From blenders to chef's knives to rolling pins to nonstick skillets, our team of kitchen experts recommends the best equipment to help you whip up the finest meals, whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned pro in the kitchen. These reviews are the result of hundreds of hours of research, expert interviews, crowdsourced opinions and owner ratings, hands-on testing, personal experience, and so much more.
The Best Fat Separator
OXO Good Grips 4 Cup Fat Separator
After researching more than 20 fat separators and testing seven over the past two years, we think the affordable OXO Good Grips 4 Cup Fat Separator
is the best for most people.
How to Buy a Dining or Kitchen Table … and Ones We Like for Under $1,000
We spoke with six experts to find out what makes a great dining table, and we recommend 17 tables that combine great style, comfort, and quality construction.
The Best Cutting Boards
OXO Good Grips Carving & Cutting Board
After over 150 hours researching and testing, we found that the plastic OXO Good Grips
and the wood Proteak
are the best cutting boards for most people.
The Best Soda Maker
After three years and more than 100 hours of research and testing, the SodaStream Source
is still our favorite soda maker for making the fizziest seltzer.
The Best Freezer
After more than 40 hours of research, including interviews with two butchers, an engineer, and a bunch of hunters, we think the Frigidaire FFFH20F2QW
is the best freezer for most people.
The Best Ice Cream Maker
After 95 hours of research, and tests of 16 models, we think the Whynter ICM-15LS
is the best ice cream maker for most homes.
The Best Air Fryer (But We Don’t Recommend It)
After more than 35 hours researching and testing air fryers, we don’t recommend them for most people. If you’re determined to get one, the Philips HD9641/96 Airfryer
was the best of those we tested.
The Best Can Opener
After three years of researching can openers, speaking with cookbook authors, and opening 121 cans with 23 can openers, we think the EZ-Duz-It
is the best can opener for most people.
The Best Probe Thermometer
If you’re set on getting a probe thermometer to measure the temperature of food while it cooks, we recommend the ThermoWorks Dot
The Best Grill Tools and Accessories
After testing more than 90 tools over four years, we have over a dozen grill-accessory recommendations: spatulas, thermometers, tongs, and everything else you need to have an amazing barbecue.
The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker
OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
After testing 15 cold-brew makers and brewing enough for over 300 cups of coffee, we think the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
offers the best way to make delicious iced coffee at home.
The Best Electric Kettle
Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
After dozens of hours researching and long-term testing electric kettles, we think the Cuisinart CPK-17
is the best electric kettle for most people.
The Best Kitchen Scale
Escali Primo Digital Scale
After nearly 45 hours of research, three years of testing, and interviews with experts, we’re confident that the Escali Primo Digital Scale
is the best for most people.
The Best Cast-Iron Skillet
Lodge Pre-Seasoned 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet
After spending 35 hours on research and putting nine cast-iron pans through a battery of tests, we think the iconic Lodge pre-seasoned 12-inch skillet
is best for most people.
The Best Dry Food Storage Containers
Rubbermaid Modular Canisters
After over 15 hours of research and testing, we think Rubbermaid’s Premium Modular Canisters
are the best dry storage containers. The containers are sturdy, the lids are airtight and interchangeable across multiple sizes, and a narrow design allows the containers to stack nicely. You can buy them individually or as a set, and they’re less expensive than some of the far-more-fragile models we tried.
The Best Gear for Making Pour-Over Coffee
Kalita Wave 185 Dripper
We spent over 50 hours testing 10 drippers, used over 10 pounds of quality coffee beans, and drank over 100 cups of coffee before determining that the Kalita Wave
is the best pour-over dripper for most coffee drinkers.
The Best Cookware Set
Tramontina 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set
After researching over 50 cookware sets and rigorously testing 12, we found the reasonably priced Tramontina 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set
was the best. It was one of the only sets to include the larger pot and pan sizes our pros recommended.
The Best Personal Blender
NutriBullet Pro 900 Series
After spending 20 hours researching two dozen personal blenders and testing ten models with 20+ pounds of ingredients, we think the NutriBullet Pro 900 Series
offers the best balance of power, simplicity, and price for most people.
