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 wine.
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. In order to help you find your new favorite wine opener, we tested the top electric versions and evaluated each one on its design, ease of use, quality of build, effectiveness, and overall value.
Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter
Includes foil cutter
Red light is harsh
Its sleek design, ease of use, and an included foil cutter are the top reasons we think the Oster’s Silver Electric Wine Opener is an excellent choice. Accented in black, this budget-friendly model opens a wine bottle effortlessly 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 comfortable and ergonomically designed.
During testing, we were able to open a bottle of wine in a matter of seconds. We found it extremely easy to use and appreciated that it came with its own foil cutter, making the bottle-opening process even easier.
The opener’s charging base measures 5.51 x 5.32 inches and includes storage space for the foil cutter. The unit recharges in six to eight hours and can open about 30 bottles of wine on a full charge. We did find the red power light to be a bit harsh, but that is not a reason to fret with this option.
Price at time of publish: $34
Dimensions: 5.51 x 14.96 x 5.32 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Silver and black | Weight: 1 pound
Runner-Up, Best Overall
Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener
Includes foil cutter
Transparent corkscrew mechanism
Wobbles on charger base
After testing this one, we believe the Secura Electric Wine Opener is among the best available and is very helpful for anyone who needs a little bit of extra help with tasks and heavy lifting. We were impressed right away with the stylish design of this model, with the stainless steel build blending in nicely with the other steel appliances in the kitchen, and were continuously impressed during testing. We found that this model easily removed the cork in seconds thanks to the opener’s one-touch, up/down functionality. Only a tiny bit of pressure was needed when removing the cork but it didn't take that much effort.
It should be noted that you should use it on a level surface and that it does wobble a bit while on the charging station. But we love that you can see if the corkscrew and cork line up through the transparent shell. There’s also a bright LED light illuminating the inner chamber during opening.
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 to 30 bottles.
Price at time of publish: $21
Dimensions: 12 x 2.7 x 7.5 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Silver | Weight: 1.2 pounds
Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Removable Free Foil Cutter Wine Opener
Easy to use
Built-in foil cutter
No charging base
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.
Upon first receiving this wine opener, we liked its high-tech look and that the bottom of the opener has a light blue glow when charging. While testing, this opener removed a wine’s foil in two seconds, causing it to fall off like a bottlecap.
This model 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 can connect it directly to a charging cable. (We don't love this, but it makes it easier to store). A full charge can open about 40 bottles of wine. We also love that the black and brushed metal elements match most kitchens and make it pleasing to the eye enough to leave it on the counter or bar cart when it is not charging.
Price at time of publish: $17
Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 13 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Weight: 1.3 pounds
RBT by Rabbit Electric Corkscrew B1-00715
Incredibly easy to operate
USB charger plugs into wall
Looks elegant on display
Shows fingerprints easily
Rabbit is renowned for its wine bottle openers, both manual and electric. With a timeless black and gold design, the RBT Electric Corkscrew by Rabbit is effortless and definitely a worthwhile splurge—for yourself or to give as a gift.
Measuring 8.27 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 an anti-slip coaster to prevent your wine bottle from rotating during opening, as well as an integrated 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 over 30 bottles before a recharge.
During testing the first thing we noticed was the sleek golden-brass finish on this electric corkscrew, but the second thing we noticed was the finish picking up fingerprints. The automated nature of this opener made it feel more like it came from the 21st century than the others, but it did break the (natural) cork a bit as it was retrieving it from the neck of the bottle. Overall, we found the process was mostly effortless, and it was one of the quietest models we tested.
Price at time of publish: $70
Dimensions: 8.27 x 2.76 x 8.27 inches | Material: Stainless steel and silicone | Color: Black and gold | Weight: 1.19 pounds
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 style, WITANHURST’s Electric Wine Opener is designed to fit right in.
Available in black, with gold, red, or silver accents, this opener automatically removes the cork when placed on the neck of a bottle and auto-ejects it afterward. A hidden 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 completes the design. However, the AC adapter wall plug isn't included. After charging, it can open up to 60 bottles.
Appearance-wise, this was one of our favorites. It looks striking and elegant in person. The foil cutter atop the power button was a nice touch, but it did take the foil cutter a few tries to successfully remove the foil. It took out the cork cleanly (no breakage here!) and quickly, though, and for that reason, is one of our top picks.
