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Best Wine Opener

Many people know the struggles of trying to open a bottle of wine. In many cases, a manual wine opener fails miserably. From wine corks dropping and crumbling into the wine to simply not being able to get the cork out, it is obvious that a good wine opener is essential.

There are multiple types of wine openers both manual and electric. I am happy to say that many of the newer versions of manual wine openers are actually very good. They are comfortable to use and do a much better job of extracting the cork. Many of the manual versions have levelers. When you push them down, the leveler lifts the cork out more easily. This allows you to work less to get the cork out. All in all, the new manual wine openers are much better than the old ones that have the wooden handle and the corkscrew on the end.

A personal favorite, however, is the electric opener. There are several manufacturers out there that are making them now and they are easy to operate. What I like about the option of the electric opener is that they have the ability to open multiple bottles within minutes. These openers work fast and they are very efficient. They are typically battery operated and some even have adapters. If you plan on having a party or opening more than one or two bottles of wine, electric openers are much more convenient and a lot faster.

As with most things, it is all a matter of choice. If you don't drink wine often, maybe investing in an electric opener isn't necessary. A good manual one will do. If you do entertain a lot, then an electric opener will be optimal. One thing is for sure, no matter what your wine opener personality is, there is one on this list to suit everyone.

Rabbit Ah, So! Cork Remover

The Rabbit Ah, So! Cork Remover is a specialty cork and my favorite for one main reason. It is designed specifically for old, weak corks. I can't tell you how many times over my adult life, I have had a cork break up and crumble into my wine. This opener will prevent that. The unique, two prongs will easily dig into your fragile cork and extract it with ease. The loop handle makes it comfortable use. It is also great for all cork types including plastic.

Williams-Sonoma Lever Wine Opener & Foil Cutter

Williams-Sonoma Lever Wine Opener & Foil Cutter

This high end wine opener and foil cutter is in a class all by itself. You will be able to seamlessly open your wine like a professional sommelier with the Williams-Sonoma Lever Wine Opener & Foil Cutter. It is constructed with sturdy chrome-plated zinc and nylon. The corkscrew is crafted with carbon steel and made with a nonstick coating. To open wine, simply place the corkscrew over the top of the wine bottle, push down the lever, then pull it up to remove the cork. It's just that simple. The smooth handle is comfortable, comes with a foil cutter and is portable.

Salma Wine Opener by Peugeot

The Salma Wine Opener by Peugeot is sturdy and comfortable to handle. Designed in the more traditional style of corkscrew wine openers, this one will open your wine with ease and in one motion. The endless corkscrew mechanism goes deeply into the center of the cork. You keep tuning in the same direction to eventually extract the cork. It's just that simple. This well made opener also comes with a foil cutter and is portable.

Le Creuset Pocket Model Wine Opener

This Le Creuset Pocket Model Wine Opener will make it a lot easier to open wine. This self pulling corkscrew has a revolving handle that allows you to turn it with one finger. It's not only easy to pull out the cork, put it also has a retractable foil cutter. The comfortable handle detaches and stores inside the body. The cork screw is sharp and can penetrate deeply, allowing the cork guides to ensure stability and removal. Use at home or take to a friends.

The Good Cook Corkscrew Winged Deluxe

I couldn't complete this list without including a winged corkscrew. The Good Cook Corkscrew Winged Deluxe is a great tool for uncorking your wine. This wine opener works smoothly to drive the corkscrew into the cork. The smooth action lever will easily pull the cork out of the wine while keeping it in perfect shape. It is durable and has a smooth black coating and is designed to resist rust, warping or scratches. It's comfortable to use and guaranteed to give you great results. Although it is bulkier than the others, it can be transported easily.

Waring Portable Electric Wine Bottle Opener

This high performance electric opener is guaranteed to make opening wine a cinch. The Waring Portable Electric Wine Bottle Opener is fully rechargeable, long lasting and my favorite. You can easily open up to 120 corks on one charge. It is constructed with a durable, commercial-grade forward and reverse motor and is whisper quiet. It maximizes space by allowing you to charge and store at the same time. It has an attractive stainless steel design. It also includes a foil cutter, replacement auger and is portable.

Oenophilia Vinomatico Rechargeable Corkscrew

The VINOMATICO Rechargeable Corkscrew has a smooth rubber construction that makes it comfortable and easy to handle. The sleek design and rechargeable stand fit easily into any small space for storage. This wine opener will easily uncork your wine with little effort and quickly. It is designed to fit any standard wine cork including natural and synthetic ones. It can easily open up to 30 bottles of wine in one touch of the button. A foil cutter and an AC adapter is included, also making it portable.

Wine Enthusiast Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew

The Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew not only opens wine but provides an exciting experience. It is one of the easiest wine openers you could ever use. The stylish bottle has a blue light that shines through the clear bottle window, allowing you to watch as it works. Simply place it over the cork and push the button. It's that simple. It includes detailed instructions and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to eight hours. It also comes with a foil cutter and goes well with any decor.

Vinotemp Epicureanist Electric Corkscrew

The Epicureanist Electric Corkscrew has a sturdy and good looking design. This electric corkscrew comes with a stand, a foil cuter and can easily remove the cork from your wine. It has an innovative feature which allows you to also remove the cork from the corkscrew. It goes well with any decor and requires 4 AA batteries. This is a good quality wine opener that is a great addition to your home bar and is also portable.

Oster Tuxedo Black Electric Wine Opener

This affordable opener combines style with performance. The Oster® Tuxedo Black Electric Wine Opener has a sleek black and silver design and a convenient rechargeable base. The cordless design has a simple one touch process for uncorking your wine. It can open up to 30 bottles of wine effortlessly, on one charge. It also includes a foil cutter. This is a great tool whether you're having a party or not. It is easy to transport and durable.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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