As our reviews show, you can get a perfectly good wine opener for around £20-£30. There are a few available for around £50, which are often from more well-known names and slightly more powerful at the job, but there are exceptions.
While the bottle opener is the main show, many now come with other items which can complete the set.
Foil cutters, bottle stoppers and even pourers are often included. Some are perfectly sufficient and do the job fine, whereas others are not as good quality as those which you can buy separately.
If you would like to start off your collection you may wish to buy a set, although it isn’t essential and everything can be bought individually.
All of the electric openers featured are rechargeable by plugging into the mains as opposed to battery powered. They can take a wide range of time to recharge, with some having batteries which will last 80 bottles/8 hours of charging and some around 30 bottles on 3 hours of charging.
Unless you are using this opener in a professional, restaurant or bar setting, these statistics aren’t going to bother you too much. Most come with charging stands upon which they can be set for an effortless boost.
Electric wine openers are much heavier than their manual counterparts, but not by a huge amount.
This many be concerning if you need to take the effort out of opening the bottle due to wrist problems, but as they take a lot of the effort out of the process, you won’t have to hold them for a prolonged period.
How Do Electric Wine Openers Work?
All models will differ slightly, however the general operation will be that you place the opener over the bottle in position, then just press a button or switch. The corkscrew will automatically get down into the corkscrew and when done, just reverse the operation to remove the item.
Are They Good For Arthritis?
Yes. They take the twisting action out of your bottle opening process by doing this automatically, so all you need to do is hold it in place. They are very popular among those with wrist problems.