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  1. The Best Kitchen Faucets for Any Design Style

    The Best Kitchen Faucets for Any Design Style

    The Best Kitchen Faucets for Any Design Style

    No matter the style of your kitchen, a new sink faucet can add to the elegance and enhance the design of your kitchen. Updated technology has allowed sink faucets to have newer, more modern designs and increased functionality.

    While some homeowners may skip over choosing a kitchen faucet, this appliance is one of the most used fixtures in your kitchen. Keep reading for some of the best kitchen faucets to update your kitchen with.

    Discover the Best Kitchen Faucets to Update Your Kitchen

    The best kitchen sink faucets are the ones that allow you to marry style and function while meeting your individual needs. If you’ve previously been using a single handle faucet and would like to upgrade, take a look at these four different types of kitchen faucets.

    Hands-Free Faucet - Motion sensor

    In terms of technology, this kitchen faucet would be considered cutting edge. These faucets work by simply waving a hand over the sensor to start the flow of water. The sensor is connected to the body of the main tap and works to acknowledge and identify any movements.

    While most sensors are located in the body, some are also located on the neck of the faucet, ensuring you never have to touch the handle. This faucet type opens up a whole new world of convenience for those who spend a lot of their time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, or otherwise.

    Pull-Down Faucet

    The pull-down faucet is one of the most popular types of faucets. It can be found in kitchens all around the world. This faucet is characterized by a spray extension that you can pull directly down into the sink.

    Many people find this type of faucet to be convenient when washing large amounts of dishes, pots, and other cookware. It can be difficult to keep all areas of a sink clean, so pulling out the faucet to access those hard to reach corners is incredibly convenient. This style is recommended for deeper sinks and can also minimize any overspill onto surrounding countertops.

    Pull-Out Faucet

    Similar to the pull-down faucet, the pull-out faucet has a detachable handle that can be extended outwards. However, unlike the pull-down faucet, you can drag the faucet in whichever direction you would like. This helps in the kitchen by allowing you to fill up pots and pans without having them be directly in or over the sink. It’s a perfect choice for those with a smaller sized tub in their sink.

    Double Handle Faucet with Separate Sprayer

    This is one of the most classic types of kitchen faucets. The double handle provided separate connections for both hold and cold water. This type of faucet offers a very simple installation and is still useful even if one side of the tap is broken. Additionally, with the separate sprayer, you still have the feature of a pull-out faucet, although these tend to be smaller with a shorter range.

    Reno’s Appliances Offers the Best Kitchen Faucets

    If you’re looking for a new kitchen faucet design to match the look and feel of your kitchen, Reno’s Appliances is more than happy to help.

    Visit our showroom today to browse our inventory of some of the best kitchen faucets on the market. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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  2. Making the Case for a Kitchen Trash Compactor

    Making the Case for a Kitchen Trash Compactor

    Making the Case for a Kitchen Trash Compactor

    When building or remodeling your kitchen, installing a kitchen trash compactor may be the last appliance on your mind. You may not even consider it to be an essential part of a kitchen. However, a closer look at the benefits of a trash compactor may just change your mind. If you want to have a cleaner, less cluttered kitchen, keep reading!

    A Trash Compactor is the Surprising Addition Your Kitchen Needs

    A trash compactor works to compress your trash so that it occupies less space. They have been around since the 1970s and have come a long way from their humble beginnings. They are no longer bulky and overly noisy; Most can fit right under a cabinet and are often made around the overall design of the kitchen. Stand-alone trash compactors can also be purchased and placed anywhere in the kitchen, as long as it’s near an electrical outlet.

    In the past, many people avoided using trash compactors because they were worried about the smell of garbage wafting up after a few days. However, newer models have now included odor seals to keep the compactor and the surrounding areas smelling fresh and clean. New compactors also feature connection plates that can be washed to maintain the cleanliness of the machine.

    Benefits of Using a Trash Compactor

    Reduce the Clutter of Garbage

    Many have found that using trash compactors are a great choice for reducing clutter in the kitchen. There is no longer a reason to have a bulky and unsightly trash can in the kitchen. It also helps to reduce the volume of trash that must be thrown away every week. This makes a trash compactor a great choice for people who live in an area that does not have a garbage pickup very often.

