Found a way to (somewhat) contain the popcorn explosion.
Despite having to put a bib on it, I really do love this machine. We are eating popcorn every day. We were told by our pediatrician that our daughter shouldn’t eat it (or raw carrots or nuts) until age 4- said it was a choking hazard. I hope we don’t live to regret it, but we’ve begun disregarding that advice. She LOVES popcorn. And while I don’t give her raw carrots or plain nuts, she often gets nut chunks in bread. Every time she eats it, I watch her like a hawk. But none of it has ever posed a problem. Anyway, today I spritzed it with olive oil from the Misto and sprinkled fine Himalayan sea salt over it. Perfect.