Top 10 Best Popcorn Makers In 2017
Everybody loves popcorn! Cheap, delicious and very easy to make at home with your own best popcorn maker. Popcorn can be a great snack to have in-between meals, and while watching a movie or TV show. Popcorn is a relatively healthy snack unless, of course, you put too much butter and salt on it. If you’re still eating microwave popcorn, listen up. Most microwave popcorn is made with artificial flavoring, like MSG, (you don’t buy Chinese food with MSG anymore) and, believe it or not, beaver anal glands. Yes, beaver butt! And, even the bags that microwave popcorn comes in is bad for you. The bags are lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). That chemical can stay in your body for a long time. It’s been linked to cancer, infertility and other diseases. In fact, the EPA lists this substance as a carcinogen.
Alright. I’ve grossed myself out. Now let’s talk real popcorn made at home with your own Popcorn Maker. There are many brands, styles and designs available. Popcorn Makers range from those that pop corn with hot air, to theatre style popcorn poppers that are fun to use and will be a great conversation piece in your home, maybe your man cave. All of the popcorn makers that we reviewed will pop your popcorn in just minutes. We’ve included popcorn poppers in all price ranges. There’s really no excuse to eat popcorn made in a microwave. We’ve reviewed a full range of popcorn makers so you can choose from our list of the Top 10 Best Popcorn Maker 2016 review.
We’ve also included our reviews of the Best Countertop Retro Popcorn Poppers. These fun, great looking poppers won’t end up shoved in the back of a cabinet. Guaranteed! They make great gifts and add fun to any room.
Table of Contents
- 1 Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper
- 2 The Great Northern Popcorn Machine
- 3 The Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Stove Top Popcorn Popper
- 4 The Nostalgia Vintage Collection Kettle Popcorn Popper
- 5 The West Bend Stir Crazy Electric Popcorn Popper
- 6 The Great Northern Popcorn Steel Stove
- 7 The Great Northern Retro Style Popcorn Machine
- 8 The Cuisinart Easy Pop Hot Air Popcorn Maker
- 9 The Hamilton Beach Popcorn Popper
- 10 The Great Northern Hot Air Popcorn Popper
The Presto Poplite Hot Air Popper uses hot air to pop regular or gourmet popcorn. No oil is needed, which means up to 42% fewer calories than microwave popcorn. That makes your popcorn a healthy, low calorie snack. And it pops faster than microwave, popping up to 18 cups of gourmet corn in less than 2 1/2 minutes. Convenient, natural and light, the Presto Poplite Hot Air Popper will let you make home made popcorn without any artificial flavors, saturated fats, preservatives, or added salt
Price Range: LowThis is a retro style popcorn machine that can make as much as one gallon of popcorn in a single batch! Featuring a highly convenient and lightweight pull-out popcorn tray, this popcorn machine also includes a warming light and it has a built-in stirring system that makes sure all of the kernels are evenly popped.
Price Range: MediumThis is an effortless stove top popcorn popper that features a real theater popping kit along with a patented stirring mechanism that prevents the kernels from sticking on to the surface of the pot. This popcorn popper comes with a 25-year limited warranty on all of its moving parts!
Price Range: Low
Part of the vintage collection, this is a stylish popcorn maker that comes with tempered plastic windows, a bin capacity of 30 cups of corn and an embedded stirring system. It’s a miniature of the full sized popcorn stands, measuring 10.5 x 13 x 19.2 inches.
Price Range: Who cares? Look at this fun, old style popcorn maker. This machine will immediately become a conversation piece and entertainment center. One look at it, and everybody will remember the smell of that fresh, outdoor amusement park popcorn.
Actually, believe it or not, this popcorn fun machine is only Medium priced and definitely worth a look!This West Bend Sir Crazy Electric Popcorn Popper is an effortless, hassle-free and highly efficient electric popcorn popper that allows you to easily get warm and intensely flavored popcorn. Featuring an advanced motorized stirring rod, this popcorn maker makes sure that all the kernels pop, and it also comes with a butter well that keeps the popcorn constantly moist and delicious. This is a heavy-duty popcorn maker that can pop as much as six quarts in five minutes, and it also features a specially coated non-stick surface that prevents the popcorn from adhering to it. That, combined with the heat-resistant handles makes the West Bend electric popcorn popper a great addition to every kitchen.
Price Range: Low
Scientists designed this Great Northern Popcorn Steel Stove popper to make popping popcorn on the stove a breeze. Now one person can continually pop pan after pan of delicious popcorn without spending a lot of money on expensive and bulky popcorn poppers. The Great Popcorn Steel Stove popcorn popper can make five quarts of popcorn in minutes. It comes with authentic, vintage wood knobs and handles. It also comes with a spinner stirring mechanism designed to prevent burning, and it is very easy to clean up. All you have to do is to wipe it with a paper towel and then to store it for later use.
Price Range: LowFor you serious popcorn eaters, entertainers and partiers, here is a commercial quality machine that feature stainless steel food-zones, easy cleaning stainless steel kettles, heated warming decks, old-maid drawers (for un-popped kernels), tempered glass panels and an 8 ounce kettle. The switches feature a pot heater, a stirrer as well as a spot light warmer, and the antique style popcorn maker also includes an oil scoop, a popcorn scoop along with an embedded warmer light that keeps the popcorn warm. This popcorn maker features a stainless steel construction. You won’t need to build a separate room for this popper. It’s dimensions are 17.5 x 20.5 x 25.8 inches.
Price Range: High
Price Range: LowThis is yet another efficient popcorn popper that uses hot oil and that can pop as much as 24 cups of popcorn per batch. This Hamilton Beach Popcorn Popper comes with a motorized stirring arm designed to make the best of your popcorn popping experience. It also features a non-stick popping plate and it also has a built-in butter well that allows you to effortlessly add more flavor and butter to your popcorn throughout the entire process. Easy to use and highly efficient at the same time.
Price Range: Low
Available in an elegant red color, this Great Northern Hot Air Popcorn Popper uses hot air to pop as much as 18 cups of corn in just under three minutes. This is a special popcorn maker that is designed to be one of the fastest ones on the market. This Great Northern Popcorn Popper is designed to make popcorn 30% faster than the classic poppers. You do not need to worry about any unpopped kernels. Because the corn kernels are popped without using any oil, they’re a lot healthier because they can have 42% fewer calories than their microwave-popped counterparts.
Price Range: Low
There they are. Our list of the Top 10 Best Popcorn Maker 2016 review. From counter top air poppers to man-cave and theatre room style. And all price ranges. Choose the best popcorn maker for you and your family and throw away those microwave bags.