This is a
Listed appliance. The following important safeguards
are recommended by most portable appliance manufacturers.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or property damage, when
using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following.
1. Read all instructions. Do not leave unit unattended while in
2. Cover and butter melter must be in place before plugging unit
3. This unit pops with hot air. Do not place oil, shortening, butter,
or margarine in the popping chamber. Use of these substances
will cause hazards and will damage the unit.
4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Cover and detachable butter melter
become hot during popping.
5. To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse cord, plug,
or popper in water or other liquids.
6. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by
or near children.
7. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow
to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning
the appliance.
8. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug
or in the event the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or
damaged in any manner. Before returning this appliance to the
Presto Factory Service Department for examination, repair, or
electrical or mechanical adjustment, see IMPORTANT section,
page 5.
9. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the appliance manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
10. Do not use outdoors.
11. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot
12. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a
heated oven.
13. Do not use appliances for other than intended use.
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As a safety feature, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt
to defeat this safety feature.
A short cord has been provided to reduce the hazards resulting
from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
An extension cord may be used if care is exercised in its
use. If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical
rating of the extension cord should be at least 12.5 amps—
120 volts —1500 watts. The extension cord should be arranged so
that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can
be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
Butter Melter/
Measuring Cup
Fig. A
Popper Base
To assure proper operation, read and follow instructions carefully.
Before using for the first time, wash the popper cover and butter
melter in warm soapy water; rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe the
popper base with a damp cloth. NEVER IMMERSE BASE IN
How To Use
1. Remove the cover and butter melter from the popper base,
Fig. A.
2. Using the butter melter as
Fig. B
your measuring cup, fill the
butter melter with popcorn
until it is LEVEL. Do not
pack popcorn into cup or
Fill Line
overfill. Pour popcorn into
the popping chamber.
Important: Never fill
the popping chamber past
Cover Groove
the fill line (Fig. B) as this
could result in overheating, smoking, scorched
corn, and may cause the unit to shut off. See the Important
Information at the bottom of page 5.
3. Place the cover in the cover groove, see Fig. B. Starting at the
back of the cover, push down lightly until it is seated properly
in the groove.
4. Position the butter melter on the cover with the tab towards
the back of the popper (Fig. A). Never pop corn without the
butter melter in position on the cover. If you prefer buttered
popcorn, put up to 3 tablespoons of SOFT butter or margarine
in the butter melter. (Refrigerated butter will not melt during
the short popping period.) Whether you melt butter or not, the
butter melter must always be in position on the cover when
popping corn.
Important: Do not place salt, butter, margarine, shortening,
or microwave popcorn in the popping chamber.
5. Place a 4-quart or larger heat-proof bowl under the popping
chute to collect popped corn. One batch will yield 3 to 5 quarts
of popped popcorn.
6. Plug unit into a 120 volt AC electrical outlet. Popping will be
completed within 2 to 3 minutes after it starts popping.
Important: Do not leave unit unattended while popping.
Because the yield is so great with this popper, you may have
to add a second bowl during popping.
Caution: Occasionally a hot unpopped kernel may be
thrown from the popping chute. To avoid contact with hot
kernels, keep your children and your face and hands well
away from the popping chute during popping.
7. Unplug the unit when popping is complete. Some popped corn
may remain in the chamber after popping has stopped.* To
prevent scorching, unplug the popper without waiting for this
corn to clear the unit. Because a few kernels may continue to
pop even after the unit is unplugged, make sure all popping
has stopped before removing the cover and butter melter.
Carefully remove the cover— use hot pads — and pour the
remaining popcorn into the bowl, then immediately place
the cover back on the unit.
NOTE: The cover is made of a costly material which absorbs
intense heat without melting. Temperature can, however, affect its shape. To avoid temporary malformation of the cover,
allow the cover to cool on the unit after popping.
*When popcorn remains in the chamber after popping and
has not discharged, it is caused by variances in popcorn type,
freshness, moisture content, or household current.
8. If butter was melted in the butter melter, carefully grasp the
butter melter and pour the butter over the popped corn. Sprinkle
the popcorn with salt if desired.
9. Before popping additional batches, make sure the popping
chamber is empty. Using hot pads, remove the cover and turn
the unit upside down to remove popcorn or unpopped kernels.
Wash and dry the butter melter if it was used to melt butter.
Then repeat steps 3 through 9.
IMPORTANT Information:
This popper is thermostatically controlled. It will shut off to
prevent overheating, if the popping chamber is overfilled or if
the popper is used for continuous popping for extended periods
of time without turning it off and allowing it to cool.
