Wine openers: Are there devices that can help my family member to independently open a bottle of wine?

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Are there devices that can help my family member to independently open a bottle of wine?

Question

How can I best assist a 95 years old's ability to open a bottle of wine when the hand strength is just not there?

Our answer

For wine connoisseurs facing age-related grip strength challenges, independently opening a bottle should not be a painful experience. Thankfully, there are some great solutions available. Some of these products still require a certain amount of grip strength to be operated. We have listed a few below that you may wish to explore:

  • Greesuit Jar Opener (available on amazon.ca) is an ergonomic kitchen tool for opening a variety of lids including bottle. This low cost option improves grip and leverage but still requires some grip strength. This product costs about $7 (Cdn).
  • Magic Opener (available on amazon.ca) is a multifunctional device that provides improved grip on lids, so the user does not require as much strength to open the bottle. This product costs about $30 (Cdn).
  • Twizoff OneTouch Automatic Bottle Opener by One Touch (available from Reliable Mobility) is a battery powered bottle opener for plastic and metal screw-top bottles. The user places the device on the top of the bottle, and then presses the button while holding the bottle in the other hand. This video shows how the product is used. This product costs about $30 (Cdn).
  • Oster Rechargeable Electric Wine Bottle Opener by Oster (available from Walmart) is a device designed to open corked bottles of wine at the press of a button. It includes a special tool for removing the foil. This product costs about $25 (Cdn).

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