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@Sunshine45, I had one of those. I initially really liked it. Bit of a learning curve on the right amount to use. I liked that butter could drip down. And easy enough to clean.

 

Unfortunately I discovered that I don't feel comfortable using anything with glass anymore. My grasp isn't what it once was, and I've been slowly eliminating all breakables from my kitchen.

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We have microwave poppers and use them, but to be honest, nothing we have found beats the old Stir Crazy poppers!  

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@Etoile308 wrote:

@Sunshine45, I had one of those. I initially really liked it. Bit of a learning curve on the right amount to use. I liked that butter could drip down. And easy enough to clean.

 

Unfortunately I discovered that I don't feel comfortable using anything with glass anymore. My grasp isn't what it once was, and I've been slowly 2eliminating all breakables from my kitchen.


@Etoile308 We have those microwave silicone ones that collapse and they are great!  Easy to use, easy to clean and it's the serving bowl also.  The popcorn is very good.

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Thanks. For the microwave I also have an old Nordicware bowl type. I comes with a vented lid. Think I got it at Target ages ago. The silicon sounds ideal for space saving.

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I had the popper that had the handle on the top that you turned ----had that thing for a long time and thought the popcorn taste great--then got an air popper---that was garbage then tried the glass one and that was thumbs down too---funny, I was just on AMZ ready to buy another crank lid type, but will look at the silicone one first---geez we LOVE popcorn!

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@loriqvc I have the Dash air popper sold on HSN a few years ago. I like it alright , but had the problem you mentioned of it popping everywhere . I learned to hold my bowl in a certain position that elped to catch them . It is not perfection and I still find the odd kernel when I broom clean the floor.

 

I have always liked Dash products. They extend the warranty on some items when you register the product although I have never needed to use one so far.

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After the presentation I did my homework.  This model isn't available anywhere else that I could find but other models by the same company got negative reviews on Amazon.  Some were considered a fire hazard, some shot popped corn wildly, some stopped working after a short time.  I also checked recommended poppers, electric and microwave that didn't impress.  I've owned the Whirly Pop stove top model that worked pefectly until the pan bottom somehow bent. 

 

Now I use a Cooks Essentials no-stick pot where the lid will slightly vent to let out some steam.  It works so well I decided there's no need to buy something that will disappoint.  The very small amount of oil I add doesn't make that much difference to make sure kernels don't stick and burn.

 

There's no way to escape some kind of clean up.  I also avoided buying one more storage problem.

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I haven't read the thread so this may have been mentioned. I do mine in a paper lunch size bag with a bit less than 1 quarter cup popcorn in the microwave. Fold top over a with small fold twice and pop about two minutes. Listen for pops to stop. I was very skeptical at first but it works great. No mess and no cleanup.

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That is what I do. No need to buy anything!  All you need is a brown lunch bag.  I do 1/3 cup organic popcorn in a regular size lunch bag for 2 minutes!

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I just got my new popper---ordered it from AMZ ---it is one of the silicone ones for the mirco wave--and holy cow!!!!! what a great little thing it is---and it collapses too, so can store easy in my tiny apt ktchen--also bought some Amish grown hulless corn that is the best corn ever---great purchase