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Amy O "sista411": We love popcorn, and this baby is great. A little oil. A cup of corn and this this is a hit. It's our go to snack when friends are over to play. Kids never seem to tire of watching it...kinda like the old jiffy pop space thingy. Easy to clean and yummy popcorn every time
Andrea Polk: I purchased this item as a birthday gift for my daughter who is an 'every-single-day' popcorn eater. Having used it for over a year now, I decided it was time for a review to share the good and the bad about our 'user' experience with the West Bend Stir Crazy Electric Popcorn Popper.The Good...1. The popcorn produced from this machine is flavorful and always a favorite.2. Every kernel pops if without burning the other popped kernels.3. The lid acts as a bowl when the cover is in place and all you have to do to fill it is turn the machine over after unplugging it.4. You can get special popcorn to use in it.Amish Country Rainbow Blend Popcorn - 2lb.The Bad...1. You do use vegetable oil in the machine, which makes the popcorn greasier than an air popper, but not as greasy as microwave popcorn. Not the healthiest option for those trying to watch their cholesterol.2. Clean-up of the machine (at least the heated base) is done by wiping it off after it has cooled. Bit of popcorn get caught in the crease between the heating element and the base, and you can't really get them out, you just end up dropping them into the abyss of the mechanical part of the popper. The top cleans up with a hand wash in soapy water, but since it's a thin plastic bowl I wonder about its long-term durability. (We use it about twice a month due to the clean-up effort after each pop, and concerns about 'durability'.)3. The stirring rod which attaches to the center of the heated base is tough to seat correctly, and often comes off during the popping of corn - towards the end of the cycle when more corn has been popped and resistance to the arm is highest. It's irksome to have to go fishing for a hot piece of metal after you have popped your corn.4. The butter well on the top of the lid works well for getting the butter on your popcorn, but it's easier to just put some in the microwave and pour it over the top when the popcorn is done. Much less mess inside the machine this way!Another reviewer mentions the danger in using a product with teflon from China in it. I've not heard of this being an issue before, and would suspect West Bend has and has addressed it. My advice - if you're afraid of that sort of thing - stay away and stick with the air popper!In conclusion, I'd say this is a novelty of sorts, that for some, still makes the best tasting popcorn. It definitely does its best to help you get your money's worth by popping every kernel, and for large groups of popcorn lovers, it's a great item to have in your household.UPDATE: 9/30/13This popper died (stopped heating all of a sudden) after about 25 uses. I have considered purchasing a second one, but found a 15 year old5 Qt. Hot Air Popcorn Pumperis getting the job done for me.Based upon what seemed like a short life-span of this product, I've dropped my review to 3 stars.
An Oldy but Goody "An Oldy but Goody": I've not had a better popper. The cords go bad, the plastic cover will crack and become wobbly but the popcorn is delicious. I do think that West Bend has upped their workmanship on this particular model. The plastic cover doesn't seem to be as hard, and in my mind may not crack around the seal like the previous models. Regardless, i would replace before finding a different popper. I probably would like to see the "after-care" of the popper made easier. My sense is that never put/run water over the metal cooker. Damp soapy cloth to remove the clutter, rinse cloth and repeat until surface is clean. This may be my fifth because i tried to run water over the metal cooking surface? Nothing seals the electric wiring inside from the moisture. So am trying the wet-cloth approach! :)
Arlene "AH": Love to watch it pop. It pops fast and will pop all the kernel's. Love the fact that you can use the bowl to eat out of. The butter drip works well and the popper is easy to clean. The kids will love it and it makes the house smell good.
Ashton P. Johnson "Zepaw": I question why I ever used microwave popcorn before. This popper allows me to make super easy and cheap delicious popcorn in minutes. I vary what oil I use and switch between white and yellow popcorn as well as different brands.The butter melting thing doesn't work well, but I don't really care about it.Great purchase!