Ridiculously useful – and ridiculously inexpensive: a foil cutter for wine bottles

What’s a foil cutter? It’s the gadget that allows you to cleanly remove the covering on a wine cork: the first step in opening the bottle.

An inexpensive foil cutter is one of the best investments to make it easy to open wine bottles. Though at an under $10 price, it’s not much of an investment, is it?

These little devices come in a dozen or so styles, from bunches of grapes to flip flops to hot lips. And they’re magnetic, so they’re always handy on a fridge or range hood or the side of a toaster oven.

My favorite is the bright green frog.

Cork Pops Foil Cutters, starting at $6.