Kitchen Appliances
  1. 6 Simple Steps to Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

    6 Simple Steps to Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

    Most people may not think about their refrigerator’s condenser coils too often—or even know what they are—but keeping them clean is an essential part of refrigerator maintenance.

    To understand why it’s so important to clean those coils, we’re going to first delve into a bit of grade-school science. We all know that when two things of different temperatures are near each other, the hotter surface cools and the colder surface warms. That principle (officially known as the second law of thermodynamics) is at play in your refrigerator. A pump pushes a gas refrigerant through the coils, where it cools down and becomes a liquid. The cool liquid then sucks all of the warm air out of the refrigerator and freezer.

    Over time, dust, dirt, and pet hair can easily collect on the coils. When the coils are dirty, they can’t efficiently release heat. That means your compressor must work harder and use more energy, which will shorten the lifespan of your refrigerator.

    Fortunately, you can help keep your refrigerator running efficiently by cleaning the coils a few times a year. Even more good news is that it’s not at all difficult. As appliance experts, we wanted to share 6 simple steps to clean your refrigerator’s coils:

    Step 1. Unplug your refrigerator or turn off the circuit breaker that delivers power to the unit.

    Step 2. Remove the cover panel to reveal the coils. On most units, the coils are located below the unit behind a kick plate, or near the top of the unit behind a trim plate. Either one of these plates should simply lift off. On older units, the coils may already be exposed behind the refrigerator.

    Step 3. Use a long-handled refrigerator brush to dislodge any dust and debris around the coils. Be careful not to bend or damage the coils.

    Step 4. Use the narrow hose attachment on your vacuum to suck up all the dust. Move the hose along all surfaces as carefully as you can.

    Step 5. When you are finished vacuuming, use a damp cloth or rag to gently wipe any remaining dust from the coils.

    Step 6. Replace the cover panel by snapping it back into place. Then plug the unit back in or turn on the circuit breaker.

    Following these simple steps 3 or 4 times a year will definitely help you extend the lifespan of your refrigerator. If you find that it’s still not running great even after you’ve cleaned the coils and performed other maintenance, then it may be time for a new refrigerator.

    Reno’s Appliance has a large selection of refrigerators from top-of-the-line brands including Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Frigidaire in a range of popular styles such as French door, bottom freezer, and top freezer. We also carry compact refrigerators, which are perfect for small apartment, dorm rooms, or the office. You’ll even find a nice selection of sleek and stylish wine refrigerators, which are becoming increasingly popular, even among casual wine drinkers. Find out why in this this recent blog post.

    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. 6 Steps to a Sparkling Oven After the Holiday Season

    6 Steps to a Sparkling Oven After the Holiday Season

    The holiday season is finally over. It’s time to take down the lights, remove the tree, pack away the decorations and… clean the oven? Cleaning the oven is probably not the first chore you think about after the holidays, but it’s the ideal time to do it. After all, your oven has likely been working overtime these past few weeks as you cooked up all of your holiday favorites, from savory stuffing to sweet potato pie. There’s bound to be some spills, stains, or splatters that need to be cleaned up.

    But before you reach for oven cleaner, spray cleaners, or even soap and water, we want you to know that there’s a more effective and safer way for you to clean your oven. It involves two simple ingredients that are probably sitting in your pantry right now: vinegar and baking soda. When it comes to destroying grease and gunk, nothing beats this dynamic duo.  

    Follow these simple steps and you’ll see your oven go from grimy to gleaming, guaranteed.

    Step 1: Gather the following materials:

    • 1 cup of water
    • A clean spray bottle
    • A small bowl
    • A cloth rag
    • A box of baking soda
    • A bottle of distilled white vinegar

    Step 2: Remove the oven racks and soak them in the sink with a mixture of hot water, 1 cup of vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. After they soak for about 15 to 30 minutes, any grease or grime on the racks should be easily wiped away with a rag or sponge. Alternatively, you may be able to place them in the dishwasher, but check with your oven’s owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website to ensure the racks are dishwasher safe.

    Step 3: Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water in the bowl. You want to create a thick, spreadable paste. Once the mixture is at a good consistency, then spread the paste on the inside surfaces of the oven, including the oven window. As you spread it, you’ll notice that the baking soda will turn brown. Let the baking soda sit overnight, or at least 12 hours.

    Step 4: The next day, wipe out as much of the baking soda as you can with a wet rag.

