This is a review for the Presto PopLite Hot Air popper. I used to always pop my corn using the microwave oven. However between the saturated fats, artificial flavors and other ingredients I was looking for a more healthful solution. Besides, stating up that microwave seems like it takes more power to run, which means more money.
I love popcorn. There is nothing like hot freshly popped corn! What I like about the Presto PopLite is that I control how much butter or oil I want to put on my popcorn. That way I know exactly what is going on my popcorn and I can keep it healthy.
Presto has been making popcorn poppers for many years. As far as I can tell they are one of the better known brand names in hot air poppers. The Presto PopLite is a quality popper that will last for years and years of delicious popcorn eating.
The latest version of this hot air popper comes in different colors. I always thought that white was nice, but have in the option of a red (merlot), Black and yellow has the added benefit of fitting into your kitchen’s decor!
Now on to the details. The Presto PopLite heats up extremely quickly. I would say that it gets hot so fast that you do not really waste any time compared to using a microwave. Also if you are still using the old fashioned oil and pan method the hot air popper is so much faster than waiting for the oil to heat up in the pan. And of course there is very little mess to clean up, which gives you more time to enjoy your popcorn!
Once you plug it in it takes less than a minute to heat up. Just place the popper in a counter and put a bowl in front of the opening and watch those hot tasty corn kernels pop right into the bowl. In less than three minutes you should have a bowl full of hot delicious popcorn.
By the way, I recommend to not put more popcorn kernels in the container than suggested. They have done their research with this popper and know what the best amount is so as not to create any waste.
Although you can melt butter or margarine using the top/measuring cup I prefer to melt butter separately in a pan so as to keep my popper clean.
I really love the compact size of this thing. It is only 14 inches tall so I can store just about anywhere out of sight.
In sum, this is an outstanding product. It is made by a manufacturer I trust and has been making these machines for a very long time. There may be other hot air popcorn manufacturers out there, but why mess with success? The Presto is the leader of the pack.
In this day and age when everyone is trying to eat healthier a Presto PopLite hot air popcorn popper will save you many calories as well as putting you in control of what you put in your body.