I used it for the first time without reading the directions or anything and WOW!!!!! It’s magic! If I would have known these were this good I would have bought one a long time ago! I’m so excited about this electric bottle opener. I don’t know how to put it in words! It’s so easy to use, just take the foil cutter & twist it around the top a few times then put the Ozeri bottle opener on top of the bottle, press the down button and hold it until the cork is out of the bottle. Once the cork is out press the up button until it ejects the cork. Mine was sent to me as a product sample to try so I could post my opinion and like I said before, I love this bottle opener. I want to open every bottle in the house but I don’t drink wine that fast! This wonderful gadget is actually on sale at the moment so you can pick it up just in time for the holidays for only $18.90 and I give it a glowing recommendation!