Tired of wrestling with your manual wine bottle opener? Maybe now is the time to consider an electric brand, with which you can avoid all the hassle, wiggling, and potential cork breaking associated with the do-it-yourself version.
An electric wine bottle opener is a handy accessory to have in your kitchen. It is so much easier to use than the manual version. What’s more, if you have any kind of disability such as arthritis in your hands, an electric wine bottle opener can be very helpful.
Let’s find out about some of the best electric wine bottle openers on the market today:
Best budget: Ozeri OW02A-B Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener
The Ozeri OW02A-B Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener is an affordable, high performing brand. It has sleek, curved European styling, comes in three colors (red, black, and silver), and blends into any décor. Because of its upright design, it does not need a stand. It is small, with a diameter of only three inches, and thus it takes up very little space on your counter.
This device is high tech yet simple and intuitive to use. Although it comes with instructions, you do not really need them. With just a push of a button, it flawlessly drives its screw into the cork and removes the cork from the bottle. This process takes just a few seconds and can be done with one hand because of its small size; you can easily use your other hand to hold the wine bottle for stability.
The opener’s transparent shell allows you to see the cork as it is being removed. It also has a foil cutter that is built into the lid which removes the foil and drops it off like a bottle cap. This is handy because you don’t need a separate blade to cut the foil off.
This model’s charging port is at the back of the machine, thus eliminating the need for a charging base. This means you have fewer separate components that you need to keep track of. When the device is charging, and when it is in use, a soft blue light appears.
Once the unit is charged completely, you can use it to open 40 bottles before needing a recharge. And because it can open so many bottles before the battery runs out, you can easily store it away in a cupboard if you don’t want to keep it on your counter.
- Sleek European design that does not need a stand
- Simple and intuitive to use
- Flawlessly removes the cork with the touch of a button
- Built in foil cutter
- Lesser known brand
Best stainless steel: Cuisinart CWO-25 Electric Wine Opener
The Cuisinart CWO-25 Electric Wine Opener is an attractive, sleek, brushed stainless steel model that matches well if you have other stainless appliances in your kitchen. This model is easy to use and quiet. There are two buttons – one removes the cork and the other ejects it. The device has a unique charging base and, at the back of the base, there is a foil cutter that detaches.
At the bottom of the machine, a light turns on when it is in use or charging.
This efficient model uses a high power NiHM rechargeable battery pack which enables the device to open 50 bottles before needing a recharge. However, as the charge runs out, the device starts to have difficulty popping out the cork. Try to keep the device charged so you do not run into problems ejecting the cork.
- Attractive and sleek
- Easy to use
- Can open 50 bottles before recharging the battery
- Indicator light when device is on or charging
- As battery charge runs out, some users have difficulty ejecting the cork
Best overall: Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller
The Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller is a stylish brand that comes in colors of silver, merlot and champagne.
It includes the basic components other wine openers have such as the charging stand, charger, indicator light, foil cutter, and a button that begins the cork removal process when pressed. However, it has one added bonus: a wine chiller, which is handy to have.
This device is small and lightweight, and thus it is easy to transport. It is ergonomically designed, and its handle has a soft grip that enables you to hold the wine bottle in place easily while removing the cork.
It has a rechargeable battery that cannot be replaced, so you need to make sure it is well maintained. When charged, the device can open 30 bottles before needing to be recharged again.
- Lightweight, easy to transport
- Comes in stylish colors
- Ergonomically designed
- Wine chiller is a nice added touch
- Rechargeable battery needs to be well maintained as it is irreplaceable
Best gift set: Wine Enthusiast 2-in-1 Electric Blue
Now this is a set you’d be proud to give as a gift. The Wine Enthusiast 2-in-1 Electric Blue 1 Automatic Wine Bottle Opener and Preserver Set is high tech and has high standards. It is a very sleek, stainless steel model and all of its components fit into a display stand that is attractive enough to be put on display.
It comes with the standard features common with most electric wine bottle openers such as a foil cutter, but you also get a few extra bells and whistles.
