I am addicted to air-popped popcorn. Don't ask! I had a Hamilton Beach Popaire that worked fairly well but died. My son bought me a Presto Orville Redenbacher air popper that worked better than the Hamilton Beach; but after four months, it, too, died. Presto replaces them for free; but you must send it back to them via UPS; thus, the cost of the "free" replacement is almost as much as buying a new one in the store; plus you're out the use of it for approximately 6 weeks. In any event, my replacement Presto lasted only 2+ months before dying. Yes, I follow the directions precisely; but these things apparently aren't built to last. Before going through the rigamarole of sending this one back, I thought I'd ask you Hounds if you have any recommendations for a more durable air popper that generates flavorful popcorn (as flavorful as air-popped can be). Any suggestions???