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Why The Double-Hinged Waiter’s Friend Is The Best Corkscrew You Can Own

October 29, 2017

Why The Double-Hinged Waiter’s Friend Is The Best Corkscrew You Can Own

There is a plethora of corkscrews on the market these days, and it can be difficult to choose the best one among such a variety of choices. There’s the iconic Rabbit corkscrew, but while functional and clever, it’s a bulky mechanical device. There are also electric corkscrews, but those kind of, if not totally, remove the romanticism of opening a bottle of wine. Turns out there is beauty in simplicity, and that’s exactly what you get with this double-hinged corkscrew.

This double-hinged corkscrew is similar to a regular corkscrew, except it has two separate hinges. It's known as a Waiter's Friend, an iconic design that saw its original version patented all the way back in 1883! The first hinge partially removes the cork in a controlled fashion when pressure is applied. The second hinge creates greater leverage and allows you to remove the rest of the cork with ease and efficiency.

Pulltap's double-hinged waiter's corkscrew is the template

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Forget about struggling in front of guests or embarrassing yourself when you break the cork of that Chateauneuf-du-Pape you’ve been saving. Simply twist the corkscrew as you would normally, perhaps a little more than half way. Use the first hinge to pull the cork until it won’t come out further. Then, engage the second hinge and repeat. The cork should come right out.

The double-hinged corkscrew is an intelligent innovation on an old design. It’s almost impossible to mess up, and it’s a good corkscrew that should be in every kitchen, bar, and restaurant. And because of its small size relative to the Rabbit, you can carry it in your pocket to your next party or dinner, just in case.

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