50% Popcorn 100% Mess
Anko Popcorn Maker sprays debris (pieces of the popped kernels) out of all the vents to a radius of approx 1.5 metres from the machine (including vertically), and pops less than 80% of the kernels put into the machine. The area where the pop corn comes out is too small to handle the amount of pop corn causing it to build up in the machine, the outlet is also shaped in such a way that it is not possible to catch the pop corn in a bowl when it does come out. When the machine is turned on and a bowl is simply placed under the outlet you can expect...30%-40% of the popped kernels to be in the bowl, 30%-40% poped kernels to be within 1.5 metres of the machine, and the rest of the unpopped kernels either in the bowl or scattered around the machine, amongst the other popcorn debris. Although not quiet, the machine is not overly noisy. However after 5 uses (total: less than 15 minutes) it is already showing signs of wear.
This popcorn maker lacks any lip or directional spout for the popcorn, so instead of sending the popcorn into a bowl, the popcorn goes all over the kitchen.
The machine lacks sticky feet, so when it works, it self-rotates, making the above popcorn spray problem even worse.
Purchased in November 2020 for $18.00.
Blew the fuse on my circuit board
Whilst the kids had fun using it and the popcorn it created was palatable (although my kids decided they didn't like it), the product itself blew a fuse on my circuit board and so I deemed it unsafe and returned it.
Purchased at Kmart.
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