Well, I FINALLY got to open up my Christmas present yesterday, a Paragon Cineplex 4 oz. popcorn machine and stand in the antique copper finish. I am really impressed with the fit and finish of the machine and stand. The machine and stand are not very big, but they fit perfectly into the space afforded in our basement.
First of all, the two boxes were packaged very well, a high quality foam was used as packing material. There was not a scratch or blemish on either piece. The stainless steel pieces even still had the paper/backing on them from when they are cut. There were small pieces of blue tape holding parts secure during transport. I am very impressed with this "Made in the USA" product.
The stand came fully assembled. It does have adjustable feet. It was really easy to place the machine on the stand. All I had to do was align the rubber feet into the large holes in the top of the stand. Then it was a matter of placing some bolts into other holes and securing them with wing nuts. Everything lined up perfect.
The machine was packaged with a yellow popcorn scoop, two premeasured Country Harvest 4 oz. packets, instructions, warranty card, a couple of decals, and the hardware for securing the machine to the stand. I haven't had a chance to use the machine yet, but I am hoping to be able to do so tomorrow night.
All in all, the machine and stand were not cheap, but I wouldn't hesitate to order from Paragon again. Once I get to make some popcorn, I'll be able to put the machine through the paces to see how it really functions.