Picture it. It has been a long grueling day. The kids have been possessed by the, I'm-Not-Going-To-Listen Demon. The pets have left a massive mess on the floor. Dishes are piling up. Dinner needs to be made. Then you see it. The unopened bottle of wine you were saving for such an occasion. You take it out of the rack, grab your corkscrew wine bottle opener and get to it. Thirty seconds in and you're still twisting the screw down into the cork. A minute in and you're wondering why the cork isn't coming out. Two minutes in and you've now successfully broken off bits of the cork that fall into wine that you still can't get to. Five minutes in and the cork has been pushed completely into the bottle, essentially ruining it, but you just don't care and start downing it without bothering to use a glass. ...Sound familiar? Sometimes I could personally bypass all of that drama with a loud yell to the husband in the next room. "HONEEEYYY!!! I CAN'T OPEN THE WINE. GET IN HERE!" But, when he's not home? I was usually SOL.
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When Ozeri offered to send their Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener for a review I was beyond stupidly excited. Not only could I open a bottle quickly by myself, but that also meant I could open MORE within a shorter amount of time. (Have I mentioned how much I love wine?) This baby is SLICK and very simple to use, which as you know by now means that if I can figure it out without an instruction manual, anyone can use it.
The Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener is cordless (so when you're doing charging it you can put the cord away while keeping the base and opener at an easy access spot in the kitchen) comes with a charging stand, cord, foil cutter, and an aerating spout. I did realize you technically don't need the foil cutter. The opener is strong enough to go right through the foil, and I haven't had any pieces of the foil break off while using it. (I'm also lazy and prefer as few steps as possible to get into my "happy juice".) I also thought the foil cutter was a little cheap. But, as an added bonus it's kind of nice to have on hand. I don't use the spout either, however there's nothing wrong with it as far as I can tell. I just don't find that necessary, and I'm not really a wine snob so I rarely worry about aerating.
- As seen in restuarants, the Ozeri Pro Electric Wine Opener makes opening wine bottles easy and entertaining.
- New improved 2nd generation battery opens up to 40 wine bottles on a single charge.
- Opens a bottle of wine in just seconds with push button ease.
- Ultra-light cordless design features an ergonomic rubberized soft grip that fits in the palm of your hand.
- Includes an elegant recharging base, compact foil cutter and a bonus pourer and stopper.
The Prestige Electric Wine Bottle Opener says it can do 40-80 bottles on a single charge. I've never had more than 6 bottles in my house at once so I can't tell you how true that is. If it is true, I think they'd have to be opened relatively quickly and consecutively, because I found that if I didn't charge my opener after 3-4 bottles spanned out over a week or so, the charge would die. That's not a huge issue for me since I'm not a restaurant, and I have a plug right where I keep my stand.
I love that it fits my hand easily so it's comfortable to hold onto while using. And there are only two buttons.... up and down. Just place the opener over your bottle of wine (hold the wine bottle tight or else it'll start spinning), and just push the down button until the cork is fully released from the bottle. To get the cork out of the opener, just press the up button until it falls out into your hand. Super simple. It doesn't leave any cork bits in the bottle, and gets you into it within a matter of seconds.
I absolutely LOVE this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a wine drinker. Easy to use, affordable (can be purchased on Amazon or Sears.), and really makes life a LOT easier when it comes to opening those darn bottles. This is one of the most used kitchen gadgets in my house, and has definitely already proven to be worth more than what it sells for.
* I was provided a product free of charge from Ozeri in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.