We love this simple popper for how easy it makes enjoying fresh and healthy popcorn. The innovative design requires no oil for cooking, and a unique lid drips melting butter onto your fresh corn as it pops. 2½ qt. Dishwasher safe. Made in China.
Care: Dishwasher safe
Capacity: 2½ qt.
We love this for how easy it makes enjoying fresh and healthy popcorn
Innovative design requires no oil for cooking
Special lid drips melting butter onto the fresh corn as it pops
Made in China
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The popcorn this produces is tough and chewy, so if that is what you like, then buy this device. But if you like light, airy popcorn do this - In a paper bag place 1/4 cup popcorn, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of peanut oil. Cook in microwave for about two minutes. And if you think I'm nuts, I dare you to pop some corn both ways. You'll instantly realize the popcorn from this device, or even cooked in a pot on a stove, is tough and chewy in comparison
My husband loves popcorn and hates microwave popcorn. He also doesn't like the mess of the old stovetop technique. I bought this as a novelty Christmas gift, assuming it would soon go the way of all the other poppers (which turned out to be poopers). Instead, it has turned out to be The One! It's unbelievably easy to clean, pops nearly all of the kernels, and it's not too large to fit into his microwave on post (he's currently on active duty stateside). It's a keeper
I saw this advertised during the Christmas holidays...searched everywhere for it...SOLD OUT! I was determined to find it and did in the Carmel CA store. Took it home, popped some corn and could not have been happier w/it. It's the best popcorn I have ever had. Myself and entire family included are popcorn lovers. I searched and searched and bought 5 for friends and family members. It's easy to clean, fun to use, pops 99% of the kernels and if you like to use butter it melts beautifully right down on the popcorn. If you love popcorn, this is for you
Product works well at popping corn. In spite of other reviews ours came out nice and fluffy--although you do have to experiment with amount to put in and the time. Big Issue: WHILE WASHING I must have torqued the handle and pop, off came the handle leaving a gaping glass hole in the product. At no time did it hit any part of the sink. This is a great idea, but way too fragile
I have had this popper for a few years now. I learned not to put butter on the top while popping but melt it afterwards in a separate ramekin. Most times I only wipe out the popper with a wet cloth. I have had no trouble with the handle. You need to watch the popper and turn off the microwave when popping slows down or you will burn it. This popper is a must if you love popcorn. It is way healthier than those popping bags and much cheaper.
This looked like it would work for me, but like another buyer, I found that the popcorn kernels popped unevenly (new popcorn, too!) and some burned. It made a mess of the microwave. I think a brown paper bag (suggested by Alton Brown) would work better
I tried this popper in two different microwaves, with and without oil, bought new popcorn (two brands) and the popcorn burned or popped half of it and made a mess. I really wanted this to work, but it doesn't. Very disappointed
I bought this to get away from popcorn bags with artificial flavorings and chemicals. The popper works really well, and is very simple to use. Another bonus: you and the kids can watch the popcorn pop in the microwave! My only complaint is that it would be helpful to have a ""fill line"" (the instructions just say ""cover the bottom""--which to me is vague), because if you overfill, it doesn't all pop and the popcorn gets jammed in and is hard to get out. The final product is delicious. I always melt butter in a separate bowl so I just wipe out the popper, instead of trying to degrease it (it is an awkward opening to work with to clean)
The first time we used this popper, there was a nest of burnt popcorn in the middle, probably because we put the butter on the top at the beginning of the process. The next time, we didn't put the butter on until much later in the popping cycle. That was much better. Unfortunately, it is awkward to clean the grease out of it, so I filled it with hot soapy water and let it soak for a while, then I tried to move it in the sink by pulling the glass handle. It immediately broke off! Now there is a jagged hole in the side of the bowl and we can't use it at all, for fear of glass chipping off. Voila! It's broken
I have had this popper for about a year and a half. It does a pretty good job of popping popcorn without chemicals. It does leave some unpopped kernels, but I have never experienced a popper, or bag of popcorn which did not. The person who sold this to me, recommended popping on 80% power, in order to prevent burning. The handle does feel like it might break at any moment, so I have been handling it carefully, and plan to return it, should this occur. It is very easy to clean
I have had this popper for 10 months now, and I use it several times a month. I have used 4 or 5 different kinds of popcorn in it. I can say with confidence that this is a great popcorn popper. You do have to use quality corn (white works best in my microwave) in it, and you do have to determine the right amount of time for your microwave. I have never tried putting butter on the top to melt into the popping corn, so I cannot speak to that. I always have amazing popcorn from this popper, and I highly recommend it. I will even be giving one as a gift later this month. If you are looking for something that is as effective as a hot air popper but takes up less space, you have found it. If you are looking for something that doesn't require the oil that stove top popping does, you have found it. If you are looking for something that doesn't create all the waste of pre-packaged microwave popcorn, or contain all the artificial colors and flavors, you have found it.
The first time I tried this popper, I added the butter in the lid. About half the kernels popped right away, but the others were soaked in the butter and didnt pop until the others were burned. I tried it a second time without the butter, and still some of the kernels burned.
It also requires a microwave with a high opening - won't work with just any microwave.
I asked for this for Christmas 2010 and didn't receive it. Asked for it again in 2011 and Santa came through. We eat a lot of popcorn and we love the product this makes. It takes a little time to get your timing good. I've found that the first batch doesn't cook as thoroughly as the second. Must be because the popper is warm. I add a small amount of butter to the lid. Fantastic popcorn! My only complaint is that the handle is fragile. I have a crack in my popper at the handle. I usually clean it in the dishwasher. That may be the problem. All in all, I LOVE this popcorn popper
Such a great alternative to prepackaged popcorn. I'm in agreement with the other reviews regarding timing. The only thing missing that would have been helpful were directions. Not sure if mine was simply missing them or not, but it was easy enough to figure out