Written by: Kaitlin Young
A friend of mine invited me over to dinner the other night. I brought along one of my favorite bottles of wine to go with the meal he was preparing. However, in the process of opening the bottle, he murdered the cork, breaking it into smithereens that descended obnoxiously into the bottle. We ended up filtering out the debris before we put it in our glasses. In the end, an endeavor that should have taken a matter of seconds stretched out into a half-hour debacle. A great deal of time and effort could have been saved if my friend had an Oster-4208 Wine Opener and Chiller.
The Oster 4208 Wine Opener and Wine Chiller is equipped with:
– Cordless opener and recharging base
– Foil cutter to remove wine seals
– Soft-grip handle
– Thermal stainless steel wine chiller
With the push of a button, the Oster Wine Opener quickly and easily removes corks from most standard wine bottles. This means the Oster Electric Wine Opener is great for people who suffer from arthritis, weak hands, or other conditions that prevent them from using a manual wine opener. This electric wine opener is not only easy, but also fun to use, and a great conversation piece at parties. Everyone will want to try it, so opening a bottle of wine won’t detract from your time with company, but rather add to the entertainment. It also comes with a stainless steel wine chiller, which will help keep your white wines cold even if you’re dining outside on warm summer nights.
While this Oster Wine Opener is handy and fun to use, it may not be best for it to be the only wine opener in your house. For one, this opener does not work on synthetic corks. This is a problem as synthetic corks are becoming more widely used throughout the wine industry. Additionally, this opener doesn’t work well on older wine, more than five years of age. It causes the corks to crumble and break, which could leave you, once again, pouring your wine through a sieve. The charger also takes up counter space, so in smaller living situations it may not be ideal.
All things considered, the Oster 4208 Wine Opener & Chiller may not be an essential addition to your kitchen, but it’s handy to have around, and would be a great housewarming gift for any wine lover.