Should this happen, unplug the popper from the wall outlet, remove
cover, and empty any popped or unpopped corn from the popping
chamber. Allow the popper to cool for about 15 minutes before
using again.
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How To Clean
1. Allow unit to cool before cleaning.
2. Wash the cover and butter melter in warm soapy water.
Do not wash in dishwasher. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe
the corn popper base, including the popping chamber, clean
and dry with a soft dry cloth. Never immerse the corn popper
base in water or other liquid. Do not scour surfaces with
steel wool or abrasive cleaners.
Place cover on unit when storing between uses.
Helpful Hints
1. This popper is designed to pop regular and premium brands
of popcorn. Try different brands to find the one you like best.
Yellow popcorn generally pops larger than white.
2. Some varieties of small and lighter weight kernel popcorn
are not recommended for use with this hot air popper. Refer
to any additional instructions by popcorn manufacturer.
3. Always use fresh popcorn for the best popping performance.
Store popcorn in a tightly sealed container in your pantry. Do
not store popcorn in a refrigerator or freezer as this can dry
out the kernels quickly.
4. Carefully select the bowl you will be using to collect popped
corn. A metal bowl may become very hot to the touch due
to the flow of hot air from the chute and must be handled
carefully. It will, however, tend to keep the popcorn warm.
If a plastic bowl is used, be certain it can withstand the heat
caused by the warm air flow without melting.
5. Never fill the popping chamber past the fill line (Fig. B, page
4). Overloading the chamber will cause overheating, smoking,
scorched corn, and may cause the unit to shut off. Should this
happen, unplug the popper from the wall outlet, remove cover,
and empty any popped or unpopped corn from the popping
chamber. Allow the popper to cool for about 15 minutes before
using again.
6. The butter melter capacity is equal to ½ cup. Using less than
one level butter melter full of popcorn (½ cup) may increase
7. Tipping the popper toward the bowl slightly when popping
stops will help clear popped corn from the chamber.
Lite Oil Popcorn Recipe
Toss popped corn with 3 to 5 teaspoons of vegetable oil.
Add salt if desired, or for a unique flavor, add seasonings,
such as cajun spices, seasoning salt, grated Parmesan
cheese, butter flavored salt and much more.
Consumer Service Information
If you have any questions regarding the operation of your Presto
appliance or need parts for your appliance, contact us by any
of these methods:
•Call 1-800-877-0441 weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(Central Time).
•Email us at our website
•Write: N
ational Presto Industries, Inc.
Consumer Service Department
3925 N. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
When contacting the Consumer Service Department, please indicate the model number and the date code which are stamped
in the bottom of the popper.
Please record this information:
Model Number ______________ Date Code __________
Date Purchased ______________
Inquiries will be answered promptly by telephone, email, or letter.
When emailing or writing, please include a phone number and a
time when you can be reached during weekdays if possible.
Any maintenance required for this product, other than normal
household care and cleaning should be performed by our Factory
Service Department. Be sure to indicate date of purchase and a
description of defect when sending an appliance for repair.
Send appliances for repair to:
Canton Sales and Storage Company
Presto Factory Service Department
555 Matthews Drive
Canton, MS 39046-0529
The Presto Factory Service Department is equipped to service
all PRESTO appliances and supply genuine PRESTO parts.
Genuine PRESTO replacement parts are manufactured to the
same exacting quality standards as PRESTO appliances and are
engineered specifically to function properly with its appliances.
Presto can only guarantee the quality and performance of genuine
Presto parts. “Look-alikes” might not be of the same quality
or function in the same manner. To ensure that you are buying
genuine PRESTO replacement parts, look for the PRESTO
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• Pop with hot air, not oil for an extra healthy, low
calorie treat.
• Faster, healthier, and much more economical than
microwave bag popcorn.
PRESTO Limited Warranty
This quality PRESTO appliance is designed and built to provide
many years of satisfactory performance under normal household
use. Presto pledges to the original owner that should there be any
defects in material or workmanship during the first year after purchase, we will repair or replace it at our option. Our pledge does
not apply to damage caused by shipping. To obtain service under
the warranty, return this PRESTO appliance, shipping prepaid, to
the Presto Factory Service Department. When returning a product,
please include a description of the defect and indicate the date the
appliance was purchased.
We want you to obtain maximum enjoyment from using this
PRESTO appliance and ask that you read and follow the instructions enclosed. Failure to follow instructions, damage caused by
improper replacement parts, abuse, or misuse will void this pledge.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state. This is Presto’s
personal pledge to you and is being made in place of all other
express warranties.
Eau Claire, WI 54703-3703
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