The 10 best popcorn making machines that you can’t miss

West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Electric Hot Oil Popcorn Popper Machine with Stirring Rod Offers Large Lid for Serving Bowl and Convenient Storage, 6-Quart, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Electric Hot Oil Popcorn Popper Machine with Stirring Rod Offers Large Lid for Serving Bowl and Convenient Storage, 6-Quart, Red

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The only reason that I feel like this doesn't get a solid five stars is because it is soooo hard to clean. I'll be honest here, we make popcorn almost nightly and this thing is amazing. I love that the top acts as a bowl, but we honestly never use that feature. I'll break it down into some pros and cons, so you can make an informed decision, but really, I can't imagine a better popper. Mess comes with the territory.Pros:Built in bowlOil popper, not airFast! Melting oil takes less than a minute and then popcorn takes one to two.Healthier than microwave popcornThe top can be washed in the dishwasher (I would only recommend top rack and don't know if this is recommended by the manufacturer)Compatible with all kinds of kernelsStackable to take up less storage space (but, let's face it, this thing lives on my counter)Cons:The only way to clean the main potion is by wiping it clean. This is great, until you take into consideration all of the little grooves that salt and oil get stuck in. This is honestly the ONLY bad thing that I can think of.The magic ratio is as follow (for anybody interested): 1/4 c. kernels, 1/4 tsp. fine salt, 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil. Do yourself a favor and get some good kernels too. Do some research and have better-than-theater popcorn at home!

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  • Vented clear cover doubles as a 6-quart capacity popcorn bowl


  • Plate is nonstick Coated for easy clean up


  • Stir rod is motorized and improves popping, get more popped corn, larger kernels per batch


  • Permanently attached cord wraps neatly under the unit for no-tangle storage


  • Aligning cover and heating base handles allow entire unit to be securely grasped


  • Convenient nesting lid is ideal for small storage


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West Bend 82515 Hot Theater Style Popper Machine with Nonstick Kettle Includes Measuring Cup Oil and Popcorn Scoop, 4-Ounce, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        West Bend 82515 Hot Theater Style Popper Machine with Nonstick Kettle Includes Measuring Cup Oil and Popcorn Scoop, 4-Ounce, Red

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This looks super cute but, not so easy to make or clean up. My first batch burnt. I finally got a good batch using 2 (included scoops ) of coconut oil and 4 oz. of kernels. It made a good amount for 2-3 people. Getting the popcorn out is messy. You have to scoop it out or dump the whole machine in a bowl. The kernel tray is also a pain because its not removable. Everything is made of plastic so its kind of cheap. It is fun to look at and the kids enjoy it but, there are many other popcorn makers that are much easier to use and clean up. The price was not bad so may keep it anyway. It is also too tall to fit under my cabinets (almost 18" tall) so I cant leave it on the counter.

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  • ATTRACTIVE AND SPACE SAVING: The 4 Qt. Theater Popcorn Machine is perfect for creating a theater experience at home


  • 4 oz. kettle pops 5-6 servings of popcorn in minutes


  • IMPROVED POPPING: Utilizes Stir Crazy stir rod technology to ensure a larger yield of popped popcorn versus kettles without


  • UNIQUE DESIGN: Uniquely-designed, non-stick popping kettle tilts to dump popcorn and is removable for fast, easy cleaning. Kettle cover is removable and magnets in the ceiling of the popper hold it out of the way while dumping popcorn


  • ATTRACTIVE: Popper cabinet is attractive, durable, and easy to clean. The small footprint makes owning a theater popper convenient for anyone


  • EASY SERVING: Tilt door makes serving simple


  • EASY CLEANUP: Non-stick coated kettle, along with the removable lid and stir rod, makes clean up easy

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Olde Midway Bar Style Popcorn Machine Maker Popper with 6-Ounce Kettle – Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Olde Midway Bar Style Popcorn Machine Maker Popper with 6-Ounce Kettle - Red

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This thing is junk. I mean like China crap. Only half my popcorn popped. The base door is like tin foil. Doors don't line up light burned out in 15 seconds. Can't wait to get my money back and get a good one.