The Best Stand Mixer
After more than two years of making cookies, cakes, and even grinding meat, we still think the 5-quart KitchenAid Artisan
is the best stand mixer. It creams butter and whips cake batter more effectively than nearly every other model we tried, and it effortlessly kneads dough without knocking around on the counter. For its performance, versatility, and price, the Artisan is still the absolute best.
The Best Instant-Read Meat Thermometer for Your Kitchen
After sticking more than 24 instant-read digital thermometers into pork chops, ice water, sous vide water baths, and frying oil, we still think the ThermoWorks ThermoPop
provides the best speed and accuracy value for its price.
The Best Waffle Maker
After spending 63 hours on research, talking with four experts, and testing 21 models, we now recommend the Krups GQ502D
as the best waffle maker for most people.
Should I Get a Pressure Cooker, a Slow Cooker, or a Rice Cooker?
The answer depends on what you cook and when you want it ready. We’ve tested dozens over the past few years. Here’s how to choose the right one(s) for you.
The Best Travel Mug
Zojirushi New Stainless Mug
After doing nearly 50 hours of research over the past three years and considering more than 60 different models, we think the Zojirushi New Stainless Steel Mug
is the best travel mug for most people. It offers the best balance of heat retention and versatility of any model we tested. It costs more than its competitors, but its thoughtful design and foolproof locking mechanism make it worth the price.
The Best Blender
The Oster Versa
is our favorite blender for the second year running (and after our tests of 20 during the past four years). It blends almost as well as machines more than twice the price.
The Best Paper Towel
Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels
have more scrubbing ability and wet strength than anything else available, as we’ve confirmed over years of use and in interviews, research, and tests.
The Best Lunch Boxes
L.L.Bean Lunch Box
After 30 hours researching and testing more than a dozen lunch boxes, we think the L.L.Bean Lunch Box
is the best for kids and adults who pack a smaller lunch. The Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler
works better if you pack a large lunch and don’t have access to a fridge.
The Best Nonstick Pan
Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Nonstick Fry Pan
The Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Nonstick Fry Pan
is the best nonstick pan. It offers a slick nonstick coating, good heat distribution, and excellent maneuverability and comfort. It’s a great value, performing as well as—in some cases even better than—pans over twice the price.
The Best Spatulas
Victorinox Chef's Slotted Fish Turner
We spent over 40 hours researching and testing six different types of spatulas—including fish, plastic, silicone, metal, wood, and offset spatulas—to discover the best in each category.
The Best Cheap Coffee Maker
Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker (46205)
After considering 17 coffee makers and testing six top candidates, we think that the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker
is the best cheap coffee maker. The only machine that made better-tasting coffee costs five times as much.
The Best Knife-Sharpening Tool
Chef’sChoice ProntoPro 4643
After 15 hours of research and testing, and several adult lifetimes of kitchen experience, we recommend the manual Chef’sChoice ProntoPro 4643
knife sharpener. Tomatoes (and everything else) don’t stand a chance.
The Best Portable Induction Cooktop
Duxtop 8100MC Induction Cooktop
After putting in more than 40 hours on research and testing, we’re confident that the Duxtop 8100MC Induction Cooktop
is the best for most people. It’s a reasonably priced induction burner that offers up a solid performance and an easy-to-use interface.
The Best Food Storage Containers
Glasslock 18-Piece Container Set
After three years of long-term testing, we still think the sturdy and leakproof Glasslock 18-Piece
containers are the best for storing your leftovers.
The Best Portable Dishwasher
The best portable dishwasher is the Danby DDW1899WP-1
. It costs less and cleans more reliably than other wheeled stowable dishwashers that hook up to a faucet.
The Best Espresso Machine, Grinder, and Accessories for Beginners
Breville BES840XL the Infuser Espresso Machine
After spending more than 60 hours to research and test five top-rated espresso machines, four grinders, and a dozen accessories, we’ve put together the best espresso setup under $1,000
The Best Spiralizer
OXO Good Grips Spiralizer
We spent over 20 hours spiralizing several pounds of vegetables after consulting with multiple culinary professionals and chefs; we think the OXO Good Grips Spiralizer
is best for most people.
