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Can I just thank you and your team for an awesome easy free set up, the guys who set up made it a breeze. Cannot thank you enough. Will definitely let my family and friends know about your services. Kids loved it .Cheers - Nui - Auckland –Nui Auckland

Thank you so much for attending our event on Saturday! Your team was great and everyone loved the castle! Always a big hit! We look forward to hopefully having you back again next year! Thanks so much - Rachel, Auckland –Rachel - Auckland

Hi Just wanted to say a big thank you. I have already recommended you to 2 people ( 1 has booked) Thanks again for the great friendly service Jenny - Auckland –Jenny - Auckland

The event was a big success and the kids loved the bouncy castle! The people who dropped it off and collected it couldn’t of been more efficient or helpful and we were really impressed. Charlie - Auckland –Charlie - Auckland

Thank you so so much for everything, it all went really well your team is very professional, prompt and your equipment was perfect. I couldn't be happier with the service and will be recommending you to all my friends :) - R - Auckland –R - Auckland

Just wanted to say thanks again for the popcorn machine, the client really loved it and brought a lot more excitement to her trade display during the conference. Thank you, Ashley –Ashley - Auckland

Just wanted to thank you and your team so much for the great service I received. We were extremely happy with the castle and tables/chairs, efficient delivery and collection at a great price. Will definitely recommend your company and use it for further functions. Kind regards, Kelly - Auckland –Kelly - Auckland

Hi Team - thank you for providing the bouncy castles and furniture - it all turned out to be exactly what we needed - and the bouncy castles were a real hit with the kids. Your people were great to work with as well - thank you for organizing all this. Carlos - Auckland –Carlos Testimonial

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POPCORN MACHINE HIRE

How much will my popcorn machine produce?
Blast Entertainments 4 Oz. popcorn machine will yield 92 ounces of popcorn per hour.

Why are hard-coat anodized aluminum kettles considered the best?
When you are cooking popcorn there are two key elements: heat transfer and east of cleaning. Aluminum provides the best heat tranfer completely to the food, resulting in much better performance. When you anodize aluminum you are changing the molecular surface of the aluminum and filling the pores of the material. This makes a very smooth and slippery surface which can be cleaned very easily and is extremely durable.

What makes popcorn pop?
A popcorn kernel actually has approximately 12% moisture inside of it. As you heat up the kernel, the moisture turns into steam and expands. Once the kernel reaches 475 degrees Fahrenheit the expanding steam forces the hull to explode (or pop).

How long does it take to cook a batch of popcorn?
Our popcorn machines are designed to cook a kettle of kernels in approximately 3-1/2 minutes. The cycle time is based on having the kettle heated to cooking temperature before loading the kettle.

What type of oil should I use to cook popcorn?
The type of oil that you use will affect the taste of the popcorn. The most common type that is used is coconut oil. It normally is regarded as the best tasting and has long been a staple at movie theaters. Other types that are often used are sunflower, peanut and soy.

What's the best way to keep my popcorn machine clean?
Our popcorn machines utilise tempered glass panels, stainless steel cleanout trays, aluminum corner posts and anodized kettles. These surfaces can be cleaned using a vinegar and water solutions. The use of ammonia based cleaners is not recommended. You will want to note that you should never submerge a kettle in any type of liquid because it has electrical components inside of it that can short out. The kettles are designed to be wiped out with a clean cloth after each use. 

What is 'expansion ratio' on popcorn and what is the optimum level?
Expansion ratio refers to the increase in volume that occurs as popcorn pops. It is determined by measuring the volume of popcorn prior to and after the popping. A expansion ratio between 40 and 44 is usually considered ideal. If the expantion is less than 40, the popcorn can be a bit chewy and if the expansion ratio is over 44 the popcorn becomes very brittle and tends to break into small pieces.