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  • STAINLESS STEEL ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Popcorn machine comes with these stainless steel accessories: 1/2 cup measuring cup, tablespoon, popcorn scoop, and salt shaker.


  • TOP QUALITY: Fashioned with authentic antique style updated with modern features, this attractive popcorn machine offers visual appeal and lasting durability. Constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel, a whisper-quiet motor, 640 watts of power, and premium paint with a glossy finish, this machine's industry-leading 6-oz. kettle serves up to 2 gallons of popcorn per batch.


  • CONVENIENT 3-SWITCH DESIGN: Easy operation with a simple 2-switch design makes popping fast and simple. Switches include a spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater.


  • TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS: High-quality, tempered glass walls provide both protection and sturdiness, with superior resistance against scratching and warping. The popcorn machine is shipped with double wall stock and extra padding to ensure safe delivery.


  • WARMING DECK & KERNEL TRAY: Built-in warming deck and heat light are just like a professional-grade popcorn machine, keeping popcorn warm and fresh. The machine also features a reject kernel tray for any loose un-popped kernels, ensuring every batch is served up perfectly.

Nostalgia Concession CCP510 Vintage Professional Popcorn Cart-New 8-Ounce Kettle-53 Inches Tall-Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Nostalgia Concession CCP510 Vintage Professional Popcorn Cart-New 8-Ounce Kettle-53 Inches Tall-Red

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I rarely leave reviews. But this product merits it. Machine was so fun at first. My young kids and our family loved it. But then the 3rd or so week came. It started getting stuck when popping – burning the popcorn in every batch. After calling customer service, which led to numerous emails exchanged, including me sending pictures & videos and receiving several different emails giving me instructions on things i needed trouble shoot on behalf of manufacturer before they’d simply replace a defective unit, i received an email from customer service explaining the following:“Hello Tyler,I am sorry to hear the unit has stopped spinning.I have set you up for an exchange.Please print and fill out the attached form. Please place the completed form and the entire power cord (Cut it as close to the unit as possible) and the kettle cord (Cut it as close to the unit as possible) in a box/envelope for shipping. You will ship these parts at your expense.Please mail to the address on the form. It is very important that the RMA # is included in the address.After we receive the completed form and check in the requested parts, I will schedule a replacement unit to be sent to you.This process can take 30 days once requested parts are received.Let me know if you have any questions.”I understand there is process in place – but since buying it 4 months ago, it has worked for less than 5 weeks (approximately 30 batches), and now it’ll take another month for processing..?I called customer service again to hear “I’m sorry but I cannot talk to you about your situation because I am not the person that exchanged emails with you. I’ll leave the other person a message and he/she will return your call.Very disappointing. Trying to return and get refund. Would not buy another unit or suggest it to anyone.

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  • 32 Cups of Popcorn: Whether Movie Time or Snack Time, This Unit Pops Up to 32 Cups of Movie Theater Style Popcorn per Batch to Keep Popcorn Buckets Full


  • Nostalgia Popcorn Kits: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia popcorn kits; try the Theater Hot Air & Kettle Kit (KPK400), the 4 Ounce Popcorn Oil and Seasoning Packs (KPP424), the Reusable Popcorn Bowls (PPB600), or the Pre Measured Coconut Oil Popcorn Kit (PCSP5)


  • 8 Ounce Kettle: Stainless Steel Kettle Holds 8 Ounces of Popcorn Kernels and Is Designed with a Built in Kernel Stirring System and Dual Hinged Lid to Easily Empty Popcorn; Kettle Can Be Removed for Easy Cleaning


  • TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS : Tempered glass windows are designed to resist breakage while being scratch and heat resistant to keep you and your family safe


  • Room Ambiance: Lighted Interior Creates a Fun and Pleasant Room Ambiance, and Allows You to Watch Your Popcorn Pop


  • Tilt Serving Door: Outfitted with a Tilt out Drop Door for Easy Scooping and Serving of Popcorn


  • Handy Storage Compartment: Conveniently Store Popcorn Kernels, Oils, Seasonings, and Other Popcorn Serving Accessories in the Base of the Unit

