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RC Willey in Draper, Utah

Posted by Alexandria on December 17, 2021

RC Willey Draper

If you’re searching for a furniture store in Draper or Sandy, Utah, the RC Willey Draper location is here for you. Visit the 160,000 sq. ft. Draper showroom for the best home appliance, bed, mattress, and furniture options available. 

Get a price match guarantee for 30 days on furniture and more in Draper, Utah. RC Willey Draper’s Blue Rewards account also includes special rebates, extended warranties, free delivery for a year, and special “Member Only” offers. Finally, RC Willey Draper offers special financing on the best appliances and furniture. Your home, your way.

 

 
My Festive, Farmhouse Bed

Posted by Alexandria on December 15, 2021

My lifestyle can be a bit hectic, so when it came time to refresh my master bedroom with a farmhouse bed for this holiday season, I knew I would need help. Enter RC Willey.

But first, a little more about me.

Farmhouse Bed Set in Kari's Room

My name is Kari Johnson.

I live outside Sun Valley, Idaho, but regularly fly to Los Angeles, CA for my job as a private caregiver. I also am a wife, mother of four, and grandmother to two adorable little girls. We love our Idaho home and spend as much time as we can in the great outdoors.

I’ve always loved decorating my own home, but my real passion is designing indoor spaces for clients and Parade homes. Once fall hits, I try to incorporate little splashes of Christmas decor in every room, including bedrooms. For years, RC Willey has been my go-to spot for furniture purchases. No matter which store location I’ve bought from, I’ve always found great price points on high quality products.

Now, back to my master bedroom refresh story.

I wanted to cultivate a chic farmhouse style this Christmas season, and I, obviously, turned to RC Willey for products and design recommendations. Although I entered the project with high expectations, the final result took my breath away.

My redesigned master bedroom has a brand-new farmhouse bed in barn wood gray, a gorgeous cream upholstered bench, and a framed Samsung TV. Now, I can lounge in bed while watching all my favorite Christmas Hallmark specials on a beautiful, high res screen. I even added traces of traditional red and green Christmas decor for a fun, festive farmhouse look.

I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift than an updated bedroom design, and RC Willey certainly delivered. I definitely know where to go when winter is over and a spring decoration refresh is calling my name!

To see these products in person, visit RCWilley.com. For more about me and my work, check out my Instagram and Pinterest accounts.

 

 

 

 

 
The Cutest Christmas Decor for 2021

Posted by Braden on December 10, 2021

The holiday season is ramping up, and Santa will be sliding down chimneys before we know it. Getting in a festive spirit is much easier when home feels like your own personal Christmas Town. Shop for the holiday lovers in your life with this handy-dandy guide to the cutest Christmas decor for 2021.

The Cutest Christmas Decor for 2021 Featuring…The North Pole

Peeking Reindeer Doormat Make visitors feel like they’re entering the North Pole with this Peeking Reindeer Doormat. Cute and colorful, this mat consists of coir, a naturally mold and mildew resistant fiber. This dense material comes from the outer husk of coconuts, which makes it a renewable resource and incorporates a little tropical flair into your holiday decorations. Plus, it’s easy to clean after guests have used it to stomp snow off their boots. The mat will retain its shape well, so you can enjoy your “peeking” reindeer friends for years to come.

Nothing builds anticipation for Christmas quite like the Multi Color Wood Christmas Countdown with Magnetic Wreath. The small brown and red wreath quietly counts down the days until Santa’s arrival with an elegant and simple calendar backdrop. This magnetic board makes moving the counter from day-to-day easy and fun, even for the littlest elf fingers. Too bad every month of the year can’t have a calendar this adorable! Multi-Color Wood Christmas Countdown with Magnetic Wreath
Ceramic Snowman 2 Tier Serving Tray with Metal Stand Frosty himself won’t be able to resist the treats displayed on this Ceramic Snowman 2 Tier Serving Tray with a Metal Stand. Whether it’s cookies for Santa or a healthier array of fruits and veggies, these serving trays create a presentation worthy of holiday cheer and a healthy appetite. Made of ceramic, these platters are sturdy and large enough to hold several kinds of goodies for a room full of guests. Mr. and Mrs. Claus couldn’t host a better party if they tried.

