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This popper is not West Bend quality
on January 14, 2018
This is our fourth West Bend Stir Crazy popper. We loved the first one. It maintained an even temperature, popped every kernel every time, and it lasted several years. When it finally gave out, I bought another West Bend Stir Crazy. It lasted a year and half before it quit working. Next, I bought a West Bend Stir Crazy with a removable plate. This made it easier to clean, but it was not the same quality. It would overheat, so after several months, the plastic knob that attached the rotating arm melted off and it no longer stirred the popcorn. Finally, I went back to the original model. It lasted 2 months before the arm stopped rotating.
Since the 2-month Amazon return window closed just before it quit working, my only option is to return it to West Bend at my expense. I'm not interested in paying for shipping to return a $32 popper that they may or may not, at their discretion, replace. Instead, I’m shopping for a different brand.