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Electric Houdini Corkscrew

Speed to First Woot:
3m 58.995s
First Sucker:
jenschnorr
Last Wooter to Woot:
sr4538
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 46% of Wine Woots
Top 48% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 32% of Wine Woots
Top 29% of all Woots

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  • 43% ≥ 25 woots

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  • 4% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 1% one month old
  • 11% one year old
  • 84% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 86% bought 1
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Cesare


quality posts: 1695 Private Messages Cesare

Electric Houdini Corkscrew
$28.99 $̶4̶0̶.̶0̶0̶ 28% off List Price

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-il Cesare
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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3908 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Good reviews (4.0 out of 5.0) over at Amazon

note2001


quality posts: 27 Private Messages note2001

I'm ready to die... I've seen everything now.

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

hmmz - looks similar to the stuff that Aldi puts in their stores once a year for about $15 or on clearance for $10.

loveladyelectric


quality posts: 23 Private Messages loveladyelectric

This is a great alternative to learning how to open a bottle of wine.

Now if woot could only find me a deal on something to open these screw cap bottles without having to twist it myself, I'd be set.

chipgreen


quality posts: 207 Private Messages chipgreen

Bought something similar for my 80 yr. old in-laws. Works great when they remember to charge it!

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 187 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
Cesare wrote:Electric Houdini Corkscrew
$28.99 $̶4̶0̶.̶0̶0̶ 28% off List Price

Website

It's Thursday! Non-wine day.




True, but it usually is a Whine Day.


Note that this will not work well on old wine. Nor on Screw Tops!!

Old wine corks are more sensitive, and will need an Ah-So, not one of these.

But these will work for most wine.


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otolith


quality posts: 24 Private Messages otolith
MarkDaSpark wrote:True, but it usually is a Whine Day.


Note that this will not work well on old wine. Nor on Screw Tops!!

Old wine corks are more sensitive, and will need an Ah-So, not one of these.

But these will work for most wine.



Agree! Some of the older corks won't work well with this, as the corkscrew more or les pulls the cork out as it twists (instead of being fully inserted into the cork before pulling when using a handheld).

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--John Muir

lichme


quality posts: 3178 Private Messages lichme

I got a similar Corkscrew opener at Kohls for around $15. The things work great. While it seems like something so small, I love the tin cutter. Makes a perfect cut every time. Also useful for putting the cork back in the bottle, which can be a hassle sometimes.

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michoutdoors


quality posts: 6 Private Messages michoutdoors

Good luck sneaking another bottle of red at midnight. You will wake the whole house. Other than that, these are pretty fun. This price isn't, though. I think the buyers at Woot are negotiating price over too many bottles of red and white. Lay off the grape, Woot, and bring us more deals like in days gone by. Saying no to Woot everyday is a bummer. Saying no to Woot makes me want to have a glass of wine. See how this all comes full circle? Maybe I do need another one of these....wait! Nice try, Woot. Nice try.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
MarkDaSpark wrote:True, but it usually is a Whine Day.


Note that this will not work well on old wine. Nor on Screw Tops!!

Old wine corks are more sensitive, and will need an Ah-So, not one of these.

But these will work for most wine.



Actually, with screwcaps, it not only open its, but turns it into an aerator!

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woottoady


quality posts: 34 Private Messages woottoady
loveladyelectric wrote:Now if woot could only find me a deal on something to open these screw cap bottles without having to twist it myself, I'd be set.

Keep an eye on Home.Woot for the Hitachi hammer drill. Works great!

lusluckylad


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lusluckylad

...because twisting is so much work.

blkbam


quality posts: 0 Private Messages blkbam

These electronic corkscrews are only good for a year or two of use before the multiple chargings wears down the battery to the point of not being able to remove one cork fully. You should check check out something along the lines of this one. Though this one has average reviews, others like it hold up far better than the electric ones.

