Baskets were the first step in the world of modular kitchen. That was more than ten years ago. The mechanism that is replacing baskets is that of drawers run on channels. We can compare both these mechanism on their following traits
The baskets run on telescopic channels which are open channels because of which dust may enter the channels making the working of the channels scratchy and in time diminishing its ability to function. Now drawers run on closed or concealed channels thus there is no risk of any dust particles hindering the working of these channels.
Baskets -0 / Drawers-1
The ball bearing channels on which the baskets run have a working life of less than three years because of its open channel mechanism as well as the fact that they are made of a weaker material than that of the drawer channels. When we come to drawers the inotech channels used in them have a life time warranty and have been tested by their makers to last more than 80,000 slides.
Baskets -0 / Drawers-2
Load bearing capacity
The capacity of a basket running on ball bearing channels is a maximum of 30 kilos static and 25kilos moving. On the other hand a drawer and its channel can bear a maximum of 50 kilos while static and 45 kilos while moving.
Baskets -0 / Drawers-3
The channels that the baskets work on don’t allow the smooth noiseless working that s assured by the channels on which the drawers are running on. The ball bearing channels get stuck and uncomfortable to work with. The working of this mechanism is made even more uncomfortable by the problems added by the bottom less baskets that has small objects sticking out of them. The drawers with their smooth working and soft close mechanism lead to a mechanism that works seamlessly.
Baskets -0 / Drawers-4
Material of composition
The baskets are made of 202 or 204 grade steel that are rust proof. The drawers are made of waterproof and fire proof ply wood.
Baskets-1 / Drawers-5
Through this comparison we can come easily come to the decision that the higher price that one has to pay for the drawer mechanism is worth superior quality that comes with it. Thus making it the suitable choice for a sensible and stylish kitchen