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  1. Small Space Appliances: Only Keep These Essential Appliances

    Small Space Appliances: Only Keep These Essential Appliances

    These Small Space Appliances Are A Must

    If you live in a small home or apartment, you might think that you have to forgo essential appliances because they take up too much space. However, many manufacturers make appliances that are specifically designed for small spaces. They work just as hard as their larger counterparts but take up less room. Here are a few small space appliances that are a must for any tiny home.

    Dishwashers

    Just because your kitchen is tight on space, doesn’t mean you should be stuck doing dishes by hand. Consider any of these smaller dishwasher types:

    • Compact: These space-saving units are 18", which is the size of a standard cabinet. They have all the wash cycles and features you need with the capacity to hold up to 9 place settings.
    • Countertop: If you can spare 22" of counter space, then a countertop dishwasher may be the right small space appliance for you. It can wash up to 6 place settings, which makes it the ideal solution for those who live alone or with just one other person.
    • Portable: Available in 18" and 24" widths, portable dishwashers can easily be hooked up to the kitchen sink so there's no special plumbing installation required. Best of all, portable dishwashers can be wheeled away when not in use.

    Refrigerators

    Refrigerators are perhaps the biggest appliance in most kitchens, but if space is at a premium, then consider these more compact alternatives:

    • Undercounter: These fridges fit seamlessly under the kitchen counter to free up precious kitchen space, which can help make day-to-day living much easier.
    • Counter-Depth: These 24" wide models fit flush with the counter and integrate beautifully with surrounding cabinets, instead of jutting out into your kitchen.
    • Apartment-sized: For truly space-challenged kitchens, an apartment-sized refrigerator is the perfect small space appliance. Typically 18" to 24" inches wide with 10 to 12 cubic feet of capacity, there's enough room to keep all the perishables you bring home from your weekly shopping trip fresh and flavorful.

    Cooktops and Ranges

    Love to cook, but don't have room for a standard range? Check out these space-saving options:

    • Slim-sized range: Standard ranges are typically 30" to 36" wide but you can get models that are 20" to 24" to save space. The smaller models include 4 burners and all the features of a larger range so you can cook great meals in even the tightest spaces.
    • Compact cooktops: If you can't fit an entire range, then consider a compact cooktop. These are typically 12" to 24" and feature 1 to 4 burners depending on how much space you have.
    • Toaster ovens: A toaster oven is the essential small space appliance, especially if you decide not to have a full stove to save space. You can use it to roast meat, broil fish, bake potatoes, roast vegetables, and so much more.

    Washers and Dryers

    So far we've been focusing on kitchen appliances, but washers and dryers are just as important and typically take up lots of valuable space as well. But don't think you have to spend your time in the laundromat just because you live in a small apartment or condo. Consider these options:

    • Washer Dryer Combo: These all-in-one units wash your clothes, then immediately dry them. It can really save you valuable storage space.
    • Stackables: The ultimate small space appliance, the stackable washer/dryer is built to fit into most closets for easy access.
    • Ventless dryers: If you live in an apartment or condo that has rules against installing vented dryers then you may want to look into getting a ventless dryer. Compact and efficient, ventless dryers have been popular in Europe for generations.

    Living in a small home or apartment doesn't mean you have to give up on the convenience of appliances. Stop by Reno's Appliance to see all of the small space appliance solutions we have in stock.

    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. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our wide selection of appliances.

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  2. Ice Maker Slow at Making Ice? Try These Tips

    Ice Maker Slow at Making Ice? Try These Tips

    My Ice Maker Is Slow At Making Ice! Help!

    If you've got an ice maker in your refrigerator, then you know how convenient it is to have a steady supply of ice ready at all times. You may not realize how much you depend on it until the day you notice that your ice maker is slow at making ice, or even worse, not making ice at all. If your once-dependable ice maker isn't keeping up with demand, here are five tips for troubleshooting the problem.

