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Off to Market: Corkscrew

I am in desperate need of a new corkscrew. Every time I go to drink a bottle of wine, it's a battle to get the cork out! I live alone so, sometimes I struggle with the opener and the bottle for more than ten minutes. Can you help me by looking for a new corkscrew? Search for an opener that is efficient, reliable, and attractive. I would love one that works well on both regular and rubber corks. Bookmark your openers in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Corkscrew. Your assistance will make my life a lot less stressful!

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nisiwi nisiwi 9 years
For some time now I have been reading about the pros and cons of different types of screws used in corkscrew, namely the wire type and formed helix/auger or worm type. I was wondering what other peoples experiences were of using these different screw types; Here is an example of the formed auger, helix or worm. The wire type looks like a curly pigs tail. My own experience is that many wire types are harder to get into the cork and don't always extract the cork correctly. Please share your experiences.
susanec susanec 9 years
Word, sfbutterfly. I always end up breaking the cork with the fancy ones (and then pushing it down and fishing cork out of the wine) or doing some funky yoga inspired maneuver on the stairs holding the bottle with my foot and trying to get the right torque/leverage ratio. Doesn't happen with the waiter's corkscrews.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
Like Susanc said all you need is a waiter's corkscrew. You just need to make sure it has a good weight to it. Buying one of those crazy fancy ones is just not smart and usually harder to use.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This will be fun...
supercoolnat supercoolnat 9 years
I'm with AmberHoney, when I have trouble I pass it to my husband. But in the spirit of being an independent woman (and also shopping for cool new stuff), I'm looking forward to seeing what works well for others!
susanec susanec 9 years
I have more trouble with the fancy corkscrews than I do with the old reliable double-jointed waiter's corkscrews that cost about $5. They have to be double-jointed though, that hinge makes all the difference in leverage.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I have a hubby to open the wine, but would love to hear about a corkscrew I could work also. I'm all for the screw top wines, it would sure make my life easier and from what I read they work just as well. If anyone is worried about their image - just change it up before the guests arrive, use a decanter. Personally, if my guests don't like it they can drink someone else's wine.
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