So don't let anyone tell you that nothing good has come of it.
Nice popcorn boom, sir.
In the glorious future, popcorn will eat itself.
You should totally get the patent before Ronco gets their hands on this.
The weird thing is, I spent a long time looking for a better air-popper that didn't have this spray probelm -- either a more directed nozzle, or an enclosed space for a bowl -- and it seems like every popper in the world is of almost exactly the same shape as the two-decade-old one I have. I feel the Invisible Hand of Patents at work here.
I've got a version of the Popcorn Pumper air-popper with a squat, yellow-and-white body and a large plastic top chute that diverts the popcorn out and downward:
The outlet flares really wide, so when a kernel gets pushed up by the popped corn around it before it pops, it can still manage to spray popcorn all over the counter. It doesn't make nearly the mess your machine can, though, because kernels can't carom straight off the heater and out without being diverted downward into the bowl.
Somebody discovered a few years ago that the round yellow-white machines are the highest-wattage popcorn makers and are ideal for roasting coffee. So there was a run on them at Salvation Army stores across the country. They're still out there in rummage sales, but they're harder to find now.
I guess this works slightly better than spamming everyone you know with a crappy facebook petition to seize and nationalize all of Orville Redenbacker's assets.
The 100% property tax of Marxism is as regressive as any other flat tax.
Captcha: "Citibank screamed"
Did you put it in place using robots?
No, but it is constructed of Space-Aged Polymers.
Did you even try the Kevin Costner Popcorn Centrifuge?
I can see by your use of a hot-air machine that you do not like your popcorn oily.
And note that unlike BP, the Containment Dome is arranged with a catch basin. Welcome to booming 101! Well done, sir.
I solved that ages ago by just using a paper towel. I just pin the end of it under the butter dish/thing on top (which I never actually melt butter in) and use a paper towel long enough (usually a double towel or triple when using the smaller segmented ones) to reach the other side of the bowel. Then I use the towel for something else (usually as a napkin while eating the popcorn anyway) vs wasting it.
captcha: accepted insane
If you are using the paper towel to reach the other side of your [i]bowel[/i], i don't think re-use is necessary, or even a good idea. =P
You conserve resources by using both sides.
Hah. That was an awesome typo.
Think repeated typings of towel contributed.
I use a popper that doesn't suffer from corn spewing. It does require some manual labor however:
The Whirley Pop