    1. Turn down the freezer temperature: Ideally, your freezer should be set between zero and five degrees Fahrenheit. If your freezer is set higher than five degrees, then the water may take longer to freeze into cubes. Lowering the freezer temperature will help the incoming water freeze quicker so ice cubes are formed faster.
    2. Keep the freezer well-stocked: Most people don't realize this, but a near-empty freezer can cause your ice maker to be slow at making ice. Having the freezer at least half full makes it easier for the appliance to maintain the consistently low temperature needed to create ice quickly. Stock it with water bottles or ice packs if you need to add bulk. Of course, you don't want to overfill the appliance either, as this could restrict airflow and also cause the ice maker to be slow at making ice.
    3. Make sure the water line isn't restricted: Pull the freezer away from the wall to check the water line leading to it. Make sure it's not kinked, damaged, or blocked in any way. Also, turn the valve on the water supply line to the fully open position to ensure full water pressure.
    4. Make sure the chute isn't blocked with ice: Sometimes, cubes in the ice bin may melt slightly and refreeze, which creates large clumps of ice. It's impossible for new ice to push past these larger ice clumps so ice continues to back up and clog the chute. If this happens, then remove the ice storage bin and empty out the entire bin in the kitchen sink. Then put the bin back in the freezer. You should notice ice production start to ramp up after that.
    5. Replace the water filter: Ice makers come with filters that remove impurities from the water before the ice is made so the cubes don't taste funny. If your water filter hasn't been replaced in a while, then do it now. A clogged water filter could be blocking water flow and causing the ice maker to be slow at making ice.

    If you check all the items above and your ice maker is still slow at making ice, then it might be time to call in a professional to repair it. Or, it may be time to treat yourself to a new ice maker. Reno's Appliance carries a variety of high-quality ice makers from top brands including Whirlpool and Electrolux.

    We also have an extensive collection of refrigerators that come with built-in ice makers. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection of side-by-side, French door,bottom freezer, and top freezer refrigerators.

    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.

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  3. How Do Induction Cooktops Work?

    How Do Induction Cooktops Work?

    Learn the Ins and Outs of How Induction Cooktops Work

    When it comes to ranges and cooktops, Americans have always had two choices: gas or electric. However, induction cooktops, which have been popular in Europe for years, are now gaining a foothold in America and have become an attractive third option. But exactly how do induction cooktops work? At Reno's Appliance we are cooktop experts and wanted to explain the simple, but fascinating science behind induction cooktops.

    How do induction cooktops work?

    An induction burner consists of a ceramic plate with an electromagnetic coil beneath it. When you turn on the burner, an electric current runs through the coil, generating a fluctuating magnetic field, but no heat on the burner itself. However, once you set an iron or stainless-steel pan on the burner, the magnetic field causes many smaller electric currents in the pan's metal.

    Iron is a poor conductor of electricity, so as all these small currents run through the iron pan, much of the energy is converted to heat. Thus, on an induction cooktop, the heat is coming not from the burner, but the pan itself. And, since it's the pan that’s providing the heat, very little heat is lost, making induction cooking more efficient. In fact, a pot of water will come to a boil on an induction stove twice as fast as it would on a standard gas stove.

    Is an induction burner as powerful as gas or electric?

    "Burner" is a bit of a misnomer with induction cooktops as it’s not actually the ceramic plate that's heating up. However, the short answer is yes, in general, induction burners are just as powerful as gas or electric burners. Induction burners are also quite responsive to adjustments in heat. They can achieve very high temperatures and reach the lowest temperatures of the three types of stoves for more precise cooking.

    Are induction cooktops safe?

    Induction cooktops are incredibly safe. After all, there's no open flame required. Plus, the cooktop itself never heats up. Once you remove the pan, an induction cooktop cools off faster than a conventional burner. So once you remove the pan, the cooktop will be safe to touch within a few seconds. You can't say the same about an electric burner.

    Speaking of a cooler cooktop, another benefit is easier cleanup. Spills don't get cooked onto an induction cooktop’s quick-cooling surface. You can simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or use the same spray as you do everywhere else in your kitchen.

    Is there a certain type of pan required?

