Why buy a bottle opener?
The most common reason may be that you need to be able to conveniently and easily open a bottle cap on occasion. Another reason may be that you enjoy entertaining and need a durable opener that will not only last but is comfortable to use during large gatherings. Another reason to get a bottle opener may be if you struggle with opening jars, cans, or bottles due to an issue with your fingers, hands, or wrists.
What should you consider when shopping for a bottle opener?
- Material: A bottle opener should be durable; opt for one made of a strong material such as steel or another type of metal.
- Style: Most commonly thought of as a quick way to “pop a top,” bottle openers are used for various containers and come in multiple styles. Choose the opener that will work best for the type of bottles you plan on opening.
- Size: From novelty bar-inspired designs to small key chain gadgets to a standing electric kitchen helper, there are all sorts of sizes.
What are the pros and cons of an automatic vs. a manual bottle opener?
An automatic bottle opener will be easier to use since you don’t have to exert as much pressure as you would with a manual one. Another advantage of an automatic bottle opener is that it is less likely to break a cork since it is programmed to apply the perfect amount of pressure. However, you may need a power source to use automatic ones, and if they use a pressure system, you’ll need to purchase other components. As for manual ones, the most obvious con is that you must use your strength and pressure behind them. However, most manual bottle openers are flexible and can be used on different-sized bottlenecks and styles. They may also have built-in features like foil cutters, too.
KTOJOY 3-Pack Heavy-Duty Stainless-Steel Flat Bottle Opener
This bottle opener is sturdy, has a comfortable grip, and is easy to find when you need it most.
Pros: Whether camping, at a friend’s house, or in your kitchen, we’ve all found ourselves stuck without a bottle opener when needed. Avoid that problem by keeping this flat on hand. This pack of three bottle openers features a ring that is easy to hang on a hook for convenient storage. Even though it’s a multipack, each bottle opener is made of sturdy stainless steel and covered in vinyl for grip comfort and protection. Unlike a smaller size, this bottle opener is 7 inches long and 1.5 inches wide to provide strong leverage that will help you open any bottle.
Cons: They are heavy and are not easy to carry around like one made for a key chain. Their weight may also prohibit them from being magnetic.
Bottom Line: Whether you want a bottle opener that is handy when you need it or uses it frequently for your job, this easy-to-see and durable bottle opener will help you open bottles for a long time.
MEYUEWAL 5-in-1 Multifunction Bottle Opener Kit with Silicone Handle
You can be self-sufficient when it comes to opening jars and bottles with this bottle-opening kit.
Pros: If you continuously have to recall a bunch of tricks to open your jars, cans, and beverages, this kit is worth a look. Staying compact, this kit consists of two tools that can open various jar lids, twist a bottle top, pull open a can tab, or pop open your traditional bottle cap. Both tools are made with silicone for an anti-slip, comfortable grip. The kit comes in 11 different colors to match kitchen utensils or add some fun to the kitchen.
Cons: This may not work on every size lid or jar.
Bottom Line: This kit makes opening jars, can tabs, and beverage bottle caps easy for various populations. Kids, those with arthritis, or anyone tired of struggling with this task, can see themselves becoming more independent without relying on old wives’ tales to open a stubborn top.
TaZa Pop-the-Top Beer Bottle Opener
If you're into collecting your caps for DIYs or souvenirs, this is your best bottle opener.
Pros: For some people, preserving the cap is just as important as opening the bottle. This bottle opener will work if you want to preserve the cap for DIY projects or as a souvenir. Place the opener over the cap, and push down, then pop up, and your bottle is open. There is no twisting-wrist action needed so that anyone can use it comfortably.
Cons: This may not be as convenient to carry with you as the traditional design. This will only work on a bottle cap that is the standard size for beer, glass bottled juice, or soda.
Bottom Line: This fun way to open your bottle caps might become a fun conversation piece. The easy push-and-pop-up opener adds that extra bit of curiosity to a fun evening.
Boao Magnetic Classic Bottle Openers
Keep this duo can and bottle opener easy to reach, thanks to its magnetic design.
Pros: Like the classic bottle openers, this option also has a pointed end to open cans. Made of stainless steel, this can opener is durable for frequent use, and since it’s easy to find on your fridge, you’ll use it more often. This classic bottle opener is magnetic, making the refrigerator a super convenient place to grab it when needed. Choose between a pack of four or six to meet your needs. You can also choose a pack with different colors.
Cons: It has a plastic cover, but something like vinyl would be more comfortable gripping.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the classic bottle and can opener, this is it. The durable stainless steel and magnetic features make this a convenient kitchen utensil that you can use for years.
ORBLUE Wall-Mounted Bottle Openers
This bottle opener adds a touch of cool and convenient design to your bar or kitchen.
Pros: Make opening bottles easier with this wall-mounted option that only requires you to use one hand. Made of stainless steel, this bottle opener can sit out and be used daily while resisting rust, corrosion, and other signs of wear. Since it’s mounted to the wall, you won’t be able to misplace it or lose it. This bottle opener option comes in a pack of two and has five color options to best suit your decor.
Cons: Assembly is required to mount this bottle opener on the wall. This is made specifically for the classic bottle cap only.
Bottom Line: While you’ll have to break out tools to install this wall-mounted bottle opener properly, it’s not a difficult task. Plus, once you’re done, you’ll be able to keep one hand free while popping caps off, and you’ll never have to search for a bottle opener again.
A bottle opener may be something you wouldn’t consider buying for yourself. However, it is a kitchen utensil that is quite handy and essential. Whether you get one for yourself or buy one as a gift, these options can help you fit the bottle-opening needs of just about anyone.