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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Cuisinart > Cuisinart 10-c. Easy Pop Hot Air Popcorn Maker, Red

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 cuisanart popcorn maker
Pros: Works really well and very easy to use. Just pour in kernels and turn it on. No burnt popcorn after about 10 uses.
Cons: Some unpopped hot kernels fly out, but they end up in the bowl anyway.
Other Thoughts: Some popcorn makers out there for a bit cheaper but this does work well
Reviewed By:Matthias,1/8/2015 11:04:48 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Rosewill > Rosewill RHPM-14001 Non-Stick Auto Stirring Rod 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper Maker

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 West Bend "Stir Crazy" rebrand?
Pros: Oil popping without burning; 4-6 minutes per batch; very little oil is required (1-3 tablespoons) compared to other oil popping methods, such as in a stove-top pan with manual shaking; pops virtually every kernel (unless popcorn is in poor condition to start with); relatively easy clean-up; can drip butter or other oil onto corn as it pops and stirs through holes in the top of the dome cover, but melting a sufficient quantity of butter in the dome's dispenser via the steam from the corn popping is not particularly effective, in my experience.
Cons: Use care with the plastic dome cover--it is essential to the works, because it is designed to fit perfectly, and has holes at the top that allow moisture and pressure to escape during the popping process. I once tried a large metal mixing bowl in its place, but it had no holes, so as corn popped, pressure would force the bowl up off the heating surface slightly hot oil would shoot out. Moisture from the exploding corn caused water droplets to form and run down the inside of the bowl onto the popping surface, resulting in the water exploding into bursts of steam as it hit the hot oil, exacerbating the pressurized bowl-lifting and shooting hot oil. Plus, the metal bowl got quite hot.

DO NOT ADD GRANULAR SALT before or during popping--the abrasiveness will quickly destroy the nonstick coating of the metal heating surface.

You must remain nearby to turn it off and flip it over as soon as the popping is complete or the corn will burn.

If you use more oil than recommended, like I do (against their explicit warnings), the design of the metal heating surface's outside edge where the dome cover's lip meets it does not prevent oil and moisture from getting to the metal heating surface's edge and running down into the base of the appliance--a potential fire hazard, eventually, I imagine
Other Thoughts: My extended family has bought Westbend Stir Crazy models of poppers since the 1970's. Patents have since expired, I'm sure. This is essentially the same design, maybe just a rebrand.

The general guide should indicate 1/3 cup of unpopped corn to one tablespoon oil for two quarts of popped corn, 2/3 cup to two tablespoons for four quarts, and one full cup to three tablespoons for six quarts. That guideline works for regular, average varieties of corn, such as generic grocery store brands, the regular JollyTime corn, etc. If using extra-large-yield popping corn, like Orville Redenbacher's, instructions say to cut the above-mentioned unpopped kernel amounts down to 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 cup. I often buy/order the colored gourmet varieties, which have better taste and texture, I think, but usually pop small, so I have to increase the amount of unpopped kernels, significantly.

I like oil-popped popcorn for the taste--think of baked potato chips versus traditional fried potato chips, for example. I used to use the recommended amount of popping oil, and then gradually add melted salted butter to the finished product between liberal shakings in a large grocery-store brown paper bag (doubled, to mitigate oil soaking through to the outside), followed by the same gradual process with salt. The well distributed butter allowed the gradually-added granular salt to stick to the corn fairly evenly. (Popcorn salt, which is powdered rather than granular, adheres to popped popcorn pretty well without the corn having much or even any oil on it, but it can also easily get too concentrated, if not applied very gradually and carefully, ruining mouthfuls of popcorn.) Once I became aware of the health benefits of olive oil, I started popping with it rather than safflower, canola, and corn oils. It definitely smells the house up more than the others, and it may smoke more, but I quickly learned that olive oil provides a nice flavor, itself, and I abandoned adding butter in favor of simply substantially increasing the amount of popping oil I use. I probably use four times what is recommended (they warn not to use more than recommended).

