Cuisinart CPM-900 EasyPop Popcorn Maker Review

This electric oil popper is certainly stylish looking, but according to Cuisinart CPM-900 EasyPop Popcorn Maker reviews, that's about where its appeal ends. For one thing, the Cuisinart CPM-900 EasyPop (starting at $40, Amazon) is far more expensive than the simple hand-crank stove-top poppers and at least $15 more than the good cheap electric oil popper on our list. But it's also panned in reviews on Amazon for plastic components, like the side tabs that lock the heating place in place, that break easily. Users posting reviews on Epinions likewise complain about poor build quality and the challenge of flipping the unit to get at the popped corn. Some users like the taste and consistency of the finished product but others write in reviews that the popcorn is soggy and has a tendency to burn.

The Cuisinart CPM-900 EasyPop Popcorn Maker has a motorized stirring arm and boasts some attractive features, including the top dome that doubles as a bowl and viewing arena, vents in the dome that ostensibly release moisture as the corn pops, dishwasher-safe components, and a nonstick popping surface. But the majority of Cuisinart CPM-900 EasyPop Popcorn Maker reviewers aren't won over, and a few users express disappointment that this product doesn't rise to Cuisinart's usual quality standards.

In all, the pleasing aesthetics and clean-up convenience don't make up for weak performance and reliability.

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