Kitchen Appliances
  1. Fridge Clearance: Measuring a Space for Installation

    Fridge Clearance: Measuring a Space for Installation

    How to Properly Measure Fridge Clearance

    Before you go shopping for a new refrigerator, you need to take accurate measurements at several points around your home so you know that your new appliance will fit into your space and can be delivered with minimum hassle. Read this 4-step guide to learn how to properly measure fridge clearance.

    Measure Your Kitchen Size

    Refrigerator sizes vary from model to model and between brands. A side-by-side refrigerator will naturally be taller than a top-mount freezer refrigerator, and a French door refrigerator will take up more room front to back than a counter-depth refrigerator. To ensure that you have an accurate measurement of your available kitchen space, you must measure several points:

    • Measure the width of space at the upper cabinet, at the countertop level, then at the base.
    • Measure height from the floor to the lowest point on the upper cabinet, in the front of the space and at the back. The two measurements should be equal, but if they are not, consider the smaller of the two measurements the space you have to work within.
    • Measure the depth from the back wall to the front edge of the abutting countertop.

    Door Measurement

    Measuring fridge clearance includes taking the angle of the door outswing and the drawer path in a bottom-freezer refrigerator into account. You'll need to be sure there is enough room in front of the fridge to accommodate the unit when it is open. Ask yourself these questions:

    • Is there enough space to stand in front of the unit with the door open?
    • Can the doors open to at least a 90-degree angle?
    • Will the doors clear the cabinets on either side?
    • Can the door hinge operate without scraping the wall or cabinet?
    • Will the open refrigerator doors obstruct walking paths, the sink, the dishwasher, cabinets, or the stove door?

    Ventilation Space

    Air has to be able to circulate around the refrigerator to help it run efficiently and last its full life span. Make sure you have these minimum fridge clearances:

    • 2 inches between the back wall and the back of the fridge.
    • 1 inch above the fridge.
    • 1/8-inch along either side of the fridge.

    Subtract the minimum clearance from initial space measurements to find the maximum dimensions of the refrigerator models you can consider. Always check the manufacturer's recommendations on breathing space for the model and adjust your measurements accordingly.

    Delivery Path

    There's nothing more frustrating than purchasing an appliance only to find out on delivery day that it won't fit through a door or hallway. Before you finalize a purchase, map out the best path from where it will be unloaded from the truck outside to the spot where the new refrigerator will be installed. Try to find the most direct route, avoiding obstacles like stairs, tight turns, or doorways whenever possible. Measure the width of any hallways along the path to ensure there's enough fridge clearance for the refrigerator to pass through safely. Be prepared to remove furniture, décor, and rugs to make the hall more easily passable and prevent damage.

    Take a few minutes to collect these fridge clearance measurements before you go shopping. It'll help you avoid a ton of frustration down the line.

    If you're interested in a new refrigerator, then come to Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ. We have an extensive inventory of refrigerators from world-class brands such as Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Whirlpool. We'll help you find the right refrigerator and make sure it'll fit perfectly in your home.

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  2. French Door Refrigerators: What's the Hype?

    French Door Refrigerators: What's the Hype?

    Check Out These Perks of a French Door Refrigerator

    Built with two side-by-side doors on top, and a pull-out freezer drawer on the bottom, the French door refrigerator has become one of the most popular refrigerator designs of today. But are they really worth all the hype? Here are five reasons why we think they are:

    They're Built for Convenience

    The design and layout of a French door refrigerator is all about convenience. The refrigerator is on top, which puts frequently used items at a reachable height. The crispers are in plain sight as well, so you never forget what's in there. The freezer is set up as a drawer on the bottom, keeping less frequently used frozen items out of the way. When you do open it, you can easily peer down from above and find what you need. Some models even come with a middle drawer with an adjustable temperature so you can make it a fridge or a freezer, depending on your needs.

    They Save Space

    French door refrigerators have narrow doors that don't swing as far into the kitchen as a full-width door, leaving more space in front to move about. That makes it the ideal appliance for small kitchens. The best part is that even though the doors take up less room, you're not sacrificing any refrigeration space; it's still a full-sized fridge.

