For some reason we seem to misplace corkscrews faster than most items in our house. It is not like we have that much wine, we just seem to misplace the corkscrews so that when we do have need for it, we can not find it! One of the corkscrews that we have tried is the Good Cook Waiter's Corkscrew. A solid corkscrew, this unit has the corkscrew part that winds into the cork, a knife to cut the foil, and a hook that fits over the top edge of the bottle to allow you to pull the cork out. Ease of Use It may sound silly, but sometimes having a corkscrew that has a smooth hinge, and strong solid parts can make or break the wine opening experience. This unit has strong hinges but solid parts to it. We picked it up at a local grocery store when we were on vacation a couple of years ago and have not regretted it since. Durability This has lasted us a few years of occasional use. It works nicely and does not snap off or take extreme effort to use. So far it has been durable. Design The angles and design of this corkscrew seems to be just right. Pulling out the cork once everything is in place is easier than with some corkscrews. The knife for foil works easily and quickly, and the twirly part is strong and just the right length too. Some corkscrews are too long or too short making the angles not quite right for pulling out corks, and it can make the process a bit frustrating at times. Also, the folded size is pretty portable too- streamlined for easy carrying.