A rose is a rose by any other name.
But when a handle is an “appliance handle” it is much more expensive.
Why is that?
I said – stop the madness on $250 “appliance handles”!
Refusing to pay $200 – $500 for the 2 handles I needed, I went in search of an alternative.
And I found a great one! Or shall I say two!
Inexpensive Alternative to Appliance Handles
I searched all the hardware sites. I looked on etsy. I considered towel bars vintage & new.
Then I was in Home Depot and I spotted them.
A whole section of “safety grip” handles.
You know the ones for in the shower or tub. Whoa!! Perfect!!
Found the answer!!
At only $19.98 a piece I grabbed two, then two more to decide which style I liked best.
Yes, there are styles and different finishes of safety bars – aka inexpensive appliance handles.
The set I decided on is by Delta. You can check them out here.
My handles are 9 and 7/8 long & the circular bit is 2 & 1/4 inches in diameter. Perfect for my very tall fridge & freezer!
The safety bars/handles are very sturdy and solid with a slim enough profile for appliance cabinetry.
I am so pleased with my discovery that I had to share right away.
Even before I had a chance to dab a little bronze paint on the screws.
The bronze screws that came with the handle, being for tile, were little to long.
Keep this in mind & pick up some shorter screws when you get your handles.
Sharing even before I have had a chance to style my kitchen.
Just bare bones right now…oh, I do have this little trio sitting on the stove.
If you are in the market for appliance door handles, I hope I saved you some time & lots of money!
Not in the market right now, pin my tip for later.
If you enjoy a good repurpose like me, then check out my re-purpose projects page here.
** Kelly **