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jbroncos1971: Works great, is so much cheaper to use this than to keep buying the microwave bags, pops up light and fluffy
J. Dudek: We could not live without our popper....that is our snack each week. We would never eat processed microwave popcorn, so this is perfect for us.
Jeneroo2u "jeneroo": After reading some of the other reviews about how good the popcorn tastes as compared to the air poppers, I chose the Stir Crazy. After several batches (with gormet kernals), I have to disagree. It tastes like styrofoam, sorry to say. Plus, the cleanup is a bear. You can't help but leave some of the grease behind since you can't submerge the thing in the sink to wash.
Jeri Zerr "formerly a Road Warrior of the Nth...: Since my husband's heart attack and since we learned how to reverse his type 2 diabetes, we avoid *all* food chemicals as much as possible. We both loved popcorn, but we tossed out the door the chemical laden microwave convenience popping brands. The past few years we've used theNordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper 12 Cupand were satisfied.. until our microwave died. Once we went through the hassle of replacing our over the range microwave, my husband admitted popping popcorn was very hard on a microwave. Just Grrreat. So we were again on the search for a healthful solution to having our favorite healthy snack - popcorn! without destroying our microwave. We knew we did not want a hot air popper - we like the taste of the oils and we realize the important roles of healthy fats in the diet.Growing up his family had a West Bend. I had experienced the delicious popcorn at a friends house, but had never tried one myself. The West Bend arrived last week. We immediately unpacked it, washed the plastic bowl and ensured the prongs did NOT rub the non-stick coating (thanks to comments from previous reviewers!) With nothing to assemble it was mere minutes before we began experimenting with batches of popcorn (we have german shepherds who enjoyed the fruits of our endeavors!) We found the perfect mixture is simply: 1 cup popcorn, 2 tablespoons peanut oil, 2 tablespoons butter. (We realize per the manufacturer the butter is supposed to be in the butter cup above the popcorn - but we don't like any unnecessary mess to clean up!) Plug it in and monitor until the kernels slow / stop popping. We found for the most efficient pop was to warm the kettle for a couple minutes before loading with ingredients.Our granddaughters were coming over, so of course we had to experiment with "kettle corn". It came out amazing! We simply added a small amount of sugar to the above ingredients. There are a number of other recipes in the West Bend Popper manual that we still intend to try. Happy Popping!Update: The popper is still going strong! We have not experienced smoking issues when adding the butter directly to the kettle when adding the oil and popcorn (as has been otherwise indicated). We also add a bit of sea salt (good source of trace minerals!) for perfectly flavored popcorn, every time. We simply warm the kettle a few moments (since it's currently winter here in the Midwest), unplug, add the ingredients and start the popper - perfect results every time. One cup of kernels perfectly fills aPlastic Popcorn Tub - 8.5" Squarehowever ours was very inexpensive from the local dollar store ;-) My husband has limited use of his hand, yet he finds this popper relatively easy to flip when finished. Pr-adolescents may need assistance to flip the hot popper over, but most older adolescents should be able to use this popper - with adult supervision of course!
J. Hubbard: I bought one of these a few weeks ago. I've been using some of the cheapest popcorn I could buy and so far it's popped almost 100% of the kernels. I've never used a popper that was so efficient. It starts slowly stiring the kernels as it heats up for about 4 minutes (changes the direction it stirs as well which helps with the oil distribution). Right around 5 minutes all the kernels pop during the next 45 seconds and then it's done. It is very fast which made it easy to switch from the microwave. Cleaning is easy - just a quick wipe with a soapy paper towel then a dry one cleans the base and a 20 second handwash of the bowl finishes the job. Melting butter while it's popping works OK. The butter is almost all melted by the time the popcorn is done and the continuous stirring action rotates it so it spreads rather evenly. Just put on the cover over the butter melter and turn over and it's ready to eat. It's certainly not the cheapest popcorn popper out there but it works very well. Even though it uses oil, it's not enough that it leaves it tasting greasy. I would buy one again.Tip - the stirring rod is removable for cleaning. Make sure you don't over tighten it or it might grind against the non-stick surface.