Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Westmark Hermetus Bottle Opener/Resealer

Now, this is a creative twist on a tried-and-true tool. For those of us who can't (or won't) ever finish a whole big beer bomber by themselves, this may well be a godsend. From Germany's Westmark comes a bottle opener that doubles as a bottle resealer. Named, appropriately, "Hermetus", this handy contraption will easily open your bottles. Then, by sliding the other side over the open bottle's lip and pulling it tightly against a silicon/rubber stopper, the bottle is resealed, keeping carbonation and freshness as you rest to enjoy your beverage tomorrow.

I tested the Hermetus a few times, and though it took me a few minutes to figure out (the instructional diagram printed on the actual opener was vague), it DID, in fact, work fine at keeping my beer fresh enough. So score this ingenious tool some points. Useful, unique, and really pretty damned cool, if you ask me!

The Westmark Hermetus retails for $8.95 and is available in the USA from Kaufmann Mercantile.

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