If you're looking for an affordable electric wine opener, reviewers highly recommend the Oster 4207. Many say it opens wine bottles quickly and easily, and is very well priced at about $20. Some also applaud how well it holds a charge. We found very few performance complaints and only one user who says the opener is too large; it seems that most owners are just happy to end the wine cork battle.
Extremely reliable. The Oster Electric Wine Opener 4207 scores well in two comparative tests of electric corkscrews, and also earns high marks from users who post comments at retail websites. One owner says the 4207 consistently removes all types of corkscrews, even plastic ones; another found that it needed to be recharged only three times in the course of opening more than 100 bottles. Several call the Oster 4207 a good value and many say it's durable. There are only scattered reports of problems, with a couple of users saying the unit stopped working and one who complains that corks aren't completely extracted.
Couldn't be easier. In both professional and owner reviews, the Oster 4207 is praised for how simple it is to operate. About.com wine guide Stacy Slinkard says it extracts both real and synthetic corks "without a struggle." One user notes, "all you have to do is push a button, enough said!" and another posts, "so easy, anyone can use." Several suggest the 4207 for those with hand or wrist problems. On the downside, one reviewer complains that you must grip the bottle so it doesn't turn while using the Oster 4207, and another finds it too big.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
In this comparative test, editors evaluate three cordless, electric wine openers on factors including speed and sturdiness, as well as how precisely the screw drives straight into the cork.
Review: Electric Wine Openers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 1, 2009
Editors test electric wine openers and recommend two. The article is very short, however, and there's no ratings chart or description of testing methodology. The Oster 4207 is among the openers tested.
Review: Easy Electric Corkscrews, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, November 2008
About 300 users post feedback on the Oster 4207 at Walmart.com, giving it an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The vast majority say it's easy to use, performs well and is well priced; only a very few report that the wine opener breaks, tears up corks or otherwise malfunctions.
Review: Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of August 2013
Slinkard names the Oster Electric Wine Opener as a top pick among corkscrews and openers. She calls it efficient and easy to use, likes its "super slender" appearance, and says it pulls out real and synthetic corks "without a struggle."
Review: Wine Corkscrews and Bottle Openers, Stacy Slinkard, Not dated
More than 35 users review the Oster 4207 at Target.com, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. Most score it highly for quality, value and ease of use, but a couple of owners say the opener broke and one finds it noisy.
Review: Oster Inspire Cordless/Rechargeable Wine Bottle Opener - 4207, Contributors to Target.com, As of August 2013