This Presto Hot Topper item has been discussed on this forum before, but the reason why I am posting a new "Hot Deals" thread is because I noticed that there are quite a few Presto Hot Toppers on ebay this week, many of which are going very cheap (I won mine for $2.99).
I HIGHLY Recommend to anyone looking for a butter dispenser to save their money (unless you have plenty of it) and buy the Presto Hot Topper which can only be found used/semi-new on ebay. There are currently 8-10 units available from $5 to $50, so if you like to add buttery toppings to your popcorn and you dont want to spend $300-$500 on a professional butter pump/dispenser like the movie theaters, the Presto Hot Topper is an excellent alternative for under $30, who knows you might be able to score one for a lot less too. Everyone who owns one of these Hot Toppers have said great things about it, and I was told to avoid the MICROWAVE model
, and get the wired electric model (shown above). It is recommended of course to use special popcorn butter/oil toppings like O'Dell SuperKist Two oil or Original Theater Butter (Ghee butter) rather than using the generic sticks of butter which can make the popcorn soggy and wet, rather than buttery.
I was able to score a new Hot Topper for $2.99 plus shipping on ebay, the Seller had it as "HotTopper" without any spaces, thanks to Microsoft's LIVE search I was able to find it. I had just bought another hot topper for $25 plus shipping 2 days earlier, which is not bad, now I have a 2nd one for $2.99. I decided it would be a good measure to have a 2nd unit since they are kind of hard to find. Two Hot Toppers for under $30 is not bad at all.
Search EBAY under "Presto Hot Topper"
or "Presto HotTopper"
and don't be afraid to contact the sellers and make a deal with them for a better "Buy It Now Price." If you see a Hot Topper without any bids, contact the seller and offer them between $15-$25 for their hot topper(depending on condition of unit), I had two reply back with a $25 Buy It Now offer.
Now i am just waiting for my two hot toppers to arrive, I plan on building a nice raised enclosure for the unit since it is kinda ugly so I am going to build an enclosure to make it look more like a Theater Butter dispensor than a Kenmoore Iron