Handleless appliances were once considered a fad but are now mainstream because of their versatility and their long-lasting style. Simple yet functional with a contemporary design, handle-less appliances create a streamlined flow of kitchen units. As the name implies, this style lacks handles on the doors and have innovative ways to open the appliance; button activated, knock-to-open or push-to-open. There are just a few brands who offer handleless appliances and we’ll highlight some of our favorites.
Miele’s ArtLine is their first design series of innovative built-in kitchen appliances that blend in seamlessly with flush install. The oven, speed oven and steam combination oven features Touch2Open, which easily opens the door with a light touch of your finger on the integrated sensor button. Their dishwashers have a Knock2Open feature that works just the way it sounds, simply knock twice on the door and the dishwasher pops open automatically. With Miele’s built-in refrigerators you simply give the door a little nudge and they too will pop open. Miele’s handleless appliances give your kitchen clean lines, clean edges and simple controls.
Gaggenau’s 400 series ovens have handle-free doors that proudly protrude from the wall and are opened by a simple touch of their intuitive TFT touch display. The 400 & 200 series dishwashers are as powerful as a Gaggenau range but are also quiet and gentle with a handle-free push-to-open door and cushioned closing system for the basket. With a gentle push on their refrigerator door it opens to a professional-grade stainless steel interior with clear glass shelving. The flush-mounted installation on Gaggenau’s handleless appliances ensure they blend neatly with each other and your cabinets.
Whether you choose a handle or handle-free design, with a simple tap, the Dacor Modernist column refrigerator and freezer doors will spring to life, gently opening itself. These refrigerators give you all the benefits of industrial-strength cooling without the need for an industrial strength grip.
Thermador’s redesigned suite of Freedom Refrigeration Collection come with the Open-Door-Assist feature that uses auto door opening technology to open their refrigerator doors with either a push or pull, adding a luxurious touch and the option for a sleek, handleless design.
With Bosch’s OpenAssist you can open the fully integrated ActiveWater dishwasher by simply touching the front of the unit. The simple touch will partially open the door, making it easy to load and unload the dishwasher. The handle-free dishwasher door is the optimal choice for matching-style unit fronts and is both stylish and user-friendly.
Sharp Drawer Microwave
Sharp’s top-of-the-line Microwave Drawer features Easy Wave Open technology for touchless operations. Simply wave up-and-down near the motion sensor and the microwave drawer glides open. With the touch of a button or a gentle nudge, the drawer smoothly closes avoiding any messy spills.