Gilda Compression Corker
Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 5:30 PM CST
Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM CST
(CKR120) This hand held corker is of excellent design. It utilizes a 4 piece iris that compresses the cork equally from 4 directions. This corker works on the same principal as our larger bench and floor model corkers. Requires little effort to use. It has an adjustable depth setting. If you do not have the space for our larger corkers this would be your next best choice. Size #9 Straight Corks are recommended for this corker. Will put in other sizes as well. Can't be used with synthetic corks.
Q Dave (Morrilton, AR)
Can a size #10 cork be used with the Gilda Corker?
The #10 cork is the largest size cork that will fit in the opening of the Gilda Corker and can be inserted into a bottle with the Gilda Corker. However, the standard size wine bottle will take a #8 or a #9 straight cork.
Q Linda (California, MD)
Before ordering this product, I would like some information about the Hand Corker. The last time we made wine, we used a friend`s floor model corker. I would like to know if the Hand corker is easy to operate. We will have about 40 bottles to cork.
The Hand Corker takes more strength to use than the floor corker and is more difficult to use. First you put the cork in the corker. There are two handles that you have to pull together to compress the cork. You then rest the corker on top of the bottle and pull down on a third handle (plunger) which pushes the cork into the bottle.
Q William (Aptos, CA)
I have a question about the Gilda Compression Hand Corker I purchased. It has adjustable depth setting, how do I set this and where would I find it’s location. Thank you for your help.
Yes, the depth setting may be adjusted. There is a circular part that comes off of the top of the corker that the plunger goes into. You can pull up on that part and turn it. There are 3 depths to choose from. Once you pull up on it, simply turn it. There are basically what looks like steps that go around it. And you can set it on the lowest, middle or highest.