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Orka Express Corkscrew Set

An Easy Way to Open Wine Bottles

The Orka Express Corkscrew Set by Mastrad

The enjoyment of sipping a great glass of wine should not begin by a long, tiring struggle just to open the bottle. Luckily for wine lovers, many companies have made life easier with production of corkscrew sets. Among them is Mastrad, maker of innovative kitchenware and household products. The company's four-piece Orka Express Corkscrew Set easily opens all types of bottles of wine, even those with a larger neck. The modern, black and silver design is similar in style to the popular Rabbit bottle opener. After removing the foil with the practical cutter included in the set, just press, then lift the lever on the device to extract the cork. The Orka is lighter than other models and was engineered with a handy rubber grip to prevent slipping.  Should the screw wear out from frequent use, a replacement is included. Wine drinkers needn’t worry about finishing the bottle either; a vacuum cork rounds out the set.

Reviewed by Megan Sebestyen

Price: around $40 on

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Orka Wine Stopper
Also available: a stylish no-drip Orka Pourer & Stopper, available for wine or Champagne at around $8 each on

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