Original 1911 Brand 8-oz. Popper in Black/Chrome by Paragon: Par-104
Original 1911 Brand 8-oz. Popper in Black/Chrome ** Cart sold separately
For theater-quality popcorn and an antique charm, choose Paragon's Original 1911 Brand 8-oz. Popper
Although it's design is reminiscent of machines used by American street vendors some 90 years ago, the Original 1911 Brand 8-oz. popper is manufactured using 21st Century technology. Hard-coat anodized aluminum kettles, stainless steel food zones, and tempered glass cabinets ensure this top-quality popper is easy to operate, clean and maintain.
The popper is available as a counter-top model or can be used with the matching cart which can be ordered separately.
High-Output, Hard-Coat Anodized Aluminum Kettle
The two most important factors in a popcorn kettle are performance and ease in cleaning. All Paragon poppers feature a high-output, hard-coat anodized aluminum kettle. Paragon’s kettles are made of aluminum because it has the highest heat transfer rate of any approved cooking material, for optimum performance. These high-output kettles are then hard-coat anodized to provide a nonstick surface for easy cleaning.
Side-hinged kettles provide easy access to the inside of the kettle, thereby allowing for simple and convenient routine cleaning. This routine procedure prevents the difficult-to-clean "baked on carbon" that is prevalent in oil-based cooking appliances. With ordinary popcorn poppers, time-consuming and difficult disassembly of the kettle is required for cleaning.
Stainless Steel Foodzone and Tempered Glass Panels
The bottom tray, drop door, and old-maid drawer of the popper are constructed of stainless steel and are removable for easy cleaning, in the dishwasher or in the sink with any mild detergent. The side and back panels are made of tempered glass for safety and ease in cleaning with standard household glass cleaners.
Built-In Warming Deck - 8 oz. model only
The popper incorporates a 50-watt heating element underneath the bottom tray. Since heat rises, bottom heating is preferable over heat lamps that only heat the top layer of popcorn. This bottom heating element provides the optimum amount of heat to keep your popped corn continually warmed to the ideal serving temperature. Depending on the humidity level, popped corn can stay fresh all day if kept at the proper temperature.
Old Maid Drawer - 8 oz. model only
Conveniently built into the base of the popper is a stainless steel drawer to collect the unpopped kernels (commonly called "old maids"). The small holes in the bottom tray are just the right size to allow the old maids to fall through while keeping the fully popped corn in the serving cabinet. The drawer is easily removed for emptying and cleaning.
The inside of the cabinet is illuminated by a 50-watt R20 lamp. This miniature flood lamp is ideal for highlighting the popped corn.