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A manual wine key corkscrew works fine enough to open a bottle, except when you use it at the wrong angle and can’t get the cork out, or the cork breaks and you have to try again, or small pieces manage to break free and need to be fished out later. It’s then that you think about getting an electric wine opener where you simply hold the corkscrew over the bottle, press a button, and—voila!—the cork is removed and you can go about your day.
Gone are the days when bulky electric wine openers were loud contraptions that broke easily. Now the corkscrew is hidden within a stylish gadget worthy of a permanent spot on your bar.
From a mini opener perfect for traveling to splurge-worthy sets that include some useful extras, here are the best electric wine openers.
Best Overall: Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter
Includes foil cutter
Some users report breakage over time
Red light is harsh
Its sleek design, ease of use, and an included foil cutter are top reasons our tester marked Oster’s Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener as an excellent choice.
Available in silver and black, this model opens a wine bottle with a single touch. As you hold the opener, the corkscrew penetrates and then removes the cork with one press of the button. The soft-grip handle is ergonomically designed and measures only 2.25 inches in diameter.
The opener’s charging base measures 5.5 x 5.3 inches and includes storage space for the foil cutter. The unit recharges in 6 to 8 hours and can open about 30 bottles of wine on a full charge.
Dimensions: 5.51 x 14.96 x 5.32 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Silver | Weight: 1 pound | Voltage: 110-120 volts
"The Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener is a budget-friendly tool that makes bottle-opening almost entirely effortless." — Sage McHugh, Product Tester
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Secura Automatic Electric Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener with Foil Cutter
Includes foil cutter
Transparent corkscrew mechanism
Wobbles on charger base
Foil cutter can be knocked off easily
Our reviewer rated the Secura Electric Corkscrew Opener as among the best available. One advantage of Secura’s opener is you’ll be able to see if the corkscrew and cork line up through the transparent shell. There’s also a bright LED light that illuminates the inner chamber during opening. This model does have one-touch functionality, though a tiny bit of pressure needs to be applied when removing a cork.
It comes in four color options: stainless steel, champagne gold, blue, and rose gold. The opener also includes a foil cutter, which has a storage slot on the base. When fully charged, it can open up 30 bottles.
Dimensions: 12 x 2.7 x 7.5 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Silver | Weight: 1.2 pounds | Voltage: 100-240 volts
"In our test runs, the cork came out cleanly and in a matter of seconds." — Sage McHugh, Product Tester
Best with Vacuum Sealer: Cuisinart Vacuum Sealer Cordless Wine Opener
Easy and effortless to use
Battery may stop holding charge after a few years
Once a bottle is opened, it’s best to drink the wine within a few days as it starts to oxidize. But Cuisinart’s Cordless Wine Opener can help extend your wine’s freshness with its vacuum sealer.
Corks can be done away with by just a single touch, and its rubberized grip makes it comfortable to handle. Brushed steel accents add to its elegant design. The vacuum sealer works by pumping down on the unit’s top to create an airtight seal.
The charging base takes up a small footprint on your countertop or bar and includes a slot to store the foil cutter. It can open up to 80 bottles of wine on a single charge.
Dimensions: 5 x 6 x 15.8 inches | Material: Rubber | Color: Black | Weight: 2.75 pounds | Voltage: 220 volts
Best Budget: Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Removable Free Foil Cutter Wine Opener
Easy to use
Built-in foil cutter
Only opens up to 40 bottles per charge
Made with plastic
Electric wine bottle openers are perfect for reducing the risk of cork breakage. This model from Ozeri also reduces the annoyance of cutting a bottle’s sealing foil since it comes with a built-in foil opener.
According to our reviewer, this opener removes a wine’s foil in 2 seconds, “causing it to fall off like a bottlecap,” she says. It utilizes one-touch functionality for operation, and there’s a blue light and transparent window to help you line up the bottle and the corkscrew. Measuring just 3 inches in diameter, this electric opener can happily live on your counter or bar cart.
This opener doesn’t have a charging base, instead, you connect it directly to a charging cable. A full charge can open about 40 bottles of wine.
Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 13 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Weight: 1.3 pounds | Voltage: 100-240 volts
"Though the Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener is high-tech, its simple black and brushed metal elements allow it to match most kitchens." — Suzie Dundas, Product Tester
Best Set, Rechargeable: Crenova 4-in-1 Electronic Wine Opener
The set makes a great gift
Holds a charge
Short USB charging cable
An opener isn’t all you need to enjoy a great glass of wine. For those needing a full wine kit and interested in a rechargeable wine opener, there’s this 4-in-1 set from Crenova.
The kit is centered around the non-slip matte wine opener. After using the included foil cutter, you can open your wine in 7 seconds by pressing the up and down buttons. This set comes with a swan-neck aerating pourer and a manual vacuum stopper. Charging via the included USB cable takes about 2.5 hours, and the unit can open up to 80 bottles on a full charge.
Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.91 x 2.44 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Weight: 1.39 pounds | Voltage: 100-240 volts
Best Battery-Operated: Brookstone Automatic Wine Opener
Includes foil cutter
Some issues with durability over time
Brookstone is known for its clever home products and this opener is no different. The sleek black case and steel accents make Brookstone’s Automatic Wine Opener look chic without breaking the bank.
Measuring almost 11 inches in height, this opener works with a single touch of the button on top to easily remove natural and synthetic corks. An included manual foil cutter is built into the opener’s stand. This model uses four AA batteries, which are not included, and opens up to 150 bottles before a new set is needed.