Cutest Winter Wonderland Christmas Decor

No need to travel to an enchanted winter forest for the cutest Christmas decor for 2021 — this 18 Inch Brown Faux Feather Tree will turn any space into your own Winter Wonderland. Finished with brown faux feathers, this tree adds some elegance and charm to your holiday decor, all without the pesky pine needles. Adults and children alike will love the compact but noticeable size of this tree (don’t be surprised if guests stroke its downy feathers when you’re not looking). Add some surrounding lights, and your Christmas ambience is set. 18 Inch Brown Faux Feather Tree
Assorted White Deer with Bow Winter Decoration Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, or Vixen? Who cares which reindeer decides to grace your home if it’s one of these Assorted White Deer with Bow Winter Decoration. Select one of two styles (or buy both! We won’t tell) to add to your family room or front porch. With soft white fur and adorable brown hoofs, these reindeer decorations will evoke gasps of delight from guests of all ages. The gingham bows with faux pine cones add a sense of class to these cute woodland creatures.
Hold Christmas in the palm of your hand with this gorgeous Brown Laser Cut Wood Village Music Box with Rotating Deer. Lit up with LED lights and featuring a moving tree, this music box will charm even the biggest Grinch in your life. Display on a coffee table or a shelf and listen as the music box plays “Jingle Bells” in the background. Framed in a window, this showpiece can also beckon friends and loved ones into your festive, cozy home. Brown Laser Cut Wood Village Music Box with Rotating Deer
Faux Pine Tree Place Card Holders in Gold Pot Boxed Set Transform your kitchen into a wooded grove with these Faux Pine Tree Place Card Holders in Gold Post (Boxed Set of 4). Nestled in gold pots, these faux trees are the perfect addition to your holiday dinner. Create a seating chart with the attached cardholders and, if you’re feeling extra generous, allow guests to take this little piece of Christmas home with them. If you’d rather save them for the following year, store them in the included compact box. Either way, these pine trees are sure to be a hit at your next holiday get-together.

The Santa Edition: Cutest Christmas Decor for 2021

Santa Claus isn’t known for getting lost, but this Red MDF Milk and Cookie Standing Sign ensures that he won’t miss your house. Sturdy and colorful, this sign points the way for a sleigh of reindeer to safely land on your rooftop. Indoors, it directs Jolly Old Saint Nick to a plate of midnight snacks — hopefully one strategically placed next to a row of stockings. Make Santa (and other holiday guests) feel right at home with this adorable, festive sign. Milk and Cookie Standing Sign
Assorted Red Off White Brown Santa Boot Container Although most snow boots aren’t fit for public display, these Assorted Red, Off-White, and Brown Santa Boot Containers are an exception. Available in two colors, these boots double as vases for bright red poinsettia or any other types of festive flora and fauna you prefer. Fit for outdoor and indoor spaces, these decorations come with a sturdy and easy-to-clean exterior. On Christmas Eve, you may even find that Santa wishes he owned a pair! Add these to your list of the cutest Christmas decor for 2021.
Nothing says retro Christmas more than this Blue, Red and White 18 inch Ho Ho Ho Santa Throw Pillow. Plump and jolly — kind of like the guy whose face graces their covers — these pillows are a great edition to any holiday decor. Allow visitors to lean against them on your sitting room sofa or position them just so in case the Jolly Old Elf himself needs a catnap in between gift deliveries. “Ho! Ho! Ho!” your way into the holidays and prepare to celebrate Christmas like it’s 1955. Blue Red and White 18 Inch Ho Ho Ho Santa Throw Pillow

View these holiday decorations (and more!) at your closest RC Willey. You can also check out inventory at RCWilley.com today.

 
13 Cool Tech Gifts To Buy (Before They Sell Out)

Posted by Alexandria on November 29, 2021

Shopping for the tech lovers in your life can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Even if you can’t tell a gigabyte from a hard drive, this guide will help you select the perfect gift for your tech-savvy loved one. From big-ticket items to nifty little devices, these 13 cool tech gifts will satisfy even the pickiest techie in your life.

Cool Tech Gifts for the Home Office

Anyone who works remotely (which, let’s be honest, includes a lot more of us than it used to) needs a workspace with reliable tech. These tech products really put the home in home office for that special workaholic.

