This opener is simple to use, very effective and, so far, looks like it will last a long time. I'm tired of cork screws that can ruin a cork, complex gadgets that break (twice!) and other tools that just don't work. This Christmas, we got this opener and went through a bunch of wines showing friends how easy and effective it was. It was more like opening a bottle of champagne, with a little "pop" when the cork is removed.
I highly recommend this item if you've ever been frustrated with an unruly bottle, or angered by bits of cork floating in the four glasses of wine you just poured. Those days are over!