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Nostalgia PC25RW 2.5 oz Popcorn & Concession Cart, 48" Tall, Makes 10 Cups, with Kernel & Oil Measuring Spoons & Scoop, 13" Wheels for Easy Mobility


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Nostalgia PC25RW 2.5 oz Popcorn & Concession Cart, 48" Tall, Makes 10 Cups, with Kernel & Oil Measuring Spoons & Scoop, 13" Wheels for Easy Mobility

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 I am a huge popcorn fan and I was very excited about this product!When I first made popcorn, the pot was getting stuck and not doing anything. So I gave it not one but 10 more chances and was hoping that it will get better, but nothing has changed.The popcorn is still getting stuck inside the pan and it freezes the whole movement of the pan. I only use yellow popcorn with coconut oil or canola oil and it still doesn’t work. I clean it often and theres still no hope.I don’t know if I am the only one that got a malfunctioning popcorn machine, but it’s so freaking bad!

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  • MOVIE THEATER POPCORN AT HOME: Whether it's movie night or snack time, this cart pops up to 10 cups of movie theater-style popcorn per batch to keep popcorn buckets full


  • NOSTALGIA POPCORN KITS: Perfect for use with all Nostalgia Popcorn Kits! (Theater Hot Air & Kettle Kit-KPK400, PPB600-Reusable Popcorn Bowls, PCSP5-Pre-Measured Coconut Oil Popcorn Kit)


  • 2.5-OZ. KETTLE: Stainless steel kettle holds 2.5-ounces of popcorn kernels and is designed with a built-in kernel stirring system and dual-hinged lid to easily empty popcorn


  • LIGHTED INTERIOR: Lighted interior creates a fun and pleasant room ambiance and allows you to watch your popcorn pop


  • TILT SERVING DOOR: Outfitted with a tilt door, scooping and serving popcorn has never been easier


  • HANDY STORAGE COMPARTMENT: Conveniently store your popcorn kernels, oils, seasonings, candy or other serving accessories in the see-through storage compartment located in the base of the unit


  • EASY MOBILITY: 13-inch spoked wheels with convenient pull handle allows the cart to be wheeled wherever it's needed

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Maxi-Matic EPM-250 Tabletop Kettle Popcorn Popper Machine, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Maxi-Matic EPM-250 Tabletop Kettle Popcorn Popper Machine, Red

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 Ok so we do weekly Movie nights and are ALWAYS buying popcorn. This countertop maker is ADORABLE and works great. I found cleaning it a challenge until I realized if I simply took out the popping unit it was MUCH easier to wipe the entire maker down. Pops enough per batch for one person which is great because each of my kiddos wants to make their own batch anyways.

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  • Traditional hot oil kettle popcorn popper makes up to 1 gallon of popcorn per batch and powered at 300 watts with popcorn tray measuring 9.5" x 8.5" x 2.5"


  • 2.5 oz. stainless steel kettle with built in stirring system and warming light to keep popcorn hot


  • Convenient removable popcorn tray


  • Plexiglass windows and door


  • Warming light to keep popcorn hot

AICOOK Electric Hot Oil Popcorn Popper Machine, Popcorn Maker with Stirring Rod Offers Large Lid for Serving Bowl and Convenient Storage, 6-Quart/24-Cup, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        AICOOK Electric Hot Oil Popcorn Popper Machine, Popcorn Maker with Stirring Rod Offers Large Lid for Serving Bowl and Convenient Storage, 6-Quart/24-Cup, Red

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 Make sure and let it air out a couple days before making your first batch. This machine is really easy to use and makes great fresh tasting popcorn which can be made in many ways. Ghee, coconut oil, soybean oil, olive oils. So many different ways. I seasoned the popcorn with trader Joe's umani spice. It is amazing. I followed the recomended instructions and simple as pie. Only a couple unpopped or burnt kernels.

