We tried out quite a few adhesive cabinet locks before picking on this one. This set includes 10 flexible latch locks that are easy to install and use. You use adhesive to attach each end and then slide a button to open the latch. Here’s why we thought these locks performed best in our tests:
What We Liked
• Flexible uses. These latches work well where other solutions (like magnets) don’t—like dishwashers, ovens, toilet seats, ovens, etc.
• Good value, good quality. There are some good cabinet latch locks on the market, but most are quite pricey—this set worked well and provided the best value.
• Great for caregivers with arthritis. These locks open with a one-touch slide motion . . . easy for folks, including those with arthritis. Other locks require a pinching motion, which isn’t as easy.
What Needs Work
• Fussy installation. When you apply the adhesive to secure the latch, the maker says it needs to cure for 24 hours before using. This may explain why some folks complained the adhesive didn’t work—if you don’t let it cure, it may not hold correctly.
• Not hidden. These cabinet safety lock is quite visible . . . and some folks prefer more of a hidden solution. See the next recommendation in this article for just such a suggestion.
• No guarantee these won’t damage surfaces. If you are renting, be aware these locks may leave a mark or damage the surface they are attached to when the adhesive is removed.