Unitasker Wednesday: Hot Air Popcorn Popper

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

This is one of those unitaskers that at one point had a convenience value, but doesn’t really have that any longer. Say, “hello,” to a relic of the distant past, the Hot Air Popcorn Popper:

You’ve always been able to pop fresh kernels of popcorn over a burner on your stovetop. A heavy bottom pan splashed with a shot of oil, some kernels, the burner set to a medium-high heat, a nice-fitting pan lid, and in a few minutes you have freshly popped popcorn.

But the stovetop isn’t even the easiest method for popping this treat. Grab a brown paper lunch sack (I prefer the compostable, biodegradable ones), pour in some fresh kernels to cover the bottom of the bag, fold the top of the bag over a few times, set the bag on its side in the microwave, and microwave it on high for about two minutes. That’s it. You don’t even need to use oil with this popping method and you avoid all the chemicals found in store-bought microwave popcorn pouches. Best of all, there aren’t any parts or pans to clean up afterward or appliances to return to pantry shelves, just toss the empty bag in your compost or recycling bin.

Farewell, Hot Air Popcorn Popper. You served us well, but it’s time to free up some space in the pantry.

84 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Hot Air Popcorn Popper”

  1. posted by Katie on

    Noooo….not the popper! I love my popcorn popper! If I unclutter the microwave, can I keep my popper?

  2. posted by Jackie on

    I have to disagree with you on this one! I *love* my air popper, and use it almost daily. Unlike microwave and stove top methods, the kernels never burn, require no oil, and the popped kernels are larger and fluffier than any other method I’ve tried. There’s also no clean up but the bowl. It would be a space waster unless you’re a real popcorn fan, but if you’d like a fast, healthy, cheap, low fat/calorie snack available in less than a minute, this can’t be beat!

  3. posted by Sara on

    I love my air popper too! I use it constantly. It almost earned a spot on my countertop with its near daily use, but I don’t like the way it looks.

    I genuinely dislike the idea of using paper bags to pop popcorn. It seems environmentally unfriendly. I’d rather have an appliance I use constantly than the guilt of using paper bags every time (again, nearly every day).

    Plus I get to control the amount of oil, which I can’t do with the pan method (which I always burned, by the way).

  4. posted by Jacki Hollywood Brown on

    I tried the paper bag popcorn method and set fire to the microwave. I think it is safer for me to have the hot air popper even if it does take up some space in my cupboards. I got rid of my kettles to make room. I can boil water in the microwave and not set anything on fire.

  5. posted by Glen on

    I like my popper. It’s an appliance worth keeping.

  6. posted by Karen on

    Ditto to the above comments. I don’t have a microwave, but I have had a hot air popcorn popper since the early 80’s. It has served me well and holds a special place in my cupboard.

  7. posted by Tamara on

    I also have to disagree for the first time about this unitasker wednesday product. My husband eats popcorn (no butter or seasonings except a bit of hotsauce) almost every day. Since it’s made without oil, it’s a healthy snack and way better than chips!

    I agree this would be a waste of space for some, but it is a well loved appliance in our kitchen.

  8. posted by Jasi on

    An exception to my minimalism for my children (again). They enjoy popcorn at least twice a week. My inexpensive popper pops nearly all kernels without the oil or burnt bottom. I think the microwave makes soggy or flat popcorn. Ours it light and crunchy. Totally worth it for us, but for a family that only pulls it out once a month or less it would be a waste.

  9. posted by Christine on

    Completely disagree too, I use mine air popper all the time. No paper bag waste using the microwave method or need of tons of oil to pop on the stove top.

  10. posted by Mo on

    Will ditto the paper bag bursting into flames in the microwave experience.

    I will concede that the hot air popper as a kitchen appliance is probably a unitasker, but ours was always downstairs in the TV room. There was a jar to store the unpopped kernals and a set of plastic popcorn bowls, big for the popper and small for eating.

    Kids can get their movie popcorn without dirtying up the kitchen. Note – we also did once set a popcorn pan on the stove on fire.

  11. posted by Levi on

    Totally disagree…I thought it was a mistake when I saw the Unitasker post and found the Hot Air Popper on it.

    We’ve tried all the methods you can think of for popping popcorn (including the sack in microwave), and we keep coming back to the tried and true Hot Air Popper. It’s reliable, efficient (very few unpopped kernels), safe, and healthy.

