Kitchen Appliances
  1. 5 Great Reasons to Connect Your Jenn-Air Oven to Amazon's Alexa

    5 Great Reasons to Connect Your Jenn-Air Oven to Amazon's Alexa

    What if you could control your oven with simple voice commands? Sound impossible? It’s not! Jenn-Air has partnered with Amazon to bring the power of voice command to your kitchen.

    Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or simply, Alexa, is an intelligent, cloud-based service that enables you to use your voice to control any connected product, including select Jenn-Air ovens. As long as you have a registered Jenn-Air connected oven and access to Wi-Fi, you can link your Jenn-Air account to Amazon’s Alexa for simple, seamless voice interaction.

    Reno’s Appliance is pleased to offer these two Alexa-enabled ovens from Jenn-Air:

    You may be wondering: “Why do I need a voice-controlled oven?” It’s a good question, especially since you’ve probably been using a standard oven all of your life. Here are five great reasons you’ll want to connect your Jenn-Air oven to Alexa:

    1. It’s Simple and Intuitive: Simple voice commands have been created for everything from preheating and setting timers to changing temperatures and cooking modes. There’s no need to learn super-specific, awkward phrases. For example, you can say things like:
      • “Alexa, tell Jenn-Air to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.”
      • “Alexa, tell Jenn-Air to reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees”
      • "Alexa, tell Jenn-Air to set the oven timer for 12 minutes."
      • "Alexa, tell Jenn-Air to preheat the oven for a 12-pound turkey."
      • “Alexa, ask Jenn-Air for time remaining on the oven timer.”

      For safety reasons, stovetop cooking and broil are not voice controlled, as that type of cooking requires constant supervision.

    2. You Can Multitask: How many times has this happened? You’re handling raw meat, or you’re wrist deep in cookie dough and you realize that you need to preheat the oven. With the Alexa-connected oven, you don’t need to stop what you’re doing and wash your hands just to go press a button. Simply tell Alexa what you need done and continue with your task.
    3. Alexa Understands You: Alexa has finely tuned automatic speech recognition technology. What that means is, Alexa understands the way you naturally speak. And the more you talk to Alexa, the more it understands your personal speech patterns and regional accent. There’s no reason to “talk like a robot” in order for your command to be understood like with some other voice-controlled devices. And, you won’t find yourself screaming the same simple command to Alexa over and over again in frustration. Alexa will hear you and immediately respond the first time.
    4. Jenn-Air Ovens Are “Future-Proofed”: With today’s technology evolving at break-neck speed, you may be reluctant to purchase a new piece of technology thinking that it will soon be obsolete. Jenn-Air will certainly keep innovating, but you can easily upgrade your current oven to incorporate these new features, helping to ensure that Jenn-Air wall ovens purchased today will be "future-proofed" from early obsolescence.
    5. Yes, There’s an App for That. In addition to controlling your Alexa-enabled oven with voice commands, you can control and monitor your oven through a free smartphone app. For example, you can check for doneness or preheat the oven while you’re in another room of your home.

    If this technology sounds like something you would like incorporated in your home, make sure to visit Reno’s Appliance and ask about the Jenn-Air 30” Double Wall Oven and the Jenn-Air Microwave/Wall Oven. And, if you’re interested in other Alexa-enable appliances, you can ask to see the Jenn-Air 72” Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator.

    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. The Refridgerator You've Been Searching For: Sub-Zero 42" Built-in Side-by-Side

    The Refridgerator You've Been Searching For: Sub-Zero 42" Built-in Side-by-Side

    Did you know that you can purchase a refrigerator that costs only a little more to operate than an incandescent light bulb, hour for hour? At Reno’s Appliance we offer some of the best refrigerators on the market today and we believe that the Sub-Zero 42” Built-in Side-by-Side unit is one to brag about. In 2000, Sub-Zero & Wolf merged to begin manufacturing a high-end, built-to-last product line of kitchen appliances you are sure to love.

    Sub-Zero has mastered the science of refrigerating and freezing your food, but there is more to a great refrigerator than just the temperature. What about the storage within the unit? They have the perfect answer to internal storage. Not only are there more shelf placement options with the 42” side-by-side unit, but there are also more drawer options. They have even thought of the daily wear and tear on refrigerator drawers, designing elongated handles for this unit. The handle design alone demonstrates the superior efforts of the engineering team at Sub-Zero. Plus, the team tests each and every refrigerator they make 24 hours before boxing them up for delivery.

    Now consider the Sub-Zero answer to temperature maintenance. When we look at these refrigerators, we see an entire product line that offers dual refrigeration systems. The refrigerator side stays cool and moist, while the dry air of the freezer prevents frost and freezer burn. The Sub-Zero 42” unit even offers precise temperature control so that your system remains within one degree of the setting you create. This keeps food at an ideal temperature. The unit also lets you know when a door is left ajar.

    The company engineers looked to NASA for help with continually eliminating the growth of those unwanted, microscopic visitors that cause the shelf life of food to decrease. You don’t have to understand the science of purified air to understand that spoiled food is money wasted. NASA agrees and so did Sub-Zero engineers. They made sure to install an air purification system in every unit to optimize the shelf life of the foods you buy.

    And what about the little things in refrigerator design improvements, such as the interior light needed for those secret midnight snacks or having to replace older refrigerator bulbs when they start blinking? We have you covered. The 42” Side-by-Side is outfitted with the latest in LED lighting, which equates to a brighter interior and eliminates the need to continuously go out and buy new bulbs.

    Let’s about longevity. The engineers at Sub-Zero project that with proper use, this unit will remain optimally functional for at least two decades. This means that besides capitalizing on the interior shelf life of your food, you are also purchasing a refrigerator that will save you the money of having to buy a replacement for a long time. The minimalist exteriors of the Sub-Zero units are adapted with that fact in mind. Their tasteful look is sure to fit any kitchen design changes throughout the decades.

    If you are ready to buy the refrigerator of your dreams, stop buy Reno’s Appliance in Paterson, NJ. We feature several Sub-Zero refrigerator models that may also interest you. Our showroom has extended evening hours for your convenience and our appliance experts are here to help explain any and all other advantages of the units we offer. Visit our website to browse before you stop by or give us a call at 866.88.RENOS. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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