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  1. The Best Kitchen Gadgets & Accessories for 2017

    The Best Kitchen Gadgets & Accessories for 2017

    Cooking can be a lot of fun, especially when you are using a new range and the following kitchen gadgets and accessories! We rounded up our favorite kitchen tools to share with you today.

    • Griddle for Preference Cooktops. Does your family enjoy a hearty, weekend breakfast? The griddle for Preference Cooktops take breakfast to a whole other level with plenty of space to prepare crispy bacon, French toast, and pancakes. They are scratch resistant, nonstick, and easy to clean.
    • Taco Truck. You might be thinking, how is a taco truck a kitchen accessory? Well, the Fred & Friends Taco Truck takes eating hard-shell tacos to a whole other level. Gone are the days of your taco spilling all over your plate. The taco truck comes with spots to hold two tacos at a time.
    • Searing Grill. Does a rainy evening ruin your outdoor grilling plans? A searing grill for a gas range is perfect for searing steaks, vegetables, chicken, or fish indoors. It is made of cast aluminum and its surface is easy to clean.
    • Bear Paws. How many times has it taken you forever to shred pulled pork or meat? Bear paws are an easy way to quickly and effectively shred your meat. Simply grip them and pull your meat apart.
    • Spaghetti Measuring Tool. Are you often unsure as to how much pasta you should prepare for your family? This spaghetti measuring tool is a fun and visual way to determine how much a child, woman, man, and a T-Rex needs to eat.
    • Color Changing Lid Lifters. Have you placed a lid over a pot of food only to walk away for a few seconds and come back to the pot boiling over? These color changing lid lifters are a great way to prevent that from occurring. Simply place the silicone lid lifter on your pot and watch it change colors as the heat rises.
    • Pizza Shovel. Do you often prepare pizzas for your family? Perhaps, it is time to get a little bit more professional with a pizza shovel. Using one will make it easier to bring your freshly cooked pizza from the oven to the table for your family.

    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. Microwave Recipes

    Microwave Recipes

    Have you recently purchased a microwave oven? Or are you experimenting with different dishes you can prepare in the microwave? As a home appliance store, we thought we would provide some options you can cook in the microwave.

    Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

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    Ingredients

    1 egg
    2 tablespoons golden flax meal
    2 tablespoons almond flour
    2-4 teaspoons of Stevia
    ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
    1 flat tablespoon of coconut oil
    ¼ cup blueberries

    Directions

    • Crack an egg into a coffee cup and whisk it with a fork.
    • Add the golden flax meal, almond flour, stevia, aluminum free baking powder, coconut oil.
    • Stir with a fork until mixed together.
    • Fold in the blueberries.
    • Microwave on high for one minute.

    Macaroni and Cheese

    Ingredients

    ½ cup macaroni
    ½ cup water
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ cup milk
    ¼ to ½ cup shredded cheese

    Directions

    • Add the pasta, water, and salt to a microwave-safe bowl.
    • Microwave the pasta for 2 minutes then stir.
    • Continue microwaving in 2-minute intervals until the pasta is cooked.
    • Stir the milk and cheese into the pasta.
    • Microwave in 30-second intervals to melt the cheese.

    Spiced Pumpkin Molten Mug Cake

    Ingredients

    4 tablespoons flour
    1 ½ tablespoons sugar
    1/3 teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin spice
    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ tablespoon oil
    2 tablespoons canned pumpkin/cooked pureed pumpkin
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 tablespoon Biscoff spread

    Directions

    • Mix all dry ingredients in a microwavable, medium sized mug with a fork.
    • Add pumpkin, oil, and milk. Mix well until combined.
    • Drop a tablespoon of Biscoff spread right in the middle.
    • Microwave on high for 70 seconds.

    Microwave Brownie

    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 ½ tablespoons whole wheat flour
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    2 teaspoon agave
    1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions

    • Coat a ramekin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
    • In a small bowl whisk together the cocoa and flour.
    • In a separate bowl, stir together the water, yogurt, agave, and vanilla.
    • Add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring just until incorporated.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin, and smooth out the top.
    • Microwave at 40% power for two minutes and fifteen seconds.
    • Let the brownie sit for three minutes before eating.

    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. Kitchen Organization Tips: Tackling the Refrigerator

    Kitchen Organization Tips: Tackling the Refrigerator

    How many times have you found yourself standing frustrated in front of your refrigerator because it is dirty, messy, and you can’t find what you are looking for? Save yourself the headache and learn how to properly organize your refrigerator with the following tips.

