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Old 01-02-2006, 10:37 AM   #51
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I do not know what my problem is ronjohn, but I have NEVER been able to get the hang of those. I just can't get them to work for me


I think the trick is to make sure that the corkscrew is all the way into the bottle,
then you must slowly ease the cork up out of the bottle.

If you try to get it out too fast, the cork could break in half, making it that much more difficult to remove.


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Old 01-02-2006, 11:26 AM   #52
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GB - I'm with Corey on the trick with them.

I've found with mine is that there's definite a "sweet spot" so to speak - I find I have to make sure that I get the corkscrew deep enough to properly grab the cork, but also not too deep so as to ruin the leverage of the opener. Of course with synthetic corks, the breaking is less of a problem. These days, I'm pretty much a pro with it. You know what they say, practice, practice, practice...

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Old 01-02-2006, 06:47 PM   #53
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I guess I have some bottles to go buy

I have tried different depths, but still it hasn't worked for me. I will just have to keep trying to find that sweet spot!
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:02 PM   #54
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You can do it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:30 PM   #55
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:50 PM   #56
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Corkscrews..... I've always had a problem with them as well. But no more! And I tell you this one I have dont cost much either. You will never have a problem with cork in the wine or anything. This corkscrew has two prongs. One longer then ther other. You put one prong on one side of the cork and ther other on the other side and you just wiggle them back and forth. Next thing you know both prrongs are on the bottom and you "unscrew" it.

Always giggle when my dad refuses to use it and gets all frustrated with the big corkscrew that looks like it cost a pretty penny as well as should work all the time thing. I guess mine looks just to simple to work.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:23 PM   #57
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Michael for a while my dad collected different types of corkscrews and wine bottle openers. The one you are describing was one of his favorites and I agree. It is so easy to use and does not damage the cork at all.
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:28 PM   #58
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The kitchen gadgets I use the most are:
Potato Peeler...the old fashioned kind
Box grater
asst. stainless steel spoons, ladles and slotted strainers
cheese slicer...cheap old fashioned kind
silicone spoons and scrapers...the kind that take heat
Old fashioned potato masher

A few electric gadgets I love are my electric can opener (tall enough to open a coffe can, shaped like a penguin), a baby Cuisinart for grinding herbs, and a handmixer for when I don't want to drag out the Kitchen Aide.

Would like to have:
Wire Mesh strainer...all I have are colanders
Some tongs that really work
a good spatula for flipping eggs
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:43 PM   #59
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Your K'Ad stand mixer should be in a more convenient location so that you won't have to lift it so often when you want or need to use it. They ARE heavy.

I lifted mine way up today to look under it for any dust, and boy, i thought that my left shoulder was going to come off because it hurt so badly! Like it was dislocated or something!!


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