The Best Cake Pans
USA Pan Aluminized Steel 9x2 Inch Round Layer Cake Pan
We spent more than 30 hours researching and testing cake pans, and the essential shapes from USA Pan—in round
, and loaf
varieties—came out on top time and time again.
The Best Water Filter Pitcher
Pur Classic 11-Cup
We tested seven models for water taste and filtration performance, and Pur’s Classic 11-Cup
pitcher is head and shoulders above the rest—even the ubiquitous Brita.
The Best Refrigerator
After 65 hours of research, we think the Whirlpool WRF535SMBM
is probably the best fridge for you. It’s one of the most affordable and reliable 36-inch French door models, which is the most popular size and style today.
The Best Pepper Mill
Peugeot Paris u’Select Pepper Mill
After spending more than 60 hours of research over the past three years and testing 18 different pepper mills, we’re confident that the Peugeot Paris U’Select
is the best for most people. While the Peugeot is more expensive than its competition, a great pepper mill is a buy-it-for-life kind of item.
The Best Paring Knife
Victorinox 3¼-Inch Paring Knife
After putting in more than 45 hours of research, testing 20 blades by carving many fruits and veggies, we think the Victorinox 3¼-Inch
paring knife is the best. It’s comfortable, sharp, and only $8.
The Best Immersion Blender
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender
We’re confident that the best immersion blender is the Breville Control Grip
. After testing immersion blenders over two years — we pureed gallons of soup, smoothies, salsa, and mayonnaise — the Breville proved itself over and over. It excelled at tougher tasks that other immersion blenders just couldn’t handle.
The Best Rice Cooker
Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker and Steamer
After more than 100 hours of research and cooking more than 200 pounds of rice, we found the Hamilton Beach 37549 2-to-14-cup Digital Simplicity
is the best rice cooker for most people. It’s well-designed and makes delicious Japanese rice better than models that cost 10 times more. It also has an insulated lid and other features you won’t see on models at this price.
The Best Way to Keep Open Wine Fresh
After 20 hours of research and testing, we think using Private Preserve
is the best way to keep opened wine fresh. In our tests it beat out seven other wine-preserving methods and proved to be the best at maintaining the wine’s flavor after five days. It was also the only tool we tried that was better than recorking and refrigerating a half-full bottle of wine, and it doesn't cost hundreds of dollars.
The Best Coffee Maker
OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker
After putting in 41 hours of research over the past two years and brewing hundreds of cups of coffee in 12 machines, we found that the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker
is the best for most people. The OXO makes better-tasting coffee than other drip coffee makers, and it’s much easier to use than other high-end coffee makers we’ve tested.
The Best Rolling Pin
Whetstone Woodenware French Rolling Pin
After nearly 20 hours of research and testing 12 carefully selected rolling pins on three types of dough, we found the timeless maple Whetstone Woodenware French Rolling Pin
is the best option for most people. It’s more agile than a handled pin, it doesn’t stick to the dough as much as cheaper models, and it has just enough heft to do some of the work for you without smashing fragile dough. Plus, it’s one of the easiest to clean.
The Best Dish Soap
Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid
After more than 65 hours of research and testing 28 detergents, we found the Seventh Generation Dish Liquid
is the best for most people. You can’t beat the cleaning power of Seventh Generation. Plus, the company doesn’t use dyes or synthetic fragrances in its product, and it doesn’t test on animals.
The Best Mandoline
After putting in more than 40 hours of research and testing, we found that the KitchenAid V-Slicer
is the best mandoline for most people. This razor-sharp tool has a decent hand guard and can fit in most kitchen drawers. In our tests, it made the thinnest, most even shavings and performed better than much more expensive models.
The Best Vegetable Peeler
Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler
After 20 hours of research and testing peelers over two years, we found that the lightweight, Y-shaped Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler
and the heavier straight swivel OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler
are the best options. In testing, both tackled vegetables and fruits better than the competition, and they were the easiest and most comfortable to hold during prolonged peeling.
