Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Top Star Popcorn Machine
Machine is easy to use, pops corn fast and meets our community club's needs very well. Many popcorn machines of this capacity cost many hundreds of dollars more.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kat910 Wonderful!
This product was perfect for our church Fall Festival and Movie Night. Adding popcorn for additional popping is a little tricky with the hot tub in the middle but if careful, it can be done. The popcorn popped good with very few kernels and the kernels fell through to the tray in the bottom for easy removal.
December 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PapaE Great Machine So Far
Bought this for my wife as a gift. We have run five batches ranging from 1/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups and it works well.
With smaller batches, since the kettle is so large, you really must listen to the kernels popping as the lid may not open.
We turn on the kettle heater for about 2 minutes to allow the coconut oil to heat up, then add the popcorn and turn on the stirrer. When the popping start to get irregular at the end of the cycle, we turn off the kettle heater, but leave the stirrer on. This prevents or at least reduces burning the popcorn remaining in the kettle.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdawg great popcorn maker
Love it ,it tastes just like your at the movies! I know will be enjoying this machine for a long time
May 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PopcornLover Great for home use
I have owned a Great Northern popper for years. When my old one finally died (after about 15 years) I ordered a replacement directly from the manufacturer. BIG MISTAKE! They offer "free" shipping but as it turns out that doesn't cover return shipping even if the machine is defective or damaged. These are heavy and it costs about $100 to return ship them. The replacement I ordered was the wrong size and even though their customer service agent quoted me the wrong specifications I was stuck having to pay the original shipping AND return shipping. The only break they offered was to waive the 20% restocking fee if I purchased a larger model. I ordered the next one from Home Depot because they offered free returns to the store. I couldn't have been more grateful when my next machine showed up damaged. Third time appears to be the charm. Although the box arrived torn and smashed on one side the machine survived. I've noticed the components are much cheaper than my original so I do have doubts that this model will last as long. I have read that warranty claims are difficult and after my experience dealing directly with the manufacturer I doubt I would even bother trying. This model is also very difficult to clean. On a positive note it makes great tasting popcorn and at $275 it is much cheaper than commercial machines.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Caine Good Quality Popcorn Machine
This machine is really easy to use. The clean up process is a little work because of the space you have to work in, but it can just be wiped out with paper towels. It pops really fast and does not take long at all to warm up.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Very Good Unit
This machine is easy to use and makes perfect popcorn...Instructions and set up for this unit are very easy and well explained...We use it daily and it performs well...Would suggest if you are looking for a well built unit and a machine that will stand up to daily use you need to get this popcorn machine for your store or business or even your own home!
December 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HDTD Read the warranty fine print!!!
Read the warranty before you buy from this manufacturer. The kettle is only warrantied for 30 days. I bought this model for a business and at day 35, the kettle stopped working. We called to see about the warranty and were told about the kettle only being covered for 30 days. Our only option was to send the kettle back to the manufacturer and pay a fee to see if they can fix it or if we have to replace it - and pay for it. So the most important part of the assembly is only covered for 30 days. Not a very good value in my opinion.
November 4, 2013