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Standard and Extended Framed Handle Differences


  • What is the difference between a standard framed handle and an extended framed handle?
  • When to use an extended framed handle instead of standard framed handle
  • How much further does an extended handle stick out?
  • How much more hand clearance do extended framed handles offer?


Framed handles are L-shaped and run the length or width of a refrigerator or freezer door.

  • A standard framed handle is perfect for use with 1/4" thick framed panels and offers about 1" of finger clearance between the edge of the handle and the front of the door panel with a 1/4" panel applied.
  • An extended framed handle is ideal for use with raised framed panels thicker than 1/4".
  • Extended framed handles offer 3/4" more finger clearance than a standard framed handle.

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Contact a Factory Certified Parts Distributor to order parts. Refer to the Sub-Zero Design Guide for design specifications.


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