  12. posted by A on

    I’m not going to weigh in on the “is-this-unitasker-Wednesday-worthy?” debate, but I just wanted to share with you all that I’ve gotten great results on the stovetop without oil, if that’s a concern for anyone. I tried it one day when I was making popcorn for decorative purposes, but none of it burnt and I think it was actually a nicer texture than my normal batches.

  13. posted by Lesley on

    Mo, thanks for that thought. Don’t know why it never occurred to me … my popcorn popper, bowls, etc. should be in the cabinets in my playroom!!

  14. posted by J.P. on

    The hot air popcorn popper isn’t for me, but it seems worth mentioning that some folks use one to roast coffee beans, meaning it doesn’t have to be a unitasker.

    http://www.sweetmarias.com/airpop/airpopmethod.php

    Mmmm…coffee-flavored popcorn…

  15. posted by falnfenix on

    i wonder what some of you are doing if you’re setting your microwave on fire.

    we don’t use oil and get perfectly-popped kernels every time.

  16. posted by PJN on

    Strongly disagree. First, air poppers give you much better quality popcorn. Second, there are a lot of us who don’t have microwaves!

  17. posted by Angie on

    You can have my popper when you pry it from my cold dead hands!!! I love the smell and sound of it! It is childhood personified!

  18. posted by Don on

    Yeah, gotta join the pile-on here. I’d totally be down with replacing this with a paper bag in the microwave (and re-using it to avoid the wasteful angle)… if it worked consistently, which I found it did not unless I added oil. Looking into it, it seems that the issue is one of a low fat&water content in the dried corn, making the microwave less effective.

    I used to have a microwave popcorn bowl for use in the microwave which had a base which heated and overcame this issue, but that’s still a unitasker – albeit one that doesn’t require electricity and is easier to store.

  19. posted by Ashley on

    I can agree with this unitasker! I looove popcorn and make it all the time (my family agrees that I’m a popcorn freak). I actually had that same air popper pictured but it always reeked of chemicals even after a year of use. So I donated it and make even better popcorn on the stove now :) The best oil in my opinion is coconut oil with it’s high smoke point and gives the popcorn an almost buttery flavor without the butter! (I’m severely lactose intolerant even to butter)

  20. posted by Mike Hathaway on

    If I had to pick a one unitasker for my kitchen… This is it. But mine lives in the garage so we don’t here it while popping corn and watching a movie. This one stays.

  21. posted by Emily on

    YES! So glad I’m not the only one who LOVES my air popper. I’d get rid of my microwave in a heartbeat, but never my air popper!

  22. posted by Michael on

    PILE ON! Bad post!

    I’ve found that brown paper bag popcorn in the microwave tastes like, well… …brown paper bag.

    Further, do you know what chemicals are used to make the paper? What about the glues that hold the bottom together? The inks that display the grocery store logo? Although they might be completely benign, they do flavor the corn with gasses when microwaved, especially if the bag is damp at all.

    I’ve seen these used as coffee roasters, and they work well. Since my popper has a pretty fine mesh screen in the bottom, I’ve been meaning to use it to toast grains and raw nuts. Nuts should be fine, but we’ll see how grains work. I’m sure it depends on how light the individual grains are.

  23. Profile photo of Erin Doland

    posted by Erin Doland on

    I, too, am baffled as to how someone could set a paper bag aflame in the microwave. Your bag could not have been made of plain tree pulp and should not have come into contact with food in the first place. It must have had metallic shavings, melamine, fiberglass, or another filler of some kind in it. Paper burns at 450ºF, and a microwave doesn’t reach those temperatures. The temperature inside a microwave is the same as the temperature outside the microwave. Microwave ovens use microwaves, not conductive heat. The bags I’ve linked to in the post are biodegradable, and do not contain any metal, plastic, or fiberglass that might ignite a paper bag in a microwave.

    My popcorn also doesn’t taste like paper bag. More concerning, though, is how do so many of you know what a paper bag tastes like? ;)

  24. posted by Bridget on

    Personally, I like Alton Brown’s popcorn approach. Big stainless bowl, (not a unitasker), bit o popcorn salt, coconut oil, reusable piece of pierced foil and the kernels. Shake over the burner (wearing hot pads or using tongs for that jiffy-pop scraping sound). Remove foil and you’re already in your warm popcorn bowl. Only need to wash hands, bowl and foil.