    Step 5: Pour vinegar into the spray bottle. Spray the vinegar wherever you see baking soda residue. Then, wipe everything down with a clean, wet rag.

    Step 6: Replace the racks and set the oven temperature to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes to allow for drying.

    The post-holiday season is the perfect time to clean your oven. It’s also a good idea to follow the steps above every couple of months, or anytime you notice grime building up in your oven.

    If you’ve decided that you need a new oven to take on the next year’s holiday cooking, then head over to Reno’s Appliance. We carry top-of-the-line electric and gas ranges from brands known for reliability and durability like Amana, GE Appliances, and Frigidaire. You can even choose a self-cleaning model to make your life a bit easier. We also carry a full line of wall ovens and pro ranges.

    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. 7 Tips to Prevent Dishwasher Disasters This Holiday Season

    7 Tips to Prevent Dishwasher Disasters This Holiday Season

    Your dishwasher may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the holiday season, but consider where you’d be without it. Whether you’re hosting casual pre-holiday gatherings, cooking large family feasts, or baking countless cookies, you’ll have plenty of dirty dishes to contend with—which means your dishwasher will be working double time.

    The last thing you want is to have your dishwasher conk out in the middle of all the merriment. Here are 7 tips to help you make sure your dishwasher runs smoothly throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

    1. Determine Detergent Needs: Be sure to choose the right detergent for your machine. Consult your owner’s manual to find out if gels, powders, or tablets are recommended. If you have a high-efficiency washer, then make sure you’re using a high-efficiency detergent. Also, use the exact amount of detergent listed in the owner’s manual or on the detergent packaging. Despite what many people think, adding extra detergent doesn’t get dishes any cleaner. In fact, it may leave a soapy residue.
    2. Avoid Overfilling: It’s tempting to fill the dishwasher as much as possible, especially if you’re trying to reduce the overall number of loads you’re doing. But filling the dishwasher too much can prevent dishes from getting clean, and you’ll wind up having to wash them again. It’s better to give each dish the space it needs.
    3. But Don’t Underfill Either: While a partially filled dishwasher may seem like a better idea than an overloaded one, it’s a waste of resources and puts wear and tear on your dishwasher. Partially full loads also increase the risk of dishes breaking as they can bang into each other. It’s best to wash smaller loads by hand or wait to wash your dishes until you have a full load.
    4. Scrape the Scraps: Today’s dishwashers are amazing at removing food residue so there’s no need to prewash, but even the most advanced dishwasher can develop trouble when too much food is left on dishes. While we may not need to prewash our dishes, scraping large food scraps off the plate is a necessity.
    5. Notice What’s Not Dishwasher Safe: As much as we may want to throw everything into the dishwasher, not everything is dishwasher safe. Wooden cutting boards will split and crack when exposed to high temperatures and water. Delicate glassware can break in a dishwasher. Some metals like cast-iron and copper require special hands-only handling and can become damaged in the dishwasher.
    6. Respect the Racks: It does matter where dishes are placed in the dishwasher. There are a lot of items that are dishwasher-safe only when placed on the top rack. To get thoroughly clean, many other dishes need to be on the bottom rack. Put glasses, bowls, cups, and oversized serving utensils on the top. Plates, pots, pans, and utensils should be on the bottom.
    7. Don’t Stop the Sprayer: Know how the sprayer in your dishwasher works. For best results, you want the water from the sprayer to be able to reach every dish in every corner of the dishwasher. Sometimes a large pan or bowl can block the sprayer. Make sure there’s nothing in the way of the water or else you may wind up with less than clean dishware.

    These 7 tips will help you get the most out of your dishwasher, but if you aren’t sure if your machine is ready to handle the holidays, then head over to Reno’s Appliances in Paterson, NJ. From now until December 31, 2017 you can get a free GE Café™ Series dishwasher valued up to $1000 when you purchase three or more eligible GE Café™ Series appliances. Learn more about this offer.

    While there, you can also view their extensive inventory of world-class brands of dishwasher that are known for dependability and durability like FrigidaireBoschWhirlpool, 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.

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  4. The Cooktop Debate Heats Up: Gas vs. Electric vs. Induction

    The Cooktop Debate Heats Up: Gas vs. Electric vs. Induction

    When it comes to ranges and cooktops, Americans have always had two choices: gas or electric. Induction cooktops, which have been popular in Europe for years, are now gaining a foothold in America and have become an attractive third option.

    Each type of cooktop has pros and cons you should consider before making a purchase, so let’s break down the different options.

