Patent Issued For First Ever Home Electronic "No-Touch" Paper Towel Dispenser

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First introduced in 2004, the Point and Cut electronic "no-touch" paper towel dispenser has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Point and Cut is an innovative new kitchen and home wet bar appliance that is manufactured in stainless steel, mounts under cabinets to save valuable counter space, and reduces cross-contamination.

Point and Cut announced this week that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for their electronic “no-touch” paper towel dispenser and cutter. This paper towel dispenser unrolls and cuts household-style paper towels with no hands required.

The Point and Cut paper towel dispenser is a 100% hands-free operated, fully enclosed dispenser. The Point and Cut allows you to dispense and cut the length of paper towel you want without touching anything. It mounts under existing cabinets or can easily be designed into custom cabinetry, either way saving valuable counter space.

The Point and Cut operates using invisible, harmless infrared technology. Place hand near the right side of the unit and this engages the “unrolling” process. Unroll the amount of paper towel you want, there are no restrictions on length. Then place your hand near the left side of the unit to engage the cutting mechanism. The towel will hang from the unit until you take it away.

Consumers will also be glad to learn the Point and Cut uses household-style paper towels, the type you buy off the shelf at the supermarket. Unlike the plastic, commercial electronic paper towel dispensers available that use commercial grade towels and sell through industrial suppliers, the Point and Cut was designed for home use. It is sold manufacturer direct at

The company credits HGTV for a good portion of their success. Since being featured on HGTV’s “I Want That!” show in April 2005, sales have increased dramatically. So much so, that the Point and Cut was on backorder for 2 months in the summer of 2005. The company has caught up with demand, and the Point and Cut is currently in stock and available.

The manufacturer has chosen to manufacture the Point and Cut “no-touch” paper towel dispenser from stainless steel, as it is durable, hygienic, moisture proof and matches other high-end appliances. There is a greatly increased consumer willingness to invest in the kitchen as a show-off room; designers interviewed routinely see kitchen projects hitting $50,000 or $60,000 with $100,000 projects certainly not un-heard of. The Point and Cut is attractively priced at $299.00.

For the “Home Enthusiast” that wants to reduce cross contamination, is tired of having their hands get messy and then not be able to get a paper towel off of the roll, wants to make it easier for their children to wash their hands, or that wants a unique new appliance in their kitchen or wet bar, the Point and Cut “no-touch” paper towel dispenser is a perfect choice. For more information and to see it in action, visit

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