Dimensions: 3.62 x 2.75 x 10.43 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Weight: 0.7 pounds
Best Travel-Sized: Ozeri Travel Series Rechargeable Electric Wine Opener OW012A
Great for picnics and travel
Some wobbling when opening
Though many electric wine openers are cordless and stay charged through multiple bottles, they do take up a bit of space. This travel-size opener from Ozeri is great for both smaller kitchens and wine lovers who often open a bottle on the road.
Measuring 7 inches tall and weighing less than 10 ounces, this compact opener opens synthetic and natural corks with the push of a button. The transparent shell is great for lining up the opener and seeing when the cork has been removed. It can open up to 80 bottles before needing a recharge and comes with a USB charger, which is helpful for a quick charge in the car.
Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 7.2 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Silver | Weight: 0.6 pounds
Best Design: Witanhurst Electric Wine Opener Kit
Hidden magnetic foil cutter included
Sleek, stylish design
AC adapter wall plug not included
Glass bar carts with gold or brass accents are popular in home decor. A sleek opener with an Art Deco feel, Witanhurst’s Electric Wine Opener is designed to fit right in.
Available in black with gold or silver accents, this opener automatically removes the cork when placed on the neck of a bottle and also auto ejects the cork afterward. A magnetic foil cutter connects to the top of the model and cleverly hides the power button. A compact base for wireless charging and USB charging cable completes the design (the AC adapter wall plus isn't included, however). After charging, the opener can open up to 60 bottles.
Dimensions: 11.8 x 5.5 x 4 inches | Material: Stainless steel| Color: Black | Weight: 1.41 pounds | Voltage: 100-240 volts
Best Set, Battery-Operated: Flauno Cordless Automatic Electric Corkscrew Bottle Opener Set
Easy and quick to use
Comes with extras for wine lovers
Great as a gift
Mixed reviews on battery charge
Battery operated wine openers offer the advantage of more bottle capability on one set of batteries and the ability to swap them out on the go. Flauno’s Electric Wine Opener can be operated by four AA batteries and comes with other necessary wine accessories.
The main star of the kit is the aluminum wine opener, which features a Teflon drill and LED light in the transparent internal chamber. The opener has two buttons—up or down—for operation and can remove a cork in 6 seconds. There’s an included foil cutter, a small aerator/pourer, and a vacuum sealer for when you’re done with the bottle.
The set comes with batteries and a rechargeable plug. A full charge can open up to 120 bottles of wine.
Dimensions: 9.92 x 1.77 x 1.77 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Metallic Gray | Weight: 1.5 pounds
Best Splurge: RBT by Rabbit Electric Corkscrew B1-00715
Incredibly easy to operate
USB charger plugs into wall
Looks elegant on display
Rabbit is renowned for its wine bottle openers, both manual and electric. With a timeless black and gold design and effortless operation, the RBT Automatic Electric Corkscrew by Rabbit is definitely a worthwhile splurge.
Measuring 10.25 inches in height and made from stainless steel, the RBT fits over the neck of a bottle and will automatically begin to penetrate the cork. The opener also auto-ejects once finished. The set includes a silicone rubber coaster to prevent your wine bottle from rotating during opening and a foil cutter that can be attached easily to the top of the model.
Unlike many rechargeable openers, the RBT’s USB cable plugs directly into the wall for charging and opens about 30 bottles before a recharge.
Dimensions: 4 x 9.44 inches | Material: Stainless steel/silicone | Color: Gold/black | Weight: 1.39 pounds | Voltage: 100-240 volts
The top spot goes to the Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter because it makes bottle opening super easy: It features one-touch functionality and a built-in foil cutter. Plus, it's sleek and budget-friendly. Looking for something stylish and gift-worthy? Try the Secura Automatic Electric Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener with Foil Cutter: It's lit up by a blue LED light and comes in three finishes.
What to Look for in an Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Some electric wine bottles are basic while others are so fancy they deserve to be displayed prominently. Consider where you’re going to store your wine opener as well as your personal design preferences. Of course, you also want one that opens bottles efficiently, so look for one that's known for being reliable.
Electric wine bottle openers come with a host of different features. While some run on batteries, others come with an electric charger to keep them powered up. Some are equipped with foil cutters, and others come with various wine paraphernalia, including vacuum pumps, stoppers, and aerating pourers. Think about what features are important to you, as well as what's feasible for your budget.
Ease of use
Some electric wine bottle openers will have your vino flowing with just the touch of a button, while others take a bit more finesse. Be sure to consider how heavy an opener is, plus how comfortable it is to use—especially if you find yourself uncorking bottles frequently.
How do you use an electric wine opener?
For most electric wine openers, you place the opener over the top of the bottle, and while holding the base of the wine with your other hand, press the upper switch (or button) on the electric corkscrew. The corkscrew goes into the bottle, takes out the cork, and your wine is ready to drink.
How long is wine good after opening?
A wine is good for about three to four days after opening. If you put it in the refrigerator, it may last an extra day or two.
How do you remove a cork from an electric wine opener?
The button that you used to take the cork out of the bottle is usually in two parts—push the lower part. The corkscrew will "untwist" the cork and release it. Et Voila!
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
Siobhan Wallace has written about food and wine for over a decade. While she has a kitchen drawer full of wine keys, she believes using an electric opener just makes life so much easier.
This roundup was updated by Tanisha Townsend. She has been talking and writing about wine, and therefore opening bottles (with the cork intact) in classes, for clients, and at parties for several years now. While she has been able to use the heel of a shoe, an electric wine opener is much easier and safer to get the job done.