The Best Label Maker
Brother P-Touch PT-D210
After 40 hours of researching—including talking to small business owners and home users—and testing eight popular models, we’ve determined that the Brother PT-D210
is the best label maker. It was the easiest to use and printed consistently high-quality labels, despite being one of the cheapest models we tested.
The Best Chocolate Bar
Michel Cluizel Noir de Cacao 72%
After taste testing 13 chocolate bars, we found that the Michel Cluizel Noir de Cacao 72
is our favorite. It's smooth with a great ratio of sweet and bitter flavors, and it melts effortlessly on the tongue, delivering a rounded sensory experience. This is the third year we’ve tasted this chocolate, and it’s reliably excellent year after year. It even beat a boutique chocolate bar that costs twice as much.
The Best Steak Knife Set
Messermeister Avanta Pakkawood
After 40 hours of research, interviews, and testing, we found the Messermeister Avanta Pakkawood
are the best steak knives for most people. Not only are they beautiful to look at and comfortable in the hand, but they’re as high-performing as knives six times their price. No other knives came close to their combination of performance, price, and quality.
The Best Kitchen Trash Can
Simplehuman Rectangular Step Trash Can
After spending more than 60 hours researching 70 trash cans, then testing 15 of them, we've found that the Simplehuman Rectangular Step Trash Can
is the best for most kitchens. It's better than any other can we’ve seen at keeping trash bags in place, and its lid opens more smoothly, too. Plus, it's easier to clean, and it's truly airtight, unlike most of the competition.
The Best Cookbook Stands
After testing dozens of device and book stands for the kitchen, we found the Stump Stand
is the best option for your electronics. It sits more solidly on the counter than the competition, and it’s one of the easiest stands to store. For books, we recommend the sturdy Clear Solutions Deluxe Large Cookbook Holder with Cherry Base
, which has a better splatter shield than any other stand we’ve found.
The Best Champagne Glass
Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige
After considering more than 80 glasses and drinking from 10 different styles, we found that the Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige
is still the best Champagne glass for most people. Its tulip shape, formed of elegant leaded crystal, preserved carbonation better than any other glass we tested. Plus, it’s comfortable to hold.
The Best Coffee Grinder
After more than 40 hours researching and testing nine top-rated coffee grinders, we found the Baratza Virtuoso
was the best for making coffee at home. It produced the most uniform grind consistency of any model we tested, comparable with a $2,500 commercial-grade grinder. Our science editor couldn’t even tell the samples apart under a microscope.
The Best Flatware
Over the course of six months, we spent more than 80 hours researching flatware and testing 23 sets based on visual appeal, how they felt, and their materials. We also gave people of varying ages, income, and design savvy a chance to weigh in. We’d usually suss out the best choice for most, but because choosing flatware is personal, we've instead narrowed it down to 10 sets of varying styles that ranked highest in our tests.
The Best Roasting Pan
Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster
After roasting more than 190 pounds of turkey, 200 pounds of chicken, and 30 pounds of veggies in 11 pans over the past three years, the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR
continues to be our favorite roasting pan. It cooks more evenly than similarly priced roasters, and it’s better at searing and sauce making than most competitors. Plus, it roasted nearly as well as one pan that cost twice as much.
The Best Drinking Glass
After year of long-term testing and flinging dozens of glasses off a roof to see which could survive the drop, we've decided that the Duralex Picardie Tumbler
is the best drinking glass you can buy. It's durable, stackable, dishwasher-safe, and more pleasurable to drink from than anything else we found. It isn't the cheapest glass we looked at, but it’s the glass we reached for the most.
The Best Potato Masher, Ricer, and Food Mill
OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher
After performing 21 hours of research and looking at 39 mashers, potato ricers, and food mills, plus interviewing two pro chefs and mashing 51 pounds of potatoes, apples, and tomatoes, we found the OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher
to be the best tool for mashing. It’s easy to use, clean, and store, it’s the least messy masher we tried, and it’s one of most inexpensive tools we looked at.
