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Monday, December 10, 2007

Sixth Day of Gadgets — A Pulltap’s

Pulltap'sThere are plenty of good corkscrews out there — Screwpulls, Rabbits and Rogars, to name a few — and more than enough not-so-good ones (the ubiquitous wing corkscrews). Some people like to collect corkscrews (I have quite a few myself), but if you're only going to have one, here's the one to have: A Pulltap's.

The Pulltap's looks like any other waiter's corkscrew, but with a few subtle tweaks that make all the difference in the world. One is the slender, teflon-coated screw, which easily goes through the hardest corks while inflicting a minimal amount of damage. Second is the built-in foil cutting blade, which is serrated and sharp. But the real biggest advantage the Pulltap's has over similar corkscrews is its articulated, double-hinged boot lever, which allows the user to remove even the longest, most stubborn corks easily.

Pulltap's corkscrews open any size bottle, and can take the caps off beers and ales too. Slip one into your pocket or purse and you'll always be prepared — just remember to put it in your checked luggage when you travel by air....
J. Silverheels Gray, 11:31 AM