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21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Damn good fun, but not perfectJan 06, 2004
When this thing works, it can open a bottle in a flash - under three seconds easily. The foil cutters are a real boon too, giving a tidy finish.
Unfortunately it will not always work. Very tight-fitting corks, especially synthetics, will sometimes fail to be shifted by the pressure, and a regular corkscrew is needed. More irritating is a problem with long corks, where it is hard to get the nozzle right through the cork. If they had added 2-3mm length to the needle, this problem would not exist, which is very frustrating.
In summary, worth the money, but make sure you have a backup just in case.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
A good upgradeJan 14, 2008
By Maurice Ferguson
I bought the less expensive corkpops (the one that looks like an ice-pick with a CO2 on top) and I was happy with it. I bought this upgraded one when the cannister on the first one got empty. The blades to cut the foil don't work as well as you would hope, but with REALLY good pressure they get the job done. HOWEVER, the really kewl thing about this is cork removal. As you might imagine after stabbing the cork there may be some resistance pulling it off of the needle. With the upgraded version you just twist the device and down it slides to the edge. That makes it work it for me. If that's not important to you or your don't want to spend the cash for the fancier cork pops spend the money on the simple one. It works, has WOW factor and makes you want to open bottles of wine. Just don't put it in carryon luggage!!!!!
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
cool gadget, but doesn't always work.Jan 09, 2008
By Diane V. Nahm
this wine opener is definitely a very cool little gadget to ooh and aah guests, but it does not always work on every bottle. some corks are too long for the needle to puncture the entire length, so you are left to resort back to a screw opener. also the foil cutter works well but makes the gadget a bit large and bulky to work with. perhaps using a traditional foil cutter and the corkpops model without built-in cutter would be more convenient. otherwise, a great little tool, and surprising how fast the cork just pops right out when it does. :) nice little gift for wine lovers.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
For people having trouble...Apr 05, 2011
By Darren New
This is a great product. I use it all the time. Occasionally I have to fall back to a manual opener, but that's maybe one bottle out of twenty, if that.
Some here complain about the cartridges not lasting. Simply push the button for only a quarter-second, and let the pressure do the work. I suspect some may be holding the button down until the cork comes free, which is far more than you need.
Also, if you turn the bottle upside down for a couple seconds before inserting the needle, you'll leave some wine between the base of the cork and the bottle. This will seal the pressure better, and it will get forced up between cork and bottle by the pressure, acting as a lubricant. (More needed on white wine, which you might have set upright in the fridge to chill, for example.) Once I discovered this trick, almost every bottle opened easily.
Once armed with these tricks, you'll get a lot of good use out of this tool.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
great item - butJan 14, 2008
a nice item for opening standard 750ML wine bottles, but, opener cannot
be used to open the larger 1.5L bottles according to instructions included - this is information that should be pointed in product description
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