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Great price, next best is £24.99 and it's £34.99 at amazon !!. Reserve and Pick up instore only.

Create the cinema experience at home with this Russell Hobbs popcorn maker with non stick cooking surface
Other features
Non-stick cooking surface
Efficient two directional mixing stir
Heat and mix settings to avoid popcorn overcooking
Large capacity
Lid becomes serving bowl

To clarify: this does NOT require any oil, the corn is dry mixed around the heated non-stick surface until it pops :)
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#1
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/357308.jpg
#2
Why wouldn't somebody just use a pan and bit of oil?

Seems a good deal though if you want one of these. Heat added for good price
#3
I just use an old pressure cooker because it has a tight fitting lid with a hole in it to let the steam out. Much cheaper than using a popcorn maker, and just as effective. But good price if you really want one.
#4
[COLOR="Orange"]Why wouldn't somebody just use the microwave oven??What's wrong with that? Hoted vot ![/COLOR]
#5
I presume this is for use with fat, so it is exactly NO more use than a pan :-(

Surely the whole point of having a specific popcorn maker is so you can make fat-free popcorn, by popping it in hot air. (of course they are usually stupid toy-like things made up to look like a Duck or whatever!) otherwise a pan is more than adequate and won't take up a load extra space.
#6
nihcaj
I presume this is for use with fat, so it is exactly NO more use than a pan :-(

Surely the whole point of having a specific popcorn maker is so you can make fat-free popcorn, by popping it in hot air. (of course they are usually stupid toy-like things made up to look like a Duck or whatever!) otherwise a pan is more than adequate and won't take up a load extra space.


i agree, but Heat added for the price.
#7
It may work just the same as a pan or microwave - but your kids can watch it safely - and it costs very little.

HOT
#8
chillking
Why wouldn't somebody just use the microwave oven??What's wrong with that? Hoted vot !

What's NOT wrong with it. why have manky microwaved food when a normal pan and one teaspoon of oil will give you perfect popcorn in less than 90seconds.
#9
thanks, ive just reserved mine. i think theyre fun for the kids and at that price who can knock it!
#10
michelle2207;2662658
thanks, ive just reserved mine. i think theyre fun for the kids and at that price who can knock it!


How is boiling hot oil ever going to be safe enough to be fun for the kids, all it is is an electric heater instead of gas/electric cooker, it is still boiling hot fat!
#11
Microwave popcorn is the best
#12
michelle2207
thanks, ive just reserved mine. i think theyre fun for the kids and at that price who can knock it!


Quite a few people, it would seem. General consesus seems to be that this is a complete waste of money at any price, given that a pan & a bit of oil does exactly the same thing!

What next? A standalone "bean machine", that costs extra, takes up more space in your kitchen and just cooks baked beans? Sounds ridiculous but it's just as ridiculous as a popcorn maker.

Having said all of that, this is a hot deal for extremely lazy fat chavs. :p
#13
nihcaj
How is boiling hot oil ever going to be safe enough to be fun for the kids, all it is is an electric heater instead of gas/electric cooker, it is still boiling hot fat!


It's fun for the kids if they are simply watching you make the popcorn - I've done it loads of times! (with just a pan, mind :roll:)
#14
horsepills;2662777

What next? A standalone "bean machine", that costs extra, takes up more space in your kitchen and just cooks baked beans? Sounds ridiculous but it's just as ridiculous as a popcorn maker.



Aww... you think so? Bang goes my appearance on "Dragon's Den" then with my electric bean heater :-(
#15
empyphil
Microwave popcorn is the best


I agree, but I can't seem to find the Popz sweet variety anyymore. Tesco still have the butter and salted, but not had the sweet for weeks. Anyone know if its still available anywhere?
#16
Can't get one in my local store, and none anywhere near me in essex :/ Really good price though!
#17
nihcaj
How is boiling hot oil ever going to be safe enough to be fun for the kids, all it is is an electric heater instead of gas/electric cooker, it is still boiling hot fat!


up on the kitchen counter away from the children and at a safe distance for them to watch whats happening! (without an open pan with hot oil in it! i know what i'd rather use)
#18
michelle2207
up on the kitchen counter away from the children and at a safe distance for them to watch whats happening! (without an open pan with hot oil in it! i know what i'd rather use)


erm....you don't have an "open pan".....otherwise the popcorn would go everywhere! :oops:
#19
michelle2207
up on the kitchen counter away from the children and at a safe distance for them to watch whats happening! (without an open pan with hot oil in it! i know what i'd rather use)


nihcaj
How is boiling hot oil ever going to be safe enough to be fun for the kids, all it is is an electric heater instead of gas/electric cooker, it is still boiling hot fat!


Chill out everyone.... Just vote hot or cold based on the price compared to RRP and the next best price available... it's quite easy :thumbsup:
#20
It doesn't need oil either :)

Shaz
#21
fizl;2663631
It doesn't need oil either :)

Shaz


Well in which case neither does the pan, but not sure how effective that would be either. It's hard enough to get MOST of the corn to pop in oil.
Even the microwave versions have fat in the bags, and from personal experience can still burn!
#22
Sandsman;2663209
Chill out everyone.... Just vote hot or cold based on the price compared to RRP and the next best price available... it's quite easy :thumbsup:


Since when does that have ANY relevance whatsoever to whether an items is a bargain or a good buy?