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  • 🍿 6-QUART/24-CUP POPCORN CAPACITY: Pop up to 6 quarts/24 cups of popcorn at one time – enough to treat the whole family! After the popcorn is finished, clear, vented cover can be used, with the butter cap, as a popcorn serving bowl


  • 🍿 UNIFORM HEATING: Prepare the popcorn in about 3 minutes. Motorized stir rod ensures even popping results. The automatic reversal will prevent kernels from getting stuck


  • 🍿 MUTI-FLAVORED POPCORN: The popcorn machine can be added to all the spices on the baking sheet, such as butter, sugar, salt, etc. You can also add butter to the top of the transparent lid, and the butter flows through the machine Ventilation holes and evenly distributed on the popcorn. Delicious and rich popcorn achieved


  • 🍿 CONVENIENCE: Handles are heat-resistant for easy grasping, removable non-stick hotplate quickly flips without having to turn the entire machine over


  • 🍿 ETL & FDA CERTIFIED: This popcorn machine built to North American Electrical Standards.

Nostalgia KPM220CTBK 2.5 oz Professional Popcorn & Concession Cart with 5 quart Bowl, 45" Tall, Makes 10 Cups, with Kernel & Oil Measuring Spoons & Scoop, 11" Wheels for Easy Mobility, Black


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Nostalgia KPM220CTBK 2.5 oz Professional Popcorn & Concession Cart with 5 quart Bowl, 45" Tall, Makes 10 Cups, with Kernel & Oil Measuring Spoons & Scoop, 11" Wheels for Easy Mobility, Black

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I absolutely love it ,I use it almost every other day and I don’t have any dislikes about ,it’s very easy to clean with the pull out tray .i use it for personal use

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  • MOVIE THEATRE POPCORN: whether it's movie night or snack time, This cart pops up to 10 cups of movie theater-style popcorn per batch to keep popcorn buckets full


  • NOSTALGIA POPCORN KITS: perfect for use with all Nostalgia popcorn kits! (Theater hot air & kettle kit-kpk400, ppb600-reusable popcorn bowls, pcsp5-pre-measured coconut oil popcorn kit)


  • BUCKET INCLUDED: 5-quart, easy-to-clean popcorn serving bucket included – making you feel like you're at the movie theater!


  • 2. 5-OZ. KETTLE: stainless steel kettle holds 2. 5-Ounces of popcorn kernels and is designed with a built-in kernel stirring system and dual-hinged lid to easily empty popcorn


  • LIGHTED INTERIOR: lighted interior creates a fun and pleasant room ambiance and allows you to watch your popcorn pop


  • TILT SERVING DOOR: outfitted with a tilt door, scooping and serving popcorn has never been easier


  • HANDY STORAGE COMPARTMENT: conveniently store your popcorn kernels, oils, seasonings, candy or other serving accessories in the see-through storage compartment located in the base of the unit

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DASH DAPP150V2RD04 Hot Air Popcorn Popper Maker with Measuring Cup to Portion Popping Corn Kernels + Melt Butter, 16, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        DASH DAPP150V2RD04 Hot Air Popcorn Popper Maker with Measuring Cup to Portion Popping Corn Kernels + Melt Butter, 16, Red

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This is a nice little air popper. It was quick and fast. Only a few kernels left but you can expect that from any air popper and from microwave popcorn for that matter. Easy to clean and store.

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  • Quick + easy: Simply measure and add your popcorn kernels to the high capacity heating chamber, then push the one Touch start button, for Hot and fresh popcorn in minutes. It’s so easy, even your kids can do it


  • Healthier: DASH popcorn machine uses hot air (No oil, and no added preservative from microwave bags) to quickly and efficiently pop 16 cups of hot and fresh popcorn. Perfect for parties, large group gatherings, or a quiet date night in


  • Multifunctional: the included measuring cup doubles as a butter melting tray on the top of the machine – add a tablespoon of butter while your popcorn pops, and pour once melted for movie theater-style, fresh popcorn


  • Compact: The DASH popcorn machine is your must-have for that first apartment, smaller kitchen, College dorm life, or camper/RV traveling. Plus, its sleek design and trendy color options will accent any kitchen space; makes a great gift


