Is the sifting bin necessary?
Short answer – yes. We often sell equipment to vendors who had older machines, and are used to scooping their corn from a copper kettle or plastic bins. Every one of them has been delighted with the sifting bin – no more bending over, no more messing with multiple plastic bins, no more old maids. The sifting bin is at just the right height for baggers, yet works perfectly with the height of the machine. We’ve seen other companies speaking of “high dump” machines. In order to achieve a beneficial “high dump,” the machine & sifter have to work together. It won’t work to simply raise the popper to achieve a higher dump – unless the popper wants to stand on a ladder while stirring! Our machine is at an ideal height for hand-popping. The unique cut-out on one end of the sifting bin allows the popper to dump directly into, and bag from, the bin. The sifting bin is efficient & necessary for a good operation.