What are the differences in kettle sizes? (click here to view our size guide)
Paragon popcorn machines are available in sizes ranging from 4oz up to 16oz. Each machine has a rating called quarts/hour. This will tell you the maximun amount of popcorn each popper will produce in one hour.
4oz Popcorn Machines - Small Volume
4oz Paragon Popcorn poppers will produce 92 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for homes, break rooms, rec rooms & game rooms.
6oz & 8oz Popcorn Machines - Medium Volume
The 6oz & 8oz Paragon poppers will produce about 113 to 147 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for clubs, video stores, large break rooms, restaurants, small bars, country clubs, churches and waiting rooms.
12oz Popcorn Machines
The12oz Paragon popcorn poppers will produce about 221 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for schools, home theaters, concession stands, bars & snack bars.
16oz Popcorn Machines
The 16oz Paragon popcorn poppers will produce about 295 ounces of popcorn per hour. They are ideal for theaters, convention centers, parks, malls, sports complexes, stadiums and arenas.
Why are Paragons high-output hard-coated anodized aluminum kettles the best?
When you are popping there are several things to consider. The heat, strength & ease of cleaning. It is important to have high heat in order to pop the kernels. All of the kettles are made out of high end aluminium, which has the highest heat transfer. Anodizing the kettles adds strength, durablity & creates a nonstick surface so cleaning is a breeze. Did you know anodized aluminum is also used on many satellites orbiting the world to protect them from space debris. No shortcut has been taken when it comes to the quality of Paragon.
What makes popcorn pop?
Inside each kernel there is a tiny amount of water. When you heat the popcorn, the water turns into steam and creates pressure. Once the pressure builds up and has nowhere to go it pops the kernel.
How do I purchase the popper only?
All of Paragon's popcorn machines are available as a stand alone popper . Most machines have 3 different configurations, popper, popper & stand and popper & cart. To purchase the popper only (no stand, no cart), simply select the size under popper configurations. Example: 4oz popper, 6oz popper or 8oz popper. Each of these are for the popper only, if you select 4oz popper & cart, then it would be with the popper and the cart.
How will my order ship?
Most items will ship UPS ground. However, some of the larger popcorn machines, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz will ship via fedex freight or another freight carrier. If your order does ship freight, you will receive a phone call prior to delivery to schedule your delivery appointment.
Can I purchase replacement parts?
Yes, you can purchase replacement parts for you popcorn machine. Please see our parts section by clicking here.
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