Does the Cork Lifter Really Work?

Does the Cork Lifter Really Work?
Does it realy work?

Does the Cork Lifter really work?If you’ve ever struggled when opening a bottle of wine, or left behind pieces of cork, you might be interested in the Cork Lifter. It promises that it can open a wine bottle with the press of a button. Sounds pretty space age, but could it really be true and work the way it says?

Overview
There are several gadgets out there that promise to make it easy to open a bottle of wine. They all take different paths to get to the same place. Some of the put new twists onto the classic corkscrew, while others try to reinvent the wheel and take a totally different direction.

At the end of the day, we as consumers just want an easy way to get the wine bottle open. Let’s see how the Cork Lifter measures up.

The Claim
The claim to fame for the Cork Lifter is that it’s easy to use and only requires one touch. You won’t be chopping up the cork the way that can happen with a conventional corkscrew because it uses a surgical-grade needle to pierce through the cork and get the device into place.

Since there’s no twisting or fumbling with the opener there is no strength needed, making this especially attractive to the aging baby boomer population.

The Hype
The hype is that it’s just a wine bottle we’re trying to open, and not a real pressing matter. Unless you’re entertaining a lot, or drinking a glass of red wine a day like your doctor recommended, you might not get enough use out of this to make it worthwhile. Sure, opening a wine bottle can be a pain, but we all suffer through it to get to the prize.

The Cost
You can be the Cork Lifter on eBay for $7.50 which includes free shipping. It is not clear how you can order replacement air cartridges, or how you will be able to on an ongoing basis, but it is claimed that you can get 30 uses out of it, so it might be nice to have it around for those times when you can’t be bothered with the regular wine opener.

The Commitment
You have to be the one to get the Cork Lifter into the proper position, which entails inserting the needle into the cork. This may sound hard, but it’s not very difficult. Because it’s a needle and not a screw, you don’t have to do any sort of twisting, which can be a strain on the wrists.

All you have to do is apply a little pressure in a downward motion and the needle does the rest. Once it’s in place all you need to do next is press the button. In an instant the cork is out of the bottle and ready to be removed from the Cork Lifter device.

Evaluation
The commercial and packaging state that the Cork Lifter gently lifts out the cork, but the first thing you’ll notice when you use it is that there’s no much that’s gentle about it.

When you press the button the cork is removed, and the wine is ready to enjoy. It’s the fastest way we’ve found to get a bottle of wine open.

Does Cork Lifter Really Work?

It is able to open a bottle of wine by just pressing one button. You do have to insert the needle into the cork, but it inserts without have to twist a corkscrew or applying massive amounts of pressure.

When you press the button the air cartridge fires and the cork is removed in about one second. It almost turns the wine bottle into a champagne bottle, with the same popping action. It’s still safe though, and you won’t have to worry about the cork flying through the air, as it’s all self contained in the unit, and held in place by the needle.

Our Recommendation
If you have arthritis or are not strong enough to open a bottle of wine the conventional way, you’ll want to pick up the Cork Lifter. You’ll have to absorb the recurring cost or replacing the air cartridges, but it does present the best possible way to open a bottle of wine with the least amount of physical effort.

What do you think? Does Cork Lifter really work?

Does the Cork Lifter Really Work?
Does it realy work?

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SimonSky February 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I’m a sucker for gadgets – even more pointless gadgets 🙂
For the money this is excellent and makes opening bottles so easy.
I seem to have a problem when opening bottles where some of the cork ends up getting stuck in the bottle, and is near impossible to get out.
I’ve never had that problem with cork lifter 🙂
go out and get one now!

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LS July 14, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I have the same problem with getting corks out of wine bottles. They end up cracking as I’m trying to push the bottle opener in, and this results in even more difficulty getting them out. Sometimes I deal with corks that get broken and stuck inside the bottle too. It is so frustrating. I’m glad I found this review on this product, though, as I honestly had never heard of it before. It seems like a great idea and, being that it actually works, I plan on purchasing one very soon so that I can effortlessly open my wine bottles from now on!

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Tom Greene July 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Where do I order a replacement Air cartridge?

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Does the Cork Lifter Really Work?
Does it realy work?