Well I have been having a hankering for real popcorn...and then all the news about the steam from microwave popcorn in the news.... So tonight I unburied the stir crazy popper that hasn't seen the light of day for at least 10 years. As it started to pop I called my seven year old in..first he was like what the heck is the that and then POPCORN!!! OMG! It is so much better than microwave and really no harder...no more microwave popcorn for us!