Since I didn't get a similar item from another company for Christmas,I ordered this one having read the one review available at the time. I finally got around to using it. Following the picture directions,I found it amazingly easy to use on a large bottle of wine. I had forgotten that it also gets rid of the wrapper for the cork and removed it beforehand. Much to my delight this corkscrew makes opening a large bottle an effortless procedure. I don't understand how the corkscrew could be rusty since it is coated with some teflon sort of material? There is also an extra corkscrew included for future use. It is an attractive item and comes with a stand in case you want to display it on a kitchen counter as it is a professional-looking piece of equipment. Another winner from Overstock!
really liked this opener when we got it - worked gtreat etc etc then one day the screw went crazy - the hole/guide it goes through had distorted and caused the whole thing to go out of whack I contacted the company direct as it has a lifetime guarantee and they were great and replaced it without any hassle - however here we are a couple of years later and it seems to be playing up again....not sure I can be bothered to follow up this time?! I have a friend who has a similar kind in a very reputable brandwho is equally unimpressed, so think it's maybe a problem with these types of opener and I really thing they don't like plastic corks very much and that could be what starts the issues - however, you often don't know a bottle has a plastic cork till you've already removed it so not something you can really avoid these days!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great at first.....
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? same
I purchased this item in June. Less than 3 months after I received it, it stopped working. The corkscrew would go into the cork, but when you pulled up on it, it would screw out of the cork instead of pulling the cork out. Initially, when I contacted Overstock, they said it was too late to return but that I should contact the company (Berghoff) since it was under warranty. When I was able to get through to a person, I was asked to take photos of the product "not working" and email them to a customer service rep. After two emails and three calls I was offered the the option of paying to ship the product back to the company, where they would repair it and ship it back to me. Luckily, I had filled out an Overstock survey. A customer service rep called me, offered to ship a replacement free of charge and ship the defective one back free of charge. As I told the Berghoff rep, that is the kind of customer service that will keep me as an Overstock customer...but not one who will ever purchase a Berghoff product again. I am hopeful that my replacement will last longer!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It seems well-made and high-quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Broke very soon after purchase. Wasn't as easy to use as described.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
we were replacing a rechargeable electric corkscrew which did not workk well at all for synthetic corks. This one is the best we've ever had - we love it!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? excellent
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
An old cork screw, compared to using this is like starting a campfire by rubbing sticks together. With four quick moves you have the foil off the top, the cork out of the bottle and the cork in your hand. Better than the better mouse trap and about 1/2 the price of others like it.
This is all and more that I hoped it would be. I've seen this item in the store for up to as much as almost 100 dollars and this one is terrific and a great value. We are using it in our golf course club house restaurant and it is not only functional but durable.
Very good purchase, we make our own wine and entertain often. This corkscrew is so much easier and faster, It's nice not having to twist and twist, plus you don't have to worry about the cork snaping half way out. My friends are impressed. Thankyou
Cuts the seal in a blink, then pulls that cork out with barely any effort, which is so pleasant for feminine wine-drinkers (although, my husband loves it, too). The simple, downward handle-motion winds the corkscrew into the cork, then another easy handle-lift pulls it out. Looks classy on the counter, has it's own matching stand, very sturdy. A great gift for the wine connoisseur.