The machine turned out to be better then expected. It is extremely easy to use and pops some really good popcorn. I use it at my Ballroom Dance Studio and the students LOVE it. Makes the entire studio smell great. It was easy to put together - only have to put the popcorn popping machine on. I only had one small problem, the light bulb to keep the popcorn warm was not working. It had been damaged in shipping, so I had to run out and buy a new lightbulb, other then that- everything is great and I LOVE my popcorn machine. Tom E.