Well, as promised, there’s more new product on the way. Cliffside will be rolling out a new addition to our Stainless Steel Suite in the fall, and here’s your first peek!
The T311 series will be added to Cliffside’s line upon delivery and is already in production. Stainless steel bow pulls are a perfect complement to our existing lines of stainless steel bar pulls. In addition, we’ll be introducing the matching D91-600 stainless appliance pull: a perfect match for refrigerators in your contemporary or transitional space. All of these items are manufactured from the finest grade 304 stainless steel and are buffed to a smooth brushed finish. They proudly stand alongside our existing T305 and T366 series stainless bar pulls.
Keep your eyes peeled for our next new product sneak peek. Next up: more suites!
Cliffside Industries is proud to announce the addition of several new hardware sets to our line. Rather than our hardware suites, which are constructed from solid brass and bronze and stainless steel, these smaller “sets” give customers the opportunity to mix and match on a smaller scale. This line includes several new elegant crystal options, as well as a wide variety of choices in contemporary styles.
New European crystal
Cliffside Industries’ line of special-order crystal now includes several items using elements from Swarovski, the famed Austrian crystal manufacturer. In addition to our wide selection of lead crystal knobs, Cliffside now offers a selection of crystal pulls, shining like sparkling diamonds inset in polished chrome. In all, Cliffside has added 12 new items, including the CX100 series shown below.
New stainless steel
Having carried high-quality stainless steel lines for years in the form of the T305, T366, and D85 series pulls, Cliffside has now added four new lines of special-order stainless steel handles. The CX403 and CX404 series are nearly identical; both are an attractive square design with the same thickness maintained throughout the pull. The CX403 is thinner, at approximately 1/2“, while the CX404 offers a thickness of approximately 5/8“. Both are available in a variety of sizes (CX403-192-BNA shown below).
While Cliffside’s focus has always been traditional hardware, we do realize that there is an occasional demand for contemporary products. Therefore, we have added this special-order line to fill that need. With a variety of knobs and pulls in different sizes, Cliffside offers several different styles, all offered as shown on our website. Some series, like the Italian pieces shown below, are available in three finishes (Polished Chrome, Silver Satin, and Weathered Bronze):
Others, like the contemporary collection here, are available only in one or two colors.
Once regarded as an expensive material for everyday home use, stainless steel has emerged in recent years as highly desirable and yet easily affordable. As the cost of metals has reduced progressively over the years, kitchen designers and manufacturers have exploited its attractive properties to provide many products for use in the kitchen.
Sinks, cutlery and tableware provided the introduction to stainless steel in the kitchen for many consumers, and these were followed more recently by ranges, ovens, mixing appliances, refrigerators and dishwashers. To compliment stainless steel cutlery and appliances in the kitchen, the trend in kitchen cabinet hardware is toward stainless steel knobs, pulls and appliance pulls. Stainless steel has become the material of choice for the kitchen and is no longer accessible only to the “high-end” consumer. To this end, Cliffside Industries provides a variety of different options for the stainless steel-oriented kitchen.
Some of the most popular items that Cliffside Industries has offered in stainless steel, the “T-bars”, as many consumers know them, are functional and desirable for a contemporary kitchen environment. Many of Cliffside’s top customers employ the use of these pulls in their kitchens to great effect. They are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 6¼” to over 57″ long! The center-to-center measurements (what’s this?) range from 96 millimeters to 1392 millimeters. If you need approximate measurements in inches, you can contact customer service for this information or check the catalog, but because these are metric conversions, we request that you do not predrill your drawers or cabinets for any of these items.
This series of bar pulls is Cliffside’s second most popular stainless steel family. Rather than single T-style legs, the T366 features a metal “foot” that extends to the end of the bar, lending a flat and elegant look to the standard T-bar configuration. As with the T305 series, these pulls are available in a variety of sizes, from 4½” long to just over 3 feet. The center-to-center measurements on these pulls are also metric, so again, please do not predrill. The bar diameter for both the T366 and T305 series is ⅜”, but the T366 series stands slightly taller, with a grip height of 1″ as opposed to ⅞” for the T305.
In response to customer demand for a larger version of the T305 for appliances, Cliffside Industries crafted the D85 series pulls. With a ⅞” diameter as opposed to ⅜”, these pulls can take a lot more punishment than the T305. Durable and strength-tested, the D85 ranges in size from 14″ to 64″ overall and is constructed from a hollow tube of real stainless steel, rather than aluminum or plated zinc. All of the center-to-center measurements are marked in inches for these particular pulls, which are available in six sizes. The stainless steel used for all Cliffside products is standard grade 304, and the D85 tube is 1.2 mm thick.
Stainless steel knobs
Cliffside offers two types of stainless steel knobs. The T565-30-BNA is shaped like a standard knob, if a bit angular, and features a flat face centered in a slight slope. The T6312-25-BNA is unique, in that it is almost a perfect cylinder, featuring small ridges around the edge which provide traction for the fingers. Though the two knobs are unique in style, they are both solid stainless and feature the same quality found in all of the Cliffside stainless steel hardware.
If you are looking for a slightly more economical option, Cliffside still has limited quantities available on our economy steel hardware, but act quickly! These items are flying off the shelves.
If you have any other questions about the Cliffside stainless steel lines or about any of our products, please contact customer service, and we’ll be happy to help. That’s all for now; see you on Tuesday!
Nickel (Ni) is a silvery-white metal that can be found in nature. It is usually mixed with other metals to produce alloys. For example, nickel-iron, which is used to manufacture stainless steel, is the most common nickel alloy. Other nickel alloys are used to make coins, costume jewelry, zippers, buttons, eyeglass frames, pens etc. Nickel is found in many common, everyday items.
Nickel allergy is a contact allergy, which is an allergic skin reaction in response to being exposed to a contact allergen or irritant, such as nickel. A nickel allergy can occur at any age, and typically manifests a few days after first contact as eczema (allergic contact dermatitis), which appears as an itchy, dry/crusty, and red/pigmented skin rash with watery blisters.
Additionally, nickel is used as a primary chemical throughout the plating process used by Cliffside’s supplier to color and finish the hardware. For customers with allergies to nickel, the following finishes in our catalog should be safe, using these finish codes: