BEST WINE OPENER
REVIEWS OF 2018

We have a list of some of the best wine bottle opener corkscrews available on the market today for both professionals and home users. It will make you choose the right one based on your usage habits and requirements. While they all use a corkscrew design, some of these models stand out with a rich feature set, higher quality materials and the convenience and ease of use.

These in-depth reviews of products will help you decide and pick the best product for you while still saving you some money. Keep on reading to find out how they perform and just what kind of performance you can expect from them.

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  • Professional Waiters corkscrew
  • 5.3 x 1.3 x 0.7 inches
  • MATERIAL: Hardened Metal
  • MODE: Manual
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  • Secura SWO-3N electric opener
  • 12 x 7 x 3 inches
  • MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
  • MODE: Electric
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  • Waiters HK-01 corkscrew
  • 4.5 x 0.5 x 1.2 inches
  • MATERIAL: Hardened Metal
  • MODE: Manual
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  • Brookstone Compact wine opener
  • 7.2 x 3.8 x 7.3 inches
  • MATERIAL: Plastic
  • MODE: Manual
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  • Ozeri Electric wine opener
  • 3 x 4 x 13 inches
  • MATERIAL: Rubberized
  • MODE: Electric

TOP RATED PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET

Professional Waiters Corkscrew
by Barvivo

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Our Rating

Pros

• Compact and lightweight
• High quality
• Performs great

Cons

• Compact and lightweight
• High quality
• Performs great

Professional Waiters Corkscrew
by Barvivo

If you’re looking for a classy corkscrew then you might consider Professional Waiters Corkscrew made by Barvivo. It uses premium quality materials, feels great and works as it should. Never again will you have to worry about getting pieces of crumbled cork into your wine bottle with this opener.

The design of this corkscrew really is something to behold and admire. The use of natural rosewood with a beautiful texture for the handle feels smooth in the hand. The grip is great since the contours of the holding part sit well in the palm during use. The stainless steel prevails on the rest of the body of this high-quality corkscrew and it makes it both durable and great looking too. When folded it is rather compact in size and not heavy at all. It measures 4.7 x 0.6 x 1.2 inches with a total weight of 0.8 ounces. It fits easily into pockets and small pouches in case you’d need to carry it along.

When it comes to function – this is where it shines. It features a double corkscrew to ensure no crumbles fall down back into the wine bottle. The double hinged fulcrum provides additional leverage and smoother pulling of longest corks. There is also a serrated foil cutter and a bottle opener that come in handy when dealing with different types of bottles. While we really like the performance of the corkscrew itself, we find the beer bottle opener part to be lacking.

When it comes to value for money – Barvivo have a winning product. It looks great, it is made out of high-quality materials and it performs as it should. For anyone looking a compact and durable corkscrew – this is the one to go for.

Secura SWO-3N Stainless Steel electric wine bottle opener

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Our Rating

Pros

• Great design
• High quality
• Easy to use

Cons

• Non-replaceable battery
• Heavyweight

Secura SWO-3N Stainless Steel electric wine bottle opener

Unlike manual wine bottle openers on the market, Secura’s Electric Wine Bottle Opener is an attractive looking alternative. It stands out from the rest of the competition not only by function. It uses a different form that is still functional and great looking. If you are looking for a modern corkscrew opener to go along with the rest of your modern kitchen accessories – you should definitely check this model out.

Obviously, this is a stainless-steel casing wine bottle opener that uses unique design cues which make it look good and feel great during use and handling. We even dare say that it looks like a piece of contemporary art when sitting on the table. It will definitely draw attention no matter where you decide to leave it. Once you connect it with the included base to recharge the battery, a blue LED light turns on and fills the transparent bottom shell surrounding the bottom of the corkscrew. Even though being electric, this wine bottle opener still remains compact although not that lightweight. It measures 12.4 x 8.2 x 3 inches and weighs 2 pounds. The extra weight is a consequence of the included motor and the inbuilt rechargeable battery.

This corkscrew performs as good as it looks. It will effortlessly pull out every cork without leaving crumbles. It operates fast and it will take seconds to open a wine bottle. The battery lasts for a long time and we like how you can also plug it in during operation too. The only small disadvantage about this design is that you will have to replace that battery eventually when it loses its capacity.

Overall, we like Secura SWO-3N and can recommend it without any reserve as it is one of the best wine bottle openers on the market today.

Waiters Corkscrew HK-01
by HiCoup

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Our Rating

Pros

• Affordable Price
• High Quality
• Great Design

Cons

• Sometimes is difficult to open
• Heavyweight

Waiters Corkscrew HK-01
by HiCoup

This is a professional grade all-in-one corkscrew that uses a combination of rosewood and stainless steel for great looks and good durability. It is one of the most affordable models in the market which makes it a great choice for new buyers.

Keeping down the price while still offering an incredible amount of different types of designs is something that is not as common to see. The 420-stainless steel heavy duty parts of the opener ensure durability and high quality while the pretty rosewood handle adds a charm and smooth feel to the grip. There is a good heft to this otherwise compact corkscrew opener which weighs only 3.2 ounces. It easy to carry thanks to the compact size. It measures only 4.5 x 0.5 x 1.2 inches which make it one of the smallest of its kind. When it comes to functions, it keeps the impressive streak of strong performance going without a sign of disappointment in sight.

The stainless-steel corkscrew takes only 5 turns to pull out any type of wine bottle cork, be it natural or synthetic type. It leaves no crumbles that could potentially fall back into wine. With a double hinged fulcrum that is there to allow for easier and smoother pulling out of the corks, anyone can enjoy the hassle-free bottle opening experience. Other notable features include a standard beer bottle opener and a serrated blade for foil removal. As an added bonus, the manufacturer HiCoup offers a free lifetime warranty that covers eventual breakage and damage that might occur with free replacements and refunds.

Although we don’t see how that could happen to this high-quality wine bottle opener, still it is a nice thing to have. HK-01 Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup is definitely worth your consideration. It represents a great value, high-quality product that also comes with a generous warranty.

Brookstone Compact Wine Opener

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Our Rating

Pros

• Exceptional build quality
• Fast wine bottle opening
• Ease of use

Cons

• Heavyweight
• A bit pricey

Brookstone Compact Wine Opener

Here is a model of a wine bottle opener that has the speed of opening as its main advantage. While we don’t see how such a trait might be as important to casual home users, this is still a product worth looking into. Keep reading to find out what makes Brookstone Compact Wine Opener possibly better than the rest.

It becomes immediately apparent that this is a bottle opener that strays away from the path of the traditional design. It is a rather compact yet hefty device to hold and use. While it does measure 7.2 x 3.8 x 7.3 inches in size it weighs a whole 2 pounds. This apparent imbalance between small size and heavier weight is due to the quality of used materials and a different opening mechanism at work. Unlike traditional double hinge designs, Brookstone went with a lever type of system. This explains the “3 second to open” performance which works as advertised in use. The material of the opener is stainless steel on almost all of the parts of it. This explains the heft and a quality feel to it. We commend the absence of plastic parts as it makes this wine bottle opener more durable and long-lasting.

When it comes to performance the Brookstone Wine Opener works as advertised. You will manage an effortless and incredibly fast pull outs of both natural and synthetic bottle corks. The lever system design allows for quick removal that takes mere seconds to perform. The opener is easy to place on the wine bottle top and it stays secure thanks to a high-quality latching mechanism. If we had to point out something that we dislike, it would be the higher price which is expected because of use of higher quality parts.

If you want one of the fastest wine bottle openers on the market then Brookstone Wine Opener is the model for you. Just be prepared to pay a price premium for the added convenience and speed.

Ozeri Electric Wine Opener with removable foil cutter

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Our Rating

Pros

• Good quality
• Great design
• Easy to use

Cons

• Non-replaceable battery
• Loud and noisy motor

Ozeri Electric Wine Opener with removable foil cutter

Surprisingly, here is an electric wine bottle opener that comes in a price range of traditional, manual corkscrew openers. Ozeri Electric Wine Opener offers automatic and much easier cork removal with an impressive feature set.

The design aspect of this all-electric model can be described as industrial looking which is a trend used in the modern kitchens. The colours available to choose from include a black/silver, red/silver and an all silver grey paint schemes. This model also features a blue charging LED light which looks really great and elegant in our opinion. With 3 x 4 x 13 inches, it can be considered as being compact. When it comes to overall weight it is a bit on the heavier side with 1.3 pounds because of the built-in battery and a motor. Ozeri touts it as being inspired by a European curved design that can stand vertically without the need for a base. It also features a patented removable lid that also works as a foil cutter. The bottom shell that covers the corkscrew is made out of transparent plastic cover that glows blue when the unit is recharging.

Performance is as expected from an electric bottle opener – easy and fast. You can use it to remove both natural and synthetic corks. The removal process is gentle and doesn’t leave crumbles of cork. Since this is a battery powered opener, it features a high capacity battery that will last for up to 40 uses until completely discharged. It’s great that it can be plugged in too during use so you don’t have to worry about the battery.

Ozeri Electric Wine Opener offers a lot of functionality at an affordable price. It is a good choice if you want a completely automated yet affordable electric corkscrew.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINE OPENERS

You would be surprised to know just how much variety there is among the simple tools used for the opening of wine bottles. After all, wine is among the oldest beverages in the world and throughout history, the design of both the sealing and the removal method have evolved and advanced. Even though there are many types of openers, they all have one thing in common – most of them use a corkscrew. Here are some of the most common wine bottle opener designs in use all around the world.

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Waiter’s Corkscrew

It is the traditional and most commonly used design that first comes to mind when you mention or think about when talking about a wine bottle opener. They are usually compact and use a double hinged mechanism to remove the corks.

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Twist Style Corkscrew

These wine bottle openers use a mechanical mechanism consisting of handles and gears in order to pull out corks out of bottles. They are not as popular since not being so compact and a using a bit more complicated design.

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Electric Corkscrew

This is a modern variety that uses the best of modern technology and puts it to good use in order to make bottle opening easier and faster. Most of these devices are equipped with an inbuilt motor and a rechargeable battery that perform all of the work.

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Lever Corkscrews

These are fastest and easiest to use manual wine bottle openers. The simple working principle includes a lever that is attached to the corkscrew which allows easier and faster cork removal. These types of bottle openers are also known as Rabbit Style Corkscrews.

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Air Pressure Openers

These are more expensive and also very untraditional functioning openers. They work by using a needle that punctures the cork and injects a dose of an inert gas, usually CO2 which then pushes out the cork effortlessly.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING
THE BEST WINE OPENER

Before deciding to go out and buying the best wine bottle opener there are some things to consider first. This choice mostly comes down to what are your needs and requirements. If you drink a lot of wine then you should look for an opener that is easy and fast to use. On the other hand, if you drink wine only on special occasions then perhaps a traditional model would be a better choice. So let’s go through all of the options that will help you decide which type of wine opener to go for.

As we already hinted, you should always have in mind the quantity of wine that you drink during a certain period of time. In case you like to enjoy a glass after a meal each day or drink wine because of its health benefits, then you should opt for an electric or a lever style wine opener.

These are not so affordable models that make cork removal from bottles a hassle free and easy operation. While using them – you won’t have to put almost any effort at all. While these types of bottle openers are a bit pricier than those traditional ones, we feel that the ease of use and convenience factor justifies the higher price.

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If you are an occasional wine consumer who saves the bottles for special occasions and celebrations then you do not need a fancy corkscrew bottle opener that costs too much. We suggest that you should opt for buying a more affordable Waiter’s Corkscrew type of wine bottle opener. You will also get a convenient beer bottle opener function too.These are still good enough to remove corks although with a little more needed effort. Considering that these models are still high quality made while not costing much, you will save money since you don’t need unnecessary additional features.

Since most of the home users tend to choose between electric and traditional style wine bottle openers, types of use and value for money play the most important role when choosing the model to buy. Electric and lever style openers are easier to use while traditional ones are more durable and will last you a lifetime.

CONCLUSION

These are some of the best wine bottle openers on the market currently available. Out of all the tested models, we recommend Ozeri Electrical Wine Opener as its offering the best performance-to-price value for the end customer. You get the convenience, speed and ease of use with this model while also not having to spend too much. Its built-in battery lasts for a long time and it can be also used while recharging.

If you do not like to bother with manual pulling out of the cork from your wine bottles each day then this is the device to buy. The alternative recommended choice would be the HiCoup HK-01. It is a high-quality Waiter’s Style corkscrew that is built out of high-quality materials that will last you for a long time. If you like the added functionality at a really affordable price then this one is an excellent choice.

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