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Handle Placement on Overlay Panel


  • What is the ideal location for the handle placement in an overlay application?
  • Does Sub-Zero offer a recommendation on where to mount an accessory handle?
  • What is the suggested installation of a handle on a custom panel?
  • What handle hardware to use on custom panel


Any handle may be used on custom panels for a Sub-Zero product.

  • A handle with two points of attachment is recommended.
  • Overlay panels must be a minimum of 5/8" thick to support mounting the handle.

Door handles are typically mounted near the edge of the panel opposite the hinge and centered top to bottom.

  • The further toward the center of the door the handle is mounted, the more difficult it is to open the door.
  • Sub-Zero stainless steel door handles are typically mounted 1-1/2" from the handle side of the door or top of the drawer.

Drawer handles are typically mounted near the top edge of each panel.

  • The further down a drawer handle is mounted, the more difficult it is to open the drawer.
  • The handle may be set off center, but it will make the drawer harder to open.

For Sub-Zero handle options and installation instructions, refer to Sub-Zero Standard and Accessory Handle Information.

Refer to the Sub-Zero Design Guide for design specifications.


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