Some things just make life easier and although you don’t necessarily need them, boy are they a joy to own! For wine lovers like the Instash team, then a time-saving electric bottle opener is one of these joys and totally up there on our must-have gadget list.
To help get you popping your cork like a pro, we’ve checked out some of the best electric bottle openers currently out there. From super-stylish space age devices that are a kitchen work of art to simpler battery powered openers that do what they say on the tin, get ready to find your new wine- quaffing electrical best bud.
Imagine – no more broken or crumbling corks, no more fiddling with a manual corkscrew, just pop on your new electric wine opener, power it up and off you go. In seconds, a beautiful glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is yours for the drinking. Now that’s worth raising a glass of vino…or two.
The Best Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Take all the guesswork out of popping that cork with this well-designed and nicely-priced electric wine opener from houseware innovators, Secura. A transparent shell around the corkscrew mechanism means that you can see exactly where the screw point is being placed so you know you can get it bang on, time and time again.
With a built-in rechargeable battery, there’s enough power to this Secura Swo-3n Electrical Wine Bottle Opener too, with the ability to whizz through 30 bottles on a single charge, more than enough for your next get-together. And it is very easy to operate – with a simple push button mechanism that cleanly removes even the toughest of corks in a matter of seconds. With its own foil cutter that smoothly slices wine bottle seals, you can cut, pop and drink whenever you fancy a tasty glass of the red or white stuff.
Attractive cordless silver-look design
Transparent shell surrounding the corkscrew mechanism, no guesswork needed
Built-in rechargeable battery opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge
Includes foil cutter for removing seals
Push button control removes a cork in seconds
- Weight1.2 lbs
The Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener is exceptional value for money – with a lovely, quality design and great cork popping power, all for less than $20.
Its look is modern, sleek and stylish, in a muted silver tone finish that will add a touch of class to any drinks table or home bar. The Oster does everything you need to cleanly and quickly remove a cork – simply slice the seal with its accompanying foil cutter then pop over the bottle, push and remove. Designed to fit all types of traditional wine bottles, its cordless style makes it super portable which means it is also great for picnics and al fresco dining and it can open up to 30 bottles of vino on one single charge.
Cordless electric opener removes the cork in seconds
Simple, single push button operation
Opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge (6-8 hours)
Foil cutter included for easily removing seals
Comfortable and secure soft-grip handle
- Weight1 lb
Designed to also be used in a professional setting, the lux-looking Nouveaux II from Ozeri brings restaurant quality and cork-popping smoothness to your home bar or dinner table.
There’s a distinct European Riviera feel to this quality electric wine opener, with its nicely curved design that gives an ergonomic grip, making it quick, simple and comfortable to use. It also has an impressive bottle count on a single charge, whipping out the corks of up to 60 bottles in one sitting. In a cool black, the tough outer shell is durable and wipe clean while the base is transparent so the whole corkscrew process is easily visible.
Stands vertically without the need for a charging base
Opens up to 60 bottles on a single charge
Transparent shell around corkscrew mechanism
Removable lid converts to a foil cutter
Also comes with wine pourer and bottle stopper
- Weight1.2 lbs
For sheer bottle popping power, you’ll be hard pushed to beat the iTronics 700 Cordless Electric Wine Opener, which can make light work of an impressive 180 bottles, all on a single charge. Solid and seemly turbo-powered when it comes to pulling those corks, this neat looking gadget from kitchen tech specialists, iTronics, is a seriously good buy.
Design-wise it is perhaps not as stylized as some of the other products in our best electric wine openers review, but it certainly looks like it means business. With its single rechargeable lithium battery encased in a slim body that is comfortable and secure to hold, the iTronics 700 can whip out the most stubborn of corks in seconds with a simple push of a button. There is also a really effective, built-in foil cutter that, when not in use, doubles up as the unit’s base. For those times when you need to make light work of opening bottles so you can kick back and enjoy the party with your guests, the iTronics 700 electric wine opener comes totally into its own. The perfect home bar wine opening buddy for the party animal!
Quick and simple push button operation
Opens an impressive 180 bottles on a single charge
Comes with rechargeable Lithium battery
Built in foil cutter tucked away in the base
Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles
- Weight1.2 lbs
Another classic design from Ozeri, the sleek, silver looks of the Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener would be an asset to any wine collection without breaking the bank. Channeling the professional spirit of its big brother, the Ozeri Nouveaux II, this lovely electric wine opener brings restaurant performance to a domestic gadget. Cordless, its ultra-fast, rechargeable motor opens 40 bottles on a single charge, meaning effortless dinner party entertaining. The curved design sits well in your hand and the transparent corkscrew section lets you keep an eye on all the bottle opening action. There’s also a nifty foil cutter that’s been integrated into the lid, so you are always ready to pop that cork and go. The design also means the Nouveaux doesn’t need a bulky charging dock, just plug in the adapter and away you go.
When not in use, we think this lovely looking electric wine opener would look great on display in the kitchen or on your home bar, primed and ready for your next wild party.
Stunning curvy silver look design
Easy single press button operation
Transparent shell shows cork removal system
Opens up to 40 bottles on a single charge
Removable lid converts into a foil cutter
- Weight1.05 lbs
BFULL have come up with a stunning looking electric wine opener set that will keep you expertly pulling corks, whatever the occasion.
Yes, it is the most expensive in our review, but you do get a lot of bang (or should that be pop?) for your buck – not only in terms of cork removal but also the additional gadgets that have been included to help make your open bottle of vino rouge or Blanco last.
