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Good, Yet Somewhat Disappointing
on April 25, 2012
I bought a Cuisinart CPM-100 Easy Pop Hot Air Popcorn Maker a little over a month ago. I needed to replace an Oriville Redenbacher that I had for over 5 years, and with a little help from my 5 year old, seemed to have stopped working. I did a fair amount of research on hot air poppers and settled on this one. It has a high wattage (1500 watts), 1/2 cup capacity, on/off switch on the side, and of course its a Cuisinart. In reading reviews on Amazon, Newegg, Target, Wal Mart, and other places, the one thing that reviewers said about this popcorn popper that no one said about other is that it is quieter. All those things led me to buy one. Now here is what I thought.
I guess the machine is a bit quieter than the previous one I had, but not by all that much.
If I put in even a kernel more than the 1/2 cup, the blower isn't strong enough to move the kernels and they burn.
When the corn pops, it never falls out properly and pushes the plastic dome off the top. The result is that popcorn is then thrown all over my kitchen.
I had really high hopes for this machine, but I find that I have to stand over it and watch it the entire time I am making popcorn or the corn burns or ends up on the counter and floor.