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Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper – I use this every week to roast Green Coffee Beans.

Stinks on first use, but gets much better. . Works as advertised, and pops almost every kernel without burning any of the popcorn. The key is to use it exactly as instructed, and only load a *level* 1/2 cop of kernels using only the measuring cup provided. It is very unforgiving about the amount you put in. If you go even slightly over, you will run into the problem some have reported, where the whole thing logjams. So, just use either a level 1/2 cup (and if you’re still having problems, try just a little bit less). Oh yah, another tip is to get your melted butter/oil and seasonings ready beforehand, put it on quick, and eat the popcorn right away – while still warm. I noticed that it starts to taste a bit stale very quickly, but is delicious while still warm. – – -i docked it one star because this thing reeks out of the box, and especially on first use.

Wow works great and fast but follow the instructions exactly. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and have been enjoying a great big bowl of healthy popcorn each night. So happy to get away from the greasy expensive microwave popcorn. For those reviewers who had trouble, make sure you are following the directions exactly. Otherwise you will wind up with a lot of unpopped kernels or overcooked kernels. The key is that you must be accurate and fill the measuring cup up with popcorn evenly right to the top, every time. Too little and there won’t be enough weight to hold the kernels in place to give them enough time to pop and you’ll wind up with tons of unpopped kernels. Too many and the kernels will overcook. So put popcorn in the cup that is provided with the popper for that purpose and level it off evenly every time. Very simple but if i had not read the instructions carefully i would have thought i could put whatever amount i wanted in the cup depending on how much popcorn i wanted to make.

If you love dud kernels and a long, meaningful air popping experience, do not buy this popper. . My wife and i love air popped popcorn. Her favorite part is the duds at the bottom of the bowl, and i always enjoy the slow routine of the air popping experience. Three scoops of kernels, plenty of time to measure and microwave the butter while i wait for the bowl to fill. In the meantime, sit and ponder the meaning of life as the popcorn slowly spills out of the popper. She saw this popper and thought it was cuter than our current boxy purple one, so i figured, ‘why not?’. So to the christmas list it went. I was intrigued by the difference in design to our old popper, and after opening it christmas morning, she of course wanted some fluffy, buttery wonder. Tossing the directions, i dump in three scoops of kernels, and smile, as now it’s time to get out the butter and contemplate. As i begin the timer, i notice it’s been a few seconds longer than usual with no popping. ‘interesting,’ i think to myself, ‘this new popper allows me more time to think while i wait. All the popping begins at once. ‘oh, okay i suppose it must be a bit faster overall. Oh well, that’s okay i suppose,’ as the popcorn begins gushing from the spout. It fills the bowl to the line of the previous purple popper in just moments, but it doesn’t stop.I don’t understand what’s happening, i used the same amount of kernels as always.

  • Goes from terrible to tolerable with a simple modification
  • If you love dud kernels and a long, meaningful air popping experience, do not buy this popper.
  • Great Popcorn Popper

Does a good – and very fast -. Does a good – and very fast – job of popping popcorn, without using any oil. My only caveat is that, while it’s running, it slowly turns itself counterclockwise, which means it needs to be watched and held in place, or it will start missing the bowl. This is normal physics – when you have something spinning around really fast, it will tend to torque itself – that’s why helicopters have those tail rotors. But if the manufacturer had put the air intake on the back instead of the bottom, and a nonskid base on the entire bottom of the appliance, it would probably not exhibit this behavior. But the price is low, and the results are good, so, yeah.

Should bought before too good. . This is a nice and clean popper, works well take us about 3 minutes to pop the maximum recipe. The only down is there is no oil so the salt does not stick, we are using liquid salt and works great. 🙂 i am adding this because of the complaints of some users:1- about the popcorns wasted yes it waste if you use a low-quality popcorn, with the recipe cup i found waste three or four only. 2- throwing some unpopped popcorns, yes if you use less than the recipe cup it will, it is physics the hot air flows and will throw the popcorns unless it has a minimum quantity. 3- yes it is hot so be careful​, remember when you made popcorns in a pan?. So did you put your hand on it?. 4- on/off button really needed. 5- dual voltage really needed.

