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Test Drive | Corkscrews


No one's invented the perfect corkscrew yet, but that doesn't mean designers aren't trying. We test-drove six models to see which ones pulled corks most quickly and efficiently. These three came out on top, but each has its advantages and drawbacks.

"The Waiter's Friend" ($3) Pros: Great price (if you can't find one that's free); fast action. Cons: Requires more effort in the wrist; using the blade to cut foil isn't always tidy.

Metrokane's "The Rabbit" ($80) (212-759-6262) Pros: Looks like something M might make for James Bond; cork comes off the screw quickly. Cons: Directions required; pricey, considering it doesn't have a foil cutter.

Trudeau's "Trulever" ($80) (800-878-3328) Pros: Sits on the countertop, so it's hard to lose; cork comes off the screw easily. Cons: Cutter mangles the foil; directions necessary but poorly translated.

-Monica F. Forrestall

Published October 2001
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