The Apple iPad Pro 11 Inch 2nd Gen does a little bit of everything. Need a way to edit videos, take handwritten notes, and capture the perfect picture? The Apple iPad Pro can do it all and more with even faster speeds than most laptops. Sync this tablet with your iPhone or MacBook Pro for a seamless file-sharing and workflow experience. And if you need to take a break to watch the latest episode of your favorite TV show in between Zoom calls, go for it. We won’t tell. Apple iPad as a Cool Tech Gift
HP Desktop as Cool Tech Gift If you’re looking for a gadget that packs the processing power of a desktop into a sleek and slim touch-screen display, look no further. The HP 24″ All-in-One Desktop i5 keeps things simple with an easy to upgrade hardware system. A top-of-the-line processor and full HD IPS touchscreen allow for multitasking. An anti-glare panel also keeps eyes from squinting in the late-afternoon sunlight.
No one likes sitting through endless virtual meetings, but a great headset can at least make them bearable. The Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Over-the-Ear-Headphones — complete with thick padded earpieces comfortable enough for all-day wear — offer freedom of movement during long listening sessions.  The Dual-Channel bass and 40 hours of battery life makes listening to music, movies, and meetings stylish and comfortable. Skullcandy Headphones as Cool Tech Gift
LG Laptop as Cool Tech Gift The LG 16 inch WQXGA Gram Laptop is the ultimate machine for increased productivity. The Up-Down Air Thermal Solution provides better performance for longer periods of time. The sleek, compact design also minimizes physical workspace. With a flat keyboard, a bigger touchpad, and an ultra lightweight body, your loved ones can work on the go whenever and wherever they decide.

Coolest Tech for Listeners

Whether your techie loved one is a casual music listener or a full blown audiophile, these groovy gadgets will have them jamming out to their favorite tunes in style this holiday season. More into movies, podcasts, or audio books? We got those covered too with these cool tech gifts.

Does that song really sound better on vinyl, or is it just the Crosley Executive Portable USB Turntable? With dynamic full-range speakers, built-in pitch control, and Bluetooth connectivity, this vintage-looking record player seamlessly blends the old with the new to create a unique music listening experience. Best of all, the USB hook-up means no more scratchy sounding records. Retro never sounded so cool. Crosley Turntable as Cool Tech Gift
JBL Soundbar as Cool Tech Gift Sound quality can make or break any at-home movie-watching experience, but with the JBL 5.1 Soundbar and Subwoofer Surround System, you can ensure that at-home movie night sounds just as good as an in-theater experience. MultiBeam technology delivers powerful panoramic sound with no need for extra speakers. And with Bluetooth, Chromecast, and AirPlay 2 connectivity, tech lovers can select shows from a broad spectrum of streaming services. The sky is truly the limit with this new and improved audio system. 
This advanced Supersonic 2×15″ Bluetooth Speaker with True Wireless Technology allows music fans to connect two speakers at once using TWS, making it a versatile choice for any audiophile looking for a new gadget. Whether your loved ones DJ at a nightclub or simply enjoy blasting out tunes within the comfort of their own homes, the sound quality of this speaker is bound to impress. For those with more literary inclinations, seminars, audio books, and podcasts also sound crisp and clear for a truly immersive listening experience. Bluetooth Speaker as Cool Tech Gift

Tech Gifts for the Smart House

Nothing says tech-lover like a house filled with the coolest gadgets on the market. This holiday season, give your techie friend the ultimate home upgrade with these functional yet contemporary devices that look like they came straight out of a science fiction movie. The future really is here.