    Gas Cooktops

    Gas cooktops are a no-nonsense and very popular cooking solution. Their biggest advantage is instant heat—just turn on the flame and your pot or pan will be hot in seconds. Plus, you’ll be able to raise or lower the temperature instantly, which means more precise control while cooking. Of course, there is a downside to a typical gas control knob: it’s hard to get the same temperature every time you use it.

    Another advantage is that you can put any type of pot or pan on a gas burner—including cast iron, copper, and stainless steel. You can find gas cooktops at several different price points, but maintenance costs are low. However, if you don’t already have a gas line in your kitchen, you’ll have to have one installed, which of course adds significant costs.  

    Electric Cooktops

    Electric cooktops are the least expensive option, which is probably their biggest advantage. Their main downside, however, is a slow change in heat. You have to wait for them to heat up when you turn them on, and changes in temperature occur slowly, giving you less control than a gas cooktop, so precise results can be hard to achieve.

    Electric stoves that have coiled heating elements can be maintained inexpensively and the ceramic coils can be easily replaced if they get damaged. Ceramic radiant electric cooktops are a bit pricier to repair, but are very easy to clean since you’re just wiping down one flat surface.

    Induction Cooktops

    Induction cooktops are one of the most popular kitchen appliance trends of the past few years. Induction cooktops use electromagnetism to cook your food, which sounds complex, but it’s actually simple, super-efficient, and safe.

    Below each cooking zone in an induction cooktop is a coil of metal. When the power is turned on, a current flows through the coil and produces an invisible magnetic field. If there is no pan on the cooking zone, no heat is produced, so it’s cool to the touch.

    Once a pan that contains iron (cast iron, black metal, or stainless steel with a magnetic grade base) is placed on the cooking zone, the magnetic field induces electrical currents inside the pan, so the pan itself gets hot and acts as its own heating element. In comparison, gas and electric cooktops are heated indirectly, using either a gas flame or electric coil to pass heat to the pan.

    Induction cooktops can achieve very high temperatures and reach the lowest temperatures of the three types of stoves. As mentioned, with induction cooktops you don’t get heat anywhere except where your cookware sits. This means that if you happen to have an overflow, food cannot become baked on. In fact, most models don’t need a specialist cleaner. You can simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or use the same spray as you do everywhere else in your kitchen.

    The main downside to induction cooktops is cost. They are the most expensive of the three options. Also, you need to have pots and pans that contain iron for an induction cooktop to work. So be sure to include the price of a new set of cookware in your budget.

    The Bottom Line

    There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to the kind of cooktop or range you choose. Gas cooktops probably fit most people’s needs. However, if you’re a serious chef with a big budget then induction is probably the way to go. But if you just need an inexpensive stove to boil water and fry an egg, then electric will be fine.

    Here at Reno’s Appliance, we offer a large inventory of cooktops and ranges from top brands. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff.

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  5. Warm Up to the Idea of a Warming Drawer

    Warm Up to the Idea of a Warming Drawer

    Let’s say that you are in the middle of remodeling your kitchen. You’ve picked out all new appliances including a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, kitchen sink, and faucet. But have you considered installing a warming drawer as well? You might be wondering what a warming drawer is or if it’s really necessary. The team at Reno’s Appliance wants to tell you about this hot new trend in kitchen design and why it’s worth considering.

    What is a Warming Drawer?

    A warming drawer is a separate appliance that uses a low-heat setting to warm up food or keep just-cooked food warm and ready to eat for hours. The temperature levels on a warming drawer don’t typically go higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and most have humidity controls and timers so there’s no risk of food burning, drying out, getting soggy, or becoming overdone.  

    Warming drawers range from 24 to 30 inches wide, and are about as deep as a large kitchen drawer. This is typically enough space to hold several dinner plates of food, a couple of pies, a large pizza, a few holiday side dishes, or loaves of fresh bread.

    Warming drawers are typically installed with an accompanying wall oven, but they can also be installed on their own. Warming drawers are usually stainless steel, but can also blend seamlessly into your existing kitchen cabinetry, so you don’t have to worry a clunky appliance stealing space from your kitchen. Plus, most models hide the control panel behind the front cover, so you won’t even know it’s there until you’re ready to use it.

    Why Do I Need a Warming Drawer?

