What’s the difference between cup pulls and bin pulls?

A question we’re frequently asked is: “What’s the difference between a cup pull and a bin pull?” Put quite frankly: there’s no difference. A cup pull and a bin pull are simply two different names for the same type of hardware: a cabinet handle that’s enclosed on three sides and hollow underneath to allow for a grip space.

The name ‘cup pull’ comes from the shape of the grip space; since it is enclosed on three sides and has one open end, it is shaped somewhat like a cup. This similarity is enhanced by the rounded shape that many cup pulls have.

The name ‘bin pull’, on the other hand, comes from its installation. This type of handle is usable for drawers and other pull-out bins, but not for regular cabinet doors.

Cliffside has a great selection of cup and bin pulls that can enhance the look of your drawers, and since there’s no difference between the two, you can feel free to browse our entire selection of over 50 pieces!

See the photos below for some more examples of bin pulls.

The B602 in Polished Nickel, from the Artisan Suite
The B602 in Polished Nickel, from the Artisan Suite

 
3405 in natural bronze from our Sedona collection
3405 in natural bronze from our Sedona collection

 
K544 with a braided rope design in Silver Satin (brushed nickel)
K544 with a braided rope design in Silver Satin (brushed nickel)

 
The rustic 1504-RA bin pull
The rustic 1504-RA bin pull

 
P398-OC in Old Copper has a textured, antiqued look
P398-OC in Old Copper has a textured, antiqued look

 
The burnished coppery bronze tones of the K4235 in Venetian Bronze
The burnished coppery bronze tones of the K4235 in Venetian Bronze

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