PROS: Easy to use. Pops popcorn fast. I recently purchased the Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper and have made several batches of popcorn. When I was a kid, we had a Presto air popper and so I know they are an established company. The popper appears to be well made and sturdy. It takes only a few minutes to pop a very large bowl of popcorn. It is simple to use and easy clean up. I had been making popcorn on the stove before, but would have to wash a pot and a bowl afterward. Now, I just use the scoop on the popper to measure the corn kernels and toss them in the machine. Then I make sure the lid is on and plug the popper in. That's it! CONS: Initial off-gassing smell. Potential safety issues. I purchased my popper a couple of months ago. As soon as I removed it from the box, I was struck by this horrible plastic and/or paint-like smell. As I investigated, I found that it was coming from the yellow chute and the inside of the chamber. It concerned me that it was off-gassing, being a product that comes into contact with food. I aired it out for a few weeks and then decided to start making popcorn. When I turned it on the first time, the smell actually got worse, but it did not affect the smell or taste of the popcorn. Each time I have made popcorn the smell has gotten better and is gone now. The only other thing I would say is a couple of safety warnings: Make sure you read and follow the directions for the popper. This popper can really shoot hot kernels around, even WITH the cover and cup in place. After the popcorn has popped there will be a few kernels left in the chamber. I unplug the popper and LEAVE THE LID ON! There are always a few delayed explosions of popcorn or hot kernels that fly out of the chute -- so be careful! In summary, this has been a great popper and I am glad I bought it.