  25. posted by Kristin on

    I realize most people choose to have a microwave but we have a small kitchen and I opted to get rid of mine a couple of years ago. Counter space was just more important to me. We are completely happy without it and so I consider the microwave to be the unitasker;) I do however own a popcorn popper. Priorities….

  26. posted by priest's wife (@byzcathwife) on

    I love my hot air popper- this is the first time I have disagreed with you on Wednesday!

    to each his own…

  27. posted by Carol on

    This was probably the first kitchen appliance I got rid of and I don’t regret it at all. I usually buy the mini bags of microwave popcorn or make popcorn on the stove. Since I have no desire to part with my pots or my microwave it makes sense for me.

  28. posted by Pamela on

    For serious coffee geeks, the hot air popper is definitely not a unitasker.

    http://www.sweetmarias.com/airpop/airpopmethod.php

  29. posted by BethN on

    I think this falls into the same category as the toaster – it only does one thing, but if you want to do what it does, it’s the best way to do it.

    (Me, I owned one of these a long, long time ago, but I got tired of eating warm styrofoam and ditched it. Stovetop with a little dab of oil is the way I pop now. But if I liked air-popped corn, better believe this thing would deserve its place in the kitchen.)

  30. posted by Dede on

    Can I just ditto 97% of the above comments? Our air popper has been in the cupboard for years, until this Christmas when everyone was home and we had movie nights. Since then we have been using it alot. I grew up with an electric oil popper and might be interested in trying that method again. But I love my air popper and plain, naked popcorn!

  31. posted by catherine on

    We got rid of our microwave when we bought this! Love it so much and I use it at least once a week :-) we buy absolutely no prepackaged snacks (chips, crackers, pretzels) and this helps us when our gluten free house gets the munchies!

  32. posted by Laura on

    I agree with Erin on this. My daughter was given a hot air popper a few years ago, and it made the most tasteless, styrofoam-icky popcorn I have ever tasted. We gave it to the Goodwill right away.

    I have found PopSecret with Sea Salt (new) to be the absolute best-tasting popcorn you can make at home. I heartily suggest trying it.

  33. posted by Kathy on

    I finally gave mine away recently. I found the popcorn it produced tasteless, and with no oil to make it stick, I couldn’t really salt the popcorn. Plus it tended to hurl popcorn around the kitchen counter (the first few pieces, before there was enough volume to keep the popcorn flowing out of the spout into the bowl).

  34. Profile photo of Erin Doland

    posted by Erin Doland on

    Also, I just want to say that I have mad respect for the quality of commenters on Unclutterer. So many of you are disappointed with my selection — I thought it could happen — but not a single person has left any sort of a nasty gram! You all rock! I haven’t had to delete a single comment today. I brag about Unclutterer’s awesome commenters to other bloggers and they don’t believe me. Thank you for being one of the most civil communities on the internet!!

  35. posted by Ellie on

    I always agree until this week. I am one of the folks who loves her air popper. I fell in love with them in the 80’s and am still rocking one today. I do use the paper bag method at work because I can make small batches. It’s too easy to burn popcorn in the microwave and I can make big movie night batches with my popper.

  36. posted by Jason on

    This is the first unitasker that I disagree with. In addition to popping popcorn (and melting butter) my hot air popcorn popper pulls double duty as a coffee roaster. Only unitasker in a kitchen should be the fire extinguisher. :)

  37. posted by Juniper on

    I never thought I’d be on here defending a uni-tasker but I love my popcorn maker. I have a really small kitchen but make room for one of these. We use it at least twice weekly, we don’t buy pre-packaged snacks either, so popcorn goes in the kids lunch-boxes. I choose NOT to own a microwave or a toaster, am staunchly anti-gadget, frugal, and live in a tiny appartment but the popcorn machine is my favourite thing in the kitchen. Oh no! I’m a uni-tasker defender! Is there a support group or something?

  38. posted by MartiLynn on

    I love my Redenbacher air popper!

  39. posted by Nisa on

    I love my hot air popper! In my war against unitasker kitchen stuff I didn’t replace mine when it died and tried every other method for several years before breaking down and buying a new popper. I have a whole mini-cupboard devoted to the popper and a giant jar of popping corn. I have room for this because of all the uncluttering of my kitchen. Priorities!

  40. posted by Jason on

    In terms of amount of use we get out of it compared to amount of space it takes up, our air popper is more useful than our microwave.

  41. posted by Sonia & Todd on

    Wanted to voice that WE LOVE OUR AIR POPPER too! . . . though I haven’t tried the brown paper bag & the microwave.

