Tinchilla – Instantly Cooling Your Beer Cans in Only 60 Seconds

by Nick

Tinchilla

Do you know that feeling when you get home from work after a long day, and all you wanted was a chilly beer can in your hands to watch that football match on the telly, only to find that there’s not a single one left in your fridge? If you know what I’m talking about, I’m sure you’ll love the Tinchilla Instant Cooler, a gadget that can chill a soda or beer can in only 60 seconds! This amazing can cooler will chill your can 240 times faster than your average fridge would.

This is made possible thanks to the principle of thermal conduction. The Tinchilla spins the can at an optimized speed that keeps the aluminium in constant contact with the ice cubes and water that are surrounding it. The spinning can is also given a slight vibration that results in a whirlpool effect on its contents. The whirlpool makes all the liquid inside to be exposed to the surface of the can, transferring the heat from inside the can to the surrounding water and ice.

In only 60 seconds, almost all the liquid inside of the can has been in contact with the chilled metal, and is now cool enough to drink. And even with all that spinning, you may still open the can without worrying about spraying all the liquid. The Tinchilla runs on two AA batteries and some ice, and all you have to do is put the ice, the can and turn it on, and start drinking that ice cold beer at any time you want. The Tinchilla Instant Can Cooler works with most regular 350 ml tin cans.

Buy yours at Cyber Candy for only £4.99.

Found at American Inventor Spot.


8 reviews or comments

dan oconnell Says: March 6, 2007 at 10:05 am

Simply the greatest invention, and easily the most important, of this new century. Humanity owes these people a thank you.

Al Says: March 6, 2007 at 10:14 am

I couldn’t agree more Dan, combine it with that beer launching thing we wrote about a few weeks ago and life is complete.

Steve M Says: March 6, 2007 at 1:12 pm

Now all we need is a “wife-warmer” that puts the Mrs in the mood in 60 seconds!

Nick Says: March 7, 2007 at 6:14 am

XanthViper, we haven’t seen that one yet.
Thanks a lot for your tip!

Copper Cooler, Chill Those Wine Bottles Instantly! » Coolest Gadgets Says: March 7, 2007 at 6:41 am

[...] we told you about the Tinchilla, and I thought that was as cool as a drinking gadget could get. One of our readers told us about [...]

DEDE Says: September 3, 2008 at 1:11 pm

DOES IT FIT A SNAPPLE BOTTLE?
IS GLASS OK TO PUT IN UNIT?

The Wine Cooler Says: March 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

These Wine coolers are really great for last minute occasions.

Wolf Says: December 7, 2011 at 3:11 am

ummm Instantly ….in 60s…..Thats not instantly .
That 1 min long…..60 away from instantly…Use it dont use it…pffffffft

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