Radhika Sawhney

The Kinkajou Glass Cutter Transforms Used Bottles into Funky Drinking Glasses

by , 09/03/12


For all the times you’ve thrown out beer bottles by the dozens, Patrick Lehoux has designed Kinkajou, a bottle cutter that can easily turn all those empty bottles into a set of really cool drinking glasses. Named after a small South American mammal with big teeth, the Kinkajou, unlike the other bulky glass cutters, is streamlined, intuitive and easy to store in the kitchen!



A great way to keep recycling high, Kinkajou is perfectly appropriate for anyone (ahem – college students) who dispose of a lot of glass bottles and don’t want to spend too much money on glassware.

The Kinkajou uses a simple three-step process, which involves cutting the bottle with the cutter, separating the top by running hot water, and finishing the top with some wet sandpaper.

We hope to see this on the market very soon — and if the price is right, it is sure to find a place in everybody’s kitchen!

+ Kinkajou by Patrick Lehoux

All Photos via Patrick Lehoux

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8 Comments

  1. wino04538 June 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

    You mean you can’t buy this yet ?

  2. chubbstar June 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    based on this beer selection, i assume this writer is from toronto.

  3. Dave Hennessy June 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    EARTHDANCER, it’s available in standard and deluxe version from their website.
    http://www.bottlecutting.com/collections/all

  4. Charles Park June 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    EARTHDANCER, that is because it isn\’t available to purchase yet. The last line reads: \”We hope to see this on the market very soon — and if the price is right, it is sure to find a place in everybody’s kitchen!\”

  5. Antwan Silva June 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    how do i purchase one of those contraptions?

  6. Sharon Akeem June 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    you can earth dancer, its called google.

  7. EARTHDANCER March 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Be nice if I could find some information about how to buy the kinka jou glass cutter!!! FRUSTRATING!

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