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PopClean® Elite Popper® Series Bucket Pump Oil Calibration & Popping with Advanced Membrane Controls


Video Transcript

0:00 ⦋ Opening Title ⦌

0:10 Before you begin make sure you have read and understand the operator’s manual, installation instructions, and all other safety instructions before setting up and using this equipment.

0:21 Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service, or maintenance can cause property damage, injury, or death.

0:30 Any alterations to this equipment will void the warranty and may cause a dangerous condition.

0:36 Installation of the PopClean Elite Popper Series poppers should be performed by qualified service personnel and the fire suppression system, if equipped, must be charged and activated by an ansul-certified representative.

0:51 Read and understand the instruction manual and all other safety instructions for the unit before using this equipment.

1:00 Once your popper is unpacked and installed, and you have an empty bucket of oil in the unit, you are now ready to calibrate your oil level indicator.

1:24 First, turn on the main power switch and press display select until display reads Oil Level Cal.

1:35 Press Oil Level calibration to set it to 0%.

1:39 Verify that the display reads Oil Level Cal. Cal 0% Done.

1:45 If correct, press Display Select.

1:50 Next, take out the empty bucket of oil and replace it with a full bucket of oil in the unit.

3:17 Press the oil level calibration to set it at 100%.

3:22 Verify that the display reads Oil Level Cal. Cal 100% Done.

3:28 If correct, press the Display Select to accept the 100%. You have now calibrated the oil level.

3:36 Now that your oil level is set, you will need to calibrate the pump.

3:39 Make sure the kettle is completely cool before calibration and taking volume measurements.

3:46 First, remove the oil funnel on top of the kettle.

3:55 Hold a measuring cup under the oil delivery tube in the popper.

4:01 First, press the Dispense Oil button. The oil pump will turn on.

4:06 As soon as the oil starts to flow out of the delivery tube, press Dispense Oil and the pump will dispense oil for ten seconds.

4:23 After the pump is finished press Display Select.

4:26 If the oil amount shown on the screen matches what is in the measuring cup press Display Select again to accept.

4:34 If the oil volumes do not match, press the up arrow to increase the oil volume or press the down arrow to decrease the oil volume.

4:42 Once the volumes match, press Display Select to accept.

4:47 Press Display Select until machine is in idle mode.

4:52 Turn power off to save settings and reinstall the oil funnel.

4:58 Now that your oil level and pump are calibrated, you are ready to pop some popcorn.

5:05 First, turn on the main power switch if the popper is not already on.

5:11 Next, select your recipe by selecting Butterfly popcorn, Salt flavoring and select your popcorn load size.

5:21 Then you will need to turn on the rest of the machine.

5:24 Turn on the equipment in the following order: Oil Master; Popcorn Crisper; Filter System; Kettle Heat. When you turn on the kettle heat it will automatically turn on the popcorn agitator.

5:40 Next, you need to prepare and measure your popcorn and Flavacol salt.

5:58 When the light next to the Load Corn Oil lights up, your kettle is ready.

6:04 Load in your corn and Flavacol,

6:10 then press Dispense Oil.

6:13 Your popcorn will start popping and when the Dump Kettle light illuminates, it is time to dump the kettle.

6:23 If you are done cooking popcorn, press the Kettle Heat button to turn off the kettle.

6:29 Otherwise, repeat the process when the Load Corn Oil lights up.

6:35 Take your popcorn scoop and gently move the popcorn around to separate out any unpopped kernels.

6:42 Now you are ready to scoop and serve up delicious popcorn!