Kitchen Appliances
  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 Storage Zones

    Kitchen Storage Zones

    Planning your kitchen and determining the right amount of storage is crucial to a practical and visually appealing space. It is important to understand the kitchen storage zones as they will help your planning process.

    • Refrigerator storage central. One option for planning storage is utilizing the refrigerator space. The refrigerator is the starting point for most food preparation. Typically, we recommend placing your refrigerator near where you walk in with groceries. Adding a countertop near the refrigerator is a great spot to set your groceries down. Having easy access to your ingredients makes the cooking process go quicker. We recommend storing your mixing bowls and cooking utensils near this area.
    • Sink storage space. Another option for planning storage is near the sink. Ideally, the sink should be placed between the refrigerator and cooktop. Keep your trash and recycling bins nearby to make cleaning up meals more efficient. Near your sink, you should keep dishes, glasses, and dining utensils.
    • Range storage options. Finally, a great space for additional storage is near the range. Placing anything that is directly involved with the cooking process near the range is key towards an efficient workspace. Keep hot plates, potholders, oven mitts, and tools essential for dealing with hot items near the range. In addition, you will most likely be transferring cooked food to storage containers and serving dishes by the range, so keep those items nearby.

    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. Kitchen Organization Tips

    Kitchen Organization Tips

    Have you noticed your kitchen getting a bit messier than you would like it to be? Keeping your kitchen organized is key to removing clutter. Here are some organization tips to help you:

    • Remove everything from kitchen surfaces. The first step towards organizing your kitchen is removing everything from surfaces. Clean the countertops and before placing the items back, ask yourself if this is something you want to be displaying. If not, find another place for the item.
    • Hang a rack for mail. Commonly, the first place mail will hit is any open counter space. To get rid of that clutter, hang a rack for mail, magazines, and newspapers. Plan a date where you will sort through it, remove, and respond wherever necessary.
    • Clean out your fridge. When was the last time you looked through your fridge? Remove products that have expired and figure out a way to use the remaining food.
    • Keep the dishes clean. Get in the habit of cleaning the dishes every day. Keeping dishes clean and out of sight will make a huge difference in the look of your kitchen. Planning to have some cabinet space near the sink and dishwasher will make it easy to unload and keep the space clean.
    • Consider using glass doors. Swapping out your cabinet doors for glass will help provide motivation to keep them organized and clean.
    • Get rid of unused items. If you haven’t used something in your kitchen for a long time, donate it. It’ll help you get rid of clutter.

    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. Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Before placing and installing your kitchen appliances, keep the four concepts addressed below in mind - you may choose to move your initial placement ideas, in lieu of a more effective and useful configuration

    The Kitchen Triangle

    When you think about things you do in your kitchen, and which appliances are most critical to your life, you think about your sink, stove, and refrigerator. But for some homeowners, the list will include dishwashers, wall ovens, or microwaves. Plan to keep these three elements within close proximity to one another, preventing any obstacles in-between these fixtures that might hinder or disrupt the tasks that you perform in this space.

    Position of the Sink

    Most of the time spent in the kitchen is at the sink, washing dishes and prepping food. For this reason, it’s a good idea to position the sink in the spot with the best view and most convenience to the rest of the space. Sinks and counters work well near windows, which will provide the most pleasant view for visual intrigue.

    Keeping a Clear Path

    Even in the smallest kitchen spaces, there needs to be a clear path to guide traffic through the space. This not only keeps the cooking area out of the path and safe when people are present, it can also give the kitchen a more cohesive, slightly larger feeling.

    Consider Air Circulation

    Kitchen can easily become stuffy, humid places, and it is integral to think about how you will be ventilating the space. Range hoods provide an excellent way to quickly rid the room of foul smells, particularly if the room is devoid of natural air flow from windows. Be sure to consider the position of your range when planning to install a hood, as it may be necessary to install these on out-facing walls for venting purposes.

    Where you place your appliances in your kitchen is extremely important, and it may end up dictating the rest of the design configuration of the entire room. Keep your personal priorities in mind when creating a path through the space, and position your major appliances thoughtfully. This will help to best develop the most efficient and functional space possible.

    To learn more about the different kitchen appliances that Reno’s Appliance offers, visit our showroom today at 235 McLean Ave in Paterson.

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  7. Compact Kitchen Tips

    Compact Kitchen Tips

    Living in a small apartment or house requires you to be unique and creative when designing your space. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips for making a compact kitchen work.

    • Change cabinetry. Instead of using doors, swap your cabinets for drawers. This will provide maximum usability for your space. As an added bonus, drawers make it easier to find things.
    • Incorporate a breakfast bar. If your kitchen is too tiny for a table, consider adding a breakfast bar. It’s a great space to eat and doesn’t take up too much space.
    • Creatively place appliances and drawers. Compact kitchens might have a unique layout. In this case, you should creatively place appliances and drawers to take the most advantage of your space.
    • Install shelving for more storage. Play around with different storage options to find the best unit for your needs. If your space is small, consider using shelving that is open and lets light pass through.
    • Don’t use any hardware. Not using hardware doesn’t really save any extra space, however, it allows the overall look and aesthetic of your space to be visually appealing.
    • Select smaller appliances. Choosing smaller appliances will make the most of your space. There are many appliances that are designed for smaller spaces and they are still practical and useful.
    • Stretch your cabinets to the wall. Another great storage alternative for small kitchens is to incorporate cabinets that touch the ceiling. This will utilize all of the available space.

