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Use a Sub-Zero Without a Handle


  • Can a handle be attached to an unfinished door?
  • Opening a door without an overlay panel
  • Temporary handles to use until custom panel is installed


It is possible to open a Sub-Zero with an unfinished door, but opening it can be difficult.

  • Flush inset and Designer (formerly Integrated) models will be very difficult to open if fully installed.
  • The reveals for flush inset and Designer (formerly Integrated) models make the side of the door very difficult to access.
  • It is not possible to attach handles directly to unfinished doors.
  • Any material, like a sheet of plywood, can be used as a temporary door front with handles attached if needed.
  • Classic (formerly Built-In) units may use Framed handles without a custom door panel, if needed.

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


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