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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is a machine I have just restored not to long ago.. This one is the Popcorn Shop version... Many are familiar with the u pop it and minit pop.. The Popcorn Shop is one that is maybe not as common even though parts are interchangable between the three... This one is the hotplate type...not the oil vat type.. I like the hotplate version.. While I have worked on both and also have an oil vat type the patents show the main reason for hotplate design was to help keep the machine more clean.. Oil vat seemed to produce more air born oil which would cover the inside of the machine.. But none the less many like the oil vat version just because they are easier to work on.. The hotplate version has a bit more relays and thermostates.. But either machine are still by far very reliable.. If you have a hotplate style make sure in your restoration you change all thermostates to new ones regaurdless.. You will be much happier if you do and the machine will function flawless.. The oil used in most of these type of machines has been coconut oil... I have tried others but it just seems the coconut oil gumes the machine up alot less.. Not to mention the shelf life of coconut oil is excellent.. If the smell of the popcorn does get your attention the operation of this machine def will... If you have any questions or comments or need help with a machine just let me know.. thanks... Brian... Keep Popin!


  1. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 6 years ago
    AWESOME Brian, Great machine and great job on the restore
  2. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Thanks jamiedpt for the comment.. Im new to this site and love it already..I will post more of my projects in time... I have a few more of these machines to do yet and all the other goodies one collects.. Thanks for stopping by.. :-)
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
    Love your popcorn machine!! You did a wonderful job restoring it!
  4. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel.. Theres nothing better then tearing it down and bringing it back to life.. These are cool machines... I think is gets used more now then back in the day :)
  5. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Thanks retroechoes :) I love restoring things back to there original state...that seems to be the thrill for me... thanks again for your nice comment... Brian...
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
  7. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd :)
  8. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    I just want to thank everyone for the love :) thanks so much...Brian...
  9. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    BELLIN68 thanks for the love ... :)
  10. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    leighannrn thanks for the love!!!
  11. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Deltaarnet, scandinavian_pieces, thanks for stopping by and for the
  12. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    Designer.. thanks for stopping by and for the love cheers :)
  13. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 6 years ago
    packrat-place thanks for stopping buy :)
  14. Kathycat Kathycat, 5 years ago
    Love it! Exactly what I need. Two of my favorite snacks are Popcorn & Ice Cream. ('no' not together, although it may be good) lol
  15. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 5 years ago
    Kathycat... Thanks for the love! It makes awesome Tastes just like the theaters but better ha n fresh!
  16. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone for all the love!!
  17. PopcornShop PopcornShop, 5 years ago
    Im just starting on another one of these popcorn machines... I will post pics soon.. These machines are way cool to watch.. Its a shame we dont see things like this made anymore...we lost are inventivness in this
  18. Droider, 4 years ago
    Hello, found for listing and your restore is awesome, I've got a friend who has one like yours, it's an oil style that needs some work. He and I have repaired lots of coin op and slots, I was wondering where do you get parts and is there a repair manual for these great machine? Thanks would like to see more of your pictures.
  19. PopcornFan, 3 years ago
    I have a green/gold U-Pop-It that was stored for too many years outdoors so it needs a good paint job but the inside mechanism looks quite good.

    Looking for someone in Southern California to do a restoration on it. Any suggestions?

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