Yes, I know. I just made popcorn the other day. And now I've made popcorn again; This time with the Hamilton Beach electric popcorn popper.
First, you must take the black lid cover off the clear plastic lid. This allows the steam to escape. Don't forget to take it off!
Then add 3/4 cup of popcorn and 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil. I use Orville Redenbacher popcorn oil, but you can use cooking oil.
Put the lid on, making sure you have taken the black cover off the lid. If you want butter, you can put up to four thin pats of butter on the steam holes, so it can melt into the popcorn while it's popping.
Plug in the popcorn maker, and it will begin to work.
Once popping has slowed to 1 second between pops (and the machine will be pretty full by this time), unplug the machine.
Now put the black lid cover on the lid, especially if you had butter on top.
Turn the machine upside down, because the lid will be used as the popcorn bowl. Take the machine off the lid.
Now you have freshly popped popcorn.