Presto Orville Redenbacher's 04821 Popcorn Maker Reviews

Presto Orville Redenbacher's 04821 Popcorn Maker

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  • Great efficient popcorn maker!

    Jul 17, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Healthy
    Cost effective
    Cons: No one off switch
    Kinda loud

    Summary: The Presto was originally purchased for me as a gift. At first, I thought it would have little to no value, as popcorn can easily be made on the stove top or in the microwave. I was wrong. What is great about this machine is that all you need to pop ... read more

  • Presto Hot Air Popcorn Popper. A Quick and Easy way to pop popcorn.

    Jan 3, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Makes popcorn fast. Healthier than oil-based popcorn.
    Cons: No on/off switch. Cover is very lightweight plastic.

    Summary: There are numerous ways to pop popcorn, and we have found that Prestoís Hot Air Popcorn Popper to be one of the best. Itís a bit more work that just throwing a bag of popcorn in the microwave, but it saves a lot of money over time to buy large jars of ... read more

  • Orville Redenbacher's Presto Hot Air Popper

    Apr 23, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent machine will last a long time.
    Cons: Nothing but follow direction and unplug after each use for machine to cool down.

    Summary: After years of blowing hot air and popping corn my old Presto Con Popper finally was not fit to use any more.  It was not that the little $5.00 machine bought at a garage sale back in the 1970’s was not working it was the top that from its ... read more

  • Great Healthy Popcorn - Presto Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Maker

    Jan 18, 2010 by bmcnichol is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, healthy popcorn, cheaper to make popcorn
    Cons: butter melter small, no on/off switch

    Summary: We love popcorn. We eat it a lot. I wanted to start eating healthier so I got rid of the microwave movie theater butter popcorn and purchased a Presto 04821 Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Maker. My parents had a popcorn maker when I was ... read more

  • Presto/Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Maker .. Old Time Charm & Results

    Feb 18, 2009 by lllopez is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Old Time Popped Corn
    Cons: Absolutely None!

    Summary: Who doesn't like popcorn? I would venture a guess that there wouldn't be too many hands going up on that one. The smell of popcorn is perhaps one of the most intoxicating aromas I can think of, and certainly one that has had the same effect ever since I ... read more

  • Make almost perfect popcorn all the time with Presto's Orville Redenbacher Hot Air Corn Popper

    Apr 27, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, easy to clean up, not too big, and pops corn quickly
    Cons: Must be watched carefully

    Summary: Ever since nomadic aboriginal Americans discovered the popping properties of Zea mays averta thousands of years ago, millions of people all around the world have enjoyed that most All-American snack, popcorn. Just as hot dogs are usually ... read more

  • Easy way to make popcorn for the whole family!

    Dec 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pops quickly and effectively, no burnt pieces.
    Cons: No on-off switch

    Summary: I grew up in a popcorn loving family, so when I got married and we had some children (ok, six, to be exact!) I had a strong desire to continue that tradition. Time to watch the beloved Vikings crush the Packers? Pop up some popcorn. Going to watch a vhs ... read more

  • Gotta love that fresh popcorn smell...and taste!

    Jan 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, fun, easy to use and clean up.
    Cons: Can make a mess, butter could pop out if unattended.

    Summary: Introducing the Presto Hot Air Popcorn Popper, this little unit is something else. When I first got it I had a hard time with the fact that it got hot enough to pop the corn. Well, it showed me a thing or two about popping corn and I quickly realized ... read more

  • Quite Impressive Popper So Far

    Mar 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, nicely designed. Easy to clean.
    Cons: None noted so far.

    Summary: Like a lot of people, I love popcorn. Microwave popping is great, and a lot of the brands now pop up almost 100%. The only problem is they use way too much salt in my opinion. Not only is this an issue of taste, for people that want or need to limit ... read more

  • Lives up to the Orville name!

    Jul 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast, easy to clean, lightweight
    Cons: loud

    Summary: My husband and I were eating a lot of microwave popcorn, and decided that it might be more cost effecient to just go ahead and buy a popper. I grew up with an oil type popper and loved it, but I wanted something that I could use to make totally ... read more

  • Great alternative to microwaved popcorn

    Apr 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, compact, quick, healthy, inexpensive popcorn maker
    Cons: Sometimes shoots out un-popped kernels

    Summary: I am a college student, and one day I had a hankering for some popcorn. The problem, I also like to eat as healthfully as possible, so i try to avoid heavily buttered and salted popcorn. There are some low fat low salt microwaved popcorn brands out ... read more

  • Quick & Delicious Popcorn!

    Feb 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Pops majority of the kernels. Popped corn has perfect texture.
    Cons: Needs gripper feet to keep it from bouncing while popping.

    Summary: This popper is superior to other poppers we've owned. It pops the majority of kernels, leaving very few unpopped in bottom of the bowl. Unlike other poppers, it "cooks" the corn properly so it doesn't get that stale, soft & chewy texture. Popcorn was ... read more


    Oct 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use, healthier popcorn
    Cons: popcorn doesn't taste as good as with other poppers

    Summary: One of my all time favorite snacks is popcorn. I have always made it in a conventional pot on the stove with plenty of oil, butter, and salt. But over the years, I have tried to become more health conscious, of course that doesn't work too often. ... read more

  • It Shoots Popcorn Across The Kitchen!

