If you’re looking to purchase a new freestanding refrigerator that will maintain its style for years to come, you may be interested in refrigerators with recessed handles.

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at these stylish new refrigerators and providing a comparison of two specific models offered by Thor Kitchen.

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Refrigerators with Recessed Handles Are Simply Modern

According to a recent article published by ProBuilder, the pro-style kitchen is one of the things homebuyers want most today.

A pro-style kitchen often involves updated cabinets, new countertops, and professional kitchen appliances. The demand for pro-style kitchen appliances grew in response to the popularity of cooking shows on television.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the features of refrigerators with recessed handles.

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How Recessed Handles Work

What a minute – how do you open a refrigerator door if it doesn’t have any handles? Ah, but it does – you just don’t see them. That is the point behind the recessed handles. They give your refrigerator a sleek look without anything protruding, including the handles.

Thor’s recessed handle refrigerators come in a French door style. You will find enough space between each of the doors to use your hand, grasp the door, and open it. It’s a simple and sleek design that looks stylish and elegant in any kitchen.

The dirty on fingerprints

We know what you are thinking –If there are no handles, there will be fingerprints everywhere! This is not necessarily true so let’s stop worrying about that right here.

Having recessed handles means that yes, you do have to touch the metal of the refrigerator more than you would if you had handles, but that doesn’t mean you will have more fingerprints. Here’s why: the area in which you will be grabbing the refrigerator door to open it is in between the two doors. That means if fingerprints show up, they will not be noticeable on the front of the doors.

Whether you choose a recessed handle refrigerator in stainless steel or black stainless steel, you will find that cleaning it is a breeze. Should you discover that fingerprints make their way on your doors, wiping with a soft, dry cloth can whisk them away very quickly and without much effort at all.

The Benefits of Recessed Handles

You may decide that you prefer refrigerators with recessed handles for a variety of reasons. However, the most common reasons for choosing to forego the handle are:

Refrigerators with recessed handles offer a variety of features and benefits. With that said, there are a few that people tend to desire above all else.

Some of those features include the following:

Great for small spaces – If you have limited space in your kitchen, you may find the refrigerators with recessed handles actually save space. It may not be much but every little bit helps.

A modern look for the modern kitchen – If you’re interested in creating a modern kitchen, doing away with protruding refrigerator handles will support your vision. Recessed handles offer a sleek, flush look other styles can’t match.

One less thing to clean – Refrigerator handles requires regular cleaning in order to avoid fingerprints and germs. In addition, handles may require maintenance if they loosen over the years.

Comparing Two Beautiful Refrigerators with Recessed Handles

Thor Kitchen has two great options for you when it comes to refrigerators with recessed handles.

Let’s take a look at them in detail.

HRF3602 – Recessed Handle Refrigerator

The HRF3602 recessed handle refrigerator in stainless steel features a modern design and clear appearance. It is a freestanding refrigerator with French doors and a two-drawer freezer that will easily fit nearly every style from modern and contemporary to traditional and elegant.

HRF3602

Specs

Size – This refrigerator 35.8 inches wide, 28.7 inches deep, and 69.9 inches in height. It has a capacity of 16 cubic feet in the refrigerator and 6.5 cubic feet in the freezer.

Shelving – There are a total of six shelves in the refrigerator.

Baskets – There are a total of four baskets within the freezer.

Features

  • Door alarm
  • LED lighting
  • Ice Maker
  • Silver interior
  • Adjustable temperature control

HRF3602BS – Recessed Handle Refrigerator

The HRF3602BS recessed handle refrigerator in back stainless steel features one of the most sought-after finishes available today. This is a sleek, matte appearing finish that is becoming increasingly popular in high-end kitchens. The black stainless steel is versatile, and it is easier to maintain it clear from smudges and fingerprints.

HRF3602BS

Specs

  • The size: This refrigerator 35.8 inches wide, 28.7 inches deep, and 69.9 inches in height. It has a capacity of 16 cubic feet in the refrigerator and 6.5 cubic feet in the freezer.
  • The shelves: There are a total of six shelves in the refrigerator.
  • The baskets: There are a total of four baskets within the freezer.

Features

You will find many features with this refrigerator, such as:

  • Door alarm
  • LED lighting
  • Automatic Ice Maker
  • Silver interior
  • Adjustable temperature control

Conclusion

If you are in the market for a new refrigerator, you will not want to count out refrigerators with recessed handles.

Seeking a kitchen that appears high-end without any unnecessary sharp lines or jagged edges needs this type of refrigerator. Plus, with its wide capacity and two-drawer freezer storage, you will find that you can keep things as organized in the refrigerator as you do in your kitchen.

If you’re interested in creating a modern kitchen, be sure to check out the other modern kitchen appliances by Thor Kitchen.