Sized to fit most microwave ovens, including compacts, this popcorn maker pops virtually every kernel of 3 quarts of popcorn in about 2-1/2 minutes. And it works with or without oil and/or salt. That means no more of the unpopped, scorched kernels typically left behind when popping bagged corn.
The popcorn maker uses two innovations that concentrate microwave radiation onto the popcorn. First is a removable base that locks onto the transparent bowl. Second is a disposable paper cup that fits into the bowl's bottom. A package of eight cups accompanies the unit, and others can be purchased separately--each is good for about 12 batches when used with oil or 24 without oil. Both bowl and lid are dishwasher-safe. The popcorn maker is 9-3/4 inches in diameter and 6 inches high and carries a two-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack
The convenience of microwave popcorn without all the chemicals. This Presto 04830 PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper pops up to three quarts of tasty popcorn in as little as 2.5 minutes! Use with or without oil. The PowerBase and PowerCup focuses your microwave's energy so it virtually pops every kernel. About Presto National Presto Industries Inc., was founded in Eau Claire, Wis., in 1905 as Northwestern Steel and Iron Works, maker of industrial-size pressure canners for commercial canneries. Ten years later, it began manufacturing large pressure canners for home use. In 1939, the company introduced the first saucepan-style pressure cooker and gave it the trade name ''Presto.'' Since then, the company has expanded its product line to include a wide variety of popular cooking gadgets, including electric griddles, pressure cookers, pizza ovens, deep fryers, and more. Pops with or without oil. Makes up to 12 cups of popcorn. Popping bowl and cover are dishwasher-safe. Perfect for making snacks at a party. Dimensions; 10L x 10W x 6.5H inches.