Its combination of price and performance makes the Pulltap Corkscrew 5100 a winner, say multiple reviewers. They add that the portable opener functions well, looks cool and is easy to use. Some owners complain that the 5100 is a cheaper version of a traditional Pulltap model, and purists may agree. But if you're in the market for a simple and low-priced waiter-style corkscrew, many say this is one to consider.
Designed to work. Critics praise the double-hinged design of the Pulltap 5100 that makes bottle uncorking a two-step process; by engaging first one hinge and then the other, you get more leverage and avoid cork breakage. About.com wine guide Stacy Slinkard likes the opener's durability and one user says, "it just WORKS." Some owners complain that the 5100's construction is cheap, and several call it a knockoff of a higher-end Pulltap. Still, many agree that it's "nearly perfect" in terms of both engineering and function.
Compact and handy. The Pulltap 5100 is reviewed by several restaurant servers who say it makes their lives easier. They also call it easy and efficient, and Slinkard finds it "super easy to use." Others report that it's compact enough to slip into a pocket or even take on a trip, but pack it in checked luggage, reminds one user. We found very few complaints about the Pulltap's operation, although one owner needed to look up how to use it on the Internet.
Slinkard names the Pulltap Corkscrew as one of her favorites, saying she finds it durable and "super easy" to use. She also likes that it has five full turns on the screw. She doesn't describe a testing methodology, but her bio indicates that she has extensive experience in the wine industry.
Review: Wine Corkscrews and Bottle Openers, Stacy Slinkard, Not dated
Slinkard puts the Pulltap Corkscrew on her list of must-have wine accessories, calling it durable and easy to use. However, she doesn't describe her testing approach or say whether she evaluated any competing products.
Review: Top 10 Must Have Wine Accessories, Tools and Gadgets, Stacy Slinkard, Not dated
Nearly 60 users review the Pulltap Corkscrew at Amazon.com, giving it an average score of 3.1 stars out of 5. Most like its streamlined appearance and performance; complaints come mainly from owners who thought they were buying a higher-end version and call this one a "knockoff."
Review: Pulltap's Double-Hinged Waiters Corkscrew, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2013