At first blush, electric wine openers may only seem ideal for tech-savvy wine drinkers. Their appeal extends far beyond that, however. They’re easy to use and excellent for anyone who wants to open a bottle of wine fast with minimal effort and strain. This is great for anyone who has issues using manual corkscrews. For some, it may be due to lack of practice. For others, there may be accessibility issues such as arthritis. Everyone should be able to open and enjoy a glass of wine, so we love that electric wine openers make this possible.
Electric wine openers are typically cordless with rechargeable batteries. In choosing one, you should certainly consider the cost and how long you expect the opener to last. Like most appliances, cheaper products tend not to have the same longevity as more expensive ones. You should also consider battery life and what accessories come with each. Most electric wine openers at least come with a foil cutter to assist with opening the wine. It’s good to consider whether it comes with a storage base and whether you want the opener on constant display in your kitchen. If so, you should like the look of the wine opener and the way it meshes with your aesthetics.
1. Famili FM700WR Electric Wine Opener: $16
At $16, the Famili is the cheapest electric wine opener on the list. It has a cute wine bottle design on the column and buttons near the top to engage and withdraw the cork. It comes with a USB charger for the rechargeable lithium battery and can open an impressive 180 bottles on a single charge. It also comes with a foil cutter. Many say it has a fairly short lifespan, which isn’t surprising given how inexpensive it is. Still, it’s a great introduction to electric wine openers and might help you decide whether to invest in a more expensive model.
2. Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener: $18
We love the sleek design of the Oster electric wine opener. The silver finish looks sharp against the black base, which has a small footprint for countertop display. The opener is ergonomically designed and very comfortable to use. It opens 30 bottles on a single charge and has a handy power indicator so you know when it needs to be returned to its base. We love that it deals well with both natural and synthetic corks, removing them quickly and cleanly. It also has a foil cutter you can store neatly in the back of the base.
3. Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener: $19
The Ozeri Nouveaux is a marvelous opener that offers the sturdiness of the Oster, but opens twice as many bottles on a single charge. It’s also the least expensive opener on the list that has a clear chamber at the bottom so that you can watch the cork extraction. We love the integration of the foil cutter into the top section, which is a clever way to keep the two tools together. The slight hourglass curvature of the opener means that it doesn’t require a base, so you can easily stash it in a drawer when it’s not in use. It is available in black, red, or silver. As a bonus, it also comes with a wine pourer and stopper making it an ideal gift set.
4. Secura SWO-3N Electric Wine Bottle Opener: $20
Secura is one of our favorite electric wine openers. We love the overall design of the column, with its stainless steel housing and clear chamber at the bottom. The charger base holds the accompanying foil cutter next to the opener for quick access. Its base also has a blue LED light which makes a nice impromptu night light for your kitchen if you keep the unit on your countertop. The opener can uncork up to 30 bottles on a single charge. Overall, the Secura is by far one of the best electric wine openers for the price. It’s a steal for just $20.
5. Cuisinart CWO-25 Electric Wine Opener: $23
We love the sharp, modern design of this Cuisinart electric wine opener. It looks elegant on your countertop and matches perfectly if your other appliances are stainless steel. It has a foil cutter stored in the back of the charging base and the opener uncorks up to 50 bottles in a single charge. The corkscrew easily handles both synthetic and natural corks. We also love that it has a five-year warranty (limited) and comes from a company with a long history of producing excellent quality appliances.
6. Uncle Viner G105 Electric Wine Opener: $33
The Uncle Viner electric wine opener comes with so many other useful accessories that it’s one of our favorite gift sets for wine lovers. It includes a foil cutter, wine pourer, and a vacuum stopper. The gift box also houses the charger, making it the perfect storage solution if you don’t wish to leave the unit on your countertop. It can open up to 80 bottles on a single charge and has a clear chamber at the bottom so you can see every uncorking in action. This is an excellent buy for a holiday gift, housewarming party, or for yourself!
7. Ivation Electric Wine Bottle Opener: $50
This set from Ivation is one of the most complete gift sets on the market. It includes an electric wine opener, wine aerator pourer, electric vacuum wine preserver, 2 stoppers, and a foil cutter. This makes it a perfect all-in-one buy for the wine lover in your life. The beautifully designed charging station holds all of these accessories. The simplicity of black and stainless steel color scheme also means it will meld well with many aesthetics. We are also impressed with the quality and durability of the wine opener. It opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge. Overall, we love the completeness and stylishness of this set. Just add a bottle of wine and you have the perfect birthday, anniversary, or housewarming gift.