Best Gear 2003: Home Style

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Here's the scenario: a guest arrives at your house with a fine bottle of Pinot Grigio that you suddenly realize is--gasp!--room temperature. No problem. Just add ice and water to your Cooper Cooler ($80), plug it in, and in about six minutes the wine will be perfectly chilled. Now, to open the bottle, grab the battery-powered corkscrew from Select Brands ($25; a rechargeable version is available for $50), press a button, and with almost no effort on your part, the cork comes free. A productivity gain that everyone can applaud.

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