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Detachable Handles: All You Need to Know

by La Termoplastic F.B.M. on 22 Nov 2021

Detachable cookware handles truly can be the unexpected superstar accessory for pots and pans. They offer multiple benefits for consumers and manufacturers alike, making this option an excellent choice for pots and pans being offered at various quality levels (high, medium and value-price product lines).

Enjoy this video about latest detachable handle from F.B.M. to explore all benefits and features both for end consumers and for the value chain: 

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Consumers buy cookware for its practical features, but they also want this product to be attractive, too.

Detachable cookware handles satisfy both needs and provide other benefits to users who cook with them on a regular basis, such as:

  • Safe and Comfortable to use: detachable handles are designed with care to fit a user’s hand comfortably. The handles can be gripped easily, without danger of the hand slipping off toward the hot pot or pan. Moreover the handle must be easy and safe in attaching and detaching it again and again. There is a misconception  that detachable cookware handle sets must have no wobbling effect at all. This is untrue, the perception of a little wobbling while holding a pot with a detachable handle is needed in response to the regular dilatation caused by heat while cooking. This is a natural condition to keep it safe since the materials naturally expand thanks to the heat transferred. Definitely, detachable cookware handles are firmly fixed to the pan and are as sturdy as other models once fixed in place. Communicate this safety feature by showing our F.B.M. QUALITY CERTIFIED seal on your packaging.
  • Set Virtus-Compact-2Functional, space-saving: a set of pots and pans with detachable cookware handles is a highly
    functional choice. If space is at a premium, the customer has the option of removing the handle for easy storage between uses. Removing the handles also allows a more stackable storing solution. The cookware handles can also be removed before being placed in the dishwasher to save space when cleaning them, and bring the cookware directly on the table for serving food without occupying too much space on the dining table.
  • versatilityCookware goes into oven: pots and pans with detachable handles give consumers the flexibility to prepare dishes that go from the stove top to the oven. When placing the pot or pan in the oven, the consumer simply removes the handles, and it’s ready to go! This handy feature means the consumer has more choices available when choosing and preparing menus for family and friends.
  • Use cookware as storage in refrigerator: by removing the cookware handle, consumers can also replace the pot with food directly into the refrigerator thanks to this space-saving feature. In this way they warm food directly into the cooking pot, without need to transfer food into another container for optimizing storage space into the refrigerator,


From a cookware manufacturer’s point of view, too, detachable handles choosen from F.B.M. solutions have a number of benefits:

  • Smaller packaging for shipping and lower costs: when you are dealing with pricing for importing and exporting goods, you want to economize where possible. Detachable handle cookware sets also require less packaging than other options as the handle can just be placed inside the pan body and this let you save a lot of space in the box size, which is good especially for overseas transportation. Definitely, less packaging and less space mean saving money on transportation costs.save space -1

  • Less space required for warehouse: this is good both for shelf space in store and for your stocking requirements at dedicated warehouses. This style of detachable handle cookware sets takes up much less space and needs smaller packaging, which ends up in benefits for your logistics and stocking issues, as well as saving space when shipping orders to a retailer. This is another example of how detachable handles can be a benefit to your product lines of pots and pans.

  • Get a story to tell: removable handles offer manufacturers and retailers with strong contents for story telling about the product and its functonality. In packaging, advertising materials and sales connections, there is a lot to say about the space saving advantages and technical features that the handle offers to the finished product, so to further engage and drive the buyer’s purchase decision.


For the highest quality and widest selection of detachable handles and space saving knob, including models that can be personalized to your specifications, check with us.

Here at F.B.M. we have a long history in detachable handles, being the first company to invent and file a patent for space saving solutions in cookware. We worked with producers of pots from all over the world offering removable handles options at different price points (premium, medium, and entry levels) and would be pleased to provide consulting on request.

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