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After Cutting the Foil
After Cutting the Foil

-One (1) two-step waiter's corkscrew A two-step waiter's corkscrew will look as shown above. It will have a retractable knife used to cut the foil, a corkscrew, and a double step system. It will have a retractable knife used to cut the foil, a corkscrew, and a double step system.

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Ah So Openers
Ah So Openers

The Ah So Wine Opener As far as bottle openers go the Ah-So wine opener is not all that well understood. It has a significant advantage over normal wine bottle openers, but is often not used properly which can lead to damage, either to the tool, the wine bottle cork, or the person opening the wine bottle.

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Air Pressure Wine Openers
Air Pressure Wine Openers

Air Pressure (C02) Wine Openers & Corkscrews The secret behind Cork Pops revolutionary design is a small C02 cartridge that provides just the right amount of power to safely push your cork out. Good for 80 – 100 bottles, air pressure wine openers are a great choice when a large number of bottles need to be opened quickly.

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Air Pump Corkscrews
Air Pump Corkscrews

Air Pump Corkscrews. This unusual style of opener seems like it might accidentally show up in bicycle shop rather than in this list of 8 types of wine openers.

Electric Wine Openers
Electric Wine Openers

Electric wine openers feature easy push-button operation. When you want to take all the physical effort out of opening a wine bottle, an electric wine opener is probably your best bet.

Lever Corkscrews
Lever Corkscrews

If you have only ever tried lever-assisted wine openers and want something that is faster and easier on the hands than a waiter’s corkscrew, our tests showed that electric openers are much easier to use. We recommend upgrading to the Oster Electric.

Twist Corkscrews
Twist Corkscrews

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Waiter's Corkscrews
Waiter's Corkscrews

Waiter’s corkscrews go by many different names: sommelier knife, waiter’s friend, and wine key among them. Their primary function, as with any corkscrew, is to remove the corks from bottles of wine, of course, but they generally have a small blade for removing the foil, as well as a bottle opener for popping the top off a beer.

Winged Corkscrews
Winged Corkscrews

A corkscrew is a tool for drawing corks from wine bottles, beer bottles and other household bottles before the invention of screw caps and Crown corks. In its traditional form, a corkscrew simply consists of a pointed metallic helix (often called the "worm") attached to a handle, which the user screws into the cork and pulls to extract it.

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