    Pans need to contain iron in order to work with an induction cooktop. For example, cast-iron, enameled cast iron, and some stainless-steel pans with magnetic-grade bases are ideal. Copper and anodized-aluminum pans won't work. How do you know if a pan will work with your induction cooktop? Here's a simple test: If a refrigerator magnet adheres to the bottom of the pan, the pan will work on an induction cooktop.

    Are there any drawbacks to induction cooktops?

    The main downside to induction cooktops is cost. They are the most expensive of the three options. Also, as stated above, 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.

    Now you know the answer to the question, "how do induction cooktops work?" If you're ready to take a closer look at induction cooktops, then stop by Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ to view our large selection of cooktops and range tops from top-name brands like Bosch, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool, and more.

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  4. Not a Sound: Quietest Dishwashers

    Not a Sound: Quietest Dishwashers

    The Quietest Dishwashers for Your Home

    Love your dishwasher, but hate how noisy it is? It’s a common complaint about what is often the hardest-working and loudest appliance in your kitchen. The good news is that dishwasher brands are constantly in competition to produce the quietest dishwasher possible. There are now dozens of super quiet dishwashers on the market. However, some of these low-sound level models sacrifice performance for quiet operation. Others, however, find just the right balance.

    At Reno’s Appliance, we’re dishwasher experts and wanted to give you our recommendations for the quietest dishwashers that still deliver outstanding wash performance.

    1. GE Profile
      The GE Profile is one of GE’s quietest models, operating at only 42 decibels. That’s about as quiet as a bird chirp or the background noise of your local library. It also includes some of GE’s most sought-after dishwasher features. For example, bottle jets are integrated into the upper rack to clean hard-to-reach areas inside tall items; the Deep Clean Silverware Jets clean your silverware with concentrated, powerful blasts; and the Piranha Hard Food Disposer pulverizes food particles to prevent clogging of the wash arms.
    2. Samsung Chef
      Operating at 42 decibels, the Samsung Chef features the brand’s patented WaterWall Technology, which uses a powerful, sweeping wall of water for complete, yet quiet washing. It also features a special third rack with a bendable silverware tray, as well as Samsung’s special Zone Booster feature, which enables you to target specific sections of the bottom rack with, particularly intense spray action.
    3. LG Top Control Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Dishwasher
      This quiet selection from LG emits a maximum of 42 decibels thanks in part to LG’s LoDecibelTM Quiet Operation technology. This model also includes TrueSteam, which delivers a powerful, barely audible cleaning performance and eliminates the need for pre-washing. This LG dishwasher also has four spray arms that rotate back and forth to thoroughly clean your dishes on the first cycle. Best of all, this appliance is Wi_fi enabled and be controlled via an app on your mobile phone.
    4. Bosch 800 Series
      Bosch is famous for producing outstandingly quiet dishwashers. With a sound level of only 40 decibels, the Bosch 800 Series is no exception. It’s so quiet that it features an InfoLight that projects onto the floor during the wash cycle, so you know it’s running. It also features Bosch’s RackMatic system, allowing for the upper rack to adjust to 3 different heights in 9 different positions. Bosch’s Benchmark Series dishwasher shares the same features as the model above and is just as quiet.
    5. GE Café Series
      The Cafe Series dishwasher features more than 140 cleaning jets, yet amazingly still only runs at 40 decibels. The upper rack is adjustable to accommodate large items, and a special third rack cleans flatware. The dishwasher’s hidden heater ensures that your dishes leave the dishwasher dry and table ready.
    6. KitchenAid 39 DB Dishwasher
      The name says it all. This virtually silent dishwasher from KitchenAid emits an astonishingly low operating noise of 39 decibels; it’s one of the quietest dishwashers available. It also provides an excellent clean with several thoughtful features like a fan-enabled ProDryTM System, third-level rack, and a bottle wash with flexible nozzles that can be inserted into deep items to ensure every dish comes out spotless. Plus, the fingerprint and smudge resistant PrintShieldTM Finish helps your dishwasher look pristine, too.