    If you and your family have an on-the-go lifestyle, it may be difficult to find a time when you can have a sit-down meal together. Fortunately, the warming drawer makes it possible for families to have fresh meals despite their busy schedules. All you have to do is place the plate into the drawer and you’ll have a hot, tasty dish in no time.

    Warming drawers are also great for just heating up empty cups and dishes on cold days. That way, your freshly prepared food and hot beverages stay warm as you enjoy your meal.

    There are even uses for warming drawers beyond the kitchen. Install one in your master suite or bathroom and have a warm towel waiting every time you step out of the shower. It doesn’t get more luxurious that that.

    Isn’t My Toaster Oven and Microwave Enough?

    Chances are you’re asking yourself, “Why buy a warming drawer when I have a toaster oven or microwave?” These are convenient appliances for sure, but there are some notable disadvantages. Microwaved food tastes, well, microwaved and always has hot and cold spots. Plus, the microwave can significantly reduce the nutrient content of your food. Toaster ovens heat food more evenly than microwaves, but they are small appliances—not ideal for large family gatherings or multiple plates.

    A warming drawer may not be the first appliance you think of when it’s time to remodel your kitchen. But once you have one installed, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without one. Reno’s Appliance has top-of-the line warming drawers to fulfill all of your cooking needs.

    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. The Perfect Range for Your Holiday Season

    The Perfect Range for Your Holiday Season

    The holidays are approaching and that means friends, family, and of course, plenty of food. If you’re hosting the crowd for a large feast, preparing your famous pies, or cranking out dozens of holiday cookies, then you’re going to need a range that’s built to handle whatever you can throw at it (or in it).

    Reno’s Appliance is proud to carry the Wolf 48” dual fuel range. Let’s look at why this is the ideal appliance for all of your cooking and baking needs this holiday season.

    The Cooktop

    Here’s what you’ll find on the top part of this outstanding range.

    Dual-Stacked Burners

    The gas cooktop features six dual-stacked burners, which means each burner is really two in one. The upper-tier burner produces up to 20,000 BTUs of power for quick boils and perfectly seared steaks. The lower-tier allows you to dial back all of that power to just a hint of a flame—perfect for simmering sauces or keeping gravy warm while the turkey finishes roasting.

    Infrared Griddle

    Plus, the cooktop features a built-in, 15,000 BTU infrared griddle, which can definitely handle your big holiday morning breakfasts, complete with pancakes, hash browns, bacon, and eggs.

    Spark Re-Ignition System

    And here’s an additional great feature—the spark re-ignition system. Have you ever thought your dish was almost finished cooking, only to find that flame had gone out who knows how long ago? Each burner on the Wolf Range has a sensor that automatically re-ignites any lost flame for improved temperature control and added safety.

    This is all just on the top of the range, so now let’s look at what the actual oven can do.

    The Oven

    The oven includes professional-grade features to give you perfect results every time, including:

    A Dual Convection Oven

    Two fans work together to distribute heat evenly throughout the oven. This eliminates cold spots and produces more consistent results, even when using multiple racks at once.

    A Second Convection Oven

    This smaller oven provides consistent heating, and is especially useful for cooking of holiday side dishes at one temperature, while the turkey is roasting away in the big oven at a different temperature.

    10 Cooking Modes

    There are ten cooking modes to choose from that provide the ideal cooking environment for everything that will be on your holiday table from turkey and ham, to yams and corn, to cookies, cakes, and pies. Simply select the cooking mode with an intuitive touchscreen and relax.

    Temperature Probe

    Never undercook or overcook again. The temperature probe signals you when your dish has reached the desired temperature, taking the guess work out of preparing delicious roasts.


    High-Quality Construction

    All Wolf products are built with superior-quality materials and heavy-gauge stainless steel, with a classic brushed finish that matches other Sub-Zero and Wolf products, allowing for seamless integration into your kitchen design.

    To ensure reliability, each major component of the range is first subjected to extreme stresses far beyond what the average household would ever subject it to. Furthermore, every function of every product is thoroughly tested before shipping.

    Simply put, you won’t find a better-constructed, more reliable range at this price point.


    Visit Reno’s Appliance Today

    There’s still plenty of time to get the Wolf 48” dual fuel range set up in your kitchen in time for the holidays. Stop by Reno’s Appliance in Paterson, NJ to view this outstanding kitchen appliance and other range options.

