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It is known as corkscrew to tool which enables extract the corks They are used to close the bottles. The corkscrew can have different forms and mechanisms to fulfill its function.

A metal propeller , ending in tip , is the common component to all corkscrews. Said propeller is introduced into the cork that is desired to be extracted so that, when removed, the plug also comes out with it.

In the simplest corkscrews, the propeller has only one mango . The person Using the instrument, in this way, you must insert the propeller into the cork and then pull it up by force with your hand.

Other corkscrews have wings that allow to make lever . In this case, the propeller is also inserted into the cork, but then the corkscrew must not be pulled, but the levers must be operated so that the bottle stopper comes out.

Although using a corkscrew is very simple, some expertise is required to get the cork out whole Of the bottle. In many cases, the plug breaks and pieces of cork fall into the inside . In this way, the remains of cork are floating in the liquid.

It should be noted that some corkscrews, on all those that have levers, also have the appropriate way to also function as bottle opener . Thus they can be used to extract cork stoppers thanks to their propeller, but also to remove crown plugs (known as badges or spikes) using them as a cradle . For people who do not feel safe in the face of this tool, there are even electric models, which ensure good results without any effort.

The effectiveness of the corkscrew is such that few people imagine that there is another way to extract a cork from a bottle. But sometimes, for various reasons, we find ourselves in a situation where we must use creativity to replace this useful tool , and the results can be as varied and unpredictable.

For example, one of the most hilarious methods to uncover a bottle if we don't have a corkscrew is to place the base of the bottle inside a bottle. shoe of man and then start hitting it against the wall with moderate force, as if the bottle was a heel and we were stomping. Thanks to the impact, the force will pass from the glass to the liquid, which will slowly push the air and this, the cork, until it comes out enough so that we can remove it with our own hands. It is worth mentioning that It is advised not to use much force , but have patience.

A much more common method of replacing the corkscrew at home demands the use of a hook screw of sufficient size to cross the cork (the first step of the procedure). Having done this, just pull the hook with a pen , which should be placed perpendicular to the bottle; at a glance, since the look of this simple artifact It has a 't' shape, it may seem that we are using a real corkscrew.

Use a knife To uncover a bottle of wine when we do not have a corkscrew is more dangerous, but not so much if you act carefully. The first step is to nail it in the central point of the outer face of the cork, without crossing it completely to prevent it from tearing and its pieces fall into the liquid. Then we must try to turn it very slowly, until we notice that the cork begins to move . If we have come here, then there is only the easiest part: continue rotating the knife patiently until we complete our task successfully - and without injuries.

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