changing refrigerator door handles
We are currently renovating our kitchen from studs, floors, cabinets & even windows. And the almighty ALL new appliances! I can't wait to get in there. We purchased the LG french door counter depth refrigerator. (I love it) except for two things. The curved handles and the SS smudges. We also purchased the Electrolux double wall oven and I LOVE the style of those handles. (straight and sleek) I know you can switch refrigerator handles, but I have yet to find something suitable that is a match both in size & style. The LG refrigerator size from Hole to Hole = 26inches for the fridge & 26.5inches for the freezer (which has a curve to it but I can manage something with that if all goes well. I have researched so many options that nothing seems to work. Many of the handles are not the right look or size. Or they come with no sizing information at all. The customer service also has no info on the product as well. (frustrating to say the least)
I purchased handles from Sears that are Electrolux french door handles (gorgeous) but they are too long. I thought I measured correctly and had the right sizing. I would like to alter the SS handles somehow.
My Questions are:
1)Has anyone altered SS door handles to fit their refrigerator, is there a trick to separating the top portion of the handle & the bar that makes the handle or do I need to see a welder to cut the handles down to size?
2) More importantly does ANYONE know of a match that I am looking for?
I called LG and they do not have a different style handle. And many of the on line places have no information on sizing. Top Knobs etc do not have size or correct style.
HELP ME PLEASE, I've spent waaaay too much time on this already.
Thanks so much. Leslie