    Fewer Trips to the Trash Bin

    Using a trash compactor will result in fewer trips to the trash bin. This is because the compacted trash takes up less space in the trash bin. Some trash compactors can even fit up to six bags of trash in one compacted bag, which means that the trash won’t need emptying as often. If you happen to dread taking out the trash, a trash compactor may soon become a necessary appliance in your household.

    Save Money on Trash Bags

    As a result of a higher volume of garbage fitting into one trash bag, you will use fewer trash bags than you would with a typical garbage can. This allows you to save valuable money that can be used towards other ventures.

    Visit Reno’s Appliances for Your Trash Compactor

    While you may not have considered a trash compactor in the past, this appliance has proven itself to be quite useful. If you have been on the fence about whether or not to bite the bullet on installing a trash compactor in your kitchen, reach out to the experts at Reno’s Appliances. Our highly qualified staff can take you through our showroom and answer any questions you may have.

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  3. Is Frost in Freezers a Bad Sign?

    Is Frost in Freezers a Bad Sign?

    Is Frost in Freezers a Bad Sign?

    We’ve all had it before at one time or another. While some people may not notice the frost in their freezer at all, it can become quite a problem for others. Frost in your freezer can be a bit of a pain, especially when it begins to take up actual freezer space.

    However, many people still wonder:

    • What does an increase of frost in my freezer mean?
    • How can I prevent frost from developing in my freezer?

    Keep reading below to find out what to do about the frost in your freezer.

    What an Increase in Frost in Your Freezer Means

    There are many causes of an increase in frost in your freezer. Here are a few common ones that happen quite often.

    • The defrost heater needs to be replaced. Frost may be building up in the back of the freezer. This would indicate the defrost heater is faulty and may need to be replaced.
    • The freezer temperature is set too low. Fluffy, snow-like frost is a telltale sign of this problem. When the set temperature of your freezer is too low, it does not have the chance to remove the moisture from the air as it cools. This results in frost that seems to be everywhere in the freezer. Try to keep the temperature of your freezer around 0 degrees fahrenheit and the refrigerator around 37 degrees fahrenheit.
    • The freezer door was left open. If you open your freezer door to find that the frost has spread and is quite hard and icy, this may be because the freezer door was left open. The frost will begin by the door and then spread to the rest of the freezer.

    How to Prevent Frost in Your Freezer

    Keep the Freezer Door Closed

    One of the easiest and simplest ways to prevent frost in your freezer is to keep the freezer door closed as much as possible. Each time the door is opened, cold air escapes and humidity enters the freezer. This humidity contains moisture, which then turns into frost.

    You can work to keep your freezer more organized. This will lessen the time you spend searching for items with the freezer door open. When cooking, try to take out all of the ingredients from your freezer at the same time to cut down the number of times you open and close the freezer door.

    Don’t Store Hot Items

    Avoid storing hot and warm items in your freezer. If you’ve cooked a meal and would like to store it in your freezer, wait until it has cooled down. Once it’s cool, you can then package and store it to avoid introducing any humidity into your freezer.

    Reno’s Appliance’s Offers Top-Notch Freezers

    Reno’s Appliances has been a trusted figure in the Paterson, New Jersey area since the 1950’s. If you have been considering buying a new freezer, we encourage you to pay a visit down to our showroom. Our extensive collection of appliances is sure to meet your freezer needs.

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  4. Freestanding vs. Built-In Appliances: The Benefits of Each

    Freestanding vs. Built-In Appliances: The Benefits of Each

    Are Freestanding or Built-In Appliances Best for You?

    When moving into a new home or giving your current one a facelift, appliances are often at the top of the list of things to consider. One of the biggest decisions many people have to make is whether they will have freestanding or built-in appliances.

    Some homeowners are more interested in appearance while some care more about functionality. While both types of appliances have their respective pros and cons, you’ll have to ultimately decide what’s best for you and your home.

    When determining what kind of appliances are best for you, you may wonder what exactly freestanding and built-in appliances are.

    Freestanding appliances can be easily transported and interchanged. They’re much less expensive than built-in models. In standard kitchens, space will be left open in the cabinetry where the appliance can easily fit in. This is generally seen with appliances such as ranges and refrigerators.