    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. Your Guide to Buying a New Kitchen Range

    Your Guide to Buying a New Kitchen Range

    The range combines a cooktop and oven into a single appliance—making it the true workhorse of the kitchen. Ranges come in a variety of styles and can include all kinds of features, which is great, but can also be overwhelming. At Reno’s Appliance, we’re range experts, so we’ve created this simple buying guide to help you find the ideal one for your home.

    1. What’s Your Budget?

      First, you should determine how much you want to spend. Prices can vary from about $350 for a basic range to $3500 or more for luxury models with plenty of features and high-end styling. Having a price point in mind will help you narrow down your options.

    2. What Size?

      A standard range is 30 inches wide, but they can be 36 inches or wider. Be sure to measure the space where you want to install it and buy the correct size. The last thing you want is to have your range delivered only to find that it won’t fit.

    3. Do You Want Gas or Electric?

      If you don’t have a gas line already installed in your kitchen, then an electric model is your only option. If you do have a gas line, then you can get a gas-powered or a dual fuel range. Dual fuel range models heat the oven with electric power for precise temperatures, and fuel the cooktop with gas for faster boiling and cooking.

    4. What Style?

      There are three different styles of ranges:

      • Freestanding models are designed to be placed anywhere in the kitchen. These are the most popular and least expensive ranges.
      • Slide-ins are made to literally “slide in” between cabinets. The sides of a slide-in range are left unfinished since they won’t be seen, but they do have alignment grooves for ease of installation.
      • Drop-ins are used with customized cabinetry. They are dropped into the prepared base with a cabinet front panel at the bottom for seamless integration with the kitchen and a high-end look.

    5. Do You Want to Go Pro?

      Pro ranges are typically free-standing models that start at 36 inches wide, but come in 48 inch and 60 inch widths as well to accommodate multiple ovens, more burners, and built-in griddles and grills that span the cooktop. You’ll also find different burner configurations and well as French tops in pro models for more precise temperature control. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, then consider a pro range.

    6. Who Cleans the Oven?

      Are you OK with cleaning the oven yourself, or do you prefer a self-cleaning oven? Self-cleaning ovens cost a bit more, but most people decide the extra cost is worth it.

    7. Have Your Considered Convection?

      You may have heard the term convection oven. That means there is a fan inside the unit that distributes heat more evenly in the oven to speed up cooking and produce more consistent results. It will cost an additional amount if you opt for a convection oven.

    8. How Many Burners?

      The least expensive ranges have four standard burners on the cooktop. As you get into higher end models, you’ll find burners that are more precise and flexible. For example, your range might come with a “power burner” for quick boiling and pan searing. It may also have a “low burner” for simmering sauces. Some ranges may even have a fifth burner.

    9. What Features Will You Need?

      Now you have to decide which features are important to you. Adding features will increase the price, but you may find it is worth every penny. Some features you might consider include double ovens, “smart” temperature sensors, warming drawers, or a hidden bake element.

    10. How Do You Want to Control Your Range?

      You’ll also have a decision to make when it comes to how your range is controlled. Are you fine with the standard cooktop knobs and oven controls? Or do you want your unit to be more sophisticated? For example, you can get a unit that’s all digital and push-button, or maybe even programmable.

    One increasing popular feature found in higher-end ranges is voice control. For example, this GE Profile Range will respond to simple voice commands for the ultimate convenience.

    Reno’s Appliance carries top-of-the-line electric and gas ranges from brands like Bosch, Wolf, GE, Amana, and Samsung. When it comes time for you to pick out a new range, stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  8. 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Kitchen Faucet

    4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Kitchen Faucet

    Whether you’re giving your kitchen a complete overhaul, or simply updating the décor, installing a new kitchen faucet is certainly going to be part of the job. If it’s been a while since you last shopped for a faucet, and you’re not sure where to begin, then check out these four tips to help you find the perfect one for your space.

    1. Mounting Matters

      First, decide if you want a deck-mount faucet or a wall-mount faucet. Wall-mount faucets attach through the wall and hang over the sink.

      Deck-mount faucets attach to the countertop or rest on the sink. If you choose this type, then the number of holes on your sink is important. These are your standard options:

      • Combination handle/spout faucets require a single hole, plus an additional hole for the sprayer.
      • Handle/spout faucets with integrated sprayers require a single hole.
      • Traditional faucets need four holes total: one each for the hot and cold taps, one for the spout, and a fourth for the sprayer.