Washing Machine as Cool Tech Gift Laundry day no longer feels like a chore when the LG Large Capacity Smart Front Load Washer with TurboWash 360° and WiFi is involved. Using AI technology to automatically select the best cycle for your wash, this powerhouse device cleans even the biggest of laundry loads in just under 30 minutes with five jet sprays that hit clothes from multiple angles. Have lots of pets? This washer removes over 95% of dander and dust with its AAFA certified steam power.
What better gift than a good night’s sleep? The Serta Arctic Hybrid Premier Plush Twin-XL Mattress uses a combination of memory foam and an advanced innerspring system to provide long-lasting support. Serta®Micro Hybrid Coils™ conform to every bodily contour for optimal relaxation. Built-in cooling Reactex® technology also works to draw heat away from your body, ensuring that even the lightest of sleepers stay comfortable and cool all night long. Twin Mattress as Cool Tech Gift
Carpet Cleaner as Cool Tech Gift For techie friends and family with pets, it’s a safe bet that the Bissell TurboClean PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner will be a win in the gift department. Lightweight and easily maneuverable, this compact cleaner can be stored just about anywhere. It is also designed for pets with both long hair and short hair. With DeepReach Power brush technology, say goodbye forever to mud tracks, pet fur, and any unwelcome accidents from your furry friends. 
For those with allergies, an air purifier can make a home feel like a safe space. The LG PuriCare 360° Air Purifier removes over 90% of allergens using state-of-the-art air boosters and a HEPA filter. Plus, with the help of SmartThinQ technology, your loved one can use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control the device’s settings. Finally, the LoDecibel Operation feature offers a nice change from other, noisier models. Air Purifier as Cool Tech Gift
Apple TV 4K as Cool Tech Gift This holiday season, treat your techie friends to a new television experience with the Apple TV 4K. This device combines multiple streaming networks to bring the best shows, movies, and sports games directly to your home. With the latest 4K High Frame Rate HDR, this gift showcases film in all its crisp and colorful glory. Plus, the easy-to-use Siri Remote allows viewers to seamlessly flip between Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple Fitness+ for a truly all-encompassing experience.
If you really want to wow your loved ones this holiday season, surprise them with the Sony X800H 65 Inch 4K HDR LED Smart TV. Equipped with HDR and Dolby Vision, this gift will make any homebody cinephile swoon. The TRILUMINOS Display turns living rooms into immersive, realistic viewing landscapes. Also, the built-in Google Assistant makes navigating to a favorite movie or TV show as simple as the touch of a button. Sony TV as Cool Tech Gift

For more information on these products, visit rcwilley.com to view available inventory or stop by one of our stores in person to speak with a sales professional today. 

 
13 Of The Best Cooking Gifts For The Home Chef

Posted by Braden on November 15, 2021

This holiday season, celebrate the foodies in your life by filling their stockings (or kitchen) with the 14 best cooking gifts 2021 has to offer for the home chef. Whether your loved one creates culinary masterpieces from scratch or simply likes to spice up a homemade dish, these gift ideas will bring out everybody’s inner chef. 

Best Cooking Gifts for Food Prep in 2021 

A good meal is never great without adequate preparation. This list of the best cooking gifts of 2021 for meal prep set aspiring and seasoned home chefs up for kitchen success.

KODE500ESS KitchenAid 30 Inch Double Wall Oven with Convection - 10 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Some of the best home-cooked meals come out of ovens, and the KitchenAid 30-Inch Double Wall Oven with Convection is better than its competition. With a stainless steel finish, this wall oven combines a classic style with the latest tech advances to produce high-quality meals in record time. The Even-Heat True Convection Oven on the top provides consistent heating for even baking.
Cooking lots of side dishes? The GoWISE Programmable 6-Quart Pressure Cooker will save you prep time. Its 12 preset categories — including rice, veggies, meat/stew, poultry, and yogurt among others — makes any home chef look like a pro. With the choice to sauté, slow cook, or keep warm, this pressure cooker provides an all-in-one solution to many meals and is a great addition to the best cooking gifts of 2021 list. GoWISE Programmable 6-Quart Pressure Cooker
For those that prefer adding their own “tasteful” touches to meals, the Salt and Pepper Grinder Set with Crate offers the ability to mix and grind fresh seasonings simply and affordably. Adorably labeled with an “S” and “P,” this matched set can also be used for other kinds of seasonings if desired. Packaged in a handy wooden holder, your home chefs will have an easier time keeping track of these grinders in a messy kitchen. 
Finally, the Wolf Gourmet 7 Piece Cutlery Set elevates slicing and dicing to an art form. Wolf Gourmet designs knives based on the exacting standards of professional chefs, making this set a “cut” above the rest. This 7-piece set includes a serrated bread knife, chef’s knife, Santoku knife, pairing knife, honing steel, nonslip shears, and knife block. Sharp, dependable, and durable, this knife set may seem pricey at first glance, but will deliver long-term with even the roughest handling. 

 

 

 

2021’s Best Gifts for Chefs and Home Cooking

With the kitchen prepped and ready to go, the real magic can start happening, and these best cooking gifts of 2021 are the only magic wand your home chef will need.