Price at time of publish: $50
Dimensions: 11.8 x 5.5 x 4 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Black | Weight: 1.41 pounds
Best Set, Battery-Operated
Flauno Cordless Automatic Electric Corkscrew Bottle Opener Set
Easy to use
Comes with extras for wine lovers
Great as a gift
Slightly slower than others
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. We love Flauno’s Electric Wine Opener because it can be operated by four AA batteries, enough for 120 bottles of wine, and also 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 six seconds. There’s an included foil cutter, a small aerator pourer, and a vacuum stopper for when you’re done with the bottle.
When they call this a kit, they’re not kidding. Though it may feel like overkill for some, this collection of tools may be perfect for those just starting their wine journey. During testing, everything did what it was supposed to do, though the opener took a bit longer to remove the cork than some of the other openers on the list.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 1.77 x 1.77 x 9.92 inches | Material: Aluminum and ABS (plastic) | Color: Metallic Gray | Weight: 1.5 pounds
Brookstone Automatic Wine Opener
Includes foil cutter
Batteries not included
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.
It took a few tries for us to get this one to work—the down button needs to be held down for a bit longer than the others and the first few tries were unsuccessful. However, if you’re prepared for that quirk, it’s simple to use and it’s nice not to have to wait for it to charge.
Price at time of publish: $50
Dimensions: 3.82 x 2.79 x 10.83 inches | Material: Plastic (ABS) and metal | Color: Black | Weight: 0.75 pounds
Best Set, Rechargeable
Crenova 4-in-1 Electronic Wine Opener
The set makes a great gift
Holds a charge
Takes longer to charge
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-finished wine opener. After using the included foil cutter, you can open your wine in six seconds by pressing the up and down buttons. This set comes with a swan-neck aerator pourer and a manual vacuum stopper. Charging via the included USB cable takes about two and a half hours, and the unit can open up to 80 bottles on a full charge.
Though it took a bit longer to charge than it said (it took more like three and a half hours during testing), this opener was fairly straightforward to use. The snap-in foil cutter made a clean cut on the first try and the cork came out a bit more quickly than average. The aerator pourer didn’t drip and helped bring out the flavor of the wine more quickly.
Price at time of publish: $20
Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.91 x 2.44 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Black | Weight: 1.39 pounds
Ozeri Travel Series Electric Wine Opener
Great for picnics and travel
Some wobbling when opening
Though many electric wine openers are cordless and stay charged through multiple bottles, they take up a bit of space. This travel-size opener from Ozeri is perfect for both smaller kitchens and wine lovers who often open a bottle on the road.
Measuring 6 inches tall and weighing 1.12 pounds, 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.
We found this one the flimsiest, which is unsurprising given that it’s a travel-size opener, but we don't mind that as it means it isn't a huge deal if it breaks or gets lost while away. It is the loudest of the openers we tested, but it did seamlessly open the wine bottle and the transparent shell was helpful.
Price at time of publish: $21
Dimensions: 16 x 6 x 6 inches | Material: Stainless steel and plastic (ABS) | Color: Silver | Weight: 1.12 pounds
Best with Vacuum Sealer
Cuisinart Vacuum Sealer Cordless Wine Opener
Easy and effortless to use
Wider than many on this list
Once a bottle is opened, it’s best to drink the wine within a few days as it starts to oxidize. But Cuisinart’s 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 the wine opener's rubberized grip makes it comfortable to handle. Brushed stainless 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.
We found this easy to grip and to use, both to remove corks and to create a vacuum seal. It doesn’t require as precise centering as some of the other options, which is nice when you’re in a hurry to open that bottle of wine for dinner or a party. However, it is wider and may be harder to fully grip than many others on this list. Overall we find this electric wine opener to be a great option for the price, with each feature working exactly as it should.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 5.50 x 4.75 x 12.25 inches | Material: Rubber | Color: Black | Weight: 3.4 pounds
The top spot goes to the Oster Silver Electric Wine Opener 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 a less expensive option? Try the high-tech, budget-friendly option, Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener.
How We Tested
All of the wine openers in this article have been carefully chosen by our editors and writers. Expert home-testers spent weeks evaluating all of the products featured here. After rating each item based on a comprehensive list of methodologies, and ranking them on key attributes, our experts provided personal feedback to update this roundup.
Some of the attributes we looked for and rated each item on included the design, quality of build, effectiveness, and overall value of the wine opener, as well as ease of use.
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 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, the original author of this roundup, 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.
A select number of electric wine openers featured in this piece were tested by Christine Clark, a professional eater and drinker whose work has appeared in Bon Appetit, AllRecipes, Vinepair, and more.
Amanda McDonald is an editor at The Spruce Eats and has over seven years of experience researching, writing, and editing about all things food. She loves electric wine openers—so much so that they are her go-to gift. (She has given the Secura Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener as a present three times.) She updated this article to include the most up-to-date information.