Makes great popcorn that everyone enjoys. However, the door will not stay closed and it isn't very easy to clean.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as shown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. overall quality is good however the mechanism that opens and closes the door does not function properly.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Although it quickly makes tasty popcorn, this machine is TOO SMALL. It's a pain to get the popcorn out without burning yourself - we've resorted using a vinyl pasta tool - the kind that is like a spoon/fork to drag it out. Cleaning is a pain. The plexiglass gets greasy from the oil that splatters all over and I haven't found anything that cleans it well. And, you can't fit your hand inside without disassembling the kettle! Lastly, there is no way to separate the unpopped kernels from the popped. The large machines have the holes in the bottom with a pull out pan. I wish I would have spent the extra money and bought a full size machine!
I've had mine for a year now. After about 3 uses, one of the wheels broke off, so now I have to prop it up on a box of something handy. While the popcorn cooks, I have to tilt the kettle a few times, or else when its popping, it jams. If I'm not there and tilting the kettle every few moments, the jam happens suddenly and then I have to take a knife out and hack away at the mass of now burning popcorn. I still have it and use it, I just can't leave it unattended at all and have to have it sit on something.
I love this popper, it makes our friday night movie nights a joy. I wish it was a little bigger to pop more corn at once but the flavor is great and well worth it.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? great quality
I am disappointed with the size of the kettle. The specs in the ad says it pops one gallon of popcorn, per batch. In fact, the info on the box says it only does up to 8 cups (1/2 gallon). The reason I ordered this one was BECAUSE of the increased size per batch.
This machine makes great tasting popcorn. Does not pop as much as they say it does, but enough for 2 at a time. Be carefull removing popcorn. the space is tight. After I used mine, I bought 3 more for xmas gifts. They were all excited and love the product.
Nice popcorn maker and a real conversation piece but does not live up to the expectation of popping up to one gallon of popcorn in one shot. Some of the kernels also spill out while popping and spinning at the same time. However, it is good enough as it does make pretty good popcorn as long as you get your salt and butter measurements right. Family enjoys it and that's good enough for me...
I purchased this for my mother and she loves it. Its cute and it is a great conversational piece. The only thing I will advised it to purchase 4 oz popcorn kits only because any thing bigger will not pop, and please keep the door closed while popping because it has a tendency to send the unpopped kernels all over the place.
This machine turns out to be a a 2oz model. That means that it makes roughly enough for two average adults per batch - 1oz = 1 serving. When making popcorn for a larger group all you have to do is add more kernels and oil once the first batch is done popping. I usually make 3 batches at a time which takes about 8-10 minutes - 3 minutes warm up, + 2min per batch. Overall, I have not had any problems. For the price, you cant beat this product. Easy to use. Easy to clean. And, everybody loves to watch the popcorn pop! PS. The shipping was very fast to Northern Ontario and there were no duties to pay for Canadian customs.
To be honest, the popcorn popper has not been used yet. It is on my son's wedding gift registry and I am surprising him with it on his birthday. Popcorn on Saturday night is a three generation tradition in our family. My son has fond memories of his Mimi making it on weekend visits. It was a tradition at home while he was growing up. It is the main attraction for all of us at the movies! I am excited to give it to him and hope that he is happy with it. My rating for the product is still to be decided, but it looks great!