    Look to the professionals. No one organizes their fridge better than professional chefs and restaurant kitchens. Do you want to know their secret? They organize everything based off of the temperature that the food needs to be cooked to. For example, prepared foods and leftovers are placed at the top, and everything else that needs to be cooked goes below. The purpose for this is that nothing gets contaminated because the food that needs to be cooked at the highest temperature is all the way at the bottom.

    Store eggs on the middle shelf. In order to keep eggs properly stored, place them on the middle shelf where the temperature is the most consistent. You should also keep them in the original carton.

    Milk needs to be in the coldest spot. Think about where you usually place your milk. Is it on the top shelf or on the door? You should really be keeping it on the bottom shelf because that is the coldest spot in the fridge. For the same reason, yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese need to be stored on the bottom shelf.

    Packaged raw meat goes on the bottom. As we mentioned above, raw meat should be stored at the bottom of the fridge so as to not contaminate the rest of the food.

    Fruits and vegetables. While both provide nutritional value for you, they are stored very differently. Vegetables need some humidity to stay fresh longer. They should be placed in the drawer labeled high humidity. Fruit on the other hand, needs low humidity.

    Deli meat. Similar to raw meat, deli meats need to be kept in the coldest part of the fridge. If there is a shallow meat drawer at the bottom of the fridge, keep them there. If not, the bottom shelf is okay.

    Butter and condiments. Butter does not have to be very cold, so they can stay in the dairy compartment on the door. It is the warmest part of the fridge. Condiments can also reside on the door as they have natural preservatives to keep them from spoiling.

    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. Kitchen Design Ideas

    Kitchen Design Ideas

    Have you ever wondered what you could do with a spare kitchen nook area? As a home appliance store, we wanted to provide some helpful ideas that you could utilize in your kitchen.

    Add a hutch. If you have extra space along a wall, consider adding a hutch. Find one that matches your style and the overall look of the home. You can store extra plates and cups, a coffee maker, and perhaps lay out breakfast pastries.

    Space to store your wine. Do you enjoy drinking a glass of wine with dinner? Step up your wine game by purchasing a wine refrigerator or two. Find one that will fit underneath a counter to allow you to store glasses overhead and uncork bottles.

    Built-in coffee machine. Amp up your morning coffee with a built-in coffee machine. If you have space in between cabinets, feel free to add the machine. It would be even better if you have a pullout cabinet underneath to store mugs and your favorite coffee beans.

    Minibar. If you constantly entertain guests in your home, it might be beneficial to incorporate a minibar into your kitchen design. Adding low beverage fridges, liquor storage, wine racks, and glasses will make your home the party central.

    Storage space. You can never have too much storage, especially if you have a large family. Use the storage space for extra pantry goods, bowls, small appliances, and to display your favorite design pieces.

    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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  5. Grill Recipes for May

    Grill Recipes for May

    Warm weather means it is finally time to start up your grill and whip up some healthy meals. Since we sell a wide range of grills from freestanding, pro, charcoal, and electric barbeques, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite grill recipes.

    Grilled Chicken and Zucchini with a Balsamic Glaze

    Ingredients

    ½ cup honey
    ½ cup balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon orange zest
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
    2 medium yellow zucchini
    2 medium green zucchini
    Salt
    1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breast
    Olive oil
    Ground black pepper
    Sea salt

    Directions

    • Add honey and balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. After it has simmered for about 10 minutes, turn off the heat and stir in the orange zest and oregano, leaving ¼ cup for serving.
    • Cut the zucchini into long, flat noodles. Season with salt and set aside.
    • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
    • Season chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about four minutes on each side.
    • Add the glaze onto the chicken and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. This should take about two to three minutes.
    • Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with salt. Cook the zucchini until they become al dente. Drain after two to three minutes.
    • Slice the chicken and serve over the noodles with a drizzle of the glaze.

    Barbeque Ribs

    Ingredients

    1 rack baby back ribs
    Salt
    Ground black pepper
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    1 cup barbeque sauce

    Directions

    • Preheat grill to medium-high.
    • Cut ribs into 3 sections. Add to a large pot with just enough water to cover the ribs.
    • Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Drain the ribs and place on a sheet pan. Dry with paper towels.
    • For the spice rub, combine garlic, brown sugar, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture onto the ribs and rub all over.
    • Place the ribs on the grill and cook for 10 minutes.
    • Brush the barbeque sauce on the ribs and cook for one minute more.
    • Serve with barbeque sauce.

