Pull-out shelf: a versatile workspace with a secure hold

Mar 2022
  • How pull-out shelves can help with the laundry

  • Why they provide valuable support in home offices

  • How a pull-out shelf can turn a wall cabinet into a bar

Quality of living is not only determined by design but also by convenience. When an additional surface is needed, securely in the extended position and can be released again with just a single movement.

Pull-out shelves offer a number of advantages:

  • Suitable for different living areas such as the kitchen, home office or living room

  • Come in various widths up to max. 1200 mm

  • Can take a maximum load of up to 30 or 40 kilogrammes 

  • Can be equipped with BLUMOTION, TIP-ON BLUMOTION and TIP-ON motion technologies

We've put together four inspiring examples that show what pull-out applications can do: 

Take a load off on laundry day

While mum is out and about, Samuel and 2-year-old Valentin take care of the laundry. His cuddly toy 'Foxy' likes to lend a hand too. A light touch is all that's needed and the practical pull-out shelf comes out from under the washing machine, creating an additional surface. The locking mechanism engages on both sides and secures the pull-out. Now there's plenty of space for the washing basket and the bedding is ready to hang up in no time at all. What's great is that the pull-out shelves – either the which can hold up to 40 kg or the which can hold up to 30 kg – remain stable and in place. To keep his little rascal under control while he's carrying out household chores, dad Samuel plays aeroplane with him and lets Valentin 'fly' around the bathroom in the washing basket.

The pull-out shelf gives you a convenient place to set down the washing basket without having to bend over.

Once the lock-open stop has been released, the pull-out shelf glides back into the cabinet with just a gentle push.

Appliance garage for the kitchen

An appliance garage with pull-out shelf is ideal for storing your kitchen appliances while keeping them within easy reach at all times. Emma benefits from this solution for her food processor. Thanks to the convenient lock-open stop, appliances remain stable even when they are in use. Her cake is sure to be a success, even if her friend has to play the role of her "phone a friend" to get the ratios of the ingredients right!

Open the cabinet, slide out the food processor on the pull-out shelf and done! That's all it takes to get everything ready – and when finished stow it neatly back where it belongs.

Paperwork made easy

We've all been there: you've left your tax return and all its paperwork to the very last minute. Anja is the same but she has a small yet reliable helper. The personnel specialist places her documents and folders on the pull-out shelf so she can work standing up. Once she's done, she releases the pull-out shelf lock with one hand and with a little push the pull-out shelf disappears into the cabinet, leaving her home office looking tidy again.

The practical pull-out shelf is helpful when you're trying to quickly find a document in one of the folders above.

The locking mechanism engages securely on both sides when the pull-out shelf is fully extended and holds firmly in place. The lock can be released with one hand by simply lifting the lever.

A perfect evening

Florian has treated himself to a home bar in the wall cabinet of his new apartment. The amateur bartender enthusiastically prepares cocktails on the extended pull-out shelf. The pull-out shelf lock provides the necessary stability, which means there's no slipping or spills – so his girlfriend Laura likes it too. Together, they while away a cosy evening on the sofa. It's all tidied away in no time at all too: just push the pull-out shelf in and close the .

You can also combine a pull-out shelf with a wall cabinet fitted with a lift system.

The pull-out shelf is level and stable when extended, so Florian can mix his cocktails on the spot.

All advantages at a glance

  • Secure hold for pull-out shelves

  • Create additional surfaces

  • Can take a maximum load of up to 30 or 40 kilogrammes

  • Can be released with one hand: easy to use thanks to synchronisation

  • Motion technology provides greater convenience

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