If you’ve ever struggled while using a traditional corkscrew to open wine bottles, you’re not alone. Between hand cramps and crumbling corks, most classic bottle openers require a decent amount of effort before you can actually start pouring. But the good news is that we're in the golden age of electric wine openers, and there's one $20 gadget that effortlessly uncorks wine bottles in seconds.
With over 12,700 five-star ratings, the Secura Electric Wine Bottle Opener is a popular choice on Amazon—so it’s no surprise that it’s currently the number one best-selling electric wine opener. All you have to do is place the opening on top of your wine bottle and press the "down" button to remove the cork, making the process effortless. Shoppers love that the rechargeable device has a transparent body, which allows you to see where the cork is and line up the opener with the center of the cork (and keep it intact).
“I’ve had a couple of other brands of electric wine bottle openers, but this one is a cut above the others,” wrote a customer. “Two features I really like about this one are the see-through area where the corkscrew is and the fact that it’s just so much quieter than the others that I’ve owned.”
The wine bottle opener can tackle up to 30 bottles on a full battery, and it even comes with a foil cutter and handy charging base, so it’s always ready to use. The base looks so sleek that reviewers say they don’t mind leaving it on display (especially because of the blue LED lights that many describe as “elegant”). And since it’s pretty compact, you can place it on your kitchen counter or near your wine fridge without taking up too much space.
To buy: $20; amazon.com
Even bartenders are obsessed: “I used this last night at a six-hour gig and it didn't fail once,” said another shopper who owns a bartending company. “The foil cutter this comes with also showed me how much I really should have upgraded my wine opening equipment. It took less than 15 seconds to uncork a bottle and release the cork back to me.”
Based on all the rave reviews, there’s no doubt that every wine lover will benefit from this genius $20 gadget that makes uncorking bottles as simple as the push of a button.