Busy waiters require a bottle opener that is easy to carry, easy to use and does not require any special maintenance. Flat bottle openers are the tool of choice when it comes down to it. These bottle openers are slim and easy to carry around in a pocket. They require only simple lever action to use, and there is virtually no maintenance required. Bartenders and waiters choose flat bottle openers because they are convenient. The major difference in products comes down to the color, and whether it is coated in plastic. The powder coating might be helping in differentiating one waiter’s bottle opener from another, though the plain silver ones work just fine. The PVC coating on other models may be easier on the hands after a long night of bottle opening, but it is certainly not necessary. The longer bottle openers require less force to pry off the cap, although short neck bottle openers are another option.