Bring the carnival right into your home with this old-fashioned popcorn maker that's perfect for healthy and delicious snacking. With a 1/2-cup popper capacity, you'll have enough popcorn to feed the block.
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Attractive Quality Hot Air Popcorn Maker
Posted by: SmartAlec812 from: NJ on
Paid under $40 and feel it was worth it. The kids love to make the popcorn and the item is attractive enough to keep out on the counter. Only time will tell how long it will last since it is made of mostly plastic.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Glad I bought this...
Posted by: stylin4jesus from: Montana on
This was the "family gift" for Christmas along with some movies. It was a HIT! It's easy enough for my 2 oldest kids to use with no assistance. There are only 2 drawbacks to the usage of this popcorn popper. One is that sometimes not all of the popcorn comes out and it gets burned. Two is that you have to wait 15 minutes between uses. When you have 6 people in a family, 1 cycle is not quite enough popcorn for all of us. All in all, I am quite pleased with my purchase and I have actually recommended it to several of my friends.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Use fresh popcorn
Posted by: nostalgicgarage from: Willis, TX on
I bought this to go into a retro 50‘s-60’s themed garage to sit on the concessions counter.
There were some reviews on here and on other websites that stated that the popcorn would shoot out of the machine unpopped.
The key is to purchase higher quality popcorn, such as a name brand in a jar and not a generic in a bag. Also if the corn is over about 6 months old then the moisture in the kernel is about gone and will not pop correctly. Most homes in America have a bag of popcorn kernels in their pantry that they can’t remember when they bought it… don’t use them.
On first use I let the machine warm up, measured out the right amount of kernels and then dropped them in. Popcorn was ready in about a minute and I only had about 5% of the kernels come out of the machine unpopped which would be about average for any popcorn maker.
Another helpful tip is to find a rectangular container that is taller than a bowl that will fit between the wheels and slide in close the machine. Look at various size plastic storage containers and you will find one that is perfect. Then if you don’t eat it all you can snap on the lid and store it as well. If you try to use a bowl there is too big of a gap because the wheels will not let the bowl get close enough to the machine and the popcorn will go on the counter.
This machine looks nice if this is your theme and makes enough popcorn for 1-2 people. If you have a crowd then it is like anything else, you probably need to buy a bigger machine.
If you consider buying a kettle-type popper for more people, as a reference I have a 2.5 ounce kettle machine and this one makes about the same amount of popcorn. We fire it up when we want movie-theater taste, but for quick popcorn this one is the choice!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: LittlLoLo from: PA on
I wanted something to make popcorn for the family when we watch movies in our home theatre. Considering the price and the clean-up it is just what I wanted.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great popcorn maker for the price.Highly recommend
Posted by: Luzam from: Chicago, IL on
This is a great product. Just make sure to not leave popcorn unattended as the last kernels pop.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: polarismaster800 from: Illinios on
its loud but it works great no clean up nessesary and makestons of popcorn!
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: from: Charlotte, NC on
I love this popcorn machine. It works perfectly and quickly to make tasty popcorn. The only thing about air popped corn is the salt/seasonings do not adhere to the corn. My solution is to lightly spray Pam or similar product on the corn and gently toss. Then add the flavors. Works great.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
This baby's a dog!
Posted by: CousinEddy from: on
This unit died after the third or fourth time we used it. Apparently a kernel got stuck in the blower, it stopped turning and subsequently melted. Don't waste your money.
18 out of 24 found this review helpful.
This machine is so cool!
Posted by: Candide1 from: North Carolina on
This is our 2nd one of these. Motor died in the other one after 6 years of hard use. Great buy... We love it.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
pretty good for the price
Posted by: Kcs2499 from: on
for the price, it's a good product, I would recommend