Monthly Archives: May 2017
  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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