Most reviewers report positive results with the Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener, but it nevertheless gets somewhat lower ratings and more complaints than our top-rated Oster 4207 and Waring Pro Cordless. On the plus side, several users praise the Emerson's "sleek" appearance. If you're partial to the Emerson brand or this particular model, lots of reviewers would commend your choice.
Widely praised, but some problems. The Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener is considered by many to perform well with natural and synthetic corks. One user says it works "smoothly and efficiently," and another reports "perfect performance" after a year of regular use. A substantial number of reviewers also praise the opener's appearance, saying it "looks handsome" and "sleek." Still, numerous owners complain of mechanical problems involving the battery, charger and motor, including motors or batteries that "died."
Very simple operation. User reviews say the Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener is a great choice for anyone, and especially those with arthritis or limited strength. "No elbow grease needed," says one owner, and another calls it "so easy to use." However, some posts say bottles tend to spin or otherwise move abruptly during operation; one reviewer notes, "the trick is to hold the bottle so it won't spin." Others complain that it takes a long time for the Emerson to charge for the first time.
The Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener is among the models tested for this brief article. Judging criteria includes ease of use, performance, noise and product stability, but there's no ratings chart or information on how products are tested.
Review: Easy Electric Corkscrews, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, November 2008
2. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Editors test three electric wine openers, including the Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener, and recommend two. Evaluations are based on criteria including speed, accuracy and product stability.
Review: Electric Wine Openers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 1, 2009
The Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener attracts about 90 user reviews and an average rating of 3.8 stars out of 5 at Amazon.com. Most say they're very pleased with its performance, appearance and ease of use, although some report problems with the motor or battery.
Review: Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Applopener, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013
About 50 owners post feedback on the Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener at Target.com, giving it a near perfect rating. Most say they're very happy with the product, and many report buying additional ones to give as gifts. Fewer than five users report motor malfunctions.
Review: Emerson Electric Wine Bottle Opener - Black, Contributors to Target.com, As of August 2013