After ruining many a pan due to making popcorn i felt it was time to invest in a popcorn maker. I was also aware that using oil increases the calorie intake, i had heard about hot air popcorn and decided to hunt one down on amazon, Success! i found this stylish little retro number and thought i would take a chance. I love it, it not only looks good but makes light popcorn.
My only words of advice would be to take some time to read the instructions. When it explains that it is vital to measure the correct amount and wait 15 mins between making time it actually means it! My first attempt in the art of popcorn making resulted in slight disaster, burnig the kernals...opps!,as i went over the measuring line by complete mistake. The line is not that clear on the red lid.Oh and a little noise pollution is made when machine is on, but the kernals pop within mins so its not too bad. Personally i like to leave the popcorn plain, but the little book of wonders give some handy topping ideas.
Its great fun, has design appeal and makes cinema perfect popcorn. Say goodbye to oil stained pans!