In this post I take a look at the best options for pull out laundry hamper baskets and some of the characteristics to look for when selecting a product.
After gathering various details and actually installing three of these myself, I would recommend the Rev-A-Shelf HPRV Series laundry hamper pull out.
Adding an in-cabinet laundry hamper pull out is a one of the best ways to add permanent functionality to your home. Often times homeowners with extra cabinet space will add more than one and use separate pull outs for dark and white clothing!
Just like trash pull outs, hamper pull outs are one of the easiest things to add to your cabinetry. Why is it so easy? Most pull out hampers require just four screws that mount to the base of your cabinet floor.
- Best Choice – Rev-A-Shelf HPRV Hamper Pull Out
- Premium Choice – Rev-A-Shelf HRV Chrome Hamper Pull Out
- Best Value – Lynk Professional Hamper Pull Out
- Best Door Mount Kit – Rev-A-Shelf CH Series Hamper
- Best Heavy Duty – Rev-A-Shelf 4WH Hamper Pull Out
- Best Shallow Depth – Rev-A-Shelf HPRV1925 Hamper Pull Out
The Best Pull Out Laundry Hamper
How to Choose a Pull Out Laundry Hamper
Theres a few things to look for when choosing a pull out laundry hamper. These can affect the price and overall functionality of the product. Let’s take a look at a few of the options that are available.
- Basket Type: Do you need plastic bin, canvas liner or wire baskets?
- Frame Material Type: Do you need chrome wire, white wire or wood?
- Mounting Type: Do want to bottom mount, top mount or side mount it?
- Pull Out Slide Type: Do you want it to glide on ball-bearing or soft-close slides?
- Size (Cabinet Openings): Be sure to measure your cabinet opening. Do you have a 12″W, 15″W, 18″W, etc.?
Product Dimensions & Installation
In most cases, pull out laundry hampers come as a complete kit which includes the frame and slides, the hamper basket(s) and all mounting hardware. Of course, in order for them to function properly we need to make sure they fit within your specific cabinet dimensions.
Your cabinet opening width, height and depth will need to allow for some room for the unit to work. After you measure your cabinet opening, keep these dimensions in mind when choosing a pull out hamper.
The pull out hamper systems come with mounting hardware to fasten the slides and frame to the base of the cabinet floor. Typically, this is simply done with a few screws and a handheld electric screwdriver.
Cabinet door mounting kits may also be needed. These are used when you want to attach the pull out to your existing cabinet door and use the knob or pull hardware to pull the hamper out towards you.
Some products will have these included and some you will need to purchase as an add-on. Just be aware that they directly affect the products overall installation and functionality.
Our take away…
When it comes to convenience hardware and storage pull out accessories, we just want something that works on a consistent basis, that’s easy to install and is budget friendly.
Although it’s hard to nail all those characteristics, our top choice does a pretty good job. The Rev-A-Shelf HPRV “Best Choice” is what I would go with. Of course, it would depend on your specific application and cabinet dimensions, but it’s truly an all-around solid product.
One tip though…is to look into getting the cabinet door mounting kit with it. If you want to use your existing cabinet door to pull the hamper out, you will most likely need to get that kit as an add-on.
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