Tabletop & Bar
Dinnerware
Serveware
Drinkware
Table Linens
Kitchen Linens
Silverware & Flatware
Dining Accessories
Featured
Specialty Shops
Shop Brands
Sale & Offers
Learn More
Buy Online, Pick Up In Store
1px-white-dot
Earn 5% back with Williams Sonoma Credit Card Apply NowLearn More
1px-white-dot Registry Checklist >Dream Sweepstakes >
1px-white-dot

A Beautiful Bottle Opener Is A Kitchen And Bar Essential

There may be a time and place where a simple bottle opener is just fine -- on a boat or while camping, for example. In your home, though, your own kitchen and bar deserve a special opener. Look for one that expresses who you are with its style and lets guests know that there's always a cold one waiting for them at your place.

What Is A Bottle Opener?

It is a simple, lever-like device that removes the caps from glass bottles.

  • An opener can be used for soda, cider, ale or beer bottles that have a ruffled metal cap.
  • Most of them are handheld. You hold the opener in one hand and the bottle in the other.
  • To remove the cap, you put the opener under the edge of the cap and twist the cap upward, so it folds inward on itself and releases the pressure seal on the bottle's mouth.
  • Wall-mounted openers just require you to position and tilt upwards the actual bottle. You only need one hand for a wall-mounted opener.

Stock The Kitchen with A Hand-Held Opener

In your kitchen, you need at least one handheld opener. If you entertain frequently, you need anywhere between 3 and 5 to make sure they stay in rotation around your home or deck and patio area.

  • Stock up on simple ones if you know you need several, but reserve at least for a special style that speaks to you.
  • Look for creative handles, fashioned from metal in different shapes or icons, like skulls, animals, fruit or other whimsical themes in an upscale fabrication.
  • Enjoy an ergonomically interesting opener with a molded notch and sculptural proportions.

Mount An Opener on The Wall

Outdoors, mount a bottle opener on a wall, beam or deck post. If you have an outdoor bar, mount it to the side of the bar.

  • A wall-mounted opener creates a feeling of carefree fun. Friends and neighbors know you know how to kick back and relax.
  • When you have parties, it's much easier to post guests in the direction of your opener than it is to keep track of a moving collection.
  • Have a few handhelds on hand, anyway. The wall-mounted version is for convenience and style.

Don't Forget The Champagne Saber

You probably already have a corkscrew to go with your bottle openers, but if you're looking for specialty openers, a champagne saber is a must. These swords slash the top off a bottle of Champagne with great dramatic effect.

Related Products
Charles Joly, world-champion bartender and creator of Crafthouse ...
Description:
Charles Joly, world-champion bartender and creator of Crafthouse Cocktails, has teamed up with Fortessa to design a line of bar tools celebrating the bold spirit of handcrafted cocktails. Blending vintage flair with modern ergonomics, these finely made barware tools ...
This slim, folding corkscrew is known as a ...
Description:
This slim, folding corkscrew is known as a "waiter's friend" for its portability and ease of use in opening wine bottles. Comfortable curves make this one especially enjoyable to handle and operate. Single-lever opener uses the bottle lip for ...
Sommeliers rely on tools like this to quickly ...
Description:
Sommeliers rely on tools like this to quickly remove foil and uncork wine with a quick, easy up-and down motion. Sized to work with any standard wine bottle, it's crafted to the same high standards you expect from Le ...
Open your favorite wines quickly and easily with ...
Description:
Open your favorite wines quickly and easily with this lever-style tool from the legendary cookware brand, Le Creuset. Made of sturdy metal, the smooth-operating opener removes both natural and synthetic corks in a flash. Simply attach the opener to ...
This modern corkscrew operates automatically - simply place ...
Description:
This modern corkscrew operates automatically - simply place it over any bottleneck and press down to easily remove the cork. Quiet, smooth and powerful, it comes with a charging base that plugs into an AC outlet. Clean, contemporary lines ...