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Brownells Steel Pilots Fits 32 Cylinder
"Hardened steel pilot keeps Facing and Chamfering cutters properly centered in the bore. Resists wear for years of service. Mfg: Brownells SPECS: Hardened steel. 1¼"" (3.2cm) long. .45 ACP Pilots - .45 ACP-1 fits S&W model 25 & 625. .45 ACP-2 fits Colt 1917."
Joanna Daneman: Tried air poppers; blech, styrofoam pellets would taste about as good. Microwave corn; too much salt and "butter" in the packets, plus they cost a lot. Popping in a saucepan on the stove; horrible to clean afterwards and it burns. Microwave poppers; don't get me started.THIS is the one. The first one I had was in the dorm in college (one with the yellow bowl.) I think we bought it together for the whole floor. And this is still the best popper on the market, decades later.The only feature I don't like is the "melt the butter in the well" feature. It's probably less messy to melt the butter in the microwave (although I admit using the heat of the popper makes ecological sense.) The constant stirring makes sure all kernels get popped.It does make a difference if you use GOOD popcorn (you know the one I mean, Mr. R's best) and at least FRESH popcorn. And the touch of oil used in the popping makes the popcorn taste wonderful. We sometimes use olive oil for a special taste treat. Anyway you pop it, this is a great device.
John E. Pombrio: To use the bowl, pop the corn without the black lid on top. This lets some of the steam escape. When the popcorn is just done popping, wisk off the lid (and watch the last kernals that pop fly about) with a paper towel. Quickly wipe the steam out of the bowl with the paper towel, put the bowl back over the popcorn, and flip. The popcorn is perfectly dry and I do not need to wash another dish.I also never use the black lid.Nothing ever seems to leak out so why bother.Jolly time popcorn, and the weird yellow mighty pop oil and salt.
john galt: I have both this and the Whirley-Pop. They cost roughly the same, and they both produce excellent popcorn, yet I find myself using the Whirley-Pop almost daily while the Stir Crazy has been relegated to a shelf in the basement.At first glance, it might seem that the electric stirrer will make the job easier. It doesn't -- you still need to stand right next to it during the whole popping session so that the popcorn doesn't burn.The Whirley-Pop, however, is MUCH easier to clean. Just rinse the top and bottom parts under hot water and wipe dry and you're ready to go again. The electric popper's base cannot be held under water and takes a lot more effort to get clean.
John Mitchell: These things last forever and truly make popcorn better than anything else I have tried. Yes, I even owned a commercial popper, this is better and so much easier to use and clean and live with !!!!Paired with Snappy coconut oil and Snappy popping corn, you are now making the beset possible popcorn you can have and doing it as healthily and conveniently as possible.Ditch that bag full of poison (microwave death) and start popping your own popcorn using this popper and good ingredients !!!
Jon P. Rhynard "Jon": When I first purchased this popper, it seemed like a great innovation. It worked really well, and the popcorn tasted great. It popped fast, and almost all kernels popped. At that point it was a 5 star popper.I'm into it about 3 months now, and with light usage the popper is in pretty bad shape. I cannot safely use it anymore, and it cannot be repaired.1. The metal bar that moves around scrapes on the bottom of the popper, scraping the Teflon off into my popped corn. I took it off and tried to bend it to keep it off the surface, but there is a stabilizing washer off the motor that heat has destroyed, so no matter how I bend the wire, the motor forces it into the Teflon anyway.2. A chunk of the adapter plug on the popper broke off, leaving the positive and neutral terminals exposed on the bottom. Again, heat and a cheap polymer caused it to crack under normal use. Unless I am VERY careful to avoid the plug adapter at the popcorn maker, I will experience a 120v wake up call after I plug the popper in.3. The working conditions of the popper (heat and oil) have caused internal parts to break fall off. I would need to take it completely apart to find out what - I can hear pieces moving around inside.4. The butter cap has loosened up over time. This can be particularly annoying when I am using the bowl on my lap, the cap comes off, and the excess butter runs down my leg. This is a design flaw.Except for eating Teflon, being a shock hazard, falling apart slowly and multiple pants-changing, this is a great popper.