Class up your meals and kitchen decor with the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 7 Piece Cookware Set. With a gleaming exterior and built-in measurements, this cookware collection brings the art of French cuisine to your chef’s home. Even better, the set comes with a lifetime warranty that mitigates the inevitable wear and tear when cooking. Bon appetit!
For delectable desserts, look no further than the Bosch Universal Plus Mixer. Able to knead up to 14 pounds of dough or stir batters at once, this mixer remains compact due to its unique placing of the motor beneath the mixing bowl. With triple whipping action, a bowl scraper that attaches directly to the whip drive, and a heavy duty dough hook, this mixer is easily one of the best cooking gifts of 2021.
To accompany the manufacturer’s cutlery set, consider purchasing the Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker as a home chef gift. Incorporating the latest tech, this cooker allows chefs to pre-program two different temperatures for the same dish. With an out-of-the-box versatile cooking vessel included, the home chef in your life can also transform the cooker into a Dutch oven, an added bonus for this multifunctional product.
The Cuisinart Griddler 5 in 1 Grill offers alternative cooking options in case the stovetop is otherwise occupied. With five separate modes, this griddler can be used as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, or half grill/half griddle. Removable nonstick cooking plates can be easily taken off and thrown in the dishwasher, making meal cleanup a breeze. Dual temperature controls also elevate this grill above its peers and provide a quick and good-tasting cooking experience. 
Sometimes even the best meals include a toasted entree or side dish. Enter the 4-Slice Cuisinart Toaster, a modern looking appliance with several options above the run-of-the-mill toaster oven. With the choice to defrost, reheat, or reduce heat, everything from toast to frozen waffles can be cooked to each diner’s preference. An underrated feature is the digital LCD countdown timers on either side of the toaster. The ability to visually see the amount of time left while toasting gives more control to home chefs with high standards of control. 
No best cooking gifts of 2021 list would be complete without the Ninja Foodi Air Fry Oven. Eight built-in cooking functions include the ability to air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, dehydrate, toast, bagel, and keep warm. Best of all, its kitchen-friendly design means that it can fit into virtually any limited counter space, even if that means vertically leaning against a backsplash. Let this air fry oven cap your home chef’s meal off with fried deliciousness. 

The Best Cooking Gifts of 2021 for Storing Leftovers

Nothing says holidays like leftovers. With all the prep and cooking work that goes into a home chef’s life this time of year, it’s absolutely critical that cooks get relaxation time too while enjoying the fruits of their tastebud-tingling efforts. That’s where post-meal storage and leftover reheating options come in, and these products definitely deserve a spot amongst the best cooking gifts of 2021.

The LG Over the Range Microwave with Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel is an excellent choice for warming up meals. With a sleek design and an exterior that deters fingerprint smudges, this microwave provides an affordable price for quick and easy home dinners. Get the most out of your home chef’s meals and don’t forget to consider this microwave when searching for the best cooking gifts of 2021.
No kitchen is complete without a fridge, and the LG 23.5 cu ft Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice  fulfills the need perfectly. Covered in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, this refrigerator stands flush with existing countertops to provide a unified, sleek look. Extra space for door bins and shelves allows for more leftovers and grocery storage. This fridge keeps food fresh and reheat-ready, making it a perfect arsenal in a home chef’s storage tool kit. 
Perhaps a less obvious post-meal storage solution is the L’Equip Snacky XL Food Dehydrator. As a general rule, food dehydrators provide an easy method of food storage that significantly increase the amount of time previously cooked meals stay fresh. This dehydrator in particular performs this job well with its 5 height-adjustable trays and quick dehydration time. Fruits, vegetables, and jerky are all on the table with this food dehydrator, providing a plethora of options for home chefs willing to experiment a little with leftover storage.
   

For home chefs in 2021 (and the people shopping for them), this breakdown of the best cooking gifts available in stores right now should act as a guide during the upcoming holiday season. To learn more about options at your local RC Willey location, visit rcwilley.com to view available inventory or visit in-person and talk to one of our experienced sales professionals today. After all, the sooner you shop, the sooner you can reap the benefits of delicious, home-cooked meals — all prepared, cooked, and stored (of course) with the kitchen products you gifted.

 
Leather Cleaning Guide

Posted by Braden on October 14, 2021

 

How to clean your new leather furniture

Thinking about buying a new leather sofa, loveseat, or chair, or are you wondering the best way to clean and maintain your new leather furniture? Let RC Willey help you make the most of your investment with this leather cleaning guide.

Clean your leather sofa or chair regularly

Leather is a durable material that, when cared for, will develop a rich and unique patina that just gets better with age. However, if left uncleaned, your sofa may not age so gracefully.

Make it a habit to clean your leather at least once a week. Be sure to clean every part of the leather to avoid uneven coloring.

