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As its warming up, kernals fly everywhere...why??

Do you warm it up, then add kernals? No instructions were included.

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Re: as its warming up, kernals fly everywhere...why??

You are supposed to add them after the unit is warm, generally you can add a few kernals and when they all pop out you can dump in the rest.

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Re: as its warming up, kernals fly everywhere...why?? - Presto 04820 PopLite Popcorn Maker Popcorn Makers

You just put them in and wait til it is done

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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popcorn joe,

yes,thats the best way to add flavor to ur popcorn..
u can taste the flavor better and enjoi it better..

hop i did help..

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