I took quite some time to research and compare popcorn machines. After finding the specs regarding this machine and others off of the manufacturers website and reading reviews on several sites I decided on this machine. Overstock's pricing was competitive and from past experience I knew shipping would be fast, so ordering this item from Overstock was an easy decision. My excuse for buying this was for a graduation party, although I had been wanting one for quite some time. We had a food truck for the graduation party that served from 4 to 8. I knew we would have many people stay past 8 and wanted to have something quick and easy out for people to snack on. We were serving alcohol too, so I definitely like to keep a snack available. We have a pool in the backyard, so very often neighbor kids are at our house and then their parents might stop over too. Most of the time someone gets hungry and I like having the popcorn easily available to tide them over until their parents can take care of their food needs (and also the adults who are hungry) instead of having to come up with a meal or order pizza for everyone. This is in our garage for the summer, but I think come winter we will keep it downstairs in our family room where we watch movies. The machine is very easy to use and looks great! At this point we use Great Northern Coconut Popping Oil (the kind with beta-carotine for the orange color) (1 heaping tablespoon) - preheat the oil, Orville Redenbacher white kernel popcorn, (1 cup) and 1 teaspoon Flavacol for delicious, not greasy popcorn. Find a careful way to store the oil- that can stain. I also like to use red solo cups for the popcorn to prevent spilling, although the bags are very convenient and this comes with a pack of them - they are a little big though and I find a lot of popcorn waste when the kids fill the bags. This was a purchase that my husband was not exactly thrilled about, but he is probably its biggest fan now.
Bought this for our man/movie room, and couldn't be happier! We use it a lot! Not messy .. Easy clean up when needed..and fabulous tasting popcorn! My husband loves it! And the kiddos too when all are over at our house to hang out!!! Very happy with this purchase!
its a great machine, we love that it has the heating element in the bottom to help keep the popcorn warm. the one major thing that sucks is that the doors don't line up. yes they close but there is about 1/4-1/2in different in height. this has to do with where the brackets were placed on the machine, not the actual doors. i also didn't get the "stirrer and pot heater', not really sure they are suppose to be anyways. other then that, we can't wait to have movie night at our house.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
It looks sensational! The black and silver is a perfect guy gift that loves popcorn! It hasn't been used yet, so that will be the real test to the product and if the popper will taste like movie popcorn. However, it's a terrific "furniture" piece and great conversation starter. Now....let's hope it tastes as good!!! I rate this product excellent for ease of putting together and how it looks.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect
It is a great machine. The directions are easy to follow, which made the install very easy, and stress-free. My only drawback was that some of pieces were already scratched up. So the item doesn't brand new. But otherwise, it is a nice piece can be used as a countertop or with the cart. All in all a good buy.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color and image is true to the website
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is a very good quality machine
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The product's description was accurate
i love that it's not red and it is fairly easy to clean. it was a gift for my husband and he loved it. this had good reviews for good reason
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? veru accurate