Here are some easy-to-follow steps:

  • Go over your leather upholstery with a soft cloth. Brush off any loose dirt, dust, or debris that may have settled on the material. You may want to use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment
  • Use a damp cloth and wipe the upholstery. It’s best to use distilled water, if possible, as chlorinated water may damage the leather finish over time. Remember, before you begin using anything on leather it’s best to test it on a part of the sofa that is hidden to avoid unwanted discoloring. Oh, and don’t overdo it. Leather doesn’t take kindly to large quantities of liquid.
  • At least monthly you should use a specialized cleaning product to treat and cleanse your sofa’s upholstery. 
  • Let your sofa dry naturally. Avoid sitting on it until it is finished as to not disrupt the shape of your sofa.

How to Clean a Spill on your Leather Sofa

Leather is tough, but it is still vulnerable to staining. If you have a major spill, pet accident, or boo boo, time is of the essence! Reacting quickly to a mess will vastly reduce the chance that your sofa is marked, stained, or marred.

Here’s what you need to know:

Take a dry cloth or piece of paper towel and carefully blot the spill—avoid wiping as this can ingrain the liquid into the material.

If you need to do a bit more than gentle blotting, a damp cloth may be gently applied as well. Remember that for greasy spills water can make things worse, so avoid it!

Grab your Leather Cleaning Kit and get to work if needed!

Let it dry. Don’t be too worried if the spill area looks dark, it should be closer to normal when it dries.

We recommend adding a 5-year leather protection plan to all new leather purchases to ensure you’re covered! With RC Willey Blue Rewards you’ll receive half back on any unused warranties.

 
3 Incredible Benefits of Air Fry Cooking (And How to Choose the Air Fryer That’s Right for You)

Posted by RC Willey Community on September 14, 2021

Air fryers. You might have heard about them before; they've become very popular in the last few years. As an avid home chef, I found mentions of air fryers on my favorite cooking blogs long before I made the leap to purchasing an air fryer for myself. And boy, do I wish I had done so earlier because the air fryer has revolutionized the way I cook. 

One of the best things about air fryers is you don’t need to be a Michelin Star chef to use one and reap the rewards. An air fryer is a great tool to have in your kitchen whether you’re an experienced cook or a novice. Air fryers hold numerous benefits for all home chefs, from eliminating the need for additional appliances to enabling you to cook healthier meals without sacrificing flavor. Here are just a few of the benefits of air fry cooking: 

 1. Healthy cooking made easy (and delicious) 

Are you looking for a simple way to eat healthier? So am I! And the air fryer is one tool that can help you reach that goal—without even having to give up some of your favorite “unhealthy” foods. 

 As its name suggests, the air fryer is designed to “fry” foods using very hot air. This means you don’t need to dunk your food in a vat of oil to get that crispy, crunchy fried finish. French fries, buffalo wings, fried chicken, potato chips, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, and so much more can be “fried” in the air fryer with either no oil or a LOT less oil than would be used in traditional oil frying. This means you’re consuming less fat and fewer calories. 

In addition, research has shown that heating cooking oils to high temperatures can make them release inflammatory compounds that can contribute to chronic disease, including cancer. With air frying, you eliminate the need for these heated oils. 

Try out my favorite sweet potato fry recipe if you’re ready to see how the air fryer can fry. Believe me, you won’t miss the traditional fryer at all! 

 2. Less mess means less cleaning 

Traditional oil frying methods are not only unhealthy, but they’re also quite messy. You end up with a pan of used oil that needs to be thrown out, and that oil has usually splattered around your kitchen a bit, too. You also have to let your home-fried french fries, potato chips, or fried chicken drain off excess oil onto a paper towel before serving. 

 All of that mess is nonexistent with an air fryer. Since you aren’t frying with oil, there’s no oil to throw out, no splatter to clean up, and no need to “drain” your food. If any oil, fat, or water does come off of your food while it’s cooking in the air fryer, it’s contained within the appliance and is collected on a tray or drawer for you to easily clean up. Plus, most air fryers are dishwasher safe, so you can toss the fryer basket or tray into the dishwasher for a fast, convenient clean. 

 3. All-in-one versatility 

If you’re like me, you really enjoy your kitchen appliances. I have several that I feel I can’t live without—the air fryer being one of them. However, it’s easy to gradually acquire a few too many appliances, and pretty soon, your kitchen is cluttered with a dozen little machines that have only one function. 

