Find a steel towel bar that doesn't stick out too far...
Won't bother with a picture but I found a nice steel towel bar in a brushed aluminum finish to replace our '31 Sov's plastic oven door handle after it broke.
I looked for over a year to find a match, but in the end we're happier with the towel holder as it does just that. There hasn't been an issue wtih it catching on you as you walk past, since it doesn't stick out too far.
Look around and you'll find a good replacement. The bar I found was a round cylinder/rod with set-screw adjustable brackets that slid inward to fit the existing mounting holes in the oven door.
Team Uptime, ACT! Consultants in Toronto Canada
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