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1200 watts.

Popcorn ready in 3 minutes.

One touch operation.

Cool touch body.

Measuring cup.

Easy clean.

Non slip feet.
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#1
Nice find - our last one just gave up the ghost. It did get a lot of use though.
#2
where can you buy the corn for these home popcorn makers?
#3
Asda and most big tescos, about 99p a kilo and that will make bin bags full of popcorn. :thumbsup:
#4
I used to get the popping corn from Tesco however they stopped doing it where i lived. I am pretty sure most Sainsburys sell it.
#5
We get our popping corn in Holland & Barrett, which is pretty cheap, I think the last small bag we got was 50p and that'll make LOADS of popcorn and keep us going for ages. We've also got this same model popcorn maker and it works really well (although I've not got experience with any others to compare it to)
#6
excellent popcorn quality from this machine the kids love it and its healthy too
#7
Nice deal, reserved.
#8
How would u go about getting flavour for it? just sprinkle it in, in the maker? How about suace? any good sauces for this, toffee ideally
#9
Is this only for savoury (salted) popcorn?
#10
Ordered,thanks for the post...Does anyone know how you flavour the popcorn
#11
I saw a US website selling packets of sprinkly flavours for popcorn, but have yet to find any in the UK... - I live in hope, however
#12
Just reserved for collection, great find, my kids will love this
#13
I've always been reluctant to buy a popcorn maker - we had one years ago in the shape of a duck, and it was useless! ;-)
#14
Nice find - just ordered!
Thanks
#15
beadysamuk;1863681
I've always been reluctant to buy a popcorn maker - we had one years ago in the shape of a duck, and it was useless! ;-)

They are pretty hit and miss, my parents had one that worked great. Its same brand replacement after it broke didn't have the power to push the popcorn out and just burnt it all.
Anyone out there like to give feedback on this one?
banned#16
i ahve one of these, in white, must say its a fair few year old and still going strong, never had a probelm with it not chucking the popcorn at me, it is rather fierce - lol
#17
I spent many months trying to perfect cinema-style salted popcorn at home and here is what you need...

Stove-top aluminium pan with hand crank - can get these on ebay
Corn kernals - there is a suprisingly large variety which make a difference to the flavour
Coconut oil - doesn't actually taste of coconut but is able to get very hot without burning
Most importantly - flavacol. It's the weird yellow-ish buttery salt stuff which cinemas use. It is apparantly made with salt 'flakes' which sit flat on the popped corn rather than falling off like normal granular salt does.

Unfortunately it can be very hard to find in the UK but there are sites in the US which will sell the whole lot if your willing to pay the delivery costs. Its definately worth the effort.

Edit: Looks like http://www.maccorns.co.uk/ sell flavacol but their site is a bit rubbish. I have bought from them before though.
#18
Does anybody know if these are any good for roasting coffee beans?
#19
I was just about to say that popcorn makers make good coffee bean roasters, if you get green beans that is. I shouldn't see why not, looks like it would do the business.
#20
Anyone knows if these can make flavoured popcorns? I mean, if we can drop some oil & salt with the corns to make it salted.
#21
I bought one of these a few weeks back and have only used it once so far. Imagine hot air being blowing into a drum and you have fair good idea of how it works. I tried it with a small amount of popcorn and when it starting popping I thought wonderful, then looked in the bowl and half the kernals had blown out during the popping process. So had to put the kernals back in...thats the only drawback with this type of machine. Oh and I wouldn't recommend throwing anything else in the popcorn maker as it'll probably get into the vents that blow the hot air around and possibly cause damage to the machine.

Otherwise, pretty good I would say with less mess and little/no cleaning between uses.

Good for the price.
banned#22
but it only takes 3 minutes to make popcorn in the microwave.

just put them in a microwavable dish - high heat and cook ... i dont see the point of the gadget myself..
#23
Got one of these yesterday.
Nice find:thumbsup:
#24
wally07
but it only takes 3 minutes to make popcorn in the microwave.

just put them in a microwavable dish - high heat and cook ... i dont see the point of the gadget myself..


I tried the microwave before buying the popcorn maker...perhaps I didn't do it right, but the outcome was the popcorn tasted burnt even though it looked ok. I think it had something to do with the kernals popping at different intervals and by the time most had popped, the ones that popped first ended up overcooked. Never tried it again, but have bought the microwave popcorn those always tasted right :)
#25
The great thing about air poppers is that you get to control the flavours as well as how much butter/salt go on the popcorn without having to buy all sorts of different kinds of microwave popcorns. You want caramel popcorn tonight? Ok, just make/use caramel sauce on it. A bit more butter? Easy. Melt more butter. Also, I find that popcorn popped in an air popper is much cheaper than microwave popcorn.

Sadly, not all air poppers are really all that good at getting all of the kernels popped, but you get that with microwave popcorn too. When I was living in the states we had a fantastic popper that would only leave about a dozen unpopped kernels from a 1/2 cup batch. However, the one that we currently have doesn't do anywhere near as good and I recon we probably get about 3-4 dozen unpopped.

All in all, if you like popcorn, this is a great deal as long as the popper is at all very good. I don't have experience with this particular one, but it's a great price and I love hot air poppers. If I didn't have one, I'd have ordered one for sure.

And about adding oils/flavours, you have to do that after the popcorn has popped. You just get the sauce/powder and add it to the popped corn while it's in the bowl. If you add it to the unpopped kernels in one of these you'll ruin your popper.
#26
OOOoh. Don't want to ruin my popper now, do I? :)

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