pizza, check out these four dinner recipes. They’re simple, healthy, and will definitely spice up your normal dinner routine.

    Italian Chicken with Pesto

    This high-protein dish tastes like you spent hours making it, but it’s great for easy weeknight dinners.

    Ingredients

    • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    • 6 cups baby spinach
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ¼ cup prepared basil pesto
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
    2. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
    3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and place the chicken skin-side down in the pan. Cook for 10 minutes.
    4. Place the chicken skin-side up in an oven-safe dish. Place the uncovered dish into the oven for 15 minutes or until the temperature of the chicken reaches 155ºF. Then, transfer the chicken to a plate.
    5. Place the cherry tomatoes, spinach, and lemon juice into the still-warm skillet. Toss lightly until the spinach wilts. Pour the mixture over and around the chicken.
    6. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each thigh and serve.

    One-Pot Taco Casserole

    A kid-friendly, no-fuss, one-pot meal? And it tastes like tacos? Yes please!

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
    • 1 can corn (15 ounces)
    • 1 can black beans (15 ounces)
    • 2 cups salsa
    • ½ large onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
    • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together meat, onion, salsa, and taco seasoning.
    3. Transfer the mixture into a large casserole dish.
    4. Rinse the corn and beans, then pour both over the meat mixture.
    5. Bake for 45 minutes, then sprinkle cheese on top of casserole. Bake for another 30 minutes.
    6. Serve with taco shells or tortilla chips.

    Skillet Lasagna

    You can have lasagna any night of the week with this simple, filling recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • ½ medium onion, chopped
    • 1 and ½ pounds ground beef
    • 4 cups of jarred tomato sauce
    • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
    • ½ cup ricotta cheese
    • ½ cup Parmesan

    Directions

    1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook about 3 minutes.
    2. Add the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes or until browned through. Pour off any excess fat.
    3. Return the skillet to medium heat and stir in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, tomato sauce, and lasagna pieces.
    4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, cover, and cook until noodles are tender, about 18 to 20 minutes.
    5. Remove the pan from heat and stir in ½ cup Parmesan cheese.
    6. Top with dollops of ricotta cheese and serve.

    Crispy Baked Tilapia

    We don’t often think of fish as kid-friendly or easy. But remember, fish cooks fast, and this recipe has a secret ingredient that kids love.

    Ingredients

    • 3 medium leeks, chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 2 pounds tilapia
    • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • ½ cup crushed potato chips
    • ½ cup Parmesan
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
    2. Toss leeks, pepper, garlic, and olive oil together. Spread an even layer into a 9x13 baking dish.
    3. Place fish over vegetables.
    4. Toss Panko, potato chips, Parmesan, and butter together. Sprinkle evenly over fish.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Now that you have the recipes, you need the perfect kitchen appliances to cook them with each day. Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  9. A New Way to Cook: Wolf’s Convection Steam Oven

    A New Way to Cook: Wolf’s Convection Steam Oven

    If you love to cook, your oven might just be your best friend. However, your typical conventional or convection oven can only do so much to keep your highly anticipated meal from drying out and losing flavor. Luckily for you, the prestigious kitchen suppliers, Sub-Zero and Wolf, have introduced their Convection Steam Oven by Wolf. Once you cook with one, there’s no going back.

    The Convection Steam Oven, as hinted by its name, adds steam to the cooking process, while offering a convection setting when necessary. Original steam ovens lacked the convection setting offered by Wolf, allowing for less variety in the cooking process. Now you can combine the health and flavor benefits of a steam oven with the even, quick cooking of a convection oven. Plus, each unit is installed with a unique digital technology that is able to sense the amount and size of the food you are cooking and will self-adjust for optimum results. Cooking has never been so easy!

    Begin the cooking process with steam to keep food vibrant, hydrated, and rich in vitamins and minerals. Did you know that steaming vegetables can help them retain up to 22% more vitamins than traditional oven cooking? These ovens will work perfectly with anyone trying to keep a healthy lifestyle without worrying about the time needed for added efforts. Plus, you don’t need to enhance the flavor with any extra fats or oils. Then, if you are cooking something like a soufflé or bread, switch on the convection setting to create the perfect browning on top. Oh, and did we mention that when you are cooking multiple foods at once, the Convection Steam Oven will not transfer one food’s flavor to the other? Each food item keeps its own taste for a meal that is sure to impress.