    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. 2017 Kitchen Trends

    2017 Kitchen Trends

    Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Before picking out appliances and finishes, you might want to take a look at what the kitchen trends are for 2017.

    More color. Although white kitchens have not decreased in popularity, a new trend for 2017 is colorful cabinetry. People will start incorporating navy, black, cream, and gray in their cabinets. This will provide a contrast between cabinets and islands that is very visually appealing.
    Expressing individual style. 2017 will also be a year where people take steps towards expressing their own style in their kitchens. Instead of following similar color patterns, people will personalize their space through their favorite colors and décor.
    Chic color pallet. In addition to adding more color in cabinetry, a chic color pallet will be applied to accessories, hardware, and backsplashes. People will be using deep, rich jewel tones to make their space pop.
    Updated cabinet design. While shaker style is still the most popular cabinet style, flat-panel designs are predicted to rise in popularity. Cabinets will become very modern with clean lines. The cabinet doors will be textured to provide detail.
    Color pops. Kitchens in 2017 will see color pops on small appliances. Dusty pink is popping up in appliances and will be on dish towels and kitchen curtains.
    Smart appliances. We are continuing to move towards a tech-driven world. Appliances are now able to be controlled via a smartphone while you are still at the office.
    Low-maintenance. When people are in the kitchen, they want the clean-up to be easy and quick. This will be evident in design choices for surfaces and floors.

    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. Five Considerations When Choosing a Refrigerator

    Five Considerations When Choosing a Refrigerator

    *Updated September 13, 2017

    Other than the size of your family and lifestyle factors, here are a few other things to consider when thinking about a new refrigerator:

    1. Choose a Size. Take into consideration the amount of storage you will need. The average fridge for a family of four runs between 18 and 25 cubic feet. Young couples just starting out can usually make do with 18, but a large family should probably think larger. Of course, entertaining and hosting family get-togethers should come into play as well, or if there are any plans for an expanding family, that should be factored in as well.
    2. Pick a Style.
      • Side-by-Side. The freezer is along one side and the fridge along the other with the freezer about a third of the width. They have a modern look and have more space, but the shelves are typically quite narrow, making fitting some food difficult.
      • Bottom-mount. This model has become more and more popular, with the fridge section at the top and below a pullout freezer. This allows for the most used items - in the fridge - to be accessed easily.
      • Top-Freezer. This is your more classic fridge model, with the freezer on top for those who prefer keeping their frozen foods up high.
      • French Door. This is a current trend. They are very similar to bottom mount modes except that the doors open from the center, as a French door would. The freezer drawer is still below, and everything else is relatively the same.
    3. Pick Features. Basic features common to most all models include shelves, crisper drawer and door compartments, and if all you're looking for is somewhere to keep things cold, that's all you'll need.
    4. Environmental Concerns. The past 20 years have brought tremendous gains with respect to making home appliances more environmentally friendly and less costly to run. However, the refrigerator remains the most expensive kitchen appliance to operate. Watch for the Energy Star logo when making a purchase - some can save up to 40% over less energy efficient models.
    5. Select Your Brand. While there are many brands of refrigerators, there are only a few manufacturers; Sub-Zero and JennAir are two common Reno's Appliance brands.

    To learn more about the refrigerators at Reno's Appliance, visit our showroom or visit us online at www.RenosAppliance.com.

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  10. Finding the Best Freezer

    Finding the Best Freezer

    Most homes have a refrigerator, with a freezer compartment which is convenient in the kitchen, but typically is insufficient for the amount of frozen foods a family will need. Savings associated with buying bulk frozen food can be substantial, and for long-term storage a freezer is the best option. These tips can help you find the best freezer for your needs.

    Freezer Types

    There are two types of freezers; chest and upright models. Each have their own pros and cons, and many users will choose a style based on convenience and capacity. Evaluation of your current refrigerator freezer can help to find which style most fits your need.

    Freezers are available in a good variety of capacities, from the smaller units - apartment-sized 5 cubic feet models - to larger sizes in the 20 cubic foot range. The primary factors influencing your decision on a size will obviously be your family size, but other things to consider are various lifestyle factors - hunting, fishing, entertaining, etc.

    Your location can also be a factor - the proximity of food markets and the convenience of making frequent trips there. Or do you want to “stock up”, and make fewer trips.

    ·      Chest Freezers. The most economical units are chest freezers. They also have the best frozen food storage space for bulky items, but are most inconvenient when it comes to cleaning the unit, and retrieving food. They do require more space to have in place, as well as room to open the lid. There is no fan in a chest freezer, so air circulation is limited and can hinder temperatures adjusting evenly throughout the freezer. However, as long as the whole chest freezer maintains a below zero Fahrenheit temperature, foods will remain frozen.

    ·      Upright Freezers. Usually costing more than chest models, upright freezers offer the most convenience when it comes to cleaning, organizing, and finding foods quickly. However, since the access is similar to a refrigerator, they tend to encourage lengthy browsing and can increase energy costs.

    ·      Convertible Freezer/Refrigerators. There is a new breed of freezers that offer the flexibility of being used for frozen foods, or adjusting temperature for use as a refrigerator. This feature can be an ideal choice for those who need more freezer space for seasonal storage.

    To learn more about the different freezers that are available at Reno’s Appliance, visit our showroom at 235 McLean Ave in Paterson, NJ or visit us online at www.RenosAppliance.com.

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