Monday, March 16, 2015

Edgy Foil Cutter for Wine Bottles

Back when I first started drinking good wine, I didn't know there was such a thing as a foil cutter.

I had a corkscrew, of course. But when it came to removing the foil (or plastic, or whatever else covered the cork and bottle neck) I would go after it with the tip of the corkscrew. Or I'd use scissors or a knife.

It wasn't particularly safe, and it sure wasn't the easiest thing to do.

Since then, my corkscrews have gotten better and now I know what a foil cutter is. Basically, you put the cutter at the top of the bottle, squeeze, so it grips the top of the neck of the wine bottle, and then twist until the cutter has gone through the foil or plastic that covers the cork.

Once you've cut through, you can remove that little top piece and get to the cork. Not need to unwrap the whole neck, and it makes a nice, neat, attractive cut.

The one I received (at no cost to me) from Edgy is made of red plastic with four round metal blades on the underside. The cutter comes in a "presentation box" should that matter to you - it's a nice option if you're giving this as a gift, since it makes wrapping a little easier.

On the other hand, if you're buying it for yourself, the packaging is less important, except to protect it during shipping.

Who's it for: Wine drinkers. This would be a nice add-on gift with a bottle of wine that has a cork. It would be sort of silly if your gift wine has a twist off cap, right?

Pros: Works well. Red color is easy to see when it migrates to the bottom of the drawer of doom.

Cons: Plastic is a little lightweight, but then again, it's not really a heavy-duty tool.

Wishes: I'm not sure if this comes in other colors, but that would be sort of cool.

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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