Look at these Bid-up tv channels & the like... the RRP and the Suggested Price thing was so ridiculous they had to be prohibited from using it, and you end up with all these comical "start price" "high price" and "best price" tags for an item worth 50 quid being priced up at £3,000!

If I had a Pound for every item I had bought which was sold as the best thing ever or the latest innovation that turned out to be worthless unworkable junk at an inflated price, I wouldn't need to spend time on a bargain-based web site now. The benefit here is, people find what they perceive as bargains, and you get to check with others whether there is something cheaper better, or does the job better BEFORE laying out your money.
#23
nihcaj
I wouldn't need to spend time on a bargain-based web site now.


I certainly don't come onto HUKD because I have to, it's a matter of choice, I choose to come on here because I want to:thumbsup:
#24
michelle2207
up on the kitchen counter away from the children and at a safe distance for them to watch whats happening! (without an open pan with hot oil in it! i know what i'd rather use)

How exactly would a pan without a lidy manage to make popcorn - it would never get hot enough.

nihcaj
How is boiling hot oil ever going to be safe enough to be fun for the kids

Boiling oil makes it seem like deep frying. a single teaspon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan is enough for 300g of corn kernels. Oil and a kernel or two in the pan, lid (heavy glass preferably) and stick it on high heat. When the kernels have both popped put in the rest of your kernels and stick the lid back on. wait 30secs and give it a shake. wait 15secs more and every kernel in the pan should have popped.

No trouble getting any to pop and virtually no danger (certainly not from the oil).
#25
robtallica;2664071
I certainly don't come onto HUKD because I have to, it's a matter of choice, I choose to come on here because I want to:thumbsup:


Semantics!

If I want the poorest value, I go to the nearest most convenient outlet, and buy it - 99% of the time I would be worse off.

If I want the best deal around, without having to spend a lot of time and effort researching everything myself, I HAVE to use this site. If I wanted to buy the most I can with the money I have available, then I HAVE to come to this and other appropriate sites.

I would MUCH prefer not to have to, it would mean I had a LOT more money, and would have far better things to do with my time as a result.
#26
Deleted User Name 3;2664141

No trouble getting any to pop and virtually no danger (certainly not from the oil).


Just UNTRUE

As a Health & Safety professional, believe me, HALF that quantity of oil can blind or scald - I have personally investigated an accident when a single splash resulted in loss of sight in an eye!
#27
nihcaj
I presume this is for use with fat, so it is exactly NO more use than a pan :-(

Surely the whole point of having a specific popcorn maker is so you can make fat-free popcorn, by popping it in hot air. (of course they are usually stupid toy-like things made up to look like a Duck or whatever!) otherwise a pan is more than adequate and won't take up a load extra space.


It clearly states in the post that it DOES NOT require any oil!!!
#28
nihcaj
As a Health & Safety professional, believe me, HALF that quantity of oil can blind or scald

Anyone cooking an average meal involving oil and no lid is likely to be splashed with more oil than that with little ill effect (a mild sting for an hour at the most). Making popcorn involves "risk" for the 2 seconds the lid is open - if people are so paranoid about their children they can put them in another room for that very short time

- I have personally investigated an accident when a single splash resulted in loss of sight in an eye!

I'm sure you have - I've seen people cut their fingers off with quite blunt knives, but as a non-professional person without the IQ of a bag of old newspapers I've never been blinded by minute amounts of oil (and still have all my fingers ;p ).

There will always be people who shouldn't really be allowed to do anything, but for the rest of the population I think the risk is so small that I repeat that there is "virtually no danger (certainly not from the oil).".

So how is it "Just UNTRUE" that there is little danger? are you seriously trying to claim making popcorn is a very dangerous pastime? lol!
#29
How do you make sweet popcorn? I could never find a proper guide for that. :/
#30
these machines are good for roasting your own coffee beans if youre into that kind of thing
#31
I have one of these and I can confirm that you do NOT need any sort of oil or fat to use it. It is one of the better designed popcorn makers because all you do is put a level spoon (it provides one of the correct size) of corn kernels into the machine and turn it on, less than 5 minutes later you have freshly popped corn. It is much better than a pan because you don't need any fat, it makes just the correct amount to fill the dome, it doesn't burn the corn and it seems to pop over 99% of the kernels (it pops all of it when I normally use it). It also has a mixing mode which just stirs the corn without heat so you can pour in flavours through the top. The dome also acts as a bowl to eat from which is handy. This is a great deal.
#32
Nearly bought one of these from Amazon as my duck shaped one broken, glad I didn't now a bargain price, thanks OP
#33
Whats wrong using a microwave?
banned#34
microwave or a pan you dont need oil and it takes no more than 3 minutes depending on the amount.
#35
All I care about is getting this popcorn maker tomorrow.

Thanks OP for the info!
#36
Cracking price! This is what a HUKD deal should be. A product at a real reduction. If someone is in the market for one of these then it is a great price.
#37
Went to Aylesbury to get one as website shows none anywhere about. Trawled the shelves before asking where the popcorn makers were. Got told that they are an xmas line and wouldn't be any in till around then. That would explain the cheap price and the fact none are reservable on the website. Also, I can't see anyone on here (including the OP) having managed to obtain one.
#38
Errrrm how do you make popcorn in a pan :oops:

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