By the way, I thought I'd share with you a "home run" I finally hit on a Christmas present this year. See, my family loves to eat popcorn and watch movies at home, so we were going through the microwave Boy Scout popcorn pretty quickly. We decided to switch to a microwave popcorn bowl by Nordic Ware. It let us pop the bulk kernels in the microwave.
Problem was, it left so many kernels unpopped. (Unless we set it for more time...then we burned the popped ones!) Not such a big deal...and still a great improvement over bagged pop but I started thinking about one of the retro "home movie" theater poppers.
We got a Costco membership in November and wouldn't you know it...they had this gem at the front entrance! And to top it off, it was on special for $50. Suffice it to say, we've put this baby through the paces in the last month and a half and we LOVE it! It doesn't pop a very large batch at a time, but it only takes about 3 minutes, so it's so easy to reload and pop more.