Granted this thing squeaks, gears on gears tend to do that. And holding the handle as you crank is a bit awkward, however, you can pop 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 cup of kernels. And with a large boy ratio in the house that is a necessity! For those of you oil-phobic, sorry but you do have to use oil in it, only 2 tablespoons. And it pops all the kernels without burning! Not only that but it only takes 2 minutes to do so. It even fully popped 2 year old stale popcorn (art project). That impressed me.
Since we grow our own, this thing makes actually using up our corn so much easier. Sorry chickens, we seem to be eating more popcorn lately. ok, now this is starting to sound like a very cheap infomercial. If you act now. . .
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