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Has anyone had experience with the pantry pullout "Dispensa System" by Richelieu? I have an 85" tall space to outfit and the standard units I typically use are too short for this. Also, the door has to attach to the front of the unit. Do these hold up and work smoothly? Thanks for the help in advance!
They work very well. A little tricky to install but nice mechanism
The Dispensa pantry pull-outs are actually made by Kessebohmer and we have always purchased them from Hafele. They are very good in units and our customers love them.
Used to do a lot of this style of pullout. While I admit we probably used a cheaper unit than what has been mentioned we changed over to using 4 or 5 Blum tandembox (or similar) drawers stacked up and mounted to the one tall door individually. They are easy to adjust, easy to install, fully extend, softclose, carry heaps of weight and if they were cheaper to build and buy than the budget units we used (which they were) they are definitely cheaper than the premium units. If you create a "standard size" you will knock them up quicker, otherwise you can now create pullout pantrys to custom sizes, depths, heights, custom drawer heights internally!! might not be the solution for you but certainly worth consideration.
We have done them both ways. Depends on customers request. Most of our pantries are wider and we make internal drawers that are independent of the doors. We use Blum zero clearance 165degree hinges which crank the door out enough to not require spacers on sides. Makes for a stronger drawer as drawer slides are attached to cabinet, not with a 1" nylon spacer. We space them according to the clients needs. Canned goods, tall jars of olive oil or super big Costco cereal boxes.
I have come to the same conclusions as Chip.
Chipbored- I would love to see a photo of your solution. What a simple and smart idea!
Chipbored's method sounds like a tall drawer bank with a single face. I've never tried it, but it should be relatively easy w/ a 32mm system or CNC... The trick would seem to be mounting the face/brackets to all the sides at once.
The only drawback is that the drawer/pull-out spacing cannot be changed... so why not make a tall, low side, drawer bank instead?... Would M (~3-1/4") sides with 12" faces be strong enough?
In a highend inset beaded faceframe kitchen I took 6 or so dovetailed drawers and attached them all together with prefinished ply. Then one big paneled front. I used one of the heavy duty top/bot slides. Its never been adjusted in 10 yrs and maintains the 4mm gaps.
The slide was $250 + 6 drawers@$30
Looks just like Harolds
Is this what Chipbored is suggesting?
The client liked this one so much, that 8 years later, he had me make another one.
How about drawers with common both fronts and backs, but mounted with fewer, rather strong slides to cut cost?
Besides, such construction would allow to vary the heights of non-load-bearing drawers.
Great thread. I'm looking at a minimum width pull out, something like 7". Rest of the kitchen is Movento Tip-on Blumotion. I'd do the "many drawers with one large front" but the minimum width is just under 12". Without tip-on it could be just under 7" (T51.7601 L/R) or even 3-3/4" (using T51.0501.20 L/R).
Is it a non-starter to think of trying offsetting the slides (ie left one on one shelf, right one the shelf up) but using the tip-on. Clearly one wouldn't be able to use the synchronization rods, so there'd be no way to make them all release at once, I'd think.
Any thoughts on
We just did a pullout like this using the accursed push to open slides that are side mount. Worked well, but not soft close.