When you think of Le Creuset, you probably don't think about small gadgets. Me, either.
So when I got a corkscrew in a swag bag, I didn't really think much about it. I have a few corkscrews, and I wasn't in a hurry to try the new one.
Then I got around to sorting through the bag and pulled out the corkscrew and let it sit around for even longer.
Eventually, I took it for a test drive. Because sometimes wine happens, right?
When you first look at it, the corkscrew looks pretty similar to most. But then I read the instructions, and there are actually two levels for cork-pulling, which makes sense. When you use a normal corkscrew of this type, there's a point where you're pulling at an odd angle which can crack the cork if it's a little dry. With this one you pull, readjust, and finish pulling, so the cork is moving mostly vertically.
The instructions described how the corkscrew was supposed to work and it sounded odd, but once I used it, it seemed completely obvious, and very simple.
This also has a little fold-out blade for cutting the foil, which is handy, and it all folds neatly together.
Who's it for: Wine drinkers
Pros: Works well, looks nice. Sturdy construction - this should last a lifetime. Dishwasher safe.
Cons: A little pricey, if you don't drink a lot of wine.
Source: I received this in a swag bag many months ago; a review was not expected.