    If you’ve had it with your noisy dishwasher, then stop by Reno’s Appliance and ask a member of our sales team about the models above or any other low-noise dishwashers we have.

    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. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our wide selection of appliances.

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  5. Most Popular Sinks of Today

    Most Popular Sinks of Today

    The Market’s Most Popular Sinks

    If you’re renovating your kitchen, then you know how fun it can be to pick out new appliances, tile, cabinetry, hardware, and countertops. In the midst of these decisions, it can be easy to overlook the kitchen sink. However, the style of sink you choose can really impact the look of your new kitchen. Here are some popular sink styles you may want to consider for your kitchen renovation.

    1. Single or Double Bowl Sinks
      The basin of a single bowl sink is larger than the basins in a double bowl. This can be a benefit when you are washing large pots and pans. However, a double bowl sink allows you to soak dishes on one side while using the other for food prep. Single or double? It’s a personal preference. Carefully consider your daily habits when deciding which type of sink you want in your new kitchen.
    2. Self-Rimming or Drop-In Sinks
      A self-rimming, or drop-in sink’s weight is supported by a rim that extends above the countertop surface. This sink is typically available in stainless steel, porcelain, or enameled cast iron finishes. One of the reasons so many people like this popular sink is that it’s easy to install.
    3. Undermount Sinks
      An undermount sink allows for an uninterrupted surface between the countertop and the sink. This seamless design allows for easy cleanup, as there is no edge where crumbs and debris can get caught. This type of sink can only be used with solid-surface countertops, such as composite, granite or marble.
    4. Integrated Sinks
      Some countertop manufacturers integrate a sink with the countertop for a modern look. Integrated sinks and countertops can be made from natural stone, such as granite, or composite materials, such as quartz. An integrated sink can create a sleek and distinctive look in your new kitchen.
    5. Apron Front Sinks
      Depending on what finish you choose, these popular sinks can set the mood for your entire kitchen. Installing a porcelain or copper apron front sink evokes the warmth and charm of a rustic farmhouse. However, if you want a kitchen with a more modern feel, then choose a stainless steel finish for your apron front sink and install stainless steel appliances to match. In addition, apron front sinks are practical as they’re deep enough to hold large pots and platters for easy cleaning.
    6. Prep Sinks
      A prep sink is typically separated from the main sink so that more than one person can be working in the kitchen at the same time. If you like to cook with your spouse or family, then prep sinks can be invaluable. Often, they are installed in a kitchen island for maximum functionality. Prep sinks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so you should have no problem choosing a style that works with your kitchen design and fits the space you have available.

    These are some of the more popular sinks that are popping up in kitchens everywhere. Of course, there are plenty of other types of sinks out there as well. The important thing is that you don’t underestimate the influence your sink can have on your kitchen décor. Be sure you carefully choose a sink that will enhance your lifestyle as well as the overall design of your new kitchen.

    If you’re looking for a new kitchen sink, then come to Reno’s Appliance. We carry popular sinks from top-name brands including Franke and Rohl. In fact, you can get every appliance you need for your kitchen renovation from Reno’s. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to see our wide selection of ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, wall ovens, and more.

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  6. Do I Really Need a Sub-Zero Refrigerator?

    Do I Really Need a Sub-Zero Refrigerator?

    Does Your Lifestyle Suit a Sub-Zero Refrigerator?

    Sub-Zero refrigerators are in a class by themselves. They are truly exceptional appliances but can be quite expensive as well. People often ask: “Do I really need to spend thousands of dollars on a Sub-Zero refrigerator?” Let’s look at the features and benefits of this premier refrigerator and then you can decide if it’s right for you and your family.

