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Old 12-03-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Funny how this old thread "popped" back up.. lol. Just want to say that I'm still enjoying my Presto microwave popcorn maker that I described here two years ago. It still looks new and works great after hundreds of uses. No complaints. Excellent popcorn.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Is this what you and OpenD are referring to? If so, I can see how it would make good popcorn. Moving the kernels around with the crank with good ventilation. Pretty nifty.
That's great, and it's very similar, except mine has an iron handle, so it's good to have a couple of hot pads on hand... one to hold the pot, and the other to slide the catch that holds the lid on.

I appreciate you taking the time to look that up.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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That's great, and it's very similar, except mine has an iron handle, so it's good to have a couple of hot pads on hand... one to hold the pot, and the other to slide the catch that holds the lid on.

I appreciate you taking the time to look that up.
So it's more like this vintage model? I love this old stuff. Things were made much better in the "old days."

Vintage Popcorn Popper Mazola Karo Corn by CalicoCatQuilting
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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So it's more like this vintage model? I love this old stuff. Things were made much better in the "old days."

Vintage Popcorn Popper Mazola Karo Corn by CalicoCatQuilting
Wow.. looks like that's right out of the cast iron stove days! You are right though, things were made to last forever in back then.. metal and hardwood!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Wow.. looks like that's right out of the cast iron stove days! You are right though, things were made to last forever in back then.. metal and hardwood!
Not only made better but made in the USA.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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I never use microwave popcorn since it isn't any where near as good as the kettle popcorn that I can make. I hate to brag but I make the best popcorn anyone will ever taste. Reason is when i was young my family always made me make the popcorn. I was the youngest so took a fair share of crap.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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I am a popcorn addict! I love popcorn. I like making it in a deep, old, battered pan on the stove, a bit of oil in the bottom...none of that microwave stuff.

Nothing like making fresh caramel corn, and eating it during the holidays, when everyone is sitting around visiting.

We loved decorating the tree with strings of popcorn and cranberries...

I used to make popcorn balls, with juju fruits and gumdrops....Yum...

Hope you have a Happy Holiday...and make some popcorn! Really, it is not New Year's Eve, without a big bowl of popcorn...
I remember doing this as a kid, I loved it, maybe I'll have my kids try it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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HereOnMars, I have a somewhat newer version of that, but I've had mine about 15 years. But the crank to stir the popcorn is in the end of the handle. According to the directions all it takes is 2 tablespoons of oil and 1/2 cup popcorn. It's a 6 qt popper and this will fill it up full! My boys bought me this one, like I said, about 15 years or so ago, and it's still working fine! I don't stick to the half cup of popcorn, but I sure make sure I microwave some real butter and pour over it! Mighty fine!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Funny how this old thread "popped" back up.. lol. Just want to say that I'm still enjoying my Presto microwave popcorn maker that I described here two years ago. It still looks new and works great after hundreds of uses. No complaints. Excellent popcorn.
Argggg. LOL

I tossed mine in the trash after one month and unknown number of attempts to get it to work.

Went back to making my own in a lunch sack in the micro. Lots cheaper as well.

I think it costs me like 5 cents to pop a 1/3 cup of kernels. Makes a good size bowl.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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HereOnMars, I have a somewhat newer version of that, but I've had mine about 15 years. But the crank to stir the popcorn is in the end of the handle. According to the directions all it takes is 2 tablespoons of oil and 1/2 cup popcorn. It's a 6 qt popper and this will fill it up full! My boys bought me this one, like I said, about 15 years or so ago, and it's still working fine! I don't stick to the half cup of popcorn, but I sure make sure I microwave some real butter and pour over it! Mighty fine!!
I noticed there are a lot of different models that have evolved over the years. Hopefully you'll get another 15 or 20 years use out of it. Oh yes! Must have real butter too

I'm a huge fan of vintage appliances. Preferably ones without motors since they give out after a while. Example: I love my vintage French fry cutter. When I was a kid, we had one at home that cut French fries faster than ever. My brother ended up with it so I scoured vintage stores until I found one. I love it.
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