“ Manufacturer: Le Creuset / Type: Corkscrew „
I enjoy a nice bottle of wine now and again but in the past if I had to use an old fashioned cork screw I was pretty much stumped as I could never use them. I end up with a broken cork and no wine! However, after getting this amazing corkscrew I would never go back to an old one again. I first saw it at a friends house and she said it was the best invention ever so we ended up getting one for ourselves.
This corkscrew is a bit of a funny contraption but once you understand it you will find it is the easiest way to open a bootle ever. In the box with this corkscrew came a foil cutter which is obviously the first thing you need to use to open the bottle of wine. You use this to cut around the bottle and remove the protective foil around the top of the bottle. Once this has been removed you can then use the corkscrew.
The corkscrew has two handles which clamp around the bottle and hold it firmly into place. THis is much better than the old fashioned corkscrews. I always found that when I used these the bottle was really unstable and if you tried to pull at the corkscrew you could lose your grip and really hurt yourself. However, with this corkscrew the bottle is clamped and held into place. The you place the metal corkscrew into the cork in the bottle and move the handle on the top to the closed position. It is really easy to love this handle as it is quite strong and placed in a way that is not awkward or fiddly for your hands to move whilst holding the clamp handles in place. Then all you do is move this handle up to the open position and the cork literally just slides out of the bottle, it is amazing how easily it comes out, I think anyone could work this corkscrew, even a child. I think it would also be quite beneficial for people with arthritis in their hands as it does not take much hand power to open up your bottle.
This corkscrew also comes with a spare metal screw but we have had this over two years now and use it quite frequently (not that we are lushes or anything!) but have still not had to replace any of the parts. The corkscrew is fairly expensive I think, approximately £20 if I remember rightly as compared to £2 or £3 for a normal one but it is so easy to use and in my opinion well worth the money.