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How do you pop popcorn in a 6 qt west bend corn popper

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Put about 2 tablesppons oil into the popper. Put 2 or 3 kernals into the oil. Turn the popper ON. When the kernals pop,.the oil is hot enough. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup corn and enjoy when its done.

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Popcorn popper isn't popping popcorn


If it heats up, your popcorn may be old and dried out. If it doesn't heat up and the stirring rod does not turn, check your power cord for defects. Procedure: plug in the popper (check both ends of the cord!), turn it on, and gently wiggle the cord right at the plug or where it goes into the popper, and watch the stirring rod to see if it moves. If it starts and stops as you wiggle the cord, you've found the break in the cord. Repair it or replace it (West Bend lists it online for $5) and be more careful with the cord in the future (never unplug by yanking on the wire, always pull on the plug itself).

If the stirring rod turns and there is no heat, the thermostat or thermal fuse is probably open. This can happen in some poppers if the air vents are blocked on the bottom. Remove the obstruction from the vents, let everything cool off, and try again. If it does not heat up from a cold start, there may be a blown thermal fuse inside. If you decide to replace the thermal fuse or thermostat, it MUST have the same temperature and current rating as the original.

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What size is the popper 6 or 8 qts


The West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn Maker ca be either 6 or 8 qts.

The 6-qt model has a rounded domed shape as per the picture above; the 8-qt model has a straight-sided top.

The User Manual can be found here:

http://www.westbend.com/supportdata/L5557B_StirCrazyPopper_ALL.pdf

Jan 31, 2011 | West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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I purchased the stir crazy model 82306 and it does not pop the corn properly. Less than half of it pops. I have never had this problem with other West Bend stir crazy poppers in the past. On 4 separate...


I have one of these poppers and have been impressed with the minimal number of unpopped kernels.

On only one occassion have I not been satisfied and suspect it was due to insufficient oil being added.

Make sure you are adding sufficient oil to aid heat transfer to the kernels.

Jan 16, 2011 | West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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West Bend Corn Popper


Hi and welcome to Fixya. The wire part I assume is the stirer. Here is what is available for your 82306 Popper. Note there is a difference between 82306 and 82306A models.

http://www.focuselectrics.com/catalog.cfm?dest=itempg&itemid=3906&secid=54&linkon=category&linkid=39

Jan 25, 2010 | West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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The manual got missed placed can you tell me the amount of kernnels to use in it. It is a six qt. stir crazy popper


USING YOUR STIR CRAZY® CORN POPPER
Place popper base on flat, dry surface. The heat-resistant base allows for safe table use.
Preparing Popcorn
There are two models of the Stir Crazy® Corn Popper, one for making up to 6-quarts and the second for making up to 8-quarts of popcorn. Listed below are the proper amounts of oil, corn and butter (or margarine) to use for making various amounts of popcorn. Do not attempt to make 8 quarts of popcorn in the 6-quart model.
Quarts of Popcorn
Amount of Oil
Amount of Corn
Amount of Butter
2
1 Tablespoon
⅓ Cup
1 Tablespoon
4
2 Tablespoons
⅔ Cup
2 Tablespoons
6
3 Tablespoons
1 Cup
3 Tablespoons
**8
3 Tablespoons
1¼ Cups
3 Tablespoons

Here is the link to download the manual: http://www.focuselectrics.com/supportdata/L5557B_StirCrazyPopper_ALL.pdf

Oct 16, 2009 | West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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How much oil and popcorn do you need in the popper


single layer of popcorn on bottom of entire maker...no oil is needed but you can use a tablespoon if you like...butter melts through the hokes in lid....Place butter pats over top holes in lid before popping starts if you want butter to drip down on the corn ( it does pop better with a little oil!)

Dec 09, 2008 | West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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Brown oily leak


The oil is leaking around the stirring-arm-motor shaft -- it needs a new seal. It's not the oil you're using.

Nov 15, 2008 | West Bend 82308 Stir Crazy® Popcorn...

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