When you go to the store or look online, you are going to find a lot of different kinds of corkscrews. Some of these are going to be funny looking, and some of them are not going to work very good. Ma…
When you go to the store or look online, you are going to find a lot of different kinds of corkscrews. Some of these are going to be funny looking, and some of them are not going to work very good. Many people compare these kinds of bottle openers to mousetraps. Pretty much saying that the lever corkscrew is one of the best bottle openers you need, and all the other ones are just kind of superfluous. This is not saying that some of the other corkscrew methods are not admirable, because they are, but they really are not needed. Today we are gong to talk about the lever corkscrew and how it works. You will see that it requires very little muscle and effort than some of the newer corkscrews. Not only that, we will cover a few things that you need to look for in a corkscrew.
The lever corkscrew works in a very easy motion. All you need to do is clamp down the corkscrew to the neck of the bottle. Then the lever that is on the top (some you push and some you pull) pushes the spiral metal rod down into the cork. Then you simply reverse the action that you did (weather it was push or pull), and it brings the metal rod back up with the cork attached. There are little internal gears that you can not see that reduce the amount of muscle that someone would need to push the metal rod down into the cork. Most of the corkscrews have cushioning on them to avoid hurting yourself on the metal levers. As you can see , the lever wine openers require very little effort on your part. Not only that, but it proves that there is no reason in the world to spend up to $ 400 on a fancy wine opener that may or may not work.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting your corkscrew. If you are limited in arm strength or you have very bad arthritis, then the lever style is the best way to go for you. That is because, unlike other corkscrews, this one does not require any kind of twisting. You could choose to go with one of the electronic wine openers, but they cost a lot of money. Also, do not fall for the trap that plastic corkscrews are just as good as metal ones. The metal ones are always better to use. Last, but not least, if you choose not to go with the lever corkscrews, for whatever reason, look for one of the manual ones that have a off center point. This allows you to not need as careful aim. Also, you are a lot less likely to break the cork in your wine.
Overall, most people did not know that there is so much in choosing a corkscrew, but there really is. Choosing the right one for you is not hard. Stay away from plastic ones that claim that they are just as good as metal ones, because they are not. Last, but not least, do not just get a fancy corkscrew because other people are getting it. Remember, the lever ones work the best, and you should stick with what works.
Bottle Openers, Lever Corkscrew, Metal Ones