When I purchased the pump, I thought my wife would give me a hard time for purchasing another unnecessary gadget. Wrong. She thought it made sense. We then spent a week at the beach with four of our children and opened many bottles of wine. The childdren and their spouses like it so much I purchased 6 more - one for each of my children. Great product!
This product worked exactly as advertised for opening a regular bottle of wine. What I didn't know at the time of ordering (didn't read very closely) is that it's not designed for rubber corks or for sparkling wine. I used it the first day on a bottle of red and opening was much easier than other products I've used. My electric opener won't keep a charge which is why I was in the market for a new, non-electric, one. I'll still try it on rubber cork and sparkling wine, and will see what happens.
This is THE easiest-to-use cork remover I’ve ever used! No muscles needed! Included is the foil remover. After using that, Line up the ‘needle’ of the device over the cork, press down the plunger a few times, air pressure builds in the bottle, the cork rises up & pops out. Ta Da! NO cork pieces floating in the bottle. The round plastic circle pushes the cork off the ‘needle.’ Easy peasy. Works every time, great price; bought one for home, one for when we travel.
Works as advertised. I have been using it for about 6 months. My primary application is to use it on some older wine corks in aged wine (10 years in the cellar). The older corks tend to fall apart if your use the more traditional spiral cork remover.
Way easier than struggling trying to pry a cork out with a traditional cork screw . Just insert the needle straight into the cork and pump a few times with your hand over the apparatus until the cork starts to work out , then another pump or two , and pop, the cork is in your hand . The little thing for cutting the top of the foil off the bottle is very slick too. This is the easiest way to open wine I have ever seen , short of having the waiter do it .