8 Popcorn Makers That Make Movie Night Even Better
It's not a true movie night unless you have a big ol' bowl of popcorn. Get things popping by picking up one of our suggestions for the best popcorn maker on the market.
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Recommended by several Taste of Home editors and staffers, the Whirley Pop wins out the top spot for the best popcorn maker hands-down. The old-fashioned stovetop popcorn maker has a built-in crank that stirs the popcorn as it cooks, preventing the popped kernels from burning. Take your homemade popcorn to the next level with these delicious popcorn recipes.
For those looking to make popcorn without additional fat, Cuisinart’s EasyPop Hot Air popcorn maker is just the ticket. Using just superheated air, this popcorn maker pops up to 10 cups of popcorn in just three minutes. Just don’t forget to place a bowl or popcorn bucket under the chute! Read up on these reasons popcorn is actually good for you.
This microwave popcorn popper from Ecolution is perfect for college dorm students or kiddos who like to make their own snacks. Compact and dishwasher-safe, this popcorn maker has a lid that triples as a measuring cup and a butter melter. Plus, the silicone handle and base help keep fingers safe from the hot popper.
West Bend’s Stir Crazy popcorn maker is an easy to use popper that makes 6-quarts of popcorn in just minutes. The built-in stirring rod keeps the popped and unpopped kernels in motion to prevent burning and the lid can also be used as a bowl to serve your fresh popcorn. How convenient is that?
Okay, so a Dutch oven isn’t just for popcorn, but it is one of the best ways to make it on the stovetop. Using a Dutch oven will give you light, fluffy popcorn and is a great option for those who don’t have a ton of room in their kitchen for extra appliances. Just make sure you know how to make popcorn on the stove like grandma and grandpa did for the best results.
At just $28, this popcorn maker from Presto is the most affordable option on this list. This air popper still performs well, though, and pops approximately 8 cups of popcorn in 2 ½ minutes. And, there’s a hook at the back of the popper to neatly wind up the cord when not in use. Check out these other inexpensive kitchen gadgets that will make a big impact.
If you’re a big movie night buff, go all-out with this impressive Classic-Style popcorn maker from Cuisinart. Not only does it look like it belongs in a boutique movie theater, but the kettle popper makes popcorn just like a movie theater machine! By the way, here’s what movie theater butter is really made of.
Make the entire family popcorn with one batch, thanks to this popcorn maker from Hamilton Beach. The electric popcorn maker pops up to 24 cups of popcorn and has an automatic stirring arm to prevent kernels from burning. Try these popcorn flavors the whole crew will love.