How to Use a Pampered Chef Corkscrew

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Open wine bottles with a Pampered Chef corkscrew.
Open wine bottles with a Pampered Chef corkscrew. (Image: wine bottle image by Alistair Dick from Fotolia.com)

A kitchen equipped with gadgets and tools can help almost any type of cook create delicious meals for family and friends. While every kitchen needs knives and spatulas, some of the gadgets you find in a Pampered Chef catalog might intrigue you with their unusual purposes and ingenuity. Even a corkscrew, a basic kitchen tool, becomes special when you see how Pampered Chef makes it particularly useful in the kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing detergent (optional)

Pull the foil cutter out from the bottom of the corkscrew. Hold the corkscrew in one hand and pull the foil cutter tabs with your other hand to release the cutter.

Use the foil cutter to cut through foil that covers the top of the bottle by pressing the prongs of the foil cutter into the foil while you turn the bottle once or twice. Remove the foil cover and throw away the foil.

Extend the corkscrew completely, and position the point of the corkscrew in the center of the cork.

Hold the corkscrew in place so it won’t shift away from the cork, and turn the knob clockwise to make the corkscrew bore into the cork. Continue turning the knob until the corkscrew bores through the cork completely.

Pull the cork from the bottle by pulling the corkscrew straight up out of the bottle.

Turn the knob counter-clockwise to remove the cork from the corkscrew. Pull the cork gently away from the corkscrew when you finish unscrewing it.

Place the foil cutter back into the bottom of the bottle opener and lock it into place tightly.

Wash the bottle opener in the dishwasher -- away from any heating elements -- or by hand with dishwashing detergent.

Tips & Warnings

  • Skip Step 2 if the wine bottle does not have foil covering the cork.
  • Both the foil cutter and the corkscrew have extremely sharp points. Take care when using and handling these tools to avoid injury.

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