 The air fryer, however, does so much more than only fry. Most air fryers can fry, roast (like this fan-favorite air fryer brussels sprouts recipe), toast, broil, dehydrate, bake (did you know you can bake cookies in an air fryer?!), and more. So if you’re looking at an air fryer toaster oven, get ready to get rid of your old toaster, your food dehydrator, and maybe a few other appliances that have been collecting dust under your counter. Plus, air fryers are excellent for reheating food. Are you tired of your leftover pizza getting warm but soggy in the microwave? An air fryer quickly reheats your food while keeping it crispy. 

 Or you can opt for a range with air frying capabilities and eliminate the need for an additional appliance altogether. Did you ever think the day would come when you could air fry chicken, vegetables, burgers, desserts, and much more right in your oven? That day has come! This makes it easy to declutter your kitchen, knowing you have all of the functionality you need in one place. 

 Which Type of Air Fryer Is Right for You? 

All air fryers work using the same basic concept: they circulate very hot air to cook food. However, as mentioned above, there are a few different styles of air fryers. Here are the three main types of air fryers and some tips for choosing the right one for you: 

Basket air fryer 

The basket-style air fryer is a countertop appliance that features a drawer with a removable basket (similar to a deep fryer basket). A heating element is positioned above the drawer, and a fan blows the heated air down into the basket to cook the food. Basket air fryers, like this Ninja Digital Air Fryer, are typically cylindrical in shape. The Ninja Digital Air Fryer also has multiple functions, including dehydrate. It features a ceramic-coated basket that is both non-stick and dishwasher safe. 

 

A basket air fryer might be right for you if you want to take up the least amount of counter space, as air fryer ovens (see below) are usually larger. Basket air fryers also heat up the space around the appliance less, making it a great option for cooking during hot weather. A basket air fryer allows you to pause the cooking part way through to shake the food, ensuring even cooking and crisping. Finally, basket air fryers are typically the least expensive style of air fryers, making it a great choice if you’re on a budget. 

Air fryer oven 

An air fryer oven also uses a heating element that is positioned above the food and a fan that circulates the hot air. Instead of a drawer with a fryer-style basket, however, an air fryer oven is similar to a toaster oven. It has racks that hold crisper or baking trays beneath the heating element. 

 

Air fryer ovens typically have more functions available than basket air fryers. The Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven, for example, can air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, toast, and dehydrate. It also has bagel and keep warm settings. In general, air fryer ovens have greater capacities than basket air fryers, so you can cook or warm more food at once. The rack positions allow you to move your food closer to or farther from the heating element to control the cooking. In addition, you can see your food through the glass door while it cooks, which isn’t possible with basket air fryers. 

Range or Wall Oven with Air Fry 

Welcome to 2021: we now have ranges with air fry functions! In this air fryer option, your oven comes equipped with air fry functionality. This eliminates the need altogether for an additional countertop appliance. A range with air fry allows you to “fry” foods—in a healthier way—right in your oven. 

 

If you are in the market for a new range or you are choosing appliances for a new kitchen, a range with air fry is an excellent option. Ranges with air fry are available with either gas or electric ranges. For example, you can choose between this GE Electric Range with Air Fry, this GE Gas Range with Air Fry, or this GE InstaView Gas Range with Air Fry. The Samsung Gas Range with Air Fry also offers a larger capacity (6 cu ft) to give you more space to cook more food, faster. (Did I mention that the Samsung Gas Range with Air Fry is smart, too? This enables you to monitor your cooktop and adjust the oven temperature from anywhere.) And of course, these ranges have all of the normal functionality of a range as well. 

 What Can You Cook in Your Air Fryer? 

As I’ve mentioned, air fryers are incredibly versatile, so there are few foods that cannot be cooked in an air fryer. Meats, seafood, vegetables, sandwiches, and even desserts can all be cooked in your air fryer. In the first month of owning my air fryer, I used it to cook: chicken breasts, roasted potatoes, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries, okra, hamburgers, pizza, Chick-fil-A style chicken sandwiches, bratwurst, pork chops, corn on the cob, salmon, chimichangas, and stromboli. (My family didn’t know what hit them!) When I say the sky's the limit when it comes to cooking with an air fryer, I mean it! 

Here are a few of my favorite air fryer recipes to get you started: 

 

 

One more benefit of air fry cooking? There are tons of other people out there with air fryers, so recipes are plentiful! If you ever wonder if a recipe can be made in the air fryer, a quick online search will turn up helpful information and probably more than one recipe that’s ready for you to use. 