    They're Energy Efficient

    Can you limit your energy consumption and still have appliances that are gorgeous and functional? With a French door refrigerator, you can. Here's why: Every time you open any refrigerator you're letting out a gust of cold air and the temperature inside the fridge rises a bit. Once the door closes, the compressor kicks in and uses a lot of energy to get the interior of the fridge back to the optimal temperature. With a French door model, you're only opening half of the fridge at a time, which helps keep more cold air inside. And if you buy a model with a middle drawer, you can store frequently used items such as fruits, veggies, or snacks in a place that lets even less cold air out when you open it.

    They're Stylish

    If you turn on the TV to watch a home decorating or cooking show you'll most likely see French door refrigerators. That's because in addition to being unbelievably functional, French door fridges are gorgeous. They come in all kinds of finishes so you're bound to find one to fit your kitchen décor. And talk about add-ons: A few of the options you can get on a French door fridge include external digital temperature controls, door bins, a door alarm, LED lighting, a serving drawer, and an in-door TV.

    They're Roomy

    One of the most frustrating things about any fridge model is not having the room to store the things you need to. But the inside of a French door refrigerator is one, vast, connected space, even though it has separate doors. So you still have access to the full width of the fridge for storing big items like vegetable platters and sheet cakes. Plus, with adjustable shelving and drawers that can be rearranged, you're unlikely to be lacking fridge space any time soon. Most of the freezers are also deep and have multiple levels, with sliding drawers or baskets, so you can put the items used most frequently on top. Plus, since it's a drawer, you can stack frozen food without worrying about it raining down on top of you every time you open the door. If you're thinking about getting a new refrigerator, then come to Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ. We've got an incredible selection of French door refrigerators from world-class brands including Sub-Zero, Bosch, Whirlpool, and more.

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  3. Kitchen Ventilation: Downdraft or Hood Fan?

    Kitchen Ventilation: Downdraft or Hood Fan?

    Get the Best Kitchen Ventilation for Your Home

    Cooking a great meal can be fun, but it can also create heat, smoke, and splatters that you certainly don't want in your home. That's why proper kitchen ventilation is so important. Proper kitchen ventilation removes smoke, heat, foul odors, and grease from the air while you're cooking. This not only makes cooking more pleasant, but it prevents grease from settling on kitchen surfaces, which makes clean up easier.

    When it comes to kitchen ventilation, you generally have two options: a downdraft range or a hood fan. We've broken down the pros and cons of each kitchen ventilation option to help you decide what's best for your home.

    What is downdraft ventilation?

    Downdraft ventilation is built into cooktops and kitchen ranges. The vents remain hidden when not in use but rise to a height of 10 to 14 inches when you need them. These vents pull fumes and smoke downward and out, instead of being sucked up and out, as with a kitchen hood.

    What are the pros of downdraft ventilation?

    People like downdraft ventilation ranges for these reasons:

    1. No ductwork needed: You simply install the range and you're done. Range hoods require cutting into walls and installing ductwork if it's not already existing.
    2. Extra cabinet space: There's no need for a range hood with a downdraft cooktop, so it allows room for extra cabinets where you would typically place a range hood.
    3. Apartment friendly: If you live in a condo or apartment where outside ventilation isn't possible, then downdraft ranges are your only option.

    What are the cons of downdraft ventilation?

    However, there are some drawbacks to using downdraft ranges:

    1. Less powerful: In general, downdraft ranges are less powerful and less efficient than hood fans.
    2. Flame interference: The suction from the vents may disrupt the flames from your gas cooktop, which can get pretty annoying.
    3. Less effective on tall pots: The suction from a downdraft vent may not always reach the steam and smoke coming from taller vessels like soup pots or boiling pots of pasta.

    What is a hood fan?

    A hood fan, or a kitchen hood, is mounted directly above the stovetop area. It pulls steam, grease, smoke, and vapors up from the cooktop, passes them through a filtration system, and directs the filtered air outside or back into your kitchen.

    What are the pros of a hood fan?

    Hood fans are a more popular kitchen ventilation solution than downdraft ranges for several reasons:

    1. More effective: Hood fans are generally larger and more powerful and clean the air better, especially if you cook large meals often.
    2. Increased home value: Prospective home buyers expect to see range hoods in every home they look at. If you install even a mid-priced range hood, then you can up your asking price when it's time to sell your house.
    3. Visual interest: Today's range hoods are not only functional, but they are beautiful as well. Oftentimes, a stylish, stainless-steel range hood can be the focal point of your kitchen. 