Features of Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper

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  • Pops faster than a microwave- up to 18 cups of gourmet corn in less than 2 1/2 minutes
  • In test after test, the Presto PopLite hot air popper out popped other leading brands, popping up to 30-percent faster with virtually no unpopped kernals
  • Uses regular or gourmet popcorn for a savings of up to 70-percent over microwave bags
  • Pops without oil for up to 42-percent fewer calories than microwave bag popcron, no artificial flavors, saturated fats, preservatives, or added salt
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Works great, but no on off switch. . It’s very simple to use, just put kernels in the base to the fill line and plug in. Despite the description, it does spit out corn kernels, sometimes all over the place. But generally it does great. I would say about 5-10 kernels will get spit out early. Sometimes popped kernels will fly onto the the floor, but we have a dog who enjoys this aspect. It doesn’t burn the popcorn, but cooks to perfection. The biggest downsides are the occasional kernel spitting and there’s no on/off switch. When you plug it in, it immediately is going,.

Glad i purchased this as it is much healthier than using oil and is very easy to use. The only things i don’t like is that it spits out many kernels of popcorn before they actually are popped. This may well be because i use very small white organic popcorn kernels and they are too light?.*also be sure the little measuring cup is on top of the machine as it cools because the plastic expands and shrinks with the temperature differences. If you do not do this – it may not fit correctly after it has been unplugged and cooled down. My small measuring cup has warped a little but still fits. I would recommend this popper.

No on-off switch (it’s just on when plugged in, and turns off by unplugging it. It spews unpopped kernels, that are hot. Not many, but enough to be annoying.

I bought this popcorn popper for my husband and son because they love popcorn. I was tired of buying the expensive microwave bags of popcorn. This popcorn popper may seem small, but it pops quite a bit of popcorn at once. It is also much healthier than prepackaged popcorn. It works well and pops pretty quickly. There are very few un-popped kernels with this popper. My one problem with it is that it does not always melt the butter by the time the popcorn is done popping. We have started just melting butter in the microwave in order to have it done when the popcorn is done.

Excellent if you use it correctly. . I bought this back in march 2013. It does not have an on off switch so i plug it into a powerstrip. Some people complain that it burns up toward the end of popping. The trick is to turn it off, via the powerstrip, before it is done popping. Like when there are about 5 left to pop. The heat inside will continue to pop the leftover seeds and you wont have any thing burning. Dont pull the power cord off the wall to turn it off because it will spark. Mine is still going strong and running perfectly.

Does a good – and very fast -. Does a good – and very fast – job of popping popcorn, without using any oil. My only caveat is that, while it’s running, it slowly turns itself counterclockwise, which means it needs to be watched and held in place, or it will start missing the bowl. This is normal physics – when you have something spinning around really fast, it will tend to torque itself – that’s why helicopters have those tail rotors. But if the manufacturer had put the air intake on the back instead of the bottom, and a nonskid base on the entire bottom of the appliance, it would probably not exhibit this behavior. But the price is low, and the results are good, so, yeah.

Super quick and easy to use. Super quick and easy to use. Occasionally a kerbal flies out, so don’t let your kid stick their face near it. Also, i did notice there are heavier and lighter varieties of popping corn, so that will definitely affect how much burning hot kernals will fly around. Follow the instructions and always make the measured amount, as well. It will only completely melt if it’s already room temperature, put on the warmer in pieces, and not more than a tablespoon or two. If i don’t have butter already out on the counter or i need more i just heat it up in a small saucepan while the corn is popping.

We recently gave up our microwave, and the only thing i couldn’t do without it was make popcorn. I wasn’t sure i wanted another kitchen appliance, but for $20, i figured we could give this air popper away if we didn’t use it enough. In as much time as it takes to make popcorn in the microwave, we can pop it ourselves and add our own toppings. For us, that’s 6 tbsp of grass-fed butter and some real salt. :)a few tips:-use a big bowl, or stand by and switch bowls; the popcorn can really fly toward the end of popping. -don’t try to melt butter in the dish on top unless it’s already at room temperature, or it won’t melt fast enough. I usually throw the butter in a glass dish in the oven for a few minutes before we start the popcorn. -this is probably obvious (yet i still do it every time), but don’t immediately pick up any stray kernels from the countertop or the floor.

I used to make it out of a pan or a microwave bag and neither have tasted as food as the popcorn from here. It makes plenty for about 3 people each time and if you cut the butter up small, it melts completely by the time my popcorn is all popped. The kernels/popcorn do sometimes fly out of it though and miss my bowl, but having a deep bowl with high sides helps or putting something under a shallow bowl to bring it closer to the top of the popcorn shoot helps keep more in the bowl and not all over my kitchen. It’s easy to wash, disassemble, and reassemble. The instructions are easy to follow and it’s easy to maintain. I highly reccomend to any popcorn lover.