    Grilled Pineapple Sundae

    Ingredients

    4 pineapple slices
    4 scoops vanilla ice cream
    Dulce de leche
    2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut

    Directions

    • Preheat the grill to high.
    • Grill the pineapple until charred, about one minute per side.
    • Add ice cream and drizzle with dulce de leche. Top with shredded coconut.

    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. Appliance Store Shares Grill Guide

    Appliance Store Shares Grill Guide

    At Reno’s Appliance, we offer numerous outdoor appliances to create a backyard oasis for our customers. One of our specialties is grills. There are so many different options to choose from, so we wanted to provide a grill guide to help you find the right one for your needs.

    Before reading the rest of the article, ask yourself the following questions:

    • How often do you use your grill?
    • Do you grill on the weeknights, weekends, or both?
    • How much money do you have to spend?
    • Who do you cook for? Is it just you and your significant other? Or are you frequently hosting large dinners?

    Gas Grills

    Gas grills are one option that you can choose from. The big benefit to them is they are quick to heat up and cool down. It also allows for an easy clean up, perfect for weeknight grilled meals. Gas grills work best for cooking vegetables, fish, and poultry. The one downside is you are not able to get as good of a sear on steak with gas. However, if you want to splurge on a higher-end grill, they typically come with infrared sear burners.

    Charcoal Grills

    Gas grills get hot, but nowhere near as hot as charcoal grills do. Charcoal grills are perfect for cooking steak and smoked meats. They are less expensive than gas grills, however, they do take longer to start up. Charcoal grills are not as ideal for weeknight meals and they create more smoke than gas grills.

    Electric Grills

    Electric grills are the safest and most economical grill on the list. They are perfect for indoor usage and small spaces as they do not emit large amounts of carbon monoxide. Although the upfront cost of an electric grill is greater than a charcoal one, they do not require the added cost of propane or coal. The cons of using an electric grill are it generally has a smaller cooking area and it does not provide the same barbeque taste as a gas and charcoal grill does.

    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. Family Owned Appliance Store Shares Family Dinner Planning Tips

    Family Owned Appliance Store Shares Family Dinner Planning Tips

    As a family owned appliance store, we understand the importance of sitting down as a family for dinner. However, with busy schedules, after-school events, and smartphone distractions, it can be difficult actually sitting around the table together. The benefits of family dinners are tremendous. Children do better in school and are physically and emotionally healthier. We thought it would be helpful to share some family dinner planning tips.

    • Make a plan. How many times do you think about what you are going to make for dinner that same night? Most people would say they do that far too often. Not only does that make your evening routine a bit more hectic, what with stopping at the grocery store to pick up any ingredients, but you have a higher chance of eating junk food by doing that. We recommend planning ahead during the weekend. Do one big grocery shop with all the ingredients that you will need and maybe even cook ahead for days you know you will be swamped.
    • Do something special. If you are just getting into the routine of eating dinners together as a family, consider doing something special. Light a candle and get some fresh flowers for the table. Maybe break out the nice dinnerware and a new tablecloth to set the mood.
    • Stay away from electronics. Family dinner night should be made a priority, which means that all electronics need to stay away from the table. The TV should be kept off and the focus should be turned towards dinner conversations.
    • Keep conversations positive. Family dinners are meant to be a positive experience, so stay away from negative conversations. Do not talk or complain about the food or touchy subjects. You do not want your family to dread family dinners, instead they should be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
    • Stop snacking before dinner. If you want your family to have an appetite for dinner, it is important to stop snacking way before you sit down to eat dinner. If your children are hungry before a meal, they are more likely to try new things.
    • It is okay if you cannot sit down every night. Do not force family dinners. Sometimes they are just not feasible. Treasure the dinners you get to have together and plan for future dinners.

    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. Outdoor Grill Tips from an Outdoor Appliances Store

    Outdoor Grill Tips from an Outdoor Appliances Store

    Now that spring is officially here, we are ecstatic to start grilling and entertaining outside. We have seen it all when it comes to outdoor grills, so we decided to provide you with some tips to creating a luxurious dining experience in the warmer months.

