Vintage Popcorn Machine Review

Looking for a nice looking and well made popcorn machine? Well if your family likes to entertain like I do then this is a must have in your man cave. I recently bought this vintage popcorn machine for my home theater. Needless to say my family loves it. It’s a great way for your family to make new memories on movie night. I love the smell from freshly made popcorn while watching a movie.

The popcorn machine I purchased is made by Nostalgia. I bought it of Amazon. It’s a prime item and only took 2 days to arrive. The popcorn machine is a nice looking vintage cart. It’s easy to make and makes plenty for a family of five to eat for a movie.

Popcorn Machine vs Microwave Popcorn

Why would you buy a popcorn machine over just popping popcorn in the microwave?

Because it’s cool! Really, it’s the WOW factor when you walk into your home theater.

Three quick reasons why I prefer making it in the machine vs microwave is:

  1. It gives you the look, smell and feel of going to the movies. The only difference it’s at your house.
  2. You can make it the way you like. Adding the right amount of butter, salt and oil for your liking. MmMm Tasty!
  3. The taste of the popcorn is a big factor. Freshly made air popped.

The bottom line is, it gives you the look and feel of being at the theaters! That is the main reason I picked this popcorn machine. I looked at a lot of machines and this one was the best for my needs. It came with a cart and it fit nicely in my movie room.

Product and Features

Nostalgia CCP610 Vintage Professional Popcorn & Concession Cart. It is 59 inches tall, It’s Red with glass front door.

  •  Whether movie time or snack time, this unit pops up to 40 cups of movie theater-style popcorn per batch to keep popcorn buckets full.
  • Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia popcorn kits. Try the theater hot air and kettle kit, the 4 Oz. popcorn oil and seasoning packs, reusable popcorn bowls, or the Pre-Measured Coconut Oil Popcorn kit.
  • Stainless steel kettle holds 10 ounces of popcorn kernels and is designed with a built-in kernel stirring system and dual-hinged lid to easily empty popcorn. Kettle can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Tempered glass windows are designed to resist breakage while being scratch and heat resistant to keep you and your family safe.
  • Lighted interior creates a fun and pleasant room ambiance, and allows you to watch your popcorn pop.
  • Cart base doubles as a lighted concession stand for displaying chocolate bars, candy pieces and other munch-able theater snacks.
  • This cart has easy mobility 16-inch bicycle-style rubber wheels and a pull handle make this an easy to maneuver unit, ready to be wheeled wherever it needs to go.
  • Tilt cart is outfitted with a tilt-out drop door for easy scooping and serving of popcorn.
  • It has a handy storage compartment that conveniently store popcorn kernels, oils, seasonings, and other popcorn serving accessories in the base of the unit.
  • The kernel catcher will catch loose popped kernels in the kernel catcher tray to keep each batch perfect for serving.

Popcorn Machine Features

Some Things You Will Like

There are plenty of machines on the market but I choice this one.

  1. The value and quality.
  2. The durability and assembly of the cart is easy.
  3. Making the popcorn is easy enough your kids can do it.
  4. Surprisingly easy to clean. (The front piece is glass not plastic).
  5. It has a storage compartment for storing your popcorn supplies.

Some Things You May Not Like

My biggest knock about it is the light is not a heat lamp. I had an older model popcorn machine before this one. it was much smaller but it the light was also a heat lamp. Believe me it was a nice feature. Other then that I did not come across anything that I particular did not like. I want to give a honest review so went ahead and did some research on what others are saying. So Here It Is.

  1. The light in the machine is no longer a heating lamp. (It’s just a normal light)
  2. I’ve found there are a couple reports on the machine being damaged while shipping.
  3. Complaints of it being plastic. (I don’t see a problem with it, but a compliant nothing or less)
  4. The storage compartment being to small.
  5. Some Difficulty getting parts for it.

Conclusion

Keep your home theater or home bar on point with a distinctive vintage look reminiscent of the silent movie houses and carnivals of the early 1900s. With this unit you will get freshly popped with the most delicious popcorn every time. The tempered glass windows and door, along with interior light lets everyone watch each delicious kernel pop to perfection. The convenient utility shelf is perfect for popcorn preparation. Keep candy in the LED lighted concession stand, and keep all your popcorn essentials on hand in the convenient storage compartment. If floor space is an issue, the top is removable for counter-top use.

With that said it was well worth every penny as we use it every time my family watches a movie. One last note is I definitely recommend getting the coconut oil with it. Adds to the taste. Fantastic!

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