What is a Pull-out Shelf

The term pull-out shelf is used to refer to cabinetry styles that allow independent extension of each individual shelf. Pull out shelves allow for drawer-like functionality from each shelf and can retrieving items much easier. Pull out shelves are commonly referred to by a variety of interchangeable terms, including kitchen pullouts, sliding cabinet drawers, slide out shelves, slide out drawers, and roll out drawers. While these terms are mostly synonymous, each indicates a slightly different functionality. Most modern cabinetry manufactured today will use rails similar to what is used for sliding drawers, as opposed to the more traditional wood slides used on pull-out shelves of the past.