Some Domestic Square Pegs enjoy a glass (or three) of adult grape juice after a long day. We took on the arduous job of testing out a new wine opener … would it FIT for us or FAIL to make our lives easier?
The Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener retails for about $39.99. It claims to remove 80 (natural or synthetic) corks with one full charge with the push of a button. It has a rechargeable case and uses a NiMH battery pack (included) and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
This may not be a “traditional” way of opening wine, but it’s the “modern” way to get on with the party. In fact, if you’re hosting a wine-tasting or other festive event and you want to keep things moving, the Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener should be on the menu. Our family has used this “power cork screw” for years, and we love it. The only problem is if you forget to recharge the battery. Keep it plugged in so you’re ready for a toast any time. Also, it’s bigger than 5 regular cork screws, so I wouldn’t take it on a picnic.
My days of chasing tiny pieces of cork around a wine glass with a spoon are over, thanks to the Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener. This super easy to use opener has enabled me to open bottle after bottle without breaking a single cork. I will admit that in the past I would say a little prayer before offering wine to guests while using a traditional wine opener because I would often break the cork or get it stuck halfway. Now I don’t think about it. At the push of a button the cork comes out with ease. Also, the low price of $29.95 makes this product a great gift.
Sometimes I love my job at DSP. Testing out wine openers is a job I was born for. I put the Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener to the test with a family dinner this past weekend. My in-laws actually make wine and my parents drink wine. Although I have no complaints on the functionality of the opener, it just was not for me. It is bulky, costly and I would not want to add another item to my already cluttered countertops. Plus, there is satisfaction in the tradition of the old school corkscrew openers I rely on many days. It’s my little ritual and the feel of the opener, the sound of the popping cork and the fact that I can keep one on my boat, another in my kitchen, and a third in our tailgate cooler makes me happy. Next, I propose we review the screw-top wines, or even better- boxed wine!
For the REAL test, we gave the Waring Pro Cordless Wine Opener to DSP Dixie‘s parents. We knew they’d give it a workout and another perspective – the wine collector. DSP Dixie’s parents own every wine opener known to man, and many known only to women. They have used sabers to open champagne and even sampled the latest “green” phase of boxed wines. Their review was mixed; not unlike most couples! Dad loved the gadget idea and said it was efficient and fun to use. He did note that you better hold on to the bottle, because the quickness of the opener will send your bottle spinning. Mom, on the other hand, thought it worked “just fine” but, ”in no way are we having another gadget on the counter in my kitchen.” She offered to let Dad keep it in his workshop, but that was deemed unsafe.
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