Bought this product and felt the need to share my experience. I bought this for our office. thought it would be a nice treat for my team. Instead it just turned out to be a good laugh for all of the engineers. No matter what I do for oil or corn it pops just about to the point where it starts to open the lid then just stops popping. In fact the rest of the kernels just keep going around until they roast like coffee beans. Never seen any thing like this. Even if it popped well the 4 oz capacity is small for any more then one or two people. Overall I would not wish this thing on any one. Don't do It...
I have used this several times already. In fact, I have taken it to my in laws house for a family get together and everyone enjoys it. I was concerned about moving it too much, but I had no issues. The first batch of popcorn was a little soggy, but after that, it has been great. I do not have many unpopped kernals and the smell in the house makes movie night even better.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I found the quality to be very good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accruate
i am very disappointed in the popcorn maker. i expected to be able to grab a handfull of hot BUTTERED popcorn. no provision made for buttering popcorn as or after it is popped. price was high as i found out later i could have purchased same itenm for half the price. first time i have ever had a negative purchase from overstock.com
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? ok
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality appears to be fine
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? didntt mention no provision made for buttering popcorn
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my Husband for our family movie nights. It works perfect! Perfect size! The Popcorn maker does not burn the popcorn -- and if the user is as good as my husband -- the popcorn taste just like the movie theaters. Our family loves it and our kids request it when friends come over!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great Quality!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate!
I was drawn in by the retro style of this popper but ended up dismayed with the function. The kettle is too small and shallow which allowed more than half the kernals to pop out uncooked. Without a pull out bottom tray, cleanup was an inconvenient task. We only used this product a few times and decided it was too costly a waste of popcorn.
A novelty that looks terrific and gets attention, but it pops very small batches (half what a microwave bag gives you) and is difficult to clean. It is more about the fun than the food. The popcorn that does come out is delicious, you just have to work a lot to get it.
If you want an affordable movie theatre style popcorn maker, this is the one to get. It is a good machine, and makes great popcorn. The only downfall is that it only makes a small amount of popcorn and you have to refill it 1-2 times to get more than one serving (not hard to do at all).I recommend using a cocunut/butter oil to cook the popcorn and perfect the theatre taste.
It seems easy to use but we have only used it once since we just got it for Christmas. We dumped it to early and half of the kernels didn't pop. This was my husband's error and once we get the timing right it should be fine. The popcorn that we did eat was delicious.
Great looking product and tasty popcorn. It is a bit difficult to clean and keep looking nice and shine. Should include a popcorn scoop. Also the description suggests that you can add sugar and make sweetened kettle corn, but gives no directions how and i am hesitant to just add sugar and start popping. Otherwise a fun and tasty product.
I purchased this for my fiance for Christmas--I have a similar one at my business that he loves. For the price of this popcorn machine, it is well worth the money. I bought a similiar (a little large model) for my business for more than 2 1/2 times the cost and this one actually feels sturdier. We have made popcorn in it about 3 times since Christmas and so far its great. The only problem I can say is its a little difficult to clean real well--I actually ended up using the vacume cleaner to get all the kernals out in the bottom but overall it is really great.
Bought this popper as a Christmas present. When opened, we discovered that the right wall was missing the hole that the crank attaches through -- will not work like this. Haven't done the return/replacement process yet, and while the manufacturing error was not Overstock's fault, this was a real bummer on Christmas day. Gave middle rating (3 stars) on durability 'cuz I had to put something but have no way of telling yet.