  42. posted by Holly KN on

    Never thought it would happen, but I must also respectfully disagree. I dislike popcorn with ANY hint of “burn” on it – and the air popper gives me mounds of perfectly white, never-overdone naked popcorn that I can top any way I like (or not at all, if I prefer).

    No more lurking around the microwave to stop it the second I sense burning (popcorn, not paper bag), and wasting 30% of the kernels as “unpopped”…

    I love my air popper!

  43. posted by Kate on

    This is one unitasker I’m happy to keep – we use ours everyday. I have never successfully made popcorn in the microwave, to be honest, and I’m not keen on buying paper bags!

  44. posted by Jennifer on

    Ok, Erin…..Concede defeat already! The huddled masses of hot air popcorn popper lovers have spoken! First unitasker I have ever disagreed with. Does this mean I can’t be a minimalist anymore? :(

  45. posted by Jude on

    Actually, I wish I still had one. I can’t eat most microwave popcorn because it’s a) too salty and/or b) they put something in it that makes me sick, maybe because I’m lactose intolerant. I do, however, like burned popcorn, which microwave popcorn does much better.

  46. posted by Keri on

    I quit buying microwave popcorn and bought a hot-air popper at a garage sale. I liked the efficiency and childhood memories, but the popcorn always came out tasting stale. Eventually I switched to using paper lunch bags in the microwave with a little olive oil, and the results are yummy. I don’t even need butter. Maybe I’ve got just the right microwave; I’ve always been able to hit the “Popcorn” button and walk away. The timing is perfect. :)

  47. posted by Elizabeth on

    I, too, loved my hot-air popcorn popper. (It died. R.I.P.) I won’t use a microwave for anything, so I was very sad when my popper gave up the ghost. A kind fellow shopper at my food store gave me a wonderful tip: You can use a cast-iron pan (with a lid, of course) to pop corn without oil. I put my cast-iron chicken fryer on medium heat––no higher!––add the popcorn, wait a bit for the kernels to get hot, then shake the pan periodically. The popcorn turns out great.

  48. posted by Jaylynn on

    Often for dinner I eat a bowl of popcorn – popped in the microwave in a paper bag. Tastes like delicious popcorn to me! Doesn’t taste stale, nor like brown paper or chemicals. 1/4 cup popcorn, 2 minutes and 10 seconds in my microwave. I’ve even re-used the bag if I decide I want more. Cheap, delicious, and clean-up is a snap!

  49. posted by Joe on

    I’ll join the chorus of disagreement, and add a twist: Ours lives in the basement “rec room”, where the teenagers hang out, and where any other kind of cooking would be dangerous and/or impossible. Perfect solution.

  50. posted by MP3 on

    Use the hot air popper far more often than I use the microwave. If I were to choose between them for something to leave the house, it would be the microwave. My hot air popper is from the 70s, looks like it’s from the 70s – so retro it’s cool, and I paid $2 for it at a church rummage sale.

  51. posted by JessA on

    Oh Erin, I feel convicted with this unitasker! I still have my popper from my college days, it got me through so many exams, papers etc. How can I ever part with it?

    But it’s so true, it’s sat on the shelf in my basement for years and has not seen the light of day in so long. This is something I should let go.

    In the meantime, I think I’ll go clean out a junk drawer as penance!

  52. posted by Margaret on

    Thank you for this post, Erin! I don’t have a stove or microwave, and was considering my next appliance. We used one of these all the time in the 80s when the kids were at home. I’d still have it but it was the ex’s. I cook healthy meals with a rice-cooker, electric wok and single burner, but this would be grand for an inexpensive snack. I don’t remember a plastic taste but we used very good popcorn and put real butter on it.

  53. posted by Julia Bloom on

    Wow! Provocative post :) Our family of four also does not have a microwave, and we use our hot-air popper at least weekly. I’ve tried the stovetop method once or twice with varying success, but your post inspires me to keep trying! (I’ve eyed up that popper with thoughts of purging more than once.)

    I love your blog, btw – and my house is a more calming place partly thanks to you!

  54. posted by Anna on

    Score so far: Popper positive, 39; popper negative, 6; popper neutral, 6.

    FWIW, the pan on the stove works for me. Popcorn doesn’t burn if you keep shaking the pan.

