According to reviewers, the Vacu Vin Corkscrew Winemaster wine opener is an excellent product for the money. Although reviewers say there is a slight learning curve, once mastered, the Vacu Vin is as reliable as the Le Creuset Screwpull Lever Model Elegance (*Est. $100), which costs almost three times as much. Some reviewers report that it actually takes less effort to use the Vacu Vin wine opener than the more expensive models. We found some owner complaints of durability and warranty problems however.
The best reviews for the Vacu Vin Corkscrew Winemaster wine opener come from Good Housekeeping and ConsumerReports.org. Both publications are known for their thorough testing. There are also a fair amount of user reviews and ratings from contributors to Amazon.com and Cooking.com.
1. Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping chooses the Vacu Vin Corkscrew Winemaster as the most reliable of the 24 wine openers in their test. Their testers praise this product for its ease of use and recommend it to anyone who routinely opens many bottles at once.
Review: Corkscrews, Editors of Good Housekeeping
ConsumerReports.org tests 19 wine openers, also outlining the differences between types. The Vacu Vin Corkscrew Winemaster is among the lever-style wine openers tested.
Review: Cork Popping Options, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2005
More than 40 owners rate the Vacu Vin Winemaster wine opener, with the majority giving it a five-star rating. The few user complaints center on the degree of difficulty in learning to use this opener, as well as poor durability.
Review: Vacu Vin Winemaster Corkscrew, Contributors to Amazon.com
At the time of our visit to this website, only half a dozen owner-written reviews were listed for Vacu Vin Winemaster wine opener. Only one of the six users says they would not buy this product again.
Review: Winemaster Corkscrew with Foilcutter, Contributors to Cooking.com