Quoted from Flack:
Does anyone own or have any experiences with Olde Midway Bar Style Popcorn Machine Maker Popper with 8-Ounce Kettle? I see it's highly rated on Amazon, and was curious to see if anyone has additional insight.
Olde midway and great northern are so identical they might be the same company with cheaper kettles.
I looked at it but bought 3 of the great northern ones for $200 each off Amazon for my stores.
I didnt necessarily need the cart, but if you wanted it later, they are hard to impossible to get.
So I am storing one cart unassembled in case I want it later, ya never know...
They are all ready to put on a bar or counter. They have feet on them whether you use a cart or not.
6097 Great Northern Popcorn Red Foundation Popcorn Popper Machine Cart, 8 Ounce amazon.com link »
All of the cabinets are nearly exactly the same from all the companies. They are mass produced in china.
The only differences are the kettles.
Some are very poorly made, but all look the same.
Wattage is important. More is better. It reheats faster and makes better popcorn the faster it heats up.
Amazon is the way to go.
If they are bent or damaged in transit, super easy to get replaced quickly.
Mine arrived perfecly.
I like the 860w kettles. They are fast and cook mushroom popcorn perfectly (my favorite kind)
The great northern ones come with or without the cart.
I'm very happy with my poppers.
Customers love the carts and the corn comes out really perfect.