Posted by John on 1/14/2011
(also called Refrigerator Handles, Sub Zero Pulls or Oversize Handles) have become more popular as kitchens and kitchen cabinets have become larger. One of the leaders in this style of cabinet hardware is Hickory Hardware. Appliance pulls are not only installed on your refrigerator but also are often used on a dishwasher panel, a large pantry door or on a large pots and pan drawer. Appliance pulls look particularly good on larger cabinet drawers and doors.
Appliance pulls are sold as part of a family of cabinet hardware. This allows you to have a complete and continuous design in your entire kitchen. For example, the American Diner
family has a complete suite of cabinet knobs (1" and 1-3/8"), handles (3", 96 mm and 128mm) and appliance pulls (8", 12" and 18"). This is also true of Hickory Hardware's Savoy
family, the Williamsburg
family of designs and the Studio
Appliance pulls are installed in the same manner as cabinet knobs and pulls. An 8-32 (or larger) machine screw in inserted through a hole in the refrigerator panel or cabinet drawer and is simply tightened up with a washer. Just make sure you measure twice and drill only once. And remember, the key dimension is the distance between the screw holes, not the overall length of the appliance pull.
If you have any questions please feel free to call John at 615-481-6035