And we did, kind of. It wasn't fancy; it was from the Pampered Chef and I was able to use it easily because I didn't have to be tall enough to pull the arms down from a traditional corkscrew.
|With this one I didn't have to be tall to use it.|
|This one, replaced the other one and required me to stand on my tippy-toes|
But, as with anything plastic, after years of use the Pampered Chef corkscrew broke and we resorted to the traditional corkscrew - which is fine for anyone who is an inch or two taller than me...unless I want to carry the bottle, glass, and corkscrew to the kitchen table - then I probably could use it without a problem since the table top is much lower than our counters.
All that to say, it gave me an idea for a Christmas gift for The Husband...and the hunt was on. I knew I wanted a nice one that wasn't complicated. I saw some that looked like this
|Look at that...Pampered Chef has upped their game|
and they intimidated me. So I found myself at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with coupon in hand and I came across this
|Cuisinart Cordless Wine Opener|
After a quick consultation with Google - who told me that this particular corkscrew had plenty of good reviews - I bought it, took it home, wrapped it up, and put it under the tree for The Husband to open on Christmas morning.
The "cordless" part is a misnomer kind of, in that the base has a cord which requires the item to reside on my counter, plugged in. And, as I'm sure you all know by now, I hate for things to be on my counter as permanent fixtures (this is one area where The Husband and I don't agree, at all - since he wants EVERYTHING out that he might possibly use) - except for my coffee maker and KitchenAid Mixer...until now.
I LOVE this thing!
Yes, I realize it was a gift for The Husband - and, for the record, he loves it too - but the ability to push ONE button and the cork is removed and to push another button and the cork slides out into your hand and there are NO tippy-toes involved? Love it.
Another plus? It's pretty low profile, so it doesn't STAND OUT that it is residing on my kitchen counter. Although, I do have to say, the foil cutter that is included? Meh, not so great - but still the actual product? Fabulous.
So there you go, even though it's WAY too early for a "gift guide" for Christmas post - tuck this away in the back of your mind for next Christmas.
*crossing fingers that I haven't doomed this product to it's early demise on my kitchen counter with this post.*