      If you want to add soap dispensers, instant hot water dispensers, water filters, or other optional components, then you’ll need more holes. If you’re starting from scratch, choose your faucet before your sink so you can buy a sink with the appropriate number of holes for your selection. Or, holes may be drilled into the sink to accommodate your faucet if needed.

    2. Focus on the Finish

      Most kitchen faucets come in a range of finish choices, typically some color of metal. In the silver family, options include chrome, nickel, stainless steel, platinum, and pewter. For a warmer tone, you can try brass, gold, bronze, or copper. Metallic finishes can be either polished, brushed, or satin, depending on whether you want a bold shine or a more muted gleam.

      If you’ve picked out your kitchen sink, then you obviously want your faucet to match. Easy decision. But if you haven’t picked out the sink, consider that smudges and stains show up on chrome and polished finishes more easily than brushed and satin finishes. That may be a factor in your decision.

    3. Consider Ultra Low Flow

      If you’re environmentally focused, or want to save on water bills, this may be important to you. Since 1992, federal regulations require that faucets made in the United States have a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM), which has resulted in thousands and thousands of gallons of water saved each year.

      But, you can choose to have an even lower flow rate. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started the WaterSense program to encourage the manufacture of high-efficiency faucets with a flow rate of 1.5 GPM or less. While not a federal regulation, most manufacturers have products that meet WaterSense criteria, so be sure to ask your salesperson if this interests you.

    4. Take a Look at Technology Trends

      If you haven’t bought a faucet in a long time, then you’re probably not aware of all the cool new faucet features out there, like:

      • Motion-activation: Motion-activated faucets enable you to turn the water on and off, adjust the flow, and raise or lower the temperature,
      • Laminar flow: Laminar technology emits water in a clear, solid stream for a smooth and silky feel and no splashing. It feels luxurious, but laminar-flow faucets still meet federal water flow standards, with some models even meeting the stricter WaterSense criteria.
      • Filtration and more: Many manufacturers make faucets that offer built-in filtration, instant chilling, and even carbonation for clean, cold, sparkling water on demand.

    Shopping for a new kitchen faucet doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Follow these tips and you’re sure to find the perfect faucet.

    Reno’s Appliance carries a large selection of kitchen faucets from industry-leading brands like Insinkerator, Franke, Rohl, and more. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  9. Boost Your Home’s Value By Upgrading Kitchen Appliances

    Boost Your Home’s Value By Upgrading Kitchen Appliances

    If you’re looking for a home improvement project that will increase the value of your home, but won’t take up top much of your time, start with upgrading your kitchen appliances. Experts agree that installing high-quality appliances that are functional and stylish will get you the most return on your investment when it’s time to sell.

    Here are some tips to help you choose appliances that you, and potential homebuyers, will love.

    Think Timeless Style
    If you’ve got all-white appliances that look like they are from a bygone era, then it will be difficult to maximize your asking price. Choose stainless steel or black appliances instead for a sleek, contemporary look that never goes out of style.

    Or, consider appliances that can be concealed behind cabinetry. With this current design trend, refrigerators, dishwashers, and even range hoods can seemingly disappear, for a truly cohesive look that is sure to impress homebuyers.

    Try to avoid purchasing appliances with bold finishes such as bright colors or patterns if your purpose is to up your home’s resale value. Potential homebuyers may be turned off by a design aesthetic they don’t like.

    Enhance Energy Efficiency
    Kitchen appliances account for a large percentage of the typical home’s total energy use. So when it’s time to upgrade, choose energy-efficient appliances that are marked with the Energy Star logo, like this Whirlpool dishwasher and GE refrigerator. These appliances will cost more up front, but you’ll see lower energy bills—and higher bids from potential homebuyers.

    Go for Fun and Functional Features
    Appliances with extra features are appealing to homebuyers. Just make sure they’re not just expensive add-ons, but will truly simplify life in the kitchen. For example:

    Adding on the Extras
    If you’ve gotten your major appliances taken care of and you’ve still got some room in your budget, then there are some extras that can be worth the investment. For example, garbage disposals and trash compactors are appliances that potential homebuyers often don’t know they want until they see a home that has them. If you’re in a more high-end market, then installing a wine refrigerator can be a nice touch that adds a bit of elegance to the home.

    Remember, unless you’re truly in the high-end market, you don’t need to overspend on luxury appliances. You’re better off purchasing durable appliances with timeless style and practical features. When you are ready to upgrade your kitchen appliances, come to Reno’s Appliance. Reno’s has a large selection of kitchen appliances to choose from including:

    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. 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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