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Excellent choice especially for the price
on January 25, 2013
I got this when I was cleaning out my pantry and realized I didn't want to have to crawl along the floor to pull things like my wok out from the back of the bottom shelf. I did a lot of looking, and was surprised that there was nothing under the $60 dollar mark for a simple 20 inch pull out shelf. I never searched before though, so that basically just shows my naivete. This looked like the best option for under $100 - relatively decent wire rack, the right size, and the bonus of the liner.
I've uploaded pics so you can see just where the screws mount in it. Installation couldn't have been simpler. I got it set so the front was as far forward as I could put it without interfering with the cabinet doors when they closed, centered and squared inside by eye, very simple with just under half an inch free on each side. I marked the spots where the two front screws went, drilled pilot holes to simplify things, and then screwed in the screws. Once that was secured, I was able to pull it out some and drill the pilot holes and screw in the back. The longest part was getting out the cordless drill and screwdriver and putting them away again. Lining it up, drilling, and securing with the screws took about 90 seconds. I put the liner back in, and I was done.
It would only pull out about half way though - which I assumed was the limit, since others have complained about the smaller units not pulling out far. But then I checked underneath and the lip I have on the bottom of the pantry area is high enough to interfere with one of the tracks, so it wouldn't fully extend. I can lift slightly and get it over, but I'm going to pull it out again and put some spacers under the front to help elevate that slightly to overcome the issue.
The tracks are really done well - they're smooth, not loose and cheap, there's enough friction that it stops as soon as you let go, there's no free sliding at all. Moves easily even with my large wok and other things on it.
Having done a lot of searching at various stores here as well as online, I found nothing that comes anywhere near to this quality and function at this price point. Definitely worth every penny.