Most helpful critical review
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2011
This opener does not fully extract corks; after pulling up the lever, the lower part of the cork always remains in the bottle. At that point, it is necessary to grasp the body of the opener and pull the cork out manually. Moreover, the lever is somewhat uncomfortable, and requires a lot of force. In my opinion, the Brookstone opener is better although it costs more. My Brookstone device lasted a couple of years, which perhaps is all one can expect.
Cooks Illustrated magazine recently reviewed wine openers, and gave their highest rating to the Oggi Nautilus corkscrew. It's not clear whether the "Nautilus" corkscrew marketed by True Fabrications is the same item, although the pictures appear to be identical.
Update (8/15/2011): This device broke after less than four months of use; the company sent a replacement once I provided them with a copy of the Amazon invoice.
Update (4/17/2014): The replacement lasted several years, but broke again. This is not a device for the ages, but I guess you get what you pay for.