 

It’s clear to see that air fry cooking holds huge benefits—and frankly, it’s fun to see what you can cook in your air fryer next. Learn from my mistake of putting off adopting air fry cooking, and pick up your air fryer or a range with air fry sooner than later. You’ll be glad you did! 

 
Living Room Refresh With @simplyminedesigns

Posted by Kelsie on September 24, 2020

Living Room Refresh With @simplyminedesigns

This month we teamed up with Shanna from @simplyminedesigns on a living room refresh! "The vision we had for our family room makeover was simple: to create a space for gathering where there would be room for everyone to sit while we enjoy movie nights" she said.

When styling a living room, it helps to pick out the larger furniture items first, like a sofa or sectional. This will be the main focal point of the room. “I knew a sectional would be the perfect addition to this space. So we started there. We chose the Orion brown 4 piece sectional.” This sectional offers a welcoming vibe and will provide plenty of seating for Shanna and her family and friends.

Before:

Shanna living room before refresh.

 

After:

Shanna living room after refresh with new sofa.

She completed the room with a distressed white 3 piece entertainment unit, upgraded her 32” TV to a 65” Samsung Smart TV, and added a sound bar. “We now have a space perfect for movie nights and gathering together!”

Before:

Living room before refresh.

 

After:

Living room after refresh with T.V. and entertainment center.

We hope this gives you some ideas if you are looking to update your own living room. Thank you Shanna for teaming up with us on this living room refresh, we love how this space turned out!

 
Living Room Refresh With @galvanized_chic_boutique

Posted by Kelsie on April 24, 2020

Living Room Refresh With @galvanized_chic_boutique

We recently had the opporutinity to collaborate on a living room refresh with Kari at @galvanized_chic_boutique!

"When deciding what we wanted to add to our living room refresh I instantly knew I wanted to add a leather sectional. Leather furniture is my favorite" Kari said. 

She chose our Denali steel gray sectional to be the focal point in the room. This sectional offers deep seating, making it the perfect spot to relax with family and friends! "I then added some fun throw pillows, throws and a new rug! I wanted to tie in a pop of yellow so I started with some fun lemon stems, added a little lemon tree, and a yellow knit throw blanket to tie it all in."  The gray coloring of the Denali sectional makes is extremely verstille and works well with any color scheme.

 

Once Kari had selected her new sectional, she wanted to update the T.V. in her living room as well. Kari updated her old T.V. with a LG 4K Smart TV!

 

"I'm absolutely loving the transformation! Thank you @rcwilley for the fun room refresh!"

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7 Tips for Online Shopping

Posted by RC Willey Community on April 16, 2020

7 Tips for Online Shopping

 

Many people love the ease and convenience of online shopping, but it can often be nerve wracking purchasing a large household item without ever seeing the product in person. We have teamed up with KSL to highlight 7 tips to help put your mind at ease when making an online purchase.

 

When making an online purchase, we recommend that you do the following steps:

 

1. Check the measurements

Items can appear bigger or smaller in pictures online, so double check its measurements in the description to make sure it is the size you are wanting. Also, don’t forget to make sure the item can fit through your front door or hallway if needed!

 

2. Get a second opinion

Ask a friend or family member for their opinion on the item you want to purchase to help prevent buyers remorse.

 

3. Look for multiple pictures

You can always check a brand’s social media to see if someone has shared a picture of the item you want in their own home.

 

4. Read the reviews

See what other customers have to say about the item. This will help you weigh the pros and cons.

 

5. Check the return policy

Sometimes once you receive your purchase, you discover it might not be the best fit for you or your space. We offer a 14-day return policy if you aren’t happy with your purchase, so no need to stress!

 

6. Research fabrics beforehand

If you are purchasing a fabric-based product, do some research and decide what fabric best suits you and your lifestyle.

 

7. Buy from an established company with local retail stores

With 88 years of sales excellence and superior customer service, we have been providing countless homeowners with the world’s finest merchandise at the absolute lowest prices.

 

Click here to read the full article. During these uncertain times while we are staying safe at home, online shopping is an amazing option. You can still shop and create a functional home office, at-home gym, or cozy living room- all from the comfort and safety of your own house. By following these simple tips, you can rest easy knowing your new purchases will be the perfect fit for you and your home.

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