If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the beer lover who has everything then why not try a Zap Cap? The Guys over at Zap-cap.com very kindly sent me over a top of the range Stainless steel Zap Cap to try out.
For those of you who haven’t seen one a Zap Cap is a great new way to open crown capped bottles with ease, Simply push it onto the top of the bottle press it down then lift it off, hey presto your bottle is now opened, it really is as simple as the packaging says.
You can see how I got on in the video below:
The Stainless Steel Zap Cap is really well built, i’ve used it a few times and it has opened the bottles perfectly each time. I noticed that on their website it mentions the benefits for children (for juice bottles not beer) and those who find it difficult to open bottles, so I took it round and tried it out on my mum – who has MS and can’t open a bottle with a normal bottle opener, Using the Zap Cap she opened a bottle of beer with no problems what so ever……you will have to trust me on that one as she wouldn’t let me film her!
One thing i did notice is that it keeps the bottle top in perfect condition, so if, like me you collect your bottle tops then the Zap Cap eliminates the usual bending and stretching of the tops that you get with normal bottle openers.
The only downside is that the Zap Cap is quite chunky so it is definitely a home gadget and not something you can carry around in your pocket.
The Zap Cap comes in various guises ranging from the the basic plastic one, to the top of the range steel one they sent me, I believe their is also a bottle shaped one, personally I would choose the Steel one every time, Prices range from £5 to £15 and you can buy them here and they will make a great Christmas present
Here are a couple of pics of the zap cap too (click them to enlarge)