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Help with Corkscrews


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Help with Corkscrews

BrookBoy | Apr 1, 2007 05:36 PM

OK, my wife and I bought one of those "rabbit" corkscrew sets at Brookstone several years ago. This was after using a different one for some time, but that one eventually broke down, so we got the new one.

For the first year or so, no problems. However, it became harder and harder to use over time. Had to expend lots of arm strength, and neither of us is a kid, plus my wife has osteoporosis, so brute strength isn't much of an option for either of us. We eventually gave up on the rabbit type and went back to the classic waiter corkscrew, have been using that successfully for several years.

Then we spent this weekend at a friend's house. Said friend has several of the rabbit type of corkscrews. I had occasion to use one of them several times and I was really surprised with how easy it was.

So here I am seeking advice from the pros on Chowhound. Is there a rabbit type of corkscrew that is actually easy to use (i.e., screw slides in and out of cork easily)? We would love to hear your recommendations...


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