    • Set up a high-top near the grill. When you are entertaining, the last thing you will want to be is too far away from your guests. Encourage your diners to sit near you while you are grilling up some tasty food by adding a high-top table and bar stools near the grill.
    • Incorporate stainless steel. Stainless steel does not only have to be in the kitchen. Bring this surface space outdoors for a modern, sleek look and prep space.
    • Add a prep space. If you have the space and capability to add a prep space equipped with an outdoor sink and work table, do so. Having that dedicated space will make it easier than ever to prepare delicious meals.
    • Provide some shade with umbrellas. During the summer months, the sun can make it difficult to see your dinner guests. Utilize a large umbrella to cover the prep area before cooking and shade your guests from the sun.
    • Protect yourself from the rain. Summer weather can be a bit unpredictable, one minute it is sunny and another it is down pouring. Do not let the weather impact your dinner plans. Adding a roof near your grill area will protect you from any storm.
    • Include a mini-fridge. If you are always at your grill in the spring and summer, consider including a mini-fridge to your grill area. This will make it easy to store your must-have grill essentials and keep food out of the sun.
    • Lighting. The right lighting can set the tone for your evening party. Adding landscape lighting around your backyard will really make your space feel like an oasis. Do not forget about proper lighting near the grill, you will want to see what you are preparing.

    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. Family Owned Appliance Store Shares Spring Cleaning Tips

    Family Owned Appliance Store Shares Spring Cleaning Tips

    After a long winter, we are excited to look ahead into spring. Undergoing a deep spring cleaning can be very helpful to making your home ready for the new season. As a family owned appliance store, we want to provide some of our favorite spring cleaning tips to our loyal customers.

    • Brighten up your light fixtures. Light fixtures and lamps can get dusty pretty quickly. As part of your spring cleaning efforts, do not forget to clean them.
    • Doors and handles. With people coming in and out of the house and rooms in it, doors and handles can get dirty and filled with germs. During your cleaning routine, wipe knobs and handles with your favorite cleaning product. Focus a little bit more of your efforts on the front door by cleaning it in its entirety with soapy water.
    • Windows. When cleaning your home, windows are important to focus on. During your typical cleaning session, you might focus solely on the baseboards. Give the tops of the window frames some TLC to clean away any dust and dirt that has accumulated.
    • Shelves. Do you have multiple shelves filled with nick knacks and books you have accumulated through the years? Take some time to sort through the shelves and clean and dust everything. You might want to declutter as well and get rid of things that you no longer like.
    • Rugs. Whenever you normally clean, you most likely vacuum on top of area rugs, however, have you thought about what lies beneath the surface? Remove any area rugs in your house and clean the floors, you will not regret it.
    • Oven and ranges. Simply using baking soda and water and applying it to your oven will easily take away the grime that is left over from cooking delicious meals. Don’t forget about the range hood. You can clean this by using soapy water.
    • Small, kitchen appliances. Focusing your efforts on the interior and exterior of kitchen appliances will really make your kitchen shine.
    • Storage containers. If you store food in storage containers, examine the condition of each. Has some food expired? Clean out the containers and replace with fresh product.
    • Laundry room. Be sure to wipe your washer and dryer frequently and vacuum in the laundry room area.

    We hope that these spring cleaning tips help you refresh your home and prepare it for warmer weather.

    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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  10. Home Appliance Store Provides Laundry Room Ideas

    Home Appliance Store Provides Laundry Room Ideas

    As a home appliance store, we understand the importance of a good laundry room. After all, a lot of time is spent cleaning dirty clothes, especially if you have a large family. We thought we would provide some of our tips to making your laundry room as comfortable and functional as possible.

    • Refrigerator. Many people opt to have a second refrigerator to store extra food. Instead of storing it in your garage, why not create a space for it in your laundry room? It will be more convenient than storing it in a cold garage.
    • Sewing corner & ironing board. Taking out and setting up a sewing machine can be more time consuming than actually stitching something up. Incorporating a sewing corner in your laundry room can help you quickly and efficiently get your work done. In addition, you should consider adding a built-in ironing board to save on space and have all of your clothing essentials in one space.
    • Dog bath. This idea is super helpful if you are a dog owner whose laundry room has a door to outside or the garage. Adding a dog bath to your laundry room will make cleaning up your pup before he or she enters your house a lot easier.
    • Place your washer & dryer on a pedestal. Literally place your washer and dryer on a pedestal to make it easier to transfer clothes into and out of the machines. It is helpful to place them on a platform at least 15 inches off the ground.
    • Space to air-dry your clothes. Not every article of clothing you own can go into the dryer. If you have ample space in your laundry room, consider carving out space to air-dry your clothes.
    • Floor drain. To prepare for the event of a leaky washer, add a floor drain to your laundry room. It will make clean up easier and help prevent damage in case of an overflowing machine.
    • Hampers. If your family stores dirty clothes in the laundry room, consider adding hampers to the space. If you are in the middle of a home renovation, built-in hampers are an excellent way to decrease the clutter in your laundry room.

    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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