The Best 13-by-9 Casserole Dish
HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan
After considering 39 models and spending 41 hours on research and testing over the past three years, we've found that the Mrs. Anderson's Baking Oblong Rectangular Baking Dish Roasting Lasagna Pan
is the best 13-by-9 casserole dish for most kitchens. It's broiler safe and easy to clean, it has big handles for carrying, it serves a family of four, and it performs as well as dishes that cost three times as much.
The Best Cookie Sheet
Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet
After baking 23 batches of cookies, six pizzas, and several pounds of sweet potato fries with 13 different pans over the past two years, we found that the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet
is the best option. The Nordic Ware excelled at every task—performing better than sheets twice the price—without warping at high heat, unlike most of the competition. It’s a great all-purpose pan for everything from roasting vegetables to preparing bones for stock.
The Best Chip Clips
Gripstic - 3 Pack
After putting in nearly 40 hours of research over two years and testing more than 25 of the highest-rated models, we found the Gripstic
to be the best at clipping chip bags, ensuring freshness for a long time. The wide Gripstic closes more bags than the competition and creates an incredibly tight seal, which in our taste tests led to very high scores, and it’s small enough to easily store in a drawer.
The Best Barware for Making Cocktails at Home
Making cocktails at home doesn’t have to be complicated, but we can all aspire to more than dumping margarita mix in a blender. Over the past two years, we’ve spent 70 hours researching bar tools, speaking with some of the top bartenders in the country and testing five dozen models to bring you this guide to the absolute best items for home mixology.
The Best Pie Plate
Baker's Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish
After nearly 50 hours baking dozens of pies over the past three years, we found the Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish
is the best pie plate for most people. In our testing, it performed as well as plates twice the price. It baked crust an even brown that never stuck to the bottom of the plate, its deep dish held a wider variety of recipes than shallower ones, and its gently ruffled lip was one of the easiest for forming beautiful fluting.
The Best Tea Steeper
Finum Brewing Basket
After more than 30 hours researching dozens of tea steepers, and drinking tea made in 15 infusers, teapots, and travel mugs over the past two years, we found that the Finum Brewing Basket
is the best option. The fine mesh of this plastic in-cup steeping basket allows more water flow and keeps tea particles from escaping into the cup better than the competition. Plus, it’s one of the only models that fit both mugs and pots, and it’s among the easiest to clean.
The Best Small Trash Cans
simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can
After a year spent researching 769 small trash cans (and no, that’s not a typo), and running a dozen standouts through a battery of tests, we found the best small trash cans are the simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can
for bathrooms, the Brighton Professional
for offices, and the simplehuman in-cabinet
for kitchens. These bins can fit tight spaces, resist denting and tipping, accept several types of bags, and look better than plastic buckets.
The Best Ice Cream Scoop
Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop
We spent more than 25 hours researching and testing five scoops (after considering 40), to find the classic Zeroll scoop
is the best ice cream scoop. Thanks to its heat-conducting core, it cuts into hard ice cream more cleanly than other scoops, and its shape produces gorgeous scoops from the densest of desserts. It’s also easy to clean and durable, and its simple design has remained virtually unchanged since it debuted 75 years ago.
The Best Popsicle Molds
Zoku Round Pop Molds
After researching dozens of popsicle molds, testing 26, and making 140 ice pops over the past 2 years, we’ve found Zoku Round Pop Molds
are the best molds for most households. They make the most consistent pops of all the molds we tried, are more durable, and easier to use than the competition. Plus, they are the least messy to eat, thanks to unobtrusive drip guards on the sticks.
The Best Citrus Juicer
Proctor Silex Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer
After juicing more than 53 pounds of citrus with 13 different juicers, we found the Proctor Silex Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer
is the best OJ-producing machine for most homes. It produced as much (or more) juice as models 10 times its price. It’s also built better than the competition, and it has one of the best self-contained pitchers we’ve tested, with a pulp-control design that actually works.