The nicely designed and easy to handle BFULL Electric Wine Opener is battery operated, so while not rechargeable, it is totally portable, making it a great gadget for al fresco wining and dining. And as it can open around 80 bottles on one set of AA batteries that’s more than enough to get you through a good chunk of the summer or holiday season. There are some really nice design touches to the wine opener too – the corkscrew is visible through a transparent cover so you can place it accurately. Press the button and there’s a cool blue light that illuminates the corkscrew as it gets to work, turning off when the cork has been released.
The ultimate wine opening set for all occasions
Battery operated – open up to 80 bottles of wine per charge
Take it anywhere with its lightweight, cordless design
Comes with additional wine opening and preservation tools
Makes a great gift for the wine lover in your life
- Weight1.8 lbs
If you like the thought of a bargain multi-kit, then Vremi Electric Wine Opener gift pack from Vremi will give you plenty to play with and all at a great value price.
OK, it may not have the design sophistication of some of the more stylized electric wine openers in this review, but boy does it give you a lot of gadget for your money! At the heart of the Vremi kit is the rechargeable wine opener – a solid looking electric cork remover that is reassuringly chunky in your hand. A nice matt black, it is low key and rather well-designed but at 30 bottles per charge, the rate is more suited to smaller soirées than full on large parties. It does come with its own foil cutter and when ready to re-juice, pop it on its countertop docking base and within a few hours, you’ll be good to go again.
Robust but lightweight matt black design
Rechargeable opener with vertical charging base
Opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge
Comes complete with effective foil cutter
Pack includes aerator, vacuum pump, and stoppers
- Weight1.23 lbs
You get a total space-age vibe with this galactically-designed Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener that will look super-stylish in any home bar.
At the pricier end of our best electric wine openers review, you get a lot of quality design and performance for your money with Waring’s restaurant standard opener, that’s just as easy and convenient to use at home.
With its commercial motor that delivers a consistently high standard when it comes to quick and clean cork removal, this is a serious cork popping performer. It can whip through 120 bottles on a single charge, using its streamline base as its charging pack. We love the look of this portable wine opener too, with its brushed stainless-steel case fitting coolly in the hand….and in your jacket or apron pocket when on the go. It is a tad on the heavy scale, coming in at around 2.8 pounds but it is a reassuring weight and balances well in the hand.
Commercial-grade motor easily removes natural and synthetic corks
Opens up to 120 bottles on a single charge
Slick and ergonomic stainless steel design
Comes complete with foil cutter
Ideal for large events, corporate dos, and parties
- Weight2.88 lbs
Electric Wine Bottle Openers Buying Guide
Benefits of an Electric Wine Opener
If you are looking for a quick, easy and totally fuss-free way to open your favorite vintage then an electric wine opener is the way to go. There’s a great choice of electric wine openers out there and the benefits of getting powered are obvious – no more straining to remove a stubborn stopper, no more pushing and prodding of a cork that breaks, you are always ready to pop open a new bottle of wine and, with a great selection of modern and sleek, even space-age styles, you’ll be a cool wine-drinking dude.
Simply put, an electric wine opener takes all the hard work out of enjoying your vino and is much easier to use than a manual opener, making them also ideal if you struggle with grip or dexterity in your hands. And for the total party animals, they make whipping out the corks of multiple bottles of wine for your dinner guests a doddle. And finally, when not in use, a stylish electric wine opener looks good in any kitchen or drinks cabinet.
Factors When Buying an Electric Wine Opener
As well as being a nifty gizmo to impress all your friends at your next party or barbecue, an electric wine opener also needs to be up to the job and justify putting your old school, manual bottle opener back in the drawer. To get the best electric wine opener, you really need to look at the following before you buy:
Size – size does matter but you don’t want your new electric wine opener to be an unmanageable beast! Most weigh between one or two pounds and are 9-11 inches in length, sufficient to provide the right amount of grip and pull but small enough to be easily stored away.
Power Source – you can choose from battery powered (either replaceable or rechargeable) or plugin, that come with their own charger. When buying a chargeable wine opener, check out the charging times and roughly how many bottles can you open on a single charge. You don’t want to run out of power before your party does!
Design – from the simple and practical to the almost space age, the best electric wine openers come in a good range of designs, meaning you can pick the product that suits you and your home style. As a basic guide, look for openers that have a non-slip grip where it’s needed and is made of robust but lightweight material such as stainless steel, quality plastic or zinc alloy.
Extra Features – this is where electric wine openers get really good and the number of features depends on how serious you take your wine. Most come complete with a foil cutter to remove the bottle’s seal while some also come with a host of built-in features or optional extras such as aerators and bottle stops to keep your wine fresh, chill sticks and vacuum openers for vintage wines, as well as drip collars and pourer spouts.
Tips When Using an Electric Wine Opener
Channel your inner sommelier and impress your friends by getting slick with your electric wine opener. They should be straightforward and easy to use, making uncorking that delicious bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape a total breeze. To help get you started, here are a few tips to see you electro-popping at your next dinner party:
- Don’t forget to use the foil cutter first. It may seem a pain when all you want to do is get that bottle open and the wine poured but neatly removing the wine’s foil wrapper makes removing the cork so much easier…and cleaner.
- When using your electric wine opener, make sure you center the opener on top of the bottle first before you press the button to insert the corkscrew. This way you get a straight line down and can cleanly remove the cork without any risk of breaking it.
- Be patient! Let the electric wine opener do all the hard work so no impatient pulling or yanking!
- Keep your electric bottle opener in tip-top condition by cleaning it after every use. A simple wipe down with a soft cloth should do. Check its instructions for more thorough wet cleaning.
- And finally, check the charge – replace batteries when needed and regularly charge your device up if rechargeable to ensure you have enough pulling power for your next case (or two) of wine.