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307 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
Our household is famous for its popcorn, and the Stir Crazy is the reason why. NOTHING makes popcorn like this popper. We've literally used three poppers to death. The plastic covers have never broken for us and they're fun to watch through. The motor lasts years for us and probably longer for you.
You're in control of the amount of oil you use and popcorn you make. At our house, we like to flip it out of the top immediately so it doesn't get soggy from the steam. I have never bothered to use the butter holes on the top. I melt mine in the microwave.
Butter and garlic salt and the Stir Crazy make unforgettable popcorn!
We use this product average of once a day. Popcorn is a meal and a snack in our house. The only problem is the stir rod stops after about 7 to 9 months of continious use. It has a year warranty but we would always be taking it back. I emailed the manufacturer to get advice with no response. It works, so our house will keep buying it. We have decided to buy two so we will have a spare. Any advice in keeping it working longer would be appreciated. We are on our 4th Stir Crazy. Love it!
This is probably my 4th or 5th Stircrazy over the last 20+ years, so we get 4 or more years out of each one. The last one was still stirring but didn't heat up sufficiently to consistently pop anymore. The large bowl (cover) was also cracked but who isn't after that much use? We make popcorn at least 2-4 times/week. All 3 of my adult kids each have a Stircrazy in their homes and are very happy with them also. My daughter-in-law taught me that I CAN put the cover in my dishwasher since I do not use a heated dry cycle. It was a few days before my replacement Stircrazy arrived so I retrieved and used a Cuisinart stirring popper that was left over from a daughter's college days. It worked OK but the popcorn was not as good as that from Stircrazy. It was a bit soggy from no ventilation holes in the lid and the popcorn wasn't as fluffy. We were glad to see the new Stircrazy arrive! Try it with coconut oil - it doesn't taste like coconut but has a wonderfully different taste. Please keep making this product - we'll be back in a few years!
This is number 4 for us now. The best we can get out of one is about 2 ½ years. This is about the same for any electric gadget that has a heating element that's used a lot. Coffee pots and so forth.
We read reviews for this and other Corn Poppers and the Stir Crazy seems to hold up the best. We pop a lot of corn and this popper is easy to clean - just wipe the inside base off with a dry dish cloth and the top that serves as the bowl cleans up nicely in the dish water ( I don't think it would last long if you put the bowl top in a dishwasher). The popper pops most All the kernels if you put a little less than a cup of corn in it. The heating element WILL burn out faster if you leave the black cap on the top while popping however... ask me how I know. ooops
But it's still the Best buy for your money.
I liked the popper very much, great tasting popcorn and popped most of the kernels pretty quickly. The only problem is the knob that screws on the stirrer didn't last very long -- broke in about 6 months. So now I have to buy another popper. It doesn't matter how well it pops the corn, if it breaks easily then the popper is not much good for anything.
1st time used the recommended amount of oil. Was a bust. Tried to triple the amount and had much better results. Still healthier then microwave style
This is one of the best popper's I have ever had. It makes great tasting popcorn!
This thing is pretty basic. It pops the corn. I have no issues with un-popped kernels. I have no issue with the bar thingie scraping the non-stick surface. If you put it on straight I do not see how this could happen. I plug it up and put the oil in(I use coconut oil), pour in the popcorn and put on the cover. That is all there is to it really. It is a cheap, good alternative to the poison in the microwave bags. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it is a bit inconvenient to clean, but nothing really bad to say about it.
I love my popcorn popper. It pops every kernel and is so easy to clean and take care of.
I've used my old West Bend Popcorn Popper for several years. I make popcorn for a group that meets every Thursday. Everyone comments on how great the popcorn is, and there are hardly ever any kernels. This popper is actually for a friend who has been having trouble making decent popcorn, now she can make as good of popcorn as I do . . . well, almost as good. My popcorn popper is also a West Bend Stir Fry that is about ten years old and still makes great popcorn. I NEVER WASH MINE, only wipe out the bottom with a paper towel. The top can be washed but dont lose the plastic bowl cover.
I love this popper. I make kettle corn in it about every other day. It's simple and delicious - 1/4 cup corn oil, 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, and 1/3 cup sugar - YUMMY!!!
This product reminds me of popping popcorn the old fashioned way when I was a child !
My old Stir Crazy finally bit the dust after some twenty years or more and I was so happy to find that they still make this popper! I love it. Works great, cleans up easily, and the popcorn is delicious! Make sure you don't put in too much popcorn, especially if you use the gourmet style, or else you'll pop the lid off the popper! If I use gourmet, I put in 3/4 cup instead of a full cup, and that works just fine.
I love this popcorn popper! It heats up fast, cooks quickly and pops almost all the kernels. It has a wide cooking surface and it cleans up easily!
We are in our late 70's and have had only 3 of these in the past 50 yrs one of which I purchased in a garage sale because the people never used it. Ever since I've had this popper that's the only snack we use in the house; it's good for you, whole grains, sodium free; we don't use it; I use Mrs. Dash, parmesan cheese or garlic festival flavoring; all are delicious and healthy for you. I use olive oil for the oil or peanut oil. Don't use the top for butter as I don't like butter so I do some in the microwave for my husband and split the bowl with him. It's a great popper and I've given many as gifts and all agree how easy it is for them especially at a kid's b'day party. Excellent for college students. They're not just eating pizza. Highly recommend.
Used this product almost every night. The 1st month, it was terrific. Best popcorn next to cinema popped. After that, it started popping less and leaving more un-popped kernels. Within the next few weeks, it started going down hill fast. Using top quality (gormet) popping corn, it is disappointing to see half of the kernels still un-popped....not to mention, very costly! With a machine (less than 2 months of usage) wasting quality popcorn like this, I just can not recommend it.
I owned one before for 6 yrs and it was time for another so I bought it again. It is quick, easy clean up and pops real fast
I am thoroughly delighted with this product!!!! Attractive, cleans up very well and works superbly!!!!
This is great! Doesn't burn the popcorn!
I had one for over twenty years. Bought one to put at a friends house so I could have good popcorn whenever I wanted it. My old one finally got so bad looking I decided I needed a new one. This one works just like the others. I love popcorn and now with football season here there isn't a better time. I have tried other machines and hot air machines and none repeat NONE hold a candle to this one.