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A marvel of low tech,
This review is from: Oster 4207 Electric Wine Bottle Opener (Kitchen)
As a person who loathes cheap, clutter, infomercial widgets I bought this out or sheer curiosity imagining it would be returned the same day. This opener is large, requires an electric plug and takes up counter space. But to my surprise it works amazingly well. There is a foil cutter that is stored in the base. The screw enters cleanly and seems to eliminate broken and shredded corks which can be frustrating. Hold the button again and the cork emerges from the device and drops out. I always liked my sturdy and simple stainless steel opener. But this turned out to be a keeper. It's design is contemporary and clean, although it looks like it should do something more profound than just pull a cork. It's also a conversation piece provoking smiles from guests. A pleasant surprise, highly recommended and especially so for a person who lacks hand or wrist strength.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2008 12:44:41 AM PST
I've experienced just the opposite: over 50% of the time (yes, I've counted) the product disintegrated or cut the cork in half. Into the "failure bin" it goes.
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