BrabantiaÂ® Corkscrew with Foil Cutter
Corkscrew from Good Eats with Alton Brown
This is the popular corkscrew design Alton Brown uses on his food network show Good Eats. I have been looking for this hard to find product for a year. My girlfriend and I accidentally found it while shopping at the container store the other day.
Boy is it the best and simplest corkscrew I have used. We have about 3 different designs and they are all complex or hard to use in their own way. We have a bartenders helper, or double hinged corkscrew, and two slightly different butterfly corkscrews.
With this, I turn until the cork comes off the bottle, then turn the other way and it comes right off the screw. Altogether about 15 seconds. The cork was perfectly centered without effort and the screw is perfectly symmetrical which is important for smooth operation.
I am very happy and not let down.
March 22, 2015
I bought this handy little wine bottle opener SEVEN YEARS AGO and it has not failed me once. It is the easiest way to get a bottle open with a cork. Sure, there has been times when it might have gotten a little cork in my wine, but not enough that it made me not drink the wine! Heck, even fancy wine openers have gotten cork in my wine before. I am buying one for my dad b/c his hands have become too arthritic to open a bottle with a regular cork screw opener. I'm tellin ya, this this is so easy to use it's effortless.
November 23, 2014
Not too bad
I got this last minute because I needed a wine opener for friends coming over. You have to turn the corkscrew to get it in the cork and then continue turning to get the cork out (while a bit confusing at first won't cause a problem again). The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the foil cutter is not so great. I haven't been able to get it to cut the foil on a wine bottle yet, but I have a knife so...all in all it does the job as a corkscrew.
March 26, 2014
I bought this as a gift for my father. He constantly breaks corks or ends up getting residue in the wine bottle. This corkscrew with foil cutter works very well, and my father always reminds me how great it is when he uses it.
February 15, 2011