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POPCORN MAKER
Instruction Manual
MODEL: FUN2800PM
Due to ongoing product improvements, specifications and accessories may change without
notice. Actual product may differ slightly to that depicted.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Carefully read this manual before using this appliance.
Ensure that you know how the appliance functions and how to operate it.
Maintain the appliance in accordance with the instructions to ensure that it functions properly.
Keep this manual with the appliance. If the appliance is to be used by a third party, this
instruction manual must be supplied with it.
The safety instructions do not by themselves eliminate any danger completely and proper
accident prevention measures must always be used.
No liability can be accepted for any damage caused by non-compliance with these instructions
or any other improper use or mishandling.
Do not use this appliance if it has been dropped or damaged in any way, or if the supply cord is
damaged.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
1 x Popcorn Maker
1 x Warranty Card
1 x Instruction Manual
Confirm all parts before disposing of carton. Safely dispose of all plastic bags and other
packaging components. They may be potentially dangerous to children.
INTENDED USE
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as
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Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments
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Farm houses
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By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments
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Bed and breakfast type environments.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Model FUN2800PM
220-240V ~ 50Hz
1200 Watts
Minimum cool down time: 15 min
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GENERAL AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY
When using electric appliances always observe safety regulations where applicable to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
Always check that the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Supply Cord and Plug
Always unplug from mains supply when not in use. Do not abuse or damage the supply cord or
plug. Do not allow the supply cord to touch hot surfaces or allow it to hang over the edge of
any table or countertop. If the supply cord or plug is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
Earth Safety
This appliance must be earthed. Only connect to a suitably earthed 220-240V ~ 50-60Hz supply
socket.
Supervision
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Water
Do not immerse appliance or supply cord in water. Do not use with wet hands or use in damp
situations.
Burns Risk
The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the appliance is operating. Do not
touch hot surfaces. Extreme caution must be taken when moving hot food or liquid. Make sure
that the appliance is switched off, unplugged and sufficiently cooled before cleaning or storage.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs and wear oven gloves.
Damaged or Dropped
Always inspect your appliance before use. Check parts are correctly attached. Do not use this
appliance if it has been damaged, dropped, left outdoors or dropped in water. Return it to an
authorised service dealer for examination and repair.
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS
A. NEVER use a scouring pad on the unit.
B. NEVER leave unit unattended while in use.
C. NEVER place anything other than the intended sugar in sugar receptacle head.
D. Unplug unit from socket outlet when not in use and before cleaning.
E. To protect against electrical shock do not immerse this unit in water or other liquids for
cleaning.
F. DO NOT put the unit in dishwasher.
G. Keep out of reach of children.
H. This appliance is NOT A TOY.
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IMPORTANT SAFE GUARDS
When using the electrical appliances, important safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before operating this appliance
2.
DO NOT TOUCH the hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3.
To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord, plug or any part of this unit in
water or other liquids.
4.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and before removing parts for cleaning.
5.
Don not use any accessory or attachment not provided with this appliance as this may
cause injury.
6.
DO NOT use outdoors.
7.
DO NOT let the cord hang over the edge of table or counter tops or touch hot surfaces.
8.
DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
9.
Extreme caution must be used when moving this appliance.
10. DO NOT leave unit unattended while in use or when plugged in to an outlet.
11. This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate
remote-control system
12. Add your popping kernels before turning the popper on, the popper will shut off
automatically after 2 minutes and then cycle between on and off every 30 seconds to
avoid overheating this is normal. It is recommended to turn off your popcorn maker
immediately after use and allow 15 minutes between starting new batches of popping corn
to allow unit to cool down completely.
13. Extreme caution must be used when unloading popcorn.
14. NEVER put your face near the unit while popcorn is popping. Stay at least 36 inches (1
meter) in distance from unit while corn is popping
15. NEVER put your hand in the unit while popcorn is popping. Wait at least 15 minutes after
the unit has been turned “off ”
16. This appliance is designed exclusively for private, domestic use and is not suitable for
commercial or industrial use.
17. Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use.
18. Only use the appliance on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface.
19. Check inside heating element compartment for foreign objects before switching to the ON
position.
20. The Heating element in centre can get hot. Avoid contact until cool.
21. A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming
entangled or tripping over a long cord.
22. Longer detachable power supply cords can be used if care is exercised in their use.
23. The marked electrical rating or an extension cord should be at least as great as the
electrical rating of the appliance.
24. Keep hands away from the machine when it is in the ON position and is spinning
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Place on a stable surface near an electrical outlet before starting. (Make sure your cord is away
from any water source. If needed, it is acceptable to use an extension cord provided the safety
instructions in this booklet are followed.
1. Completely fill the kernel cap on the top of the unit, with your favourite popcorn.
IMPORTANT - NEVER under fill or over fill the kernel cap. Under filling the cap can cause
fewer kernels to pop. Over filling can cause popped popcorn to burn and smoke as it will
over fill the popping chamber.