    Superior Food Preservation

    Sub-Zero prides itself on manufacturing a refrigerator that preserves food far longer than the competition. They know that there’s more to food freshness than simply keeping food cold. Temperature consistency, humidity, and air purity also play a role in keeping food fresh for the maximum amount of time. Here’s how they control for those elements:

    • Dual Compressors
      Typically, the air from your refrigerator migrates to the freezer, bringing bad odors and tastes with it, resulting in funny-tasting ice cubes and ice cream. Although this is no longer proprietary, Sub-Zero was the first company to have two compressors, one for the refrigerator and one for the freezer. This prevents transfer of air from the fridge to the freezer.
    • Microprocessor Temperature Control
      This next-level temperature control ensures that your Sub-Zero refrigerator maintains a temperature within one degree of the set temperature at all times during normal use. This is very impressive when you consider that other refrigerators see temperature swings of up to 14 degrees. More consistent temperatures equal fresher food.
    • Vacuum Seal Technology
      Sub-Zero has a patented vacuum door seal system that completely seals the unit when the door is closed. No warm air gets in and no cold air leaks out.
    • Air Purification
      Many fresh foods emit ethylene gas as they sit, which causes other foods to spoil much faster. Sub-Zero refrigerators have a built-in air purification system that filters out ethylene, bacteria, and mold to help food last longer.

    Quality Manufacturing

    The quality standards this company holds are second to none. They use the best raw materials money can buy. Each refrigerator is designed and tested to last at least 20 years before it leaves the factory. They also have one of the best factory warranties in the industry, which proves they stand behind their product.

    Design Innovation

    No other brand of refrigerator offers as many models and designs as Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero was the first company to produce a counter-depth refrigerator that integrates into your cabinetry, making it virtually disappear. Other manufacturers wouldn’t offer that option for another 20 years after Sub-Zero pioneered the design. As a result, the company has developed strong relationships with kitchen designers and cabinet companies who choose Sub-Zero products exclusively. Increased

    Resale Value

    If a home that’s for sale has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, it will always be highlighted in the real estate listings. Why? When a prospective buyer sees the name Sub-Zero, they automatically assume that the home has a high-quality kitchen from top to bottom, and no renovations or new appliances are needed. If you’ve got a Sub-Zero, then you can demand thousands more for your home when it’s time to sell.

    Sub-Zero refrigerators have a well-deserved reputation for being superior in every way. Sure, they’re expensive, but we believe they’re worth every penny. Stop by Reno’s Appliance in Paterson, New Jersey to see our complete line of Sub-Zero refrigerators. Of course, not everyone’s budget allows for the purchase of a Sub-Zero, but we also carry a full inventory of high-quality refrigerators from excellent brands such as GE, Whirlpool, and Samsung. We’ve got an appliance for everyone at every price point.

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  7. Chest Freezers: A Guide to Purchasing

    Chest Freezers: A Guide to Purchasing

    Which Chest Freezers Should You Buy?

    Chest freezers are becoming increasingly popular because of their many advantages. For example, chest freezers have a large capacity so you can stock up on frozen goods or meats, cook and freeze plenty of meals for easy weeknight dinners, store fruits and vegetables from your home garden – the list goes on.

    There are all kinds of chest freezers out there so choosing the right one can be challenging. Before you go shopping, ask yourself these 6 questions so you can zero in on exactly what you want.

    1. How will you use the freezer?
      If the chest freezer is meant to supplement the freezer compartment in your refrigerator, you may prefer an upright chest freezer that makes the contents much easier to see and access. If your goal is to buy meat or frozen groceries in bulk and store it throughout the year, a chest freezer gives you more storage space for its size and uses less energy.

    2. What size will you need?
      Chest freezers come in 4 basic sizes: compact (around 5 cubic feet), small (6 to 9 cubic feet), midsize (10 to 18 cubic feet) and large (19 cubic feet or more). The larger the freezer the more it costs to run, so don’t buy a freezer that’s bigger than you what you need. If you’re looking to supplement your refrigerator’s freezer compartment, then a compact or small chest freezer may be all you need. If you’re storing cuts of meat, then a midsize or large freezer may be more necessary.