First, there are no buttons. You remove the cork by simply placing the device at the top of the wine bottle. Next, the device has a spout that not only pours beautifully but it also aerates your wine while doing so. You won’t have to wait to take that first sip.
It includes a couple of reusable stoppers, and when you use one of the stoppers, you can mark the date to remind you when you opened the bottle. And if you want to vacuum seal your wine bottle, you do not need a different device. The Wine Enthusiast 2-in-1 can vacuum seal it for you!
One drawback is the hefty price, but you get what you pay for, as they say. This model will not disappoint.
- Components all fit into attractive display stand
- High tech and high standards
- Aerating spout
- Reusable stoppers included which you can date stamp
- Vacuum seals your wine bottle for you
Honorable mention: Rabbit Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener
The Rabbit Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener is a popular electric model made by a manufacturer that produces many high end manual versions. This is a very easy to use device, with no buttons to press at all. Instead, the device senses the bottle is there to be opened, removes the cork, and automatically ejects it. It also has an LED display which tells you how many remaining bottles your charger will open before it needs to be recharged.
This device has an easy grip that is soft and textured. Its foil cutter attaches to the opener at the top, and can be easily removed whenever you need it.
The rechargeable battery is able to handle 30 bottle openings before it needs to be recharged again. Also, there is no separate charger or stand required because the charger plugs directly into the opener.
- Easy to use
- No buttons to press
- LED display
- Easy grip
- No separate charger or stand required
Electric wine bottle openers – what to look for
We have profiled a variety of electric wine bottle openers and each is slightly different from the other. Some models offer more features than others, and some are better for your budget. Below is a list of what to consider if you are thinking about making a purchase.
Think about the price you want to pay but keep in mind that a low price does not necessarily mean low quality. Likewise, a high price does not always translate to high quality. Generally though, you will need to pay more for a higher battery capacity and higher end features. It’s best to set a budget first and then research the models that will fit into that budget.
In general, pricier items are more durable and long lasting. However, this is not always the case. A pricier model might simply have more high-end features. Make sure to research which models have a reputation of being high quality and durable. Stainless steel is always a good choice for durability, but some models made with plastic can also last a long time.
You need your kitchen to look a certain way, and your electric wine bottle opener should match that décor. Ideally, you should choose a brand you would be proud to put on display in your home. This is a kitchen accessory that will last a long time, so you won’t be replacing it anytime soon. As a result, it should have a style you will not tire of easily.
Check the size of the device you want to buy. Some models are taller than others or have a wider diameter, which could be important if you live in a small space. Some weigh more than others, which may be an issue if you want to be able to transport your device easily.
The screw size is important, too. If you choose a smaller electric wine bottle opener, it may have a shorter screw which can make it difficult to drill into the cork appropriately. And while we’re on the topic of screws, look into the type of screw your preferred model offers. A worm screw, which looks like a helix, is preferable to an auger screw, which looks like a worm wrapped around a stick.
The design of the device should also take into account its functionality. You might want a model that has fewer components, which means less chance of losing one of them and making the device unusable. You might want a more basic model or something with more fancy features such as an aerator or chiller. You may prefer a transparent case so you can view the cork as you are removing it. You might be interested in other cool accessories.
Regardless of which model you prefer, check to make sure it has good safety features and positive online reviews about safety.
Ease of use
Check online reviews to make sure the device you are interested in is easy to use and does not require you to follow a long list of detailed instructions. The point of buying an electric wine bottle opener is to make your life easier, not more complicated. You can also try looking for an unboxing video online to see how long it takes the YouTuber to use the machine.
Power source and capacity
As most electric wine bottle openers use a rechargeable battery, it is important to find out how long that battery will run before needing to be charged again. You should also find out how many bottles the device can open using the fully charged battery before it needs to be recharged again. This can vary widely between 30 and 80 bottles depending on the brand. Also, some models come with a built in rechargeable battery, with which you would use a USB cable. Others may use rechargeable batteries that are removable.
Last but not least, if you have your heart set on a particular brand, make sure it is available in the store you are going to. Try to have a back-up option in mind, just in case. Or simply look online and order it that way.