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Gilda Compression Hand Corker

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Gilda Compression Hand Corker

SKU: 7720



The Gilda Compression Hand Corker is the corker most similar to how a floor corker operates. Add a cork, compress the handles, push the lever, and the cork goes in. A friend to help hold the bottle would be a good idea when using this corker. This corker offers an adjustable depth setting as well.

Note: When compressing the cork you do not need the handles to touch to get the cork in the bottle.
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4.0 / 5.0
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Nice Corker
My husband and I purchased this corker for a recent batch of wine. It seems to work very well for small jobs, I wouldn't want to cork 50 bottles of wine at on time with this. :) It might take two people the first few times you use this, until you get the hang of balancing the device on top of the bottle. I did notice that bottles with a more rounded lip at the top were harder to get the cork completely in the neck. We did not buy the recommended synthetic corks for this, but used regular natural cork, it seemed to work just fine. Overall I would buy this again, or recommend it to a beginning wine maker.
February 3, 2010
Excellent product!
I got this after the double handle corker, and it is soooo much better. The other cheaper one rarely got corks in all the way. This one sets the top of the cork about 1/8 inch below the top of the bottle every time! I love it for the price! I have never tried the floor corkers yet though, but have no need to at this point.
March 17, 2010
Great Corker!
This corker works awesome! No problems what so ever. Bottled 30 bottles yesterday with ease. Buy won't be disappointed.
January 1, 2011
I like it...
Good price, Good value, Fair quality after more use I may improve my opinion on the quality. Much much easier to use than the plunger corker, with a bit of practice its quick and easy to cork bottles and there is no deformation of the top of the cork._x000D__x000D_It takes a bit of practice to balance the pressure on the handles and lever to get the cork in all the way at first but after a few it was easily accomplished.
March 31, 2011
Great Product
Product works great I thought I would need my husbands help to shove the corks in but this product made it easy enough I had no problem.
August 13, 2012
Good for $30
Gets the job done. Easy enough for one person to cork wine. Can't attest to the long term durability, but it is all plastic. But you are only paying about $30. If it breaks I would likely get another one.
August 17, 2012
Great product
I have not used any other corrkers so my review may be biased. This product worked great, was easy to use, and made corking my bottles extremely easy. It compresses the corks so they are very easy to properly insert into the bottles. I am very happy I used this product over the other options for corking.
October 18, 2012
I should Have used Midwest!!!
I bought mine somewhere else and when I saw it on this site I was angered as I PAID 15 DOLLARS too much! oh well. It works great and i used oversized normacork. So its really cool. A floor corker is easier, but this is fine for 30 bottle batches. If I break it eventually I will use midwest next time.
December 5, 2012
Worked fine for me
This unit takes a little bit of extra hand and arm strength, but even as a first time wine-maker I was able to get 100% of my bottles corked just fine. I followed the directions and put my back into it and everything was alright. You might have a hard time if you don't take all the appropriate steps to prepare the corks, as some types require soaking to soften them a little I believe. Otherwise, it was a straightforward process and the unit is pretty simple to use.
January 10, 2013
This is a serious corker. It consistently sets the top of the cork about 1/8 inch below the top of the bottle. And the price is good. I would buy this again, and I'd recommend it to a beginning wine maker._x000D_
July 16, 2013
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Do these have any plastic parts on it?
Antonio C on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This corker is primarily plastic, just a few parts of it are metal. Just the main lever, and some fasteners are metal. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies

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