Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Biggsmooth Durham NC
Very solid product, performs well. So far no problems , haven't use it too much yet
February 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PoincianaMom DOA
It was delivered broken. Very cheap plastic construction.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bapony Best price around worth money
Awesome little guy so far so good used it 10 times in the first month.
Sometimes the popcorn will throw out kernels but if you shake kettle while popping usually helps
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Do not buy as cheap construction
This is my 2nd machine because I had to return the first one as kettle won't heat up on 2nd day of use. So, thought, well may be it was defective piece so I returned and got a replacement. The kettle heats up but the pop-corns get stuck in the kettle while popping and then machine starts shaking. My 6 years old, who wants pop-corn machine so bad,was so upset that he said "Dad give this machine 18 Thumbs Down".
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VampWyrm Popcorn jams in kettle
I returned this product as the popcorn would jam in the kettle every time I went to use it. It also made less than you can make in a regular pot on the stove.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gunny Theater experience at home
I used to work in a theater as a doorman many decades ago before video at home was priactical, and cable TV was only for the well to do, and not available in every area.
As a result, we were very busy handling crowds during the week, and especially on weekends and holidays.
We also popped our own popcorn on site using a Cretors professional kettle popper.
I have always loved good theater popcorn, sans butter, and learned how to make it properly using good equipment and quality ingredients.
I made my own popcorn at home, using the techniques I learned at he Cinema, using a heavy cast aluminum double boiler, good quality yellow popcorn, and high quality oil.
I had promised myself, that whenever I had the time and the space, I would obtain a real popcorn kettle like those at bars and specialty restaurants and stores, just to enjoy the Cinema experience again.
I ordered this unit online, after much shopping, because it was the best value compared to the other units available.
My only regret is that had I been able to see the physical size first, I might have knuckled down and purchased a larger, more expensive unit.
This unit is fine for a couple enjoying a movie night, or a single person (like me) who enjoys kettle popped popcorn without the mess in the kitchen. It is even large enough to accommodate several children.
But I believe that a large family of more than 3 members, or anyone who is entertaining company, should invest in a larger, higher capacity unit.
This one operates just fine, pops well, is easy to use, but the volume is limited by the overall size of the interior, and the kettle assembly crowds the bin area and access to serve the popcorn.
Aside from that issue, it does work very well, is easy to operate, the seeds are limited, the popcorn is tasty and fluffy, and the entire unit is easily cleaned and serviced.
I would heartily recommend this for a couple, or very small family, to enhance their entertainment experiences at home.
But for larger families or groups, I would recommend a larger industrial popping kettle, with a larger popping and serving capacity!
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AngieM Bought for a Gift
Worked great, packaged great! Big hit. Excellent shipping speed.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MisterE As fun to use as it is to look at!
Simple assembly, actually more just unpacking and attaching the handle. Looks awesome, and makes great popcorn. There's only 2 of us,so the size works; however, a larger family might find the amount of corn popped to be a bit lacking.
December 30, 2014