    On the other hand, built-in appliances are installed to flow seamlessly with the existing cabinetry and take up less space. Appliances like microwaves or stovetops built directly into the counter are examples of built-in appliances. Many homeowners are now choosing to have their refrigerators built into the cabinetry as well.

    Pros and Cons of Freestanding Appliances

    One of the biggest benefits of freestanding appliances is that they are much more affordable than built-in appliances. You’re able to switch appliances in and out with ease and can often avoid expensive installation fees.

    You also have more options as to where you can place a freestanding appliance. As long as the required power outlet is available, you’re able to use these appliances throughout your home. And if you ever move from your current home, you can easily take these appliances with you.

    However, most freestanding appliances will protrude in the space and have a less seamless appearance. If one of your appliances fails, replacing only one could cause you to compromise your color scheme. As a result of your appliances sitting farther out, they may be noisier than built-in appliances.

    Pros and Cons of Built-in Appliances

    Today, most modern and sleek homes opt to use built-in appliances. Many people love to have that seamless, almost invisible appliance look in their kitchen or elsewhere, such as their laundry room. Built-in appliances are also known for outlasting their freestanding counterparts.

    Homeowners can customize the color, look, size and depth of their appliances. However, these choices often come with a hefty price tag. These appliances need to be professionally installed and must be fixed to the wall. You won’t be able to easily change your appliances once they’ve been built in.

    Get in Touch with Reno’s Appliances Today

    When considering whether to use freestanding or built-in appliances, sometimes seeing is believing. If this is the case for you, make a visit our showroom today.

    Reno’s Appliances has been serving the Paterson, New Jersey area for more than 50 years. We have a grand selection of both freestanding and built-in appliances for you to browse through. Our highly trained and friendly staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about the appliances.

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  5. Do You Have Enough Space for a Dishwasher? Where to Compromise in Your Remodel

    Do You Have Enough Space for a Dishwasher? Where to Compromise in Your Remodel

    Tips on Making Space for a Dishwasher in Your New Kitchen

    Remodeling your kitchen is always an exciting time. There are new countertops to think about, improved flooring, new cabinets, and even new appliances.

    If you didn't have one before, perhaps one of the first things on your list is to include a dishwasher in your new kitchen. You'll be able to say goodbye to all the time spent over the kitchen sink scrubbing away at dirty dishes.

    However, you might be facing a bit of a dilemma with your new kitchen. How much space does the average dishwasher take up? Where should you make space for it in the remodel? Keep reading for a few tips on making space for a dishwasher in your new kitchen.

    Determine the Size Needed for a Dishwasher

    Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may have a limited space to work with if you plan to include a dishwasher in your kitchen remodel. It would be wise to first determine how much space you can afford to allocate your dishwasher addition.

    Most built-in dishwashers fit a standard size that is used in residential kitchens. The standard size for a dishwasher is typically 24 inches wide by 24 inches deep and will have a standard height of 35 inches.

    However, as not everyone's home or apartment can allocate this amount of space, there is a slimmer option for smaller kitchens. This dishwasher is 18 inches wide instead of the standard 24. For those planning to remodel a smaller kitchen, perhaps the more streamlined version is for you.

    Make Good Use of Existing Space

    When determining where to put your dishwasher, try to use existing space. It may be useful to think about what cabinets or drawers you could go without, and if a dishwasher could fit in that space. For example, do you have any drawers or cabinets next to the sink that you may not use as often or can relocate? If so, consider putting the dishwasher in a location like this.

    It's also important that you select a dishwasher that is the same height as your existing countertop, as these cannot be cut out to accommodate a dishwasher.

    Consider a Portable Dishwasher

    If you find that your kitchen will simply not lend itself to a standard built-in dishwasher, perhaps it may be time to consider a portable dishwasher. These do not require professional installation and are much smaller than standard dishwashers.

    Not only this, but many of them come with wheels and can be easily stored away when they are not being used.

    Visit Reno's Appliances for Your Dishwasher Needs

    If you have been considering a new dishwasher for your kitchen remodel in the Paterson, New Jersey area, perhaps it's time to visit Reno's Appliances.

    Our friendly and highly trained sales staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We offer a large inventory to meet all your dishwasher needs.

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