RyanANNAPOLIS


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RyanANNAPOLIS

Happy Non-Wine Woot Day Everyone. (I'm finally getting the hang of this)

If you think this is overkill, it isn't. These are really great for your friends and family who either refuse to attempt a traditional corkscrew or are intimidated by the opening process. Stelvin's are of course a great alternative but they still represent a small part of the wine population outside of New Zealand and Australia. For those of us who actually enjoy the traditional closure, I'll stick to my handy laguiole corkswrew

-Ryan
http://www.TheFermentedFruit.com/

TehCaspia


quality posts: 16 Private Messages TehCaspia

Alton Brown chose this as his preferred way of extracting corks, so if you feel like this is beneath you, you might want to check yourself.

woot changed my signature...apparently linking my old blog was "advertising"...never thought I'd see anyone give Obama a run for his money on being the nanny state...

rjquillin


quality posts: 189 Private Messages rjquillin
MarkDaSpark wrote:True, but it usually is a Whine Day.

But these will work for most wine.

Wondering if it would work on those Chards we got from WineSmith the other day, and other such bottles we struggle with.

And your sig still scrolls.
icftfy, with a little help from a mod.

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 233 Private Messages kylemittskus
RyanANNAPOLIS wrote:Happy Non-Wine Woot Day Everyone. (I'm finally getting the hang of this)

If you think this is overkill, it isn't. These are really great for your friends and family who either refuse to attempt a traditional corkscrew or are intimidated by the opening process. Stelvin's are of course a great alternative but they still represent a small part of the wine population outside of New Zealand and Australia. For those of us who actually enjoy the traditional closure, I'll stick to my handy laguiole corkswrew

-Ryan
http://www.TheFermentedFruit.com/



Put your blog in your signature like normal people!!!

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ugadog


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ugadog

I concur with the others. These type openers are nice, but we don't drink wine that often and fail to keep it charged. We sadly end up having to use the cheapo opener that we keep in the drawer. If you drink wine regularly and are willing to keep this on the counter and plugged in all the time then go for it.

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
ugadog wrote:I concur with the others. These type openers are nice, but we don't drink wine that often and fail to keep it charged. We sadly end up having to use the cheapo opener that we keep in the drawer. If you drink wine regularly and are willing to keep this on the counter and plugged in all the time then go for it.



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bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee
kylemittskus wrote:Put your blog in your signature like normal people!!!



normal people on woot?

of course, we're normal for woot I guess.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

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rmm989


quality posts: 26 Private Messages rmm989

We have the metrokane electric, which I imagine is pretty much the same thing.

I was very skeptical at first, thought it was the biggest waste ever.

Now I LOVE it. easily my favorite gift from christmas. Works much better than I expected, and it holds charge for much longer than I thought.

CT

kaolis


quality posts: 28 Private Messages kaolis
RyanANNAPOLIS wrote:Happy Non-Wine Woot Day Everyone. (I'm finally getting the hang of this)

If you think this is overkill, it isn't. These are really great for your friends and family who either refuse to attempt a traditional corkscrew or are intimidated by the opening process. Stelvin's are of course a great alternative but they still represent a small part of the wine population outside of New Zealand and Australia. For those of us who actually enjoy the traditional closure, I'll stick to my handy laguiole corkswrew

-Ryan
http://www.TheFermentedFruit.com/



what manner of laguiole do you use? just curious since it's pretty much a generic term....

gatormays


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gatormays

Does it normally take almost 2 weeks for Woot items to be shipped? First two items ordered from Woot and neither have shipped 18 days following the order date. Frustrating ...

PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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gatormays wrote:Does it normally take almost 2 weeks for Woot items to be shipped? First two items ordered from Woot and neither have shipped 18 days following the order date. Frustrating ...



sorry for the frustrations. we don't want you to be frustrated.

it can sometimes take longer for Wine.Woot items to be processed delivered.
(our FAQ says it can take up to 2-3 weeks).

please email Support@Woot.com and let them know you're waiting on two items so they can provide you with specific order details.


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