Love that this machine, unlike many others, actually has metal throughout! The kettle and gear system is well constructed and the popcorn is great! We have tried different types of popcorn and oil/seasonings and are still finding our favorite mix, but the popcorn pops up really nice and is piping hot with our machine. We have three children and over Christmas break, had a lot of their friends over and I couldn't even begin to count how many rounds of popcorn we made! Never had a problem!
The best popcorn this side of a movie theater!!
What a fantastic addition to the movie room - this machine makes great popcorn! We ordered the popcorn through Home Depot as well and it is FAR better than that of others. Plumps up very full, nearly all of the kernels pop, and it looks and tastes as good (maybe BETTER) than old fashioned movie theater popcorn. The light keeps the popcorn warm, in fact I've found it will warm up old popcorn. It was a breeze to set up, it's easy to clean too. Highly recommend it for quality and it's just plain fun too!
Good but who's going to clean?
This looks great and works wonderfully. The 8oz is good for a small church group or school to use at small events (25-75). The smell of popcorn can fill up the hallways quickly and will bring around the masses. You will have to continuously pop the popcorn because it goes fast.
This is not dishwasher safe and you can not submerge parts into water. To clean you can only wipe with wet terry cloth which is troublesome because of the oily butter and the small pieces of popcorn.
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