Glad i purchased this as it is much healthier than using oil and is very easy to use. The only things i don’t like is that it spits out many kernels of popcorn before they actually are popped. This may well be because i use very small white organic popcorn kernels and they are too light?.*also be sure the little measuring cup is on top of the machine as it cools because the plastic expands and shrinks with the temperature differences. If you do not do this – it may not fit correctly after it has been unplugged and cooled down. My small measuring cup has warped a little but still fits. I would recommend this popper.

I find that i like the popcorn better if made on the stove. Popcorn can fast a bit spongey compared to the microwave variety, but if you want to control your salt/butter intake, this is hard to beat. I find that i like the popcorn better if made on the stove, but this is so much easier and faster. For convenience this is hard to beat. I do wish it had an on switch (i might just buy one since it bugs me so much) but its really me gripping. It is also easy to knock off the lid (the entire clear part comes off) and this can be a problem if it is hot, since the plastic warps and can be warped so it doesn’t fit back on (warning in the manual) but you can always put the lid back on (but it will be very hot). Also, the lid is not dishwasher safe, and it can be a little difficult to clean inside if you have big hands.

My family loves popcorn and i love making it in healthier, cheaper ways than microwave popcorn. Hot air popcorn is our favorite so when our old popcorn popper died, i knew right away that i would replace it with another hot air popper. We’ve been very pleased with the national presto poplite. It pops the popcorn quickly with minimal unpopped kernels. It’s sturdy and the red color is pleasing to look at.

I survived the presto poplite hot air popper. On the eve of 01/04, i read the reviews about it shooting hot unpopped popcorn kernels, the top melting, and billowy smoke. Then i tried cancelling online plus calling amazon customer service. They said it was on its way, would try and stop it, but if they weren’t able to, i could just send it back for a refund. When i got it today, i just decided to try it and see how it goes. There are some things you should know:1. If you have it plugged in, it is hot and heating. It comes with a red slip that warns, if you have it heating without popcorn in it, it can damage/melt the cover.

Healthier popcorn, simple to use, simple to clean, nice butter melter for great taste. I got the presto poplite air popper to replace a old hot oil popper i got from a yard sale last century. I loved that old popper but years of use took their toll. Now i wonder why i waited so longhot air poppers are not so much like the hot oil poppers: the popcorn does not get the taste of the oil and salt falls right off the air popped kernels. On the other hand air popped cord is more healthy. I make good use of the butter melter so the popcorn is less healthy but quite tastytip: to make sure the butter melts fully i’ll put the butter-filled cup in the microwave for 15 seconds while i’m getting everything else ready. Before popping i put it back on top of the clear top part. Perfect melted butter every time for me. The poplite air popper is very simple to use. Get a bowl to catch the popcorn ready, lift off the top and pour up to 1/2 cup of popcorn into the chamber.

As do many other reviewers, i find presto popper well-designed, well-built and very efficient at turning kernals into puffs. The fix: there are several plaints about the machine chuting product out the shoot (or vice-versa). To fix this, buy a 20-oz, fiesta size package of tortilla chips, the one that comes in the plastic-lined paper bag (may not be available in all areas). Empty contents –freshly made salsa and/or guacamole will hasten the process. Fit the mouth of the bag over the mouth of the chute; rest the bottom of the bag on your work-surface (it’s like the popper and the bag were made for one another). You may now pop without eye shields. The bonus: you have a bag of pretty flavorless popcorn. Usually you transfer contents from bag to bowl and add condiments, resulting in bowl of somewhat flavored popcorn with a layer of condiments laying forlornly on the bottom.

Glad i purchased this as it is much healthier than using oil and is very easy to use. The only things i don’t like is that it spits out many kernels of popcorn before they actually are popped. This may well be because i use very small white organic popcorn kernels and they are too light?.*also be sure the little measuring cup is on top of the machine as it cools because the plastic expands and shrinks with the temperature differences. If you do not do this – it may not fit correctly after it has been unplugged and cooled down. My small measuring cup has warped a little but still fits. I would recommend this popper.

Works great, but no on off switch. . It’s very simple to use, just put kernels in the base to the fill line and plug in. Despite the description, it does spit out corn kernels, sometimes all over the place. But generally it does great. I would say about 5-10 kernels will get spit out early. Sometimes popped kernels will fly onto the the floor, but we have a dog who enjoys this aspect. It doesn’t burn the popcorn, but cooks to perfection. The biggest downsides are the occasional kernel spitting and there’s no on/off switch. When you plug it in, it immediately is going,.

I have always used my microwave to pop my pop corn. Now i am no longer able to use that microwave and not able to purchase a new one at this time. Ii love popcorn and missed making it. So i checked out popcorn poppers and the reviews that went with them. I arrived on friday february 15, 2013. Just leaving two kernels unpopped.