Reviewers and owners say that if you prefer an electric wine opener, the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener is a good choice. It is elegant in design, and quickly and easily removes the cork. Reviewers also praise the Oster for its ease of use. The Oster Inspire will remove up to 30 corks on one charge, according to owners, but we did not find a professional test to verify this claim. Some owners had difficulty operating the Oster Inspire; others complained of its durability and stability while pulling the cork. Keep in mind that you'll need to keep the Oster wine opener charged up, and that because it's an electric appliance, it's noisy. Still, reviewers say electric wine openers are good for parties, where you might need to open a lot of bottles.
The best reviews for the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener are found at Cook's Illustrated magazine and ConsumerReports.org, both of which compare the Oster to a couple other electric wine openers. We found hundreds of owner reviews at Amazon.com, where the vast majority of users express satisfaction. We found fewer user comments at Target.com and RateItAll.com.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated editors test three rechargeable electric wine openers, judging performance based on speed, accuracy and handling. The Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener is a recommended choice. The editors note you should hold onto the bottle during operation to prevent wobbling. The testers comment that the Oster Inspire is loud during operation.
Review: Electric Wine Openers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 2009
ConsumerReports.org discusses the reasons one might opt for an electric model, and reviews three models. The editors cite the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener as one of the best available. There's no wine-opener ratings chart or other testing data listed. A sample chart of other, non-electric options and recommendations also is available.
Review: Easy Electric Corkscrews, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Nov. 2008
At the time of our visit, nearly 400 owners had reviewed the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener. The comments are overwhelmingly positive, with most users saying it is ease to use and attractive to look at. Several mention that while the wine opener is large and does take up counter space, the design is simple and elegant. A few owners cite difficulty getting the Oster Inspire to operate properly, while others complain that it stopped working after a few weeks or months.
Review: Oster Inspire Electric Wine Opener, Contributors to Amazon.com
About two dozen owners review the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener, giving it an average rating of 4.5 stars out of five. Several owners mention there is a learning curve to using the Oster Inspire, but once they master the process, they are very happy with its quick opening ability and stylish looks.
Review: Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener, Contributors to Target.com
About a half-dozen owners review the Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener, and comments are mixed. A few love the Oster Inspire and say they have used it for years without difficulty. A couple others complain that the Oster Inspire does not properly hold a charge and loses power after a few uses.
Review: Oster Inspire Cordless Wine Opener, Contributors to RateItAll.com