How to use a corkscrew with a double hinge?

How to use a corkscrew with a double hinge featured

Understanding the Double Hinge Corkscrew

Using a double hinge corkscrew might seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a real game-changer. Essentially, the double hinge design makes it easier to pull out the cork, by requiring less physical effort on your part. Here’s how to use it properly.

Step 1: Position the Corkscrew

Hold the corkscrew by its handle and position the screw directly in the center of the cork. Make sure the metal arms of the double hinge are upright and straight.

Step 2: Start Drilling

Gently twist the screw into the cork, turning the corkscrew with a light pressure. Try and keep the screw as straight as possible to avoid breaking the cork.

Step 3: Utilize the First Hinge

Once the screw is fully drilled into the cork, push the first hinge down so that the longer arm of the hinge is resting on top of the bottle. This will create added leverage, making the removal of the cork much easier.

Step 4: Remove the Cork

Next, lift up the shorter arm of the hinge, which will pull the cork upwards. You can use your other hand to gently guide the cork out of the bottle. Once the cork is removed, simply lift up the second hinge and discard the cork.

That’s it, you’re done! With a little practice, using a double hinge corkscrew will become second nature, making the enjoyment of your favorite bottle of wine even easier.

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