    These ovens are also great for leftovers, which typically lose most of their flavor after being reheated. You are now able to use the steam to help reinfuse moisture in the food, keeping it fresh and flavorful. No more dried up meats or lackluster vegetables you’d rather not spend time eating.

    A final, important detail of every kitchen appliance, is how they fit into your existing kitchen design. Some ovens are clunky and can become an eyesore that sticks out amongst other appliances. The ovens made by Wolf are modern, sleek and can be installed flush with your cabinetry for a seamless integration. There is no bulk or protruding edges. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home, and you should feel a sense of pride in your time there.

    Sub-Zero and Wolf has a great history of product performance, as well as an amazing repair history when needed. Their reliable products are sure to change the way you cook. If you’re looking to spice up your cooking routine, stop by the Reno’s showroom in Paterson, NJ to meet with one of our educated sales associates. We have been enhancing kitchens since 1951, offering consumers a wide variety of products that range in price to better fit individual budgets. You can also call Reno’s at 973-247-1860 to discuss our products more in-depth.

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  10. Why Taking a Trip to Our Showroom Is Worth Your Time

    Why Taking a Trip to Our Showroom Is Worth Your Time

    If you’ve been to one showroom, you’ve been to them all, right?

    That’s far from the truth. Reno’s Appliance has been around since 1951 and has a reputation for being among the best in the business. You won’t be disappointed by taking the trip.

    Need some convincing? Check out some of the reasons people come back to Reno’s Appliance over and over again. In fact, you might end up stopping by today so you can see the showroom for yourself.

    Over 12,000 Square Feet of Displays

    If you take the time to visit a showroom, you want to see a lot of available appliances to make it worth it. With over 12,000 square feet of displays, you will get to see a little bit of everything at Reno’s Appliance. The displays are sectioned off by major brands, including Jenn-Air, Wolf, and Sub-Zero, and the grill display is a sight to behold. This huge display is set up as if it’s in the outdoors. You will also see partial kitchen setups to help you better imagine what these items would look like if you take them home. This impressive display is one not often seen in other appliance stores.

    Knowledgeable Staff

    Have you ever gone to a store to buy an appliance only to realize that the staff didn’t know anything about what they were selling? That’s incredibly frustrating, but you don’t have to worry about it when you shop at Reno’s Appliance. It’s worth the drive for this alone. The staff knows these appliances inside and out, and will answer your questions, regardless of how complicated they are.

    Do you need to know if a built-in dishwasher is right for your kitchen? They have the answer. Maybe you need to get the scoop on the differences between Maytag and Samsung. Fully understanding a product and how it works with your home makes the purchase an easier and more confident one.

    This much knowledge means that the team works well with customers, including builders. Whether you need to buy something for your home or you are building a new house and filling it with appliances, the team can help. They will give you the personalized service you can only expect at a place like Reno’s Appliance.

    The Family-Owned Difference

    The biggest reason to visit Reno’s Appliance has to do with the owners. Reno’s Appliance isn’t a big box store. The Reno family runs it. Their father opened it over six decades ago, and now the sons have taken over. This local business stands out from the big box stores when it comes to service, selection, and prices. If you’ve ever been to a family-owned store, you know that they care about their customers.

    Less Sales Tax

    If you need another reason to make the trip to Reno’s Appliance, think about the sales tax. Since Reno’s Appliance is located in the Urban Enterprise Zone, it only collects half of the New Jersey sales tax as long as you are taking the items to a location within the state of New Jersey. That’s a great way to save some money on your next purchase. If you’re sick of paying so much in taxes, it’s time to visit Reno’s Appliance.

    Don’t expect to come to Reno’s Appliance once and never return. Reno’s Appliance has a habit of turning first-time visitors into long-term customers. The showroom in Paterson, New Jersey, has everything you need for your home, so stop by and see the Reno’s Appliance difference. Let a staff member help you find exactly what you’re looking for or just walk through the showroom, taking it all in. You’ll quickly see why people always seem to come back to Reno’s Appliance every time they need something new for their home or yard.

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