The perfect travel companion for picnics, holidays or a BBQ and a product relied on by waiters and sommeliers. This pocket-size waiter’s friend corkscrew to open bottles quickly and easily. The elegant two-step design allows for optimal leverage when removing corks, and the coated stainless steel screw slides easily into all corks, natural or synthetic. A foldable foil cutter blade and built-in bottle opener make this a multi-purpose tool.
Features: Patented two-step design
Corkscrew is grooved to easily cut into corks
Built-in bottle opener and foil cutter
Available in three different finishes
LEVER MODEL CORKSCREWS Before using any corkscrew, always read the appropriate instructions for your model. Remove any foil covering the cork, and check that the neck and rim of the bottle are free from chips and cracks that could weaken the bottle. When opening, hold the bottle on a solid, level surface. Handle the corkscrew with care, as the tip of the screw is sharp. Ensure that the corkscrew is seated squarely on the neck of the bottle before using. Lever model corkscrews are not suitable for opening sparkling wines such as Prosecco and Champagne, and are not designed to replace corks in opened bottles. For old, fragile, brittle or broken corks we suggest using a two-prong Butler’s Friend.
SYNTHETIC CORKS Most Le Creuset lever model corkscrews are designed to work well with modern synthetic corks. However, with older lever corkscrews, synthetic corks may become stuck on the screw and jam the mechanism. If the cork becomes stuck on the corkscrew it can be removed by carefully twisting it off with your fingers. Use caution when doing this, as even the tip of a worn corkscrew will be sharp.
REPLACING THE SCREW Lever model corkscrews are finished with a special coating designed to make cork removal easy. If the coated screw starts to show signs of wear or becomes difficult to use, consider replacing the screw. To find the right replacement screw and instructions on how to change it, please refer to the instruction guide for that model. Generally a worn screw is replaced by unscrewing the protective chrome cap above the worn screw, removing the screw, and inserting the new screw and replacing the protective cap.
CLEANING AND CARE The point of the screw is very sharp—handle it with care. Lever model corkscrews are not dishwashwer-safe. We recommend cleaning corkscrews occasionally using a damp cloth or warm, soapy water to remove wine deposits and any particles of cork that may accumulate. Dry well after washing and store in a dry place to avoid corrosion on metal components. Do not use lubricants on your lever model corkscrew.