    3. Where will the freezer live?
      Measure the space where you want to place your freezer. Be sure to allow for a few inches of space around the freezer for air circulation, as well as enough room to open the door. Also, measure doorways that the freezer will have to go through during delivery to make sure it’ll fit. However, choosing where your chest freezer lives isn’t simply a matter of measurements. For example, do you plan to store it in an unheated garage? If so, then be sure it can withstand the range of temperatures that are typical where you live. If the freezer will be kept somewhere in your home, then choose a model that’s built to be quiet.

    4. Do you plan to defrost?
      Do you mind manually defrosting the freezer two or three times a year? Manual-defrost freezers are quieter and more energy efficient than auto-defrost models. However, if you don’t want to have to worry about it, then it's worth purchasing a model that automatically defrosts itself.

    5. What features do you want?
      Like anything else, chest freezers can be basic or come with lots of features. The more bells and whistles, the more it’ll cost, so only get those features that you know you really want. The features that most people desire are interior lights, adjustable shelving, and a power-on indicator. Other features are important to some, but not to others. For example, a safety lock may be important to parents of small children. Gardeners and hunters may appreciate a quick-freeze feature. And if you love ice cream, then some freezers feature a soft-freeze zone to keep ice cream at a scoopable consistency.

    6. What’s the cost/benefit analysis?
      If you use the freezer regularly, it’s easy to earn back the purchase price in savings by freezing extra produce, buying meat in bulk, stocking up on freezable groceries during sales, and storing catches from your hunting or fishing trips. You can even offset the yearly energy cost of $25 to $50 if the freezer helps you trim $3 to $5 from your monthly grocery bills.

    If you’re convinced that a chest freezer is right for you, then stop by Reno’s Appliance. We carry top-of-the-line freezers from the best brands including Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, Avanti and more. Stop by our showroom conveniently located in Paterson, New Jersey to see for yourself.

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  8. Best Appliance Brands for House Flipping

    Best Appliance Brands for House Flipping

    Thinking of House Flipping? Renovate with These Brands

    Smart investors have been "house flipping" - snatching up fixer uppers, renovating them, and quickly selling them for profit - for decades now. Whether you're currently flipping houses or are thinking of dipping your toe into the fun and fast-paced world of house flipping, you should be aware that installing the right appliances is an important part of the process. You want to install high-quality appliances that attract buyers, give you a good return on investment, and won't eat into your profits. It's a tricky balancing act for sure. As experts in appliances, we wanted to tell you what we think are the best appliance brands for house flipping.

    Kitchens are King

    Most house flippers will attest that a home’s kitchen can make or break a sale. Every home buyer wants to feel like their kitchen has top-notch appliances. Buyers want something that looks expensive, something they didn't believe was in their price range. So, from house flipper's perspective, they want to deliver a Sub-Zero look, at a lower cost.

    We recommend that house flippers strongly consider LG, Bosch, GE Café, and Samsung appliances in the kitchen. Whether it's a stove, a refrigerator, or a dishwasher, appliances from these brands perform well and look expensive, especially if you choose all stainless steel finishes. A house flipper can get a good deal on kitchen appliance packages from any of those brands. Flippers should also look for mail-in rebates or special deals, which will save them a lot of money in the long run.

    Also, consider putting in a new range hood. A sleek, inexpensive stainless steel range hood from Frigidaire, GE, or Bosch will elevate the look of your entire kitchen.

    Make Laundry Feel Luxurious

    The other two important appliances to consider when house flipping are the washing machine and dryer. Now, the truth is, prospective home buyers aren't usually expecting to be blown away by the laundry room. But a brand-new washer and dryer set will be a pleasant surprise for most home buyers and leave them with a more favorable impression of the house overall.

    The best appliance brands for your laundry room are Whirlpool, Electrolux, or LG. All of these brands provide high-quality, expensive looking machines at affordable prices. Just be sure to choose appliances from those brands that are in the mid-price range. Installing basic, inexpensive-looking appliances may backfire on the seller. The buyers may assume he or she cut corners or opted for the cheapest fix possible in other areas on the house in addition to the laundry room.

