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Once I made up my mind to get a popcorn machine, I did quite a bit of research and narrowed the list down to Paragon or Gold Medal. I was interested in a trouble free machine. I also liked the way the GM kettle is set up. In addition, I was also attracted to the Paragon and Gold Medal units due to the fact that they are made in America.


I was quite surprised when my Gold Medal Fun Pop 2404MB arrived today and I saw that the unit is made in China. I am sure it will be a good machine, but I somehow feel like I have been misled. I went back and looked on both Stargate's site and Gold Medal site. Neither mention where the unit is made, so maybe I just made a bad assumption.


Is the Paragon 4oz. unit made in China as well? How about the larger GM units?


Oh well, I will probably get over by the time I work my way though the case of MegaPop.



David
 

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I remember the Paragon being made in America.

http://www.manufacturedfun.com/index...tion=cFAQ.view


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Historicaly, Gold Medal generally made no machines smaller than their 6oz machines and were geared for the commercial concession industry market. I assume in order to quickly enter the homeowner consumer market, they needed to import. It is our understanding that the equipment meets the same quality standards of their Cincinnati, Ohio manufactured products. Not quite sure why this model is still imported though.
 
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