Model: Benchmark 12045
Benchmark 4oz Metropolitan Popcorn Machine
Inspired by the art deco architecture of the late 1920’s and 1930’s, this popcorn machine is ideal for home theaters. Its unique design enables it to be placed against a wall for a minimal space requirement while still providing an attractive visual impact. Ordinary popcorn machines have the graphics and cosmetic appeal on the back of the popper making them unsuitable for wall placement.
The inner kettle is constructed of thick gauge anodized aluminum for maximum performance and easy cleaning. Aluminum provides the best heat transfer of any “cookware approved” alloy while the 20 mil thick anodizing armors the kettle for durability and provides a super-slick surface for easy cleaning. The kettle jackets are made of plated steel for corrosion resistance and easy cleaning.
Metropolitan poppers have a 50 watt heating element in the base to keep popped corn fresh and warm. Since heat rises, bottom heating is preferred to heat lamps that only heat the top layer of popped corn. The heated warming deck will keep popped corn at the ideal serving temperature for long periods of time. The warmer is necessary for situations that require that popcorn is available on demand.
You won’t have to worry about biting into an un-popped kernel with the Metropolitan’s old-maid drawer. The perforations in the bottom aluminum tray allow the un-popped kernels to fall into the drawer leaving only fresh and fully popped corn in the holding bin. Simply “rake” the popped corn with a scoop and the old-maids fall through the openings.
Metropolitans are designed to be simple to operate making them ideal for locations that have multiple operators. The master switch turns on the warming deck and the interior lamp. The kettle switch turns on the agitating motor and the kettle heat for a popping cycle. For safety, the kettle switch will not operate without the master switch in the ON position.
3 year parts warranty
Easy to use and maintain
Heated warming deck
Old-maid drawer for un-popped kernels
Aluminum food-zone for easy cleaning
20 mil anodized non-stick kettle
Tempered glass panels
20”w x 15”d x 30”h
4 ounce = 85 quarts per hour
The optional pedestal base provides storage for all of your popcorn supplies while placing the popper at the ideal operating height.
Metropolitan poppers feature a three year parts warranty. These high quality poppers have been engineered to provide years of service under even the most demanding of conditions. The user-friendly design of these poppers allows for in-field repairs to be made easily with standard household tools. A large parts inventory is maintained for immediate shipment and overnight shipping is available for rush orders.