The Best Salad Spinner
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
After 25 hours of research and testing eight salad spinners, we found that the OXO Good Grips
is the best salad spinner for most people. Its simple design is sturdier and easier to use than any other model we tested, and its unique pump spinner is the easiest to operate. It’s also one of the most compact, though its plastic bowl is big enough for a large head of lettuce.
The Best Chef’s Knife for Most Cooks
Mac MTH-80 8-Inch Chef’s Knife with Dimples
After 75 hours of research and testing 13 chef’s knives in our own kitchen, we found the best chef’s knife for most home cooks. The MAC MTH-80 8-inch Chef’s Knife with Dimples
is the sharpest, most durable, and comfortable model we tested. Not only was the MAC much sharper than its competition, but its high-carbon blade will keep it sharp for longer than any other knife in its price range.
The Best Grater
Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Boxed Grater
After 40 hours of research, expert interviews, and testing 28 graters, we found the $30 Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Box Grater
is the best for most home kitchens. It shreds hard and soft cheeses, as well as carrots and potatoes, more efficiently than almost any other model we tested. Plus, it shaves off wisps of citrus zests without tearing into the bitter pith—unlike the competition—making it the most versatile grater we found.
The Best Scissors & Kitchen Shears
Kai 5210 8-inch Dressmaking Shears
The Kai 5210 8-Inch Dressmaking Shears
are the best all-around household scissors because they’re light and they cut with the smoothest snip of any scissors we tested. They handled cardboard, blue jeans, and even picture-hanging wire without issue. For the kitchen, the OXO Good Grips Kitchen and Herb Scissors
are the best for most people because their micro-serrated blade grips meat while the other blade cleanly cuts through—something the competition doesn’t do.
The Best Aluminum Foil
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty
We tested 18 aluminum foil brands for more than 15 hours and found that the Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty foil
is best for most kitchens. It's the most malleable, the thickest, and the least likely to puncture out of all the heavy-duty foils we tested, making it the easiest to work with. Plus, it’s widely available in a variety of widths and lengths.
The Best Boxed Chocolates
Recchiuti Confections Black Box
We tasted 11 chocolate brands and took suggestions from our readers to find our new favorite box of chocolates, Recchiuti Confections’s Black Box
. Recchiuti distinguishes itself by combining unusual yet complementary flavors, and ultimately offering a full sensory experience.
The Best Small Saucepan
Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 2-Quart Saucepan with Cover
We considered more than 40 saucepans before narrowing down to nine for in-depth testing. The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart
is the best small saucepan for most households. Unlike the other saucepans we tested, it has every feature we want at an affordable price: tri-ply throughout, a comfortable handle secured with rivets, a bent lip for clean pouring, and a snug-fitting lid.
The Best Ice Cube Tray
OXO Good Grips Trays
Long-term smell and taste tests led us to a whole new round of research and testing on ice cube trays. Ice for everyday use is basically the same no matter what mold you use, but the OXO Good Grips
has the most useful design of those we tested: its hard plastic lid allows you to store the tray at an angle without spillage.
The Best Kitchen Trash Bag
Glad Tall Kitchen drawstring bag
The best trash bag for hauling garbage that is heavy or sharp or simply kitchen detritus is the Glad Tall Kitchen drawstring bag
. It’s the favorite of Consumer Reports and Good Housekeeping and consistently stood up to our testing, holding vastly more weight and demonstrating more resistance to rips and tears than other trash bags.
The Best Corkscrew for Opening Wine
True Fabrications Truetap
Although you can spend plenty of money on a gadgety wine opener, every wine expert we spoke to prefers a simple, double-hinged corkscrew. We especially like True Fabrications' Truetap
. Yes, it’s a knockoff of the Pulltap’s—the corkscrew most recommended by experts—but in our tests, we found that it is similar in handling, one of the least expensive models we tried, and solidly built, and unlike the Pulltap’s, it can be shipped from a reliable, local source. And unlike wing corkscrews, it’s compact and slim, which means you can buy a couple and keep extras in your desk, glove compartment, or backyard—so you’re always ready to open up a bottle.