I had been looking for a replacement for my aluminum stovetop popcorn popper, which was similar in design, but was a real pain to clean. Every time I used the aluminum popper, a sticky, oily film took major elbow grease to clean, and we could not just wipe it clean either.
In contrast, this stainless popper is just about perfect: it makes great popcorn, is easy to clean, and I feel that it will last for years. The gears on the top look and feel sturdy, the clips on the sides fit correctly, and the price was the best I could find anywhere for this type of popper. I only wonder why I did not get this sooner!
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I am a popcorn lover from way back. When I saw this one and read the the description, I knew I had to purchase it! When I received it, was impressed. It has good weight and it looks great! Only another popcorn lover can possibly appreciate this product as I do. My old cornpopper looked exactly the same, but the quality was not good. I threw it away immediately! Luv my new one!
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Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is excellent.
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My family loves popcorn on the stove! It's the best! We had the cheap Whirley Pop first, and it lasted about a year! This one is much more durable and heavier. Love the popcorn it makes. We simple add the oil and salt with the popcorn kernals, and the salt cooks into the popcorn, so there is no need to add anything else with it after it's popped. Even our kids' friends ask for it now for movie nights because it's so good!
You need muscles of steel to get the lid on and off. OS even sent me another lid but it was the same - almost impossible to get on or off. I returned the item. I believe there is a flaw in the design of the lid. It's too tight to the pot. The quality of the pot was very good though and a bargain at the price if you have those 'muscles of steel.'!
Does the paddle touch the bottom of the pan? the cheaper aluminum poppers have one little wire that is supposed to stir the popcorn, but it doesn't do much, most of the time not even touching the corn. So is the stirring "paddle" more than a piece of wire that dangles near the bottom of the pot? Why can't you show a picture of this "paddle" part?lookinforquality2 on Jan 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
that is a good question, why don't they show a picture of the inside of the popper to see the paddle. This does not a wire, it has a paddle, but I can not answer your question, because my popper is defective and being returned for a replacement. The gears didn't connect together all the way, so it didn't stir much...was very frustrated. I only used it one time! now waiting for the replacement-hope it is better!redheadcindy on Jan 21, 2014
Hello lookinforquality2, we can confirm there is a paddle inside, however we do not currently have an image of the paddle. If and when the image becomes available we will add it. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 22, 2014
It does have a paddle that does not quite touch the bottom of the pan, but is close enough to stir the popcorn. There is just enough space between the paddle and the bottom so the paddle does not scratch the bottom as it rotates. I agree that an image would be great.jlmva on Jan 30, 2014
It has a blade-style stirrer, about 1/2-inch wide. There is a small gap, perhaps 1/16- to 1/8-inch, between the stirrer and the bottom. It is large enough that small kernels sometimes get caught, but is no problem as they work or pop loose. It does a thorough job in stirring. I have had around 5 of this type popper and this is, by far, the best one.ed1969 on Feb 7, 2014
I have had this for over a year and it has held up really well. The paddle reaches the bottom- but doesn't scrape the metal.mgrichmond on Feb 18, 2014
It has a strip of stainless steel that has a bend in it on each side that goes across the pan,it is attached to a 'pole' that is turned by the gear that you see on the top, and does not quite touch the bottom of the pan. It works well.eviej4jc on Mar 6, 2014
Hello rileydog0424, yes the Stainless Steel 6.5-qt Stovetop Popcorn Popper can be used on an electric stove. Hope this information was helpful. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2013
Thank you for inquiring about the Stainless Steel 6.5-qt Stovetop Popcorn Popper. It will take of those sizes, it depends on how much you want to pop. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 11, 2013
The instructions say add 1/2 cup of popcornkblane on Dec 27, 2013
I tried the 8 oz pkg and it was too much. The popcorn got stuck before I could pour it out of the pot. I would recommend the 4 oz. not sure about the 6 oz.cms0709 on Feb 18, 2014
I have used 1/2 cup, and it fills the popper up.eviej4jc on Mar 6, 2014
Please confirm if this is made in Cina (2012 comment) or USA (2013 comment) and the manufacturer. Thank you.connieb1 on Aug 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello connieb1, Our information indicates this item is made in China. We are unable to disclose the manufacturer of some of our products; however, Overstock.com stands behind every product we sell. When necessary we can contact suppliers if a product issue arises. Thank you for your interest.
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 7, 2013
Thank you for shopping with us consumer47. Wood will not work well in a dishwasher. The manufacturer says:"Easy Clean Up: Just wipe with a paper towel and store for later use." I hope that helps. Have a great day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 13, 2013
I would not do it; the wood handles likely would not stand up to a dishwasher.ed1969 on Jul 1, 2013
Should be, but why? It's cleans up in the sink in about 30 seconds/waberjockey on Jul 19, 2013
no, just hand wash and air dry.rutan60 on Mar 3, 2014
Is the bottom of the unit magnetic so it works on an induction cook top?meemaof3 on Apr 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello meemaof3! Based on what other customers have said, who have purchased and used this product, this can be used an induction top. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 23, 2013
Yes. This is indeed magnetic Stainless Steel.waberjockey on Jul 19, 2013
Unfortunately, at present, this item is presently out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 23, 2012
The whole unit is stainless steel including the paddle, excluding the brass drive gear and wood handle.waberjockey on Jul 19, 2013
Does this product have 'made in china' stamped into the metal or only on the box it is sold in?tessa43 on Nov 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There is no "Made in China" stamped on the metal. Only on the color box.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 26, 2012
This had made made in the USA on the box and there is no country of origin stamped on the popper.waberjockey on Jul 19, 2013
What does the paddle that stirs the corn look like? Is it just a shaped metal rod or a paddle?missy808 on Oct 13, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It's a double stainless steel flat blade paddle on a swivel.Each of the 2 paddles are about 3/8" high and fairly thick. It does a fine job of keeping the kernels active and no burning.waberjockey on Jul 19, 2013
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