    Four More House Flip Tips

    Now that you know the best appliance brands for house flipping, here are a few more tips to help you get the most money from your flip:

    1. Do it yourself, unless you don't know how. If you have carpentry or plumbing skills, then go ahead and take on those projects and enjoy the savings. However, know when to call in a contractor. Paying a pro to do the job right will save you time and money in the long run.
    2. Embrace the power of paint. Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Most people can handle painting walls themselves and a paint job just gives the entire home a new, clean feeling.
    3. Sweat the small stuff. Focus on inexpensive details. Install new bathroom faucets and showerheads, replace kitchen cabinet hardware, get a new mailbox, install new doorknobs, and make sure the landscaping looks nice. These are all quick fixes that won't cost much but will catch the eye of a prospective buyer.
    4. Focus on floors. Gleaming new floors are one of the first things buyers notice. If the home has hardwood floors, then have them refinished. If there's carpeting, then it's worth ripping it out and showing off the hardwood.

    House flipping can be fun, but in order to make money, you have to do it right. If you're looking for the best appliance brands for your next house flipping project, then stop by Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ. We have every home appliance you may possibly need.

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  9. What's the Best Appliance Finish for Your Kitchen?

    What's the Best Appliance Finish for Your Kitchen?

    Appliance Finish Comparison

    If you're installing new kitchen appliances in your home, you're no doubt considering your options for appliance finishes. There are so many choices today, it can be an overwhelming decision. At Reno's Appliance, we’re experts on appliance finishes and wanted to give you some insight on some of the most popular options.

    Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel has been the go-to appliance finish choice of homeowners for many years, and for good reason. From traditional to modern spaces, stainless works with a variety of styles.

    • Where it works: One of the most popular kitchen styles right now blends traditional cabinetry and wood floors with more modern elements such as light countertops and stainless steel appliances. For those with wooden cabinetry in brown tones, stainless breaks up the monotony of all wood and gives it a modern twist.
    • Where it doesn't: Stainless steel easily shows fingerprints and smudges. It's easy to clean, but if you want something maintenance free, then stainless steel is probably not the right choice.

    Slate

    One of the newest appliance finishes out there, slate is a low-reflecting medium grey color with beige undertones.

    • Where it works: Slate is perfect for both the modern and rustic kitchen. It serves as an anchor that grounds your kitchen with its earthy tone. It's also easy to clean.
    • Where it doesn't: Slate is great for kitchens with grey-based colors and neutral tones, but not necessarily bright or bold kitchens. Know that your slate appliances may dictate the aesthetic of your kitchen for years to come.

    Black

    Black appliances are very "in" at the moment and can be a chic addition to your home.

    • Where it works: Black appliances work best in large open kitchens because they won’t overwhelm the space. Placing black appliances against white cabinetry works extremely well to create a truly classic black-and-white look. However, you can also pair black appliances with dark cabinetry for a more cohesive look throughout your kitchen.
    • Where it doesn't: It’s best not to install shiny black appliances in small kitchens. Black appliances can easily make compact spaces feel smaller than they are. Also, avoid putting black appliances in kitchens that don’t receive a lot of natural sunlight. Dark appliance finishes will only make the kitchen feel darker.

    Black Slate

    Black slate appliances are relatively new on the appliance scene and perfect for those who want the look of black appliances without the shine.

    • Where it works: Again, black slate appliances typically work best in larger kitchens. The matte look is also smudge and fingerprint-proof, so it's an ideal appliance finish if your kitchen is a high-traffic area.
    • Where it doesn't: Black slate will make a small, dark kitchen feel smaller and darker. However, if you really have your heart set on stale black in a compact kitchen, then consider installing undercabinet lighting as well. This will help brighten up the kitchen without producing the glare that you would expect with traditional black.

    White

    Some consider white to be too "safe" or boring. However, there are new finishes with interesting textures and polishes that elevate boring white into something more sophisticated.

    • Where it works: White appliances look best in kitchens with white or light cabinetry. They also help kitchens that don't have a lot of natural light or are compact look larger and brighter. Also consider white appliances if you have light countertops so that all of your surfaces blend together for a seamless look.
    • Where it doesn't: If your kitchen cabinetry is painted or stained a dark color, then avoid white appliances.