    What are the cons of a hood fan?

    But before you opt for a range hood, consider these drawbacks:

    1. Installation costs: If you're simply swapping out an old range hood for a new one, then the installation costs may be negligible. However, if you are putting in a range hood into a kitchen that never had one before then you'll need factor in the costs of installing ductwork.
    2. Reduced wall space: A range hood takes up valuable wall space where you might prefer cabinets, a pot rack, or shelving.
    3. Constant visibility: Downdraft ventilation systems can be hidden when not in use, but hood fans are always in sight. As mentioned above, some may like that visual interest, but others may not.

    If you're still unsure what kitchen ventilation option is right for you, then come to Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ. A member of our knowledgeable sales team can help you determine what's best for your home.

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  4. Vintage Kitchen Appliances: Is The Style Worth The Hassle?

    Vintage Kitchen Appliances: Is The Style Worth The Hassle?

    Should You Buck Up for Vintage Kitchen Appliances?

    One of the growing trends in home décor is to opt for vintage kitchen appliances - in particular stoves and refrigerators - to create an old-time ambiance in your kitchen. We're not simply talking about purchasing modern appliances with a "retro-look", but truly antique appliances that were manufactured in the first half of the 20th century. Some say, in addition to providing classic charm, these models perform just as well as their current-day counterparts.

    Before you jump head first into the world of vintage kitchen appliances, check out these six tips to make sure you know what's involved:

    Decide on the Decades

    Your best bet is to look for a stove or refrigerator from the 1930s to the 1950s. These appliances will most likely have solid construction, good oven temperature regulation, and built-in safety features and little extras such as clocks, lights, additional ovens, or food warmers. They're also surprisingly energy-efficient. Avoid anything made before 1910 because they tend to be highly inefficient and have none of the standard safety features you've come to expect in modern appliances.

    Ensure Parts Exist

    Make sure that you can still find parts for your vintage kitchen appliance. There were literally thousands of stove brand names by the early 1900s. And the number of companies making refrigerators went from 20 in 1910 to 200 by 1925. So if a stove or refrigerator part from that era is missing or broken, it can be hard to locate, and you’ll have to buy a new appliance. Parts for appliances from the 1950s forward are easier to locate.

    Make Sure It Works

    This is probably obvious, but it's important to hook up the appliance to make sure it works. Don't take the seller's word for it unless it's someone you know and trust. You can get stuck with a lemon if not careful. And if it doesn't work right away, don't panic. The simple task of cleaning and lubricating an old gas valve can bring a non-working stove back to life. If an oven is not heating accurately, then you just may need to adjust the thermostat.

    Request a Restored Model

    You want to make sure that your vintage appliance not only works, but has been restored and updated so that all safety features are in place. Ask if any insulation has been replaced as well, since that can degrade over time or even be destroyed by insects or rodents.

    Be Prepared to Repair

    Vintage kitchen appliance dealers will often offer repair services. However, if you think you'll be handling certain repairs yourself, then that may influence your purchase. For example, stoves from the 1950s are easier to repair because they are put together with screws, rather than riveted together like newer models. Also, by this decade many working stove parts were universal, and they can be fairly easy to replace.

    Beware of Fridges From the 50s

    While you might want to choose stoves made in the 1950s, it's better to choose refrigerators made prior to 1950. In the mid-50s, refrigerator finishes went from porcelain to plastic, cords went from cloth to rubber, and tubing went from copper to aluminum. The "frost free" feature that became so popular in that decade ate up a lot of the electricity so older fridges are actually more efficient. One good thing that did happen to fridges in the 1950s? The introduction of fun colors like avocado green, sunshine yellow, and robin's egg blue.

    Ultimately, buying a vintage kitchen appliance is a lot like buying a used car - you have to kick the tires and shop around. If you're dedicated to true retro décor, then it may be worth the effort. However, if you simply want the retro look without the hassle of finding quality vintage kitchen appliance, then consider a modern appliance that has a retro look.

    Stop by Reno's Appliance in Paterson, NJ to see all of our retro-inspired appliances as well as our extensive inventory of modern appliances from top-name brands. We have every appliance you may possibly need.

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  5. 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.


    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 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.


    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 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.


    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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