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In everyday life, there are certain tools that we use very often without realising it, but if they were missing, everything would be more complicated. This is the case with pullers, for example.

The ease of opening and closing doors or cabinets is made possible thanks to the pull handles, which are installed on the front of these compartments, making it easier for you to access the objects you have inside them.

It is understandable that, when an object is so basic, you do not have a very clear idea about how to acquire it or what features to analyse to decide which model suits you best, therefore, through this article, we will teach you everything you need to know about pull handles.


  • Pull handles are, in short, gripping tools, which allow you to load, open and close compartments and objects. They are mainly used on cabinets, doors or luggage.
  • There is a wide variety of models on the market, and among them, there are two that you should pay attention to; luggage pullers and door pullers, the former being resistant to high amounts of weight, while the latter are for opening and closing, with no weight to bear.
  • Within the purchasing process, it is important that you have certain aspects to evaluate, as this way you will be able to establish comparisons between one model and another. Criteria such as mode of use, material, safety and type are the most important to consider.

Buying Guide

After knowing the best squeegee models on the market, you may have an idea about which one is the best for you to buy. However, it is important that you know certain terms and characteristics about the product, so that you can be sure about what you are buying.

With the right puller you can facilitate daily activities. (Photo: Maroti/

What are jaladeras and what are their advantages?

A door handle is basically a tool that is installed on doors, walls or any object that can be grabbed. It works to open, close or grip the surface where it is installed. It facilitates the handling of objects.

Its main benefit is to allow easier handling of objects, so that they can be carried or moved, opened or closed, without any complications, depending on where the handle is installed.

Although it appears to be a flawless product, like any other product on the market, it has both advantages and disadvantages, and while this does not make the product a bad choice, it is good to know all the features involved before making a purchase.

  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to handle
  • Permanent
  • Removal may damage the surface
  • Not much choice of design.

Luggage and compartment straps - what should you look out for?

There is a wide variety of luggage straps on the market, but there are two particular models that you should pay close attention to, as each is designed for a different function, so be clear about what you will actually use the strap for.

Luggage straps: These straps are designed to carry heavy weights, as they are specially designed for suitcases and briefcases. They allow you to hold that weight in the air, which can reach from 21 KG to 30 KG, there are more resistant handles for much larger suitcases.

Compartment straps: These are the most commonly used in daily routine, as they are installed directly on doors, cabinets and any compartment that stores objects inside. They are designed to open and close such shelves, not to hold large amounts of weight.

Luggage handles Compartment handles
Weight resistance Holding weight of luggage Opening and closing doors.
Main function Holding weight of luggage Opening and closing doors
Material Strong steel Can be made of very thin steel, aluminium, fabric or wood

How much does a door handle cost?

Depending on the type of door handle, the material and the brand that makes them, the weight may vary and be higher or lower. However, it should be noted that this product is very economical, as it is commonly and indispensably used and is inexpensive to manufacture.

Buying criteria: factors that allow you to compare and rate different yarn models

Finally, when making your purchase, you should be aware of certain points that allow you to make comparisons between different models, so that you are able to choose the one that best suits your needs.

  • Mode of use
  • Material
  • Type
  • Safety

Mode of use

The different pullers have a particular use for which they were designed, therefore, depending on how you are going to use it, you will be able to choose the right puller, so that it fulfils the function you expect correctly.

Door use: These pulls are especially for the touch of the door, so that you don't have to use a clean fist on the surface. They are a little heavy, but small. Their weight is intended to make the sound on the surface of the front door loud, so that it is heard.

Kitchen use: Pull handles that go specifically in the kitchen are usually very light and made of steel or aluminium, because materials that burn easily are often risky due to exposure to heat and fire.

Bathroom use: These are sturdy and heavy handles, fixed directly to the wall. They are intended for hanging towels or holding on to when getting out of the bathtub. They are very strong, usually made of stainless steel, as they are exposed to a lot of continuous moisture.

Depending on the way you use the pull-out, you can have more comfort. (Photo: Sergey Jarochkin /


Depending on the material of which the jaladera is made, it will have a greater or lesser resistance, for this reason it is good that you know the most common materials that are handled in the market at the moment.

Steel: It is the most common, the heavier it is, the more resistant it will be. It is usually seen in luggage handles, as they require resistance to a lot of weight. They are strong and easy to carry.

Copper: They are moderately resistant, as they have a less strong and firm composition than steel. They are a little heavy, and for this reason are easily found in door handles.

Wood: Very light and easy to grip, they are common in the home, especially in drawers. They must be rigorously cared for, as although they are inexpensive and multi-purpose, they are prone to termites.

Zamak: Provides similar strength to steel, is difficult to scratch and deteriorate, as well as being very strong, and not too heavy. It is the result of a combination of zinc, aluminium, copper and magnesium.


The different types of pulls will help you determine which one(s) you really need. Each style is different, and works best in one situation or another, so you should know the types that are on the market.

Knob pulls: These are one of the most classic models of pulls, in the 80's they were very fashionable in home decoration. They are completely circular, and between the space of the main circle and the surface there is a space to be able to grip it completely, it looks excellent in drawers.

Handle pulls: The most typical nowadays, whether curved or straight, are very practical and modern, especially with today's design trends. They are often used in office cabinets and wardrobes.

Claw pull: A very minimalist pull, it consists of a piece that is embedded in a surface and has an outward-facing part, in the shape of a claw, which allows easy opening and closing. It is often seen on refrigerators.


There are certain qualities that increase the safety of the pull handle, and if you want it to be ideal in the area where you place it, you can consider them when making the final purchase, as they provide benefits that you might need depending on the function that the piece is going to fulfil.

Antioxidants: The pulls with this quality have in their material protection against agents such as humidity, so that they do not deteriorate easily. They are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

Anti-slip: This type of pulls have a non-smooth finish on their surface structure, which helps to provide a firmer grip, especially if the hands are wet. Its use is exceptional in bathrooms, especially near the bathtub, as it prevents possible falls when getting in or out of it.

(Featured image photo: Maroti/

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