  • Includes: DASH popcorn machine is backed by a 1-year manufacturer warranty and includes a measuring cup for measuring popcorn kernels and melting butter, recipe book and recipe database access (all non-electric parts are dishwasher safe)

Cuisinart CPM-28 Classic-Style Popcorn Maker, Red


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Cuisinart CPM-28 Classic-Style Popcorn Maker, Red

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Great home based movie theater popcorn considering ive worked at movie theatrers twice in my lifetime this machine is great, same taste as the popcorn at the movies with only 3 minor issues:1-it should have a separate power switch to heat the kettle and another to stir as in the concession stands we keep the stirrer turning without heat after most have popped so to avoid popcorn still inside from burning and also to ensure unpopped kernels still have a chance to pop.2-the stirrer should be wider as it leaves unpopped kernelsnoutside its reach from being mixed and turned well thereby some popcorn either getting too hard as you chew because of unevenly heated, if yoh measure both side of the stirrers end to the kettle there probably and inch of gap combined and that affects the kernels inside from getting evenly heated and turned, something the manuf could spend maybe another 20cents to increase the length.3-worrying about the stirrer i checked for parts online hoping to find a little wider kettle stirrer and i came across as all parts are discontinued???[…] this really triggered a concern for me and i bope the manufacturer can reply.One of the best things is the kettle lid fully opens and second is the kettle itself is nonstick!!! Amazing amazing amazing, now if only the parts can be worked on and recommend a second switch for no heat then its a 5 star home theater just like at the movies popcorn!Update: as i hv stated i worked the machine at movie theaters and heres my recommendationThe measuring cup for kernels i use that for the oil then i get 1 full measuring cup for kernels and put flavacal with kernels after the oil is heated around 1 min gets u perfect popcorn and plenty for almost 5 adults!another update as of August 2016, it seems the plastic used to house the popcorn maker are poor or low quality and very flimsy, as per other reviewers breaks or cracks easily. I didn't discover the crack inside the black base. Not gonna return the product for it works great but I wish they use plexiglass or a stronger plastic material as the plastic are very flimsy like something you'd find from a childs toy under $5.I wouldn't mind paying up to $125 for the same product with just some improvements, a WIDER STIRRER, A LARGER COMPARTMENT, POSSIBLY TWO SWITCHES ONE FOR THE KETTLE HEAT AND ANOTHER FOR THE STIRRER, AND LASTLY MAYBE A WARMING LIGHT TO KEEP THE POPCORN WARM AND PLEXIGLAS OR STRONGER PLASTIC HOUSING…

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  • No heat-up time required


  • Mechanized spinner moves kernels to ensure even cooking


  • Tilt access door for easy serving


  • Door and nonstick kettle are removable for fast cleanup


  • Includes popcorn scoop, kernel measuring cup, and oil measuring spoon

Great Northern Popcorn Original Stainless Steel Stove Top 6-1/2-Quart Popcorn Popper


                
                    
                    
                

                
                    
                    
                        Great Northern Popcorn Original Stainless Steel Stove Top 6-1/2-Quart Popcorn Popper

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Not sure what happened this time. I had this same popper and loved it but it started to fall apart after a few years. We use it all the time, so not surprised this happened. It was a great popper and we used it at least a couple times each week. Since ours was on its last few pops, we ordered a new one. First off, the box now says made in China. I was pretty sure my last one was made in the USA. Next problem… I open it and start to wash it so we can use it and notice that the latches that hold the top on are a different color. I look closer and realize that they are covered in old grease. Strange and Yuck! The rest of the popper is new and clean. It is like they took those pieces off a old very used popper and put them on my new one. I am attaching pics so you can see what I am talking about. Now, onto the third problem. The lid doesn't fit very well but only on one side. You really have to push hard and pop it into place. The two lids are slightly different sizes. One fits and one doesn't. Not the same quality as my old one. Very bummed.

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  • Makes 5-quart of popcorn in just minutes.


  • Unique spinner stirring mechanism prevents burning.


  • Real wood handles and knobs.


  • asy Clean Up: Just wipe with a paper towel and store for later use.


  • Easy our lid is also vented for moisture release.