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works great easy to clean
    Cons: shoots popcorn out the popcorn hole if the cup isn't replacedand out the deflector

    Summary: I bought this thing a while ago and I've used it a lot. It's a quick easy way to make popcorn without having to add oil, and without the messy clean up. There is one downfall. The thing tends to shoot popcorn across the kitchen. I'll have a bowl in ... read more

  • this pop corn popper pooped

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: it pops the corn
    Cons: no on or off switch, cover comes off to easily, extra "cup cover" gets lost easily

    Summary: This has many downs and very few ups to it. The ups are that is uses hot air, but many other pop corn poppers do, also. The downs are that the cover is very hard to keep on and gets very hot so if you touch it, you can burn your self. Second, there is a ... read more

  • Fresh Hot and prety healthy

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, fast, convenient, tastes great, cool, easy to clean
    Cons: a bit on the aggressive side, no on/off switch

    Summary: Of all the fun presents my wife and I got from our wedding, we use this one the most! Popcorn itself is an excellent snack, with out heavy butter it's actually quite healthy. Microwaved is pretty good, but it just seems that air popped popcorn is much ... read more

  • Great Popcorn Product!

    Apr 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Taste, Easy Cleanup
    Cons: None that I can think of

    Summary: I was given this popper by my parents as a Christmas gift several years ago, and it has served me in good stead. It provides an easy way to get that oil-popped popcorn taste with the convenience of the microwave and an easy-to-clean popper. No more ... read more

  • Get Some Hot Poppin' Now, Baby

    Apr 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: reliable, fast, consistently good popping
    Cons: strange power switch, not for those who dislike airpopped popcorn

    Summary: Mmmmm mmmmm.... Tasty, hot, salty mouth-filling excitement from the man whose been satisfying both men and women for years. You've read the epinions from gentle folks who say they just can't take it, it's too much, too fast, it's overflowing, they're ... read more

  • fast,easy and delicious

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy and good
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Orville popcorn machine is wonderful. My roommate and I just recently purchased one because we are both popcorn fanatics. We have been getting the microwave bags of popcorn that come stuff already on it and we wanted to do something differernt. ... read more

  • Works well enough for me!

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Healthy snack
    Cons: A little effort

    Summary: I received this popper as a Christmas gift a few years ago, and it has stayed with me all the way to college. I love eating popcorn because it is a yummy, healthy snack and can curb my munchies. This popper uses air to pop the corn, which is much ... read more

  • I guess I could say, "It was smokin.'"

    Jan 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great, healthy popcorn at a low cost
    Cons: ya gotta read the directions before you use it

    Summary: I received Orville Redenbacher's Air Popper as a gift. My parents bought it for me thinking that it would be nice for me to have at college. Air popped popcorn is cheaper and healthier than microwave popcorn. It also tastes so much better. ... read more

  • A Virtual Pop-O-Rama

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: it works
    Cons: it makes a huge mess

    Summary: This thing is possessed! It blows popcorn all over the place, and even if you have your bowl placed directly under the spout, it STILL goes everywhere. Yeah, the popcorn tastes okay. Tastes just like all other popcorn, though. There's certainly ... read more

  • My god, it over flows!

    Dec 4, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: made popcorn fast
    Cons: messy, dangerous

    Summary: this popcorn popper is literally a piece of crap. i put my popcorn in it, turned it on and in less then five minutes my entire kitchen was covered with popcorn! the air pressure must be off or something, becuase after it started poping, the cover ... read more

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  • This Is Progress?

    Nov 24, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Pretty To Look At
    Cons: Half the popcorn kernals pop

    Summary: If I hadn't had an old hot-air popper quit on me, I wouldn't have known that a new replacement could be so bad. I'm returning this Presto. I don't remember what brand mine was but it apparently is no longer made considering the choices in this ... read more

  • *Presto 04821 Orville Redenbacher's Hot Air Corn Popper*

    Jan 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great-tasting popcorn and affordable
    Cons: Tough to clean

    Summary: I've owned this product for about 6 years. I bought it because air popping is a great alternative to microwave. It is healthier and tastes better. You have control over how much butter to use. I've never had a problem with this product. One piece of ... read more

  • Orville would be proud!!

    Oct 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good functional design with consistent results
    Cons: Cannot handle variations in yield or corn used. Expect to wear out the plug/kitchen outlet.

    Summary: I've had this unit a month and its better than the alternative which is unhealthy oil-popped corn on the stove or burnt bags in the microwave. Plastic units in the microwave are a gimmick and don't work well. Pre-mixed bags from pop-secret, orville or ... read more

  • Great little machine.

    Nov 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Price, Well designed and thought out.
    Cons: No on/off switch, but then again it's not really needed.

    Summary: This is an excellent Hot Air popper at a great price. I bought the Presto 04821 on sale at Kohls for $22.00. I've seen it elsewhere for a little more or a little less depending on where you are. There is also the Presto 04820 which is even less expensive ... read more

  • Great popper, great popcorn!

    Apr 18, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Popcorn lands in bowl, few unpopped kernels, delicous!
    Cons: I can't find this popper in Canada! I won it on Ebay.

    Summary: We love this popcorn popper. It is much quieter than our last one, pops without making a mess, and makes a scrumptious bowl of popcorn. Our last popper was too hot or something because the popcorn always tasted overcooked, and the kernels were not big & ... read more

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