Zinc 5-Piece Corkscrew Set
We have owned two of these over the last 10 or so years, and they work flawlessly if used properly. The only problem we ever had was the spiral part that inserts into the cork gets dull, but it comes with a spare one and a spare foil cutter plus bottle stopper. On the other hand, we gave one to my brother-in-law and he destroyed it immediately. Chalk that one up to operator error.
Overall, this is the easiest, most effortless corkscrew I have ever used. Have used them to open more bottles of wine than I care to admit. I recall that the directions warned against using on artificial corks, but they work equally well on all corks.
November 10, 2014
You get what you pay for
I almost didn't purchase this, because I figured that at this price it would be junk, but I gave it a chance anyway. Tried it on a few different corks to give it the benefit of the doubt, but this thing just couldn't get the job done. Returned it and invested the money to get a better one that will actually open wine bottles easily and efficiently.
November 3, 2014
Awful--you get what you pay for
Worked a couple times, then started pushing cork INTO the wine.
November 3, 2013
This product has great features.
The one I purchased in 2010 finally gave out after faithfully opening one or two bottles a week during that time. It easily removed every cork better than any device I used prior to its discovery. Very well constructed and I would not hesitate to give it as a present.
October 7, 2013
I received this as a gift and was (obviously) disappointed when it broke. Same problem as listed above with the metal piece going into the gears of the handle breaking. Initially I was going to email the company demanding they replace the unit as I have not had it very long. However, now realizing how inexpensive it is, perhaps I will invest in something else. (as well as harrass my cheap friend that got for me!! Lol) No reason to point out, you get what you pay for and while it is really nice to have a stand that you can leave it set out in, perhaps I will look at a cased rabbit.
I have to say, fantastic point about the fact that it costs more for a decent bottle of wine, really puts things in perspective!
January 26, 2013
Opted for this set because I was being cheap and hoping to add the real Rabbit to my Christmas list. I am pleasantly surprised with this set and it has good weight. The test of time will determine how good it truly is but I will keep in my mind that I only paid $12 for it. The bottle of wine cost more than that!!
November 23, 2012
There are better foil cutters -- buy them separately. But the 'Rabbit" lookalike is terrific. For $10-$12 you get a metal equivalent to the plastic name-brand. My friends' real Rabbits fro $40-$50 break in two uses also. When used properly, this metal one lasts a long time, and you get one replacement coil. If it ever breaks-- only happened once, many years ago -- invest your next $12 in another one. You are still way ahead of the MetroKane one that also can break in two uses. It is the easiest, best corkscrew around, when used properly. And you'll look so cool . . .
July 15, 2012
Broke after 2 uses
don't waste your money!
i bought this neat gift for my daughter for Xmas; and after only 2 uses - it broke/quit working!
my recommendation - don't buy this one!
or any product made in china, for that matter!!
June 22, 2012