2. Pour entire cap of kernels down the hole on the top of the unit until cap is empty.(see
illustration 1)
3. Place cap back in its place
4. Place a bowl or dish under the popcorn opening to allow popcorn to fill the bowl. (see
illustration 3)
When selecting a bowl, use a bowl that is large enough and will fit under the popcorn chute.
If needed, put a small cup or smaller bowl under the bowl intended to collect the popcorn to
prop the bowl up to the height of the chute.
5. Plug unit into outlet.
6. Turn unit on “1” (see illustration 2) and in just minutes, you will have freshly popped
popcorn-popped to perfection!
7. When kernels have fully popped, turn the popper off “0”. You can tip the popcorn maker
forward at this point to make sure you get all the popcorn out of the machine.
8. Eat popcorn as is or top with your favourite toppings such as: Salt and pepper Seasoning,
Salt, Butter or Margarine, Caramel, Worcestershire, Sauce, Food Colouring for fun,
Parmesan Salt and more.
*IMPORTANT-ALWAYS Allow 15 minutes between popping corn for machine to cool so that the
unit does not overheat and continues to work effectively
Illustration 1
Illustration 2
Illustration 3
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RECIPES:
You can enjoy any flavour popcorn-in your own home- with Sheffield Popcorn Maker Here is
some sample recipes to get you started.
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NEVER put any seasoning or oil in the popcorn popping chamber. ALWAYS season your
popped popcorn after the popcorn has been popped and removed from the Old Fashioned
Popcorn Maker
OLD FAVOURITES
1. Melt butter or margarine in the microwave.
Pour over the popped popcorn and toss with salt.
2. Spray with your favourite flavoured vegetable spray and sprinkle with herbs-garlic powder,
chili powder, basil or powder, chili powder, basil or oregano.
3. Toss with grated Parmesan Cheese
HANDY TIP: Put freshly popped popcorn in a clean brown paper bag, add your melted butter
and seasoning, shake and enjoy! Works with vegetable spray also.
KETTLE CORN
Coat fresh popcorn with butter or spray with vegetable spray. Toss with 1/4 cup of sugar and
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Fresh and fast ‘Kettle Corn’!
GARLIC-HERB POPCORN - Per cup: approximately 43 calories.
Popcorn is a healthy snack – it is the butter you add to it that can hurt. To lighten up your
calorie count, douse your popcorn with herbs, garlic, and just a little low fat margarine.
Garlic Herb Sprinkle, see below
1 tablespoon Low fat margarine, melted
Prepare Garlic-Herb Sprinkle and set aside.
Pop the corn in The Fun Factory Popcorn Maker
Pour into a bowl: add margarine and stir well.
Toss with herb mixture.
Garlic-Herb Sprinkle
Mix 2 teaspoons each – dry oregano leaves, dry basil leaves and dry thyme leaves. Add 1
teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder: stir well.
EASY Caramel Corn
8 cups of popped popcorn
1 package of (14 oz.) caramels, about 48, unwrapped
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
Put the popcorn in a large bowl. In a separate microwave safe glass bowl, microwave the
caramels, water and butter on HIGH 2 to 2-1/2 minutes, until the caramels are melted, stirring
frequently. Pour the caramels mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat well. Let cool about 5
minutes. With slightly dampened hands, shape into 8 balls around wooden sticks, if desired.
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TRADITIONAL Caramel Corn
10 cups popped pop corn
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a 4L microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter on HIGH until melted. Stir in the brown
sugar and the corn syrup. Microwave on HIGH until the mixture boils about 1 to 3 minutes. Do
not stir the mixture while it is heating. Remove from the microwave, use mitts as the mixture is
HOT! Stir in the baking soda and the vanilla. Stir in the popcorn and mix well. Microwave the
whole mixture on MEDIUM HIGH 1 minute, and stir. Microwave on MEDIUM HIGH for another
minute and stir until the popcorn is well coated. Spread on a baking paper sheet laid on a heat
proof surface and let cool completely. Break apart and store in a tightly covered container.
OR – while still warm, but safe to handle, grease your hands and form into balls.
NOTE: You can also add peanuts, candy coated chocolates, chow mein noodles, raisins, candy
corn pretzel sticks, gummy pieces, peanut butter candy pieces – make up your own
combinations.
MAINTENANCE
Regular maintenance of your appliance will keep it safe and in proper operational order.
Before Cleaning
When not in use or before cleaning, always disconnect the appliance from the mains supply and
allow it to cool before handling.
Cleaning
Regularly clean the outside of the appliance with a soft damp cloth and dry it with a dry towel.
Do not immerse in water. Do not use abrasive creams, steel wool or scouring pads. Do not use
harsh solvents to clean the plastic. Do not wash in a dishwasher.
Wipe the interior of the popcorn maker with a dry cloth. All removable parts on the popcorn
maker should be detached and cleaned thoroughly in warm, soapy water at regular intervals.
Damage Check
Always check that the appliance is in good working order and that any safety guards and
removable parts are secure. Check the power supply cord and plug regularly for cuts or
damage.
Store in a Safe Place
When not in use store your appliance and all its accessories and instruction manual in a safe
and dry place.
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