how to cut a glass coffee pot

How to Cut a Glass Coffee Pot

A glass coffee pot has a unique, classic look that will be a stylish addition to any kitchen. However, sometimes an ordinary pot may be too tall or wide for your home’s coffee maker, requiring it to be trimmed. Fortunately, cutting glass can be done, though it is a delicate process that takes a steady hand, precision and patience.

What You’ll Need:

  • Glass cutter
  • Measuring tape
  • Lubricant
  • Glass file
  • Safety glasses

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Measure the coffee pot to decide which area needs to be cut. Measure twice to ensure accuracy.
  2. Put on safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying glass.
  3. Mark the spot you want to cut with a glass-marking pen or felt-tipped pen.
  4. Apply a light coating of the lubricant on the area where the glass is to be cut.
  5. Position the glass cutter at the marked spot. Hold the cutter firmly and press it down to mark the glass.
  6. Press the cutter a little more firmly until you’re sure the edge has a groove.
  7. Put pressure on the glass around the groove. Apply enough pressure to keep it firmly in place, but not so much that it breaks.
  8. Hold the glass between your legs and apply even pressure to both ends of the groove. This will cause the glass to break.
  9. Smooth the cut ends with a glass file.

Safety Tips

Always take all necessary precautions when working with glass. Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges. Do not force the cutter as this may break the glass.


Cutting a glass coffee pot is not an easy task, but it certainly can be done. Follow the steps above and use the necessary safety precautions to ensure a successful cut. Before you know it, you’ll have a perfectly sized glass pot that’s perfect for your kitchen.

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