  55. posted by Xiro on

    When it comes to these types of items it is depends how often it is used, it is one of the best ways to cook popcorn and personally I rarely use such an item or would just find another means of cooking popcorn the couple times a year I do, I rather not have an item I hardly use around when there are other ways to cook said food.

    If you use it even once a week, you are going to want it.

  56. posted by Dinah Gray on

    I think for most people the air popper is an un-nessasary gadget, but I actually went looking for a popper the other week. I usually pop my popcorn on the stove in a pot with no problems. I reason why I went looking for one was to make packing material for boxes I send out. I tend to mail a fair number of packages a year and popcorn makes great bio-degradable material to keep the items safe. If it was not for the amount of popcorn I am using to both eat and for packaging, I wouldn’t own one.

  57. posted by Dinah Gray on

    I have used the bag in the microwave method. It works, although this is actually how I once caught a trash can on fire. I put a little oil in the bag and put a napkin under the bag so that the oil would not get through the bag an onto the microwave. I cooked it for the time I always do, took it out of the microwave, I picked it up by the napkin on the bottom and tossed the napkin and while eating the popcorn, the trash can caught on fire and had to be put out. It did not seem like the napkin was that hot when I picked it up, but apparently it was enough. So a word of caution. I would treat the popcorn bag or napkin that may be under it just like a match you just blew out and not put it in the trash until you know it’s not hot.

  58. posted by Dinah Gray on

    I once heard that you can roast un-roasted coffee beans in the oil type poppers and get coffee cheaper that way.

  59. posted by Dinah Gray on

    I think the reason why the paper bags are catching on fire has to do with the amount of water in popcorn. My dad use to fix microwaves and he would put a cup of water in with foods that had didn’t have much water in them. I can’t remember his explanation as to why since I was probably 12 when he explained it to me. I want to say it creates a hot spot, but I could be wrong. Perhaps someone who knows a little science on her should explain it. I will have to ask my dad next time I see him.

    I don’t know what those prepackaged bags of microwave popcorn have in them that prevents them from catching on fire, but apparently the regular paper bag doesn’t have it.

  60. posted by Christine on

    I HAVE uncluttered my microwave. And I am longing for a hot air popper like we used to have when I was a kid. A FINE appliance!

  61. posted by Andrea on

    My mom had a special conical bowl for popping kernels in the microwave. They turned out great and didn’t burn. Finally after many years it broke, but it was great. I can’t find any pictures, but it seems like there are other bowl made for the same purpose… I’d much rather have a special bowl than an entire machine. Plus you can put other things in the bowl, so there you go- multitasker!

  62. posted by deb on

    Not a unitasker as it’s also a dog treat dispenser. The kernels fly out of the bowl occasionally when I use it, the dog LOVES it and comes running when I get it out.

  63. posted by Kathleen on

    I use a hotair popcorn maker to roast coffee and use a whirlypop to make popcorn. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi.....tterer-20/

    There we go – Two unitaskers! I love them both and use them several times/week. The microwave – I almost never use, and if it weren’t installed on the wall I would just get rid of it

    I don’t recommend roasting coffee and making popcorn in the same machine, btw, unless you favor coffee-flavored popcorn.

  64. posted by maxie on

    Well, I’m going to pile on and vote for a hot-air popper. We get enough popcorn on the cob from our CSA every year to keep our air popper working all year.

  65. posted by Lisa on

    Also love my hot air popper! We use it frequently. I have many fewer unpopped kernals than the paper bag method and less mess (I’ve had bags open in the microwave). My kids each took one with them to college as well.

  66. posted by Nora on

    Love my air popper. Not using oil makes it healthier. Got mine on sale at BB&B more than a decade ago for $7. Definitely worth it.

  67. posted by purpleBee on

    This is one unitasker I also have. It’s more useful to me than other kitchen electric unitaskers I’ve avoided – like a coffee maker

  68. posted by handstand on

    Love my air popper. Would love to find a second one for the lunchroom at work.

  69. posted by travis on

    Ahh yes, for many years I’ve ignorantly thought it was a “special” balance of heat and air that made popcorn possible. Then once I just tossed it in my pot with oil and viola – SUPER cheap popcorn ($2/lb of kernels) and really not much mess. And no need for the $40 poppers :-)

    BTW – If I had a microwave, this might be a good use for it.

  70. posted by Alex on

    NOT A UNITASKER! You can use a popcorn popper to roast your own coffee beans! That’s two tasks!

