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Are there any decent butter dispenser for under $100 that work like the movie theater ones? (eg. works like a bathroom soap dispenser)
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I personally use a Gold Medal commercial grade dispenser. They are a bit pricey but work great. A lower priced one would be something on Paragon's website. It's squirt bottle that sits on top of a warmer.

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I've not found any for under $100. And all that I've seen are 3 to 4 times more than that.

I use one of the squirt bottles with the warmer and I think they work great. If I start the bottle warming first, by the time the popcorn is done the bottle is ready.

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I'm really suprised that nothing than $300 or $400 exists for this type of thing...

How big is the hole on that Paragon squirt bottle? I bought a $0.99 plastic bottle just like what the Paragon has but the whole was too big and too much butter came out.

Also, can you leave the butter in the bottle for several days/weeks? Ideally I'd like something that seals off (eg. a cap for the top or something?) so I don't have to fill it every time I want to make popcorn.
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I've only left mine in for about two weeks, mostly because it's gone by then and I need to refill it. I don't know, I've never measured the hole. You could probably use a wire nut to cap it. I've never capped mine.

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$300 - $400. I'd sell you mine for a lot less!!

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can you heat the squirt bottle without the water bath?
I have one, but, I don't like the water dripping each time you grab the bottle.
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A couple of people on the forum a few years back used to use ?
Can't remember the name.
Butter topper dispenser ???
Argh!
Ok.
Presto "Hot Topper".
There were two types, manual and automatic.
I don't think these are made anymore.

http://shop.*bay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...=presto+topper

http://cgi.*bay.com/PRESTO-HOT-TOPPE...3%3A1|294%3A50
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Please, please, please, can we start a butter pump thread?

All joking aside, it is a pain to add butter to a popcorn-popper popped popcorn. OK, perhaps not all joking aside but the major part of the joking.

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Have you guys had your cholesterol checked lately?
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How about a baby bottle warmer for the squeeze bottle?
http://www.babyant.com/bh031100.html
That's what some AVSers have used in the past.

BTW I have a Hot Topper. Do not get the microwave one.

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BTW I have a Hot Topper. Do not get the microwave one.

What issues have you had with the microwave version?

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Have you guys had your cholesterol checked lately?

Yup....126.

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Yup....126.

My wife expected mine to be near 300 with what I eat. It came in at 90 and 60 of that was good cholesterol.

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Only the United Kingdom ultimate best of the best I feel the need for utterly butterly because only utterly butterly will do!

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that reminds me of Udder Butter.
but, that's a story for a different day.....
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Does anyone use this: http://www.concession-supply.com/ass.../FS-SS_PDF.pdf

When I went with the family to the Regal theater the other night, I scoped it out and that's what they used. Looks like a nice warmer, but, my question is, can you leave the sauce in the warmer day after day, or is it a "one night stand" ?
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That is really similar to what I use. I just fill it with sticks of butter and turn it on. When I'm done I just pull the tub out, it's stainless steel, cover it up and throw it in the fridge until the next time we want to use it. That way you are really not wasting anything.

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I use a Hot Topper also. I found an NOS one on ebay for $15. Works great. You would think the Presto folks would realize that there is demand for these and start making them again. And I second what the poster said above about avoiding the microwave one.
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Wow. Thanks to this thread, I just bought a Hot Topper on eBay for a buy it now price of $1.99 and $4.55 shipping. Auction looked good, said "appears to be unused."

Heck, for under $7 I thought that this was worth a shot!

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+1 for the Presto Hot Topper. Originally I was thinking of getting one of the big dispensers, but then I found an old thread talking about the Hot Topper. I grabbed one a few years ago off ebay and I have been using it ever since. It works perfectly and you dont have to heat up a whole gallon of topping to use it.

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+1 on the Presto Hot Topper. I've been using my ebay purchase for a few years with no problems. Its a great little discontinued item. I store it in the fridge and its the first thing plugged in when making popcorn. Currently using Odell's Supur-Kist Two. The second thing is the 8qt Stir Crazy, the perfect size for MegaPop 6oz.

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Jacket Potato or Full Metal Jacket Potato full of mouth watering butter yummy, yummy, yummy. Just thing you want for the wintertime.
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What type of butter do you use with your hot butter dispenser or Presto Hot Topper or "baby bottle warmer"?


I had a plastic squeeze bottle, where I put in 2-3 table spoons of Country Crock butter, put it in the microwave for 45 seconds until butter melted, then I tried to squeeze the butter on my popper-popped popcorn and it made it very soggy (kinda like soggy cereal in milk).

I am very happy with my 8 oz popper and Country Harvest pre-measured popcorn packs, just trying to figure out an easy and cheap way to butter up my freshly-popped popcorn.

At this point I cannot afford to buy one of those $300 warm butter dispensers, but I wouldn't mind buying the same Presto Hot Topper if I can find one cheap.
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Bugger popcorn you need jacket potatoes for wintertime!
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What type of butter do you use with your hot butter dispenser or Presto Hot Topper or "baby bottle warmer"?


I had a plastic squeeze bottle, where I put in 2-3 table spoons of Country Crock butter, put it in the microwave for 45 seconds until butter melted, then I tried to squeeze the butter on my popper-popped popcorn and it made it very soggy (kinda like soggy cereal in milk).

I am very happy with my 8 oz popper and Country Harvest pre-measured popcorn packs, just trying to figure out an easy and cheap way to butter up my freshly-popped popcorn.

At this point I cannot afford to buy one of those $300 warm butter dispensers, but I wouldn't mind buying the same Presto Hot Topper if I can find one cheap.

I use the buttery popcorn toping from Badger popcorn supply. I put some in the hot topper, it heats up very fast - and is PERFECT because it sprays it onto the corn. My kids call it the 'butter gun'

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I just came across this gadget... Looks similar to a baby bottle warmer.

Anyone had any experience?

http://www.ht-accessories.com/Butter...t_p_22-85.html
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I use the buttery popcorn toping from Badger popcorn supply. I put some in the hot topper, it heats up very fast - and is PERFECT because it sprays it onto the corn. My kids call it the 'butter gun'

Go to eBay and buy one - you can't go wrong!

Thanks for the advice, I know I need to buy a hot topper, but obviously these things sell like hot cakes on ebay, I cannot find one under $30 or $40. Someone on the forum was lucky to find one under $10, I just have to wait until I see a good deal.
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I just came across this gadget... Looks similar to a baby bottle warmer.

Anyone had any experience?

http://www.ht-accessories.com/Butter...t_p_22-85.html

I have this gadget... It's the exact same as a previous post http://www.babyant.com/bh031100.html except it has a squeeze bottle and not a baby bottle. Notice the price difference too... You could buy a lot of plastic squeeze bottles for the difference.

It works rather well, but I would not recommend it if you plan on just using butter/margarine, takes too long to get it to melt. As long as you use the liquid soybean products such as the O'Dell's SuperKist as pictured in your link, it works very well... Keeps things very warm and tastes just like the theater popcorn!!! I buy the O'Dell's from a local concessionaire warehouse that sells it to the theaters... Great stuff!!
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