    Paneled Doors

    From traditional or transitional, shaker or contemporary, paneled doors can be matched to your cabinetry for a streamlined look.

    • Where it works: Paneled doors are ideal for compact kitchens where big appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers would look out of place.
    • Where it doesn't: Paneled doors are customized, which means that they may be among the most expensive options. So, while they work with almost any décor, they won’t work if you have a limited budget.

    Color Finishes

    Last but not least are colored appliance finishes. They're not for everyone, but perfect for making a bold statement.

    • Where it works best: Bold reds, sunny yellows, and bright blues look great in modern kitchens. Choose colors like cream, green, or pink if retro shabby chic is more your style.
    • Where it doesn't: Colored appliances are too bold for traditional or country-style kitchens. As you can see, every appliance finish has pros and cons.

    Stop by Reno's Appliance to view our extensive inventory of appliances in a wide variety of gorgeous finishes. Our friendly sales staff will help you find the perfect appliance for your home.

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  10. What’s that Noise? Why Your Washing Machine Sounds So Loud

    What’s that Noise? Why Your Washing Machine Sounds So Loud

    Decipher Those Washing Machine Sounds

    At one time or another, we've all heard strange washing machine sounds coming from our laundry room - usually during the spin cycle. Whether they're loud bangs, high-pitched squeaks, or some other unnatural noise, they can be alarming. At Reno's Appliance, we're washing machine experts and wanted to explain to you exactly what those strange washing machine sounds mean.

    Bad News Bearings

    When the washer spins, it rides on a bearing, which is a circular metal object that has many small little metal balls inside. The job of the bearing is to allow the tub to move freely with zero resistance. If the bearing is worn out, those small metal balls can fall out, causing a loud banging noise during the spin cycle. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise, then it usually means that the bearing needs to be lubricated, which is a simple fix. However, if you start to hear a grinding noise, then that’s an indicator that the bearing is falling apart and will need to be replaced immediately. That's a complex repair that will require an experienced repair technician.

    Pulley Problems

    Weird washing machine sounds can also occur if your washer has a faulty drive pulley. The pulley is another part of the washer that helps spin the tub. Sometimes the pully is worn out or just knocked out of place resulting in a banging noise. To find out if the drive pulley is causing the noise, a repair technician will have to take the washer apart and inspect the pulley for signs of damage.

    Messed-Up Motor

    The washer's motor coupling could also be the cause of some weird washer sounds. The motor coupling is made of plastic and is actually built to break if the washer gets overloaded, so the motor and the transmission don't sustain damage. If it breaks, you'll hear a whirring sound, almost like a small engine revving too high during the spin cycle. Luckily, the motor coupling is a simple repair and can be done by most people.

    Clunky Clutch

    The job of the clutch in a washing machine is to allow the tub to speed up gradually over time, thereby preventing the tub from spinning too fast too quickly. If you think your washer's clutch is broken, listen to the washer's spin action and pay attention to any squeaks emanating from the tub during the spin cycle. Disturbing squeaks are not normal and may indicate a broken clutch.

    Damaged Drain Pump

    If you hear loud noises coming from your washing machine at certain intervals during the spin cycle, it may be due to a damaged or clogged drain pump. Usually this can be fixed by simply removing the drain pump and removing clearing away any debris that may be clogging it up.

    Shaky Shocks

    All front-loading washing machines have shock absorbers. These shock absorbers are connected from the washer frame to the outer tub. If the shock absorbers in your front loader become weak the washer will make a loud banging sound during the spinning cycle. Simply replace the shocks to remedy the issue.

    There are many reasons why you might be hearing strange washing machine sounds. Some noises indicate problems that are easily remedied, others signify larger, more complex issues. Contact a repair technician who can pinpoint the issue and talk to you about repairing or replacing your appliance.

    If it's time for a new washing machine, then stop by Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ to see our wide selection of washers and dryers. Any member of our friendly sales staff can help you find the appliances that are best for you and your family.

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