  71. posted by Jodi on

    I would give up my microwave, blender, the coffee maker, my mixer, my toaster and my dishwasher in exchange for my air popper – if it ever came to that.

    Maybe a unitasker, but it’s one that gets use EVERY DAY in my house.

  72. posted by Jodi on

    Besides – it’s going to be expensive to buy all those brown paper bags, not to mention the un-eco-friendliness of that option!

  73. posted by Jodi on

    @Erin,

    My microwave heats unevenly. Our air popper died and we bought microwave popcorn as a temporary fill-in, and the packages burned. No flames, but we did have black paper and gray smoke.

  74. posted by Gypsie on

    My hubby is allergic to the chemicals in microwave popcorn and we use our air popper all the time! There is virtually no clean up! In fact, the twin girls that babysit for me love our popper too. When they come over, the first thing they ask is if they can make popcorn.

  75. posted by Jules on

    My Father in law just got us a popper for Christmas. We live in a fairly small condo and try to keep our stuff to a minimum and we only eat popcorn maybe once a year. Sigh.

  76. posted by Organizational Specialist on

    I love to have a clean organized space and fully understand the desire to eliminate as much as possible in order to have an organized kitchen. But I also love seeing how much joy comes from the simple act of my husband pulling out the hot air popper and using his seasoning salts to create a warm/cozy snack for the whole family. I think there is something to be said for creating family traditions even if it is using a “relic of the past”.

  77. posted by ErinG on

    I think this is the first time I’ve had to disagree as well. I have had my air popper for probably 15 years, and we still use it a couple of times a week. My kids and I love popcorn as a snack, and we love snuggling in together to watch a movie with a nice bowl of popcorn. I love the air popper because it pops virtually all of the kernals, doesn’t require any oil at all, and it works in minutes. I decluttered many small kitchen appliances last year, but the popper is in a place of honor on a shelf above the counter.

  78. posted by Zach on

    I have to disagree on this one. My small kids love helping pour the kernels in then turning the bowl as their treat comes pouring out. If I count it as a brief entertainment for my kids…I guess it’s not really a unitasker anymore.

  79. posted by halley on

    I don’t have a microwave. Hate them. Love popcorn. Used to have an airpopper buy it got repurposed as a coffee roaster. Now have a hand crank (twirly pop?) That I can use on the stove. I realize it’s a unitasker, but I use it weekly. And I am not strong enough to shake the pot w/ lid like my partner does so it’s accessible to me.

  80. posted by Holly: The Domestic Dork on

    I would defend the hot air popper, if I had ever purchased one that didn’t die within a year or two. We switched to a no-oil, microwave bowl method. The bowl cost less than ten bucks, makes a large batch of popcorn that tastes just as good as the air-popped, and is dishwasher safe.

  81. posted by Laura on

    I used a hot air popper for many years. Then my boyfriend started making popcorn the “old fashioned way” – on the stovetop in a pot with oil. Very tasty. I also have a microwave popcorn bowl and that works alright too, though I find it too easy to burn popcorn in the microwave. I don’t care for the pre-packaged microwave popcorn. The DIY bag method yielded inconsistent results and is a bag-waster as well (hence the purchase of the microwave bowl).

    I still have the old hot air popper, but I haven’t used it in years. That doesn’t mean it’s not worthy, it just means I’m not as concerned about “healthifying” my popcorn as I was in the past. (My one concession is that I no longer buy movie theater popcorn – it never tastes as good as it smells, and the oil they pop it in and the “buttery topping” available to top it with are unhealthy.)

  82. posted by amilyshurtz on

    I am really conscious about my health, yeah I do agree that some chemicals can harm our body system. It’s better to do the other way around. Health is Wealth.

  83. posted by krat on

    I have to belatedly add my vote- this is one unitasker that won’t leave my house. It’s my boyfriend’s and I dread the day this one dies. I hope they sell these forever.

  84. posted by another Elizabeth on

    Excuse me for commenting so late on this.

    We too love our hot air popper that we’ve had for about 25 years. It fits (just) on a bottom shelf in a cupboard at the back of the kitchen. We were devastated when it suddenly and inexplicably (well, not really, it IS 25 years old) stopped working. My husband took it apart and saw that a fan had fallen off. He glued it back to its shaft and the popper works perfectly well again.

    But many thanks to the earlier Elizabeth for the tip about using an ungreased cast-iron lidded pot. Talk about multi-tasking! Shaking it from time to time would replace any visits to the gym for weight training.

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