Posted: November 15, 2016|
It’s all about size - when it comes to microwave ovens, anyway. Prior to shopping for a microwave oven, it’s a good idea to take a look at your kitchen and determine just how much space you’re willing to concede for your microwave, and how you’re planning to use it. Are you planning to feed a large family, or just the occasional reheating? A larger oven, 1.2 cubic feet or more, will likely be needed if you’re making large meals like casseroles or lasagna. If you’re constrained by counter space, there are units as small as .5 cubic feet that do a great job for heating soups or tea.
What to Look For?
There are some must-have features that help take the guesswork out of your meal prep. Automatic defrost and programmed setting to warm up snacks are a great feature. There are also sensors that calculate cooking time based on the amount of steam food emits during cooking times. Wattage? Best results come from microwaves with at least 1,000 watts, for cooking quickly and efficiently. Microwaves with 700 watts or less are slower, and tend to cook less evenly. You can figure that the higher the wattage, the faster the cooking time. Innovations in New Units Some microwaves can double as convection ovens. There are also some that feature built-in coffee makers or toasters. Rotisseries are even available on some larger microwaves.
There are several ways to keep your microwave clean and extend its life. Before wiping it down, spray an all-purpose cleaner into a cloth and give it a good wiping down. Never spray directly into the oven to avoid cleaner entering the vent holes, as it can damage the internal parts of the oven. Clean the turntable by hand washing in the sink, and returning it to the microwave.
Reno’s Appliance carries a variety of microwave types and brand names for all kitchen sizes. To see our array of microwaves, please visit our showroom at 235 McLean Blvd. in Paterson or online at www.RenosAppliance.com.
Easily the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel is the appliances. Deciding what you can fit, and where you want it to go is a personal choice when making a kitchen update. Some tips from the experts can help you figure out what appliance layout works best for you.
While a triangle is important, it may not be the only solution for your layout. Traditionally, kitchen layouts revolve around the connection between the sink, stove, and the refrigerator. Keeping everything within arm’s reach while you are cooking is the purpose of the triangle shape.
Be sure your appliances aren’t too large, as they can compromise storage or counter space. Smaller ovens heat quickly and are very economical. Keep your appliances in proportion with one another.
When square footage is limited, appliances can be tricky to plan out. Smaller kitchens may have a more straightforward work triangle. The smaller area will make it easier to keep everything close when working in the kitchen.
If you aren’t able to get an appliance to work in a small area, make sure your storage for food and tools is in an appropriate space - that can aide in keeping the workflow efficient. Maybe keep your sink, oven and refrigerator all on the same wall, then have prep space on the opposite wall.
Don’t try and overdo the amount of space you allow for your appliances. Think carefully about what exactly you need, and how much counter space you’re going to want open and clear. At the end of the day, it’s going to need to be what works best for you. Once you decide on a kitchen style, make sure to visit the showroom at Reno’s Appliance at 235 McLean Blvd. in Paterson and let us help you fill your home with beautiful appliances from microwaves to refrigerators. You can also browse our selection online.
The kitchen used to be a small room, typically in the back of the house. Today, kitchens are the focal point in many homes. Americans invest more time and money into remodeling, updating, and modernizing kitchen spaces for their exact needs and specifications.
Posted: July 08, 2016|
Anyone who has made the decision to tackle a kitchen remodeling project knows how quickly things can add up; a granite countertop here, new custom cabinets there - don’t forget the designer faucet?
The average cost for a high-end kitchen makeover has surpassed the $50,000 mark.
With such a large investment, many homeowners are hoping to end up with a finished product that will remain looking fresh for as long as possible. Problem is, what is trending today, may be out of style in just a year’s time - just like that, your NEW kitchen, is suddenly dated!
Posted: May 22, 2016|
So you’re finally getting around to replacing that old range. Sorting through the options available for a new one can be an overwhelming experience. There are a host of different stovetop/oven combos, and the decisions to be made are mind-numbing.
Gas or electric? Double oven or single? Every brand has a different combination, and the pros and cons are different for each option.
So, what do you do?
Some of the information below should help you sort through some of the chaos, and hopefully help you find what you need – do your research.