I eventually noticed small amounts of a thick dark-brown oily substance leaking from openings in the underside of the popper. I realized oil and moisture from the popping corn were accumulating inside the housing of the popper, underneath the heating surface where the heating elements are. Over time, it worsens and gets a little messy, so I now thoroughly run hot tap water into the housing surrounding the internals of the unit every 6-12 months, immediately after a use while it is still hot, to rinse the accumulations out, and then I let it dry thoroughly before using it again. Doing so must facilitate corrosion of the internal electrical connections, but I haven't had it cause a failure, yet, and I've gone through three or four Westbend Stir Crazy poppers in 15 or 20 years of doing this process.
Reviewed By:ColonelKorn,1/5/2015 12:34:01 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Rosewill > Rosewill RHPM-14001 Non-Stick Auto Stirring Rod 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper Maker

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 pop--popper
Pros: Cooks hot and fast............do Not need much oil.......
Cons: not auto-matic .....must get off couch
Other Thoughts: ........hmmm.........butter.................
Reviewed By:hyndzee,12/7/2014 9:00:30 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Rosewill > Rosewill RHPM-14001 Non-Stick Auto Stirring Rod 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper Maker

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 So far so good
Pros: Makes good popcorn
Cons: Minor con is that the cord does not unplug from the unit.
Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace one that broke (different brand). The old one had a removable cord and no power switch. This one has a power switch and the power cord does not unplug from the unit. The advantage to a removable cord is that you can put the cord inside the popper for storage.
Reviewed By:Drew,11/16/2014 4:15:35 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Rosewill > Rosewill RHPM-14001 Non-Stick Auto Stirring Rod 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper Maker

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Do the Math?
Pros: You can make medium size servings or large servings; not restricted to a single size batch like you are with an Orville Reddenbacher popper.
Cons: Math used in description seems .... wrong. See Other Thoughts below.
Other Thoughts: In the product description/specifications it says:
"2 quarts/8 cups (Popcorn): 1 tablespoon (Vegetable Oil): 1/2 Cup (Kernels)
4 quarts/16 cups (Popcorn): 2 tablespoon (Vegetable Oil): 2/3 Cup (Kernels)
6 quarts/24 cups (Popcorn): 3 tablespoon (Vegetable Oil): 1 Cup (Kernels)"

How is it that using twice the amount of popcorn kernels can produce three times as much popcorn?
Reviewed By:N/A,11/13/2014 8:59:14 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > PRESTO > Presto Caramel Corn Maker

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Worked fine
Pros: It popped the popcorn well enough but you have to stand over it while it does.
Cons: There is no agitator to keep popcorn from burning. If I had known that I would have bought another brand.
Reviewed By:N/A,11/2/2014 5:34:37 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > Cuisinart > Cuisinart CPM-700BK EasyPop Popcorn maker Black

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Disappointment
Pros: None
Cons: The moving plastic parts broke far too easily.
Nothing seemed to fit together well.
Stirring arm acted more like a plow such that the kernels just built up into a pile and slid around never getting popped.
Other Thoughts: I had a heck of a time getting the correct mix of oil and kernels. When I finally got that right I found that the popping knocked the cooking plate off the heating element. While trying to figure out if I was locking correctly I managed to break the plastic locking tabs right off making the entire unit garbage and it is now sitting in the recycle bin.

I've been using kitchen appliances for a very long time so it's not like I'm unfamiliar with how these things work but this one was trouble from the start. Save your money and use the tried and true 'saucepan on the stovetop' method of popping corn.
Reviewed By:MDW,10/5/2014 8:39:37 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > PRESTO > PRESTO 04820 White PopLite hot air corn popper

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Good value
Pros: 20$ish machine that does the job
pop almost every single kernel (always only 3-4 left)
easy to clean
Cons: - No on/off switch (-1 egg)
- 3-4 kernels might come out before its time before it blows wind just a little too strong (or my kernels too light?) bah...
Reviewed By:N/A,9/19/2014 8:58:48 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > PRESTO > PRESTO 04820 White PopLite hot air corn popper

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Good Popper
Pros: I've had this popper for about a month and have used it several times. I use mushroom popcorn kernels which tend to be larger than the typical variety, so I only need to run the machine once to get approximately 2 servings. This popper has a high yield, leaving only 4 or 5 kernels unpopped or semi-popped. The 2.5-minute popping time is accurate and there is never burnt popcorn as long as you don't overfill the chamber. This is my first air popper, so I can't compare it to others, but I am completely satisfied with it so far.
Cons: None so far...
Other Thoughts: I wish it had an on / off switch or button, but that in no way detracts from the efficacy of the machine.
Reviewed By:J. Symister,8/6/2014 12:40:20 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Popcorn Poppers > PRESTO > PRESTO 04820 White PopLite hot air corn popper

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 PopLite is pop right!
Pros: This air popcorn popper got great reviews online and doesn't dissapoint. I've ordered more for my family and friends. Prompt and effecient delivery from Newegg.ca will make me come back again and again.
Cons: Nil
Other Thoughts: Get popping!
Reviewed By:rubyred,7/9/2014 6:39:03 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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