Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Cookworks retail and online electronics store used to put its moniker on a "Signature Silver" home popcorn machine, a device that popped up to 10 cups of popcorn with the flip of a single switch. The company, in 2010, sells a cuisinart one-switch popper that pops the same amount in about the same amount of time. Both operate under the same conditions.
Plug your Cookworks popcorn machine into outlet power.
Remove the clear-plastic dome of the popcorn maker. Pour 1/2 cup of kernels and 1 tbsp of melted butter or vegetable oil onto the popping plate.
Replace the top dome and place a large bowl under the downpipe.
Flip the power switch on the side of the Cookworks popper to "On" and wait for your kernels to start popping and falling from the downpipe into the bowl.