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Wabash Valley Farms 25008 Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper
Mar 31

What Is The Best Stove Top Popcorn Maker

By Movie Girl | Popcorn Makers , Stove Top

When we think of popcorn we think of fun. Popcorn is synonymous with movie nights, family fun and parties. It is also a fiber filled, gluten free, whole grain snack, and recent studies even tout popcorn as an antioxidant rich food.

Popcorn is also economical, you can feed a lot of kids with a batch or two of popcorn. Making homemade popcorn with a stove top popcorn maker is healthy, inexpensive, and delicious. You may remember your grandma using a whirlybird popcorn popper, which has a crank that turns and keeps the popcorn from burning.

In case you are wondering how to use a stovetop popcorn popper, just set your burner to low heat, add oil and 1/2 cup of popcorn then let it pop. They are also easy to clean, just wipe out with a paper towel. You can also add butter and other seasonings in with the unpopped kernels for extra flavor.

Here are 4 great options for choosing the best stove top or whirly popcorn popper.

Wabash Valley Farms 25008 Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

Wabash Valley Farms 25008 Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

This six quart aluminum pan has a wooden hand crank that turns the stainless steel stirring system, which keeps the popcorn moving across the bottom of the pan. This provides even distribution of heat and oil. The lid clips on and is vented to let the steam escape to keep the popcorn crisp and dry.

This is the original whirly-pop stovetop popcorn maker. It is economical and easy to use and clean. Making delicious buttered popcorn in this is a given, but there is no limit to what flavored popcorn treats you can create with this popper. People have even been known to use it for roasting coffee beans. Some even think this is the best popcorn popper for coffee, just be sure to roast the beans outside so that you don’t smoke up your house.

  • Makes 6 quarts of popcorn in about 3 minutes
  • Stirring mechanism prevents sticking and burning
  • Easy clean up: Just wipe with a paper towel
  • 25 year warranty on all moving parts

Whirley Pop Stovetop 6 Quart Popcorn Popper Color: Red

Whirley Pop Stovetop 6 Quart Popcorn Popper Color: Red

 

This popcorn popper is similar to the original whirly pop stove top popcorn maker, except that this whirly pop popcorn popper has the fancy red color. The pan is still aluminum and holds 6 quarts. Like the original it is lightweight and easy to use. Cleaning is as simple as wiping the whirly popcorn popper with a paper towel.

You can pop the corn with a bit of oil or you can get fancy and add butter and salt right to the pan. For a healthier version, you can use organic popcorn, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter. For a delicious treat try making homemade kettle corn.

Easy Kettle Corn Recipe

  • 1/2 cup popcorn
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • salt before serving

Great Northern Popcorn Original Spinner Stovetop 6-1/2-Quart Popcorn Popper

Great Northern Popcorn Original Spinner Stovetop 6-1/2-Quart Popcorn Popper

 

 

Great Northern also makes a quality spinning stove top popcorn maker. This one is aluminum and the container is 6 1/2 quarts, which should make batches of 5 quarts of popcorn at a time. With the non-burning spinning mechanism, it is easy to churn out batch after batch of homemade popped corn within minutes.

The Wabash popcorn poppers have plastic gears, which should hold up fine with gentle use. Some of the Great Northern makers have plastic gears, some have metal. If you are concerned with longevity or think your popcorn maker will get rough use, try to find the sturdier metal gear models.

  • Makes 5 Quarts of Popcorn in Minutes
  • Spinning Stirrer Prevents Burning
  • Real Wood Knobs and Handles
  • Easy Clean Up – Just Wipe and Go
  • Lightweight Aluminum

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

 

If you are looking for a better quality popper or are worried about the adverse health effects of cooking with aluminum, this stainless steel option is a good choice. This Great Northern popper is similar to the previous popper except that it is made of stainless steel and has metal instead of plastic gears.

Stainless steel is heavier than the aluminum. It can also stick more, but with the oil and the stirring spinner that shouldn’t be an issue with this popper. Some customer recommended popping tips on this model are to use medium or medium high heat, but try not to get it too hot. Use a small amount of oil and cover the bottom of the pan with kernels. If you use too much popping corn the pot will get too full and the stirrer won’t turn.

  • 61/2 Quart popper makes about 5 quarts of popcorn
  • Stainless Steel Pot
  • Metal Gears
  • Wood Handles
  • Easy clean, wipe and go

Another Kettle Corn Variation

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 Corn Kernels
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • Heat everything until hot, then add popcorn kernels.
  • Turn the handle and stir when popping starts.
  • Enjoy!

Lindy’s Stainless Steel Stove Top Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart

Lindy's Stainless Steel Stove Top Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart

 

If you want to go a little more high end with your stainless steel stove top popcorn popper, it’s hard to go wrong with this 6 quart popper from Lindy’s. This pan is made from heavy gauge 304 stainless steel, with a capsulated bottom for even heat distribution.

It has a hand operated paddle which keeps the popcorn from burning. The vented lid allows moisture to escape so your popcorn remains crispy and crunchy. This popper is Amish designed for durability and long lasting luxury. To keep it working smoothly, lightly oil gears and handle with cooking oil. No matter which one you choose, stove top popcorn poppers make great popcorn and are loads of fun.

  • Vented lid allows moisture to escape
  • Rotating paddle keeps corn from burning
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel
  • Capsulated bottom for even heating
  • Heavy duty and built to last
  • 6 Quart capacity
West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart
Mar 05

West Bend Stir Crazy Popcorn Maker

By Movie Girl | Electric , Popcorn Makers

When I was a kid I had an electric popcorn popper, and I absolutely loved it. I even got to bring it to my 4th grade classroom when we were stringing popcorn to decorate our class Christmas tree.

I know things have changed a bit since those days, but give a kid a popcorn popper and they will find all kinds of fun uses for it. I used mine for slumber parties, afterschool snacks, and movie nights. My Mom even used the popping bowl for a mixing bowl. It was just that useful.

West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart

West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart

West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart

This West Bend Stir Crazy popper is a little bit fancier than the one I had, but it would still be as fun. This popper has a motorized stirring rod, so there are no burnt kernels.

It also has a place on the top to put butter. As the popper heats up the butter melts and drips onto the popcorn. After you are done popping, just put the lid over the butter area and then you can flip the popper over and use the popping cover as a serving bowl.

West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper

West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper

West Bend 82306X Stir Crazy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper

This is the original Stir Crazy Popcorn Maker. It comes with the stirring rod, and the melting lid, and butter drip station. You can also put the cover over the butter area and then flip it over and serve the freshly popped corn in the popper cover.

This popper is the original and has received rave reviews. In our opinion, the previous popper is the newer model and probably a better purchase, but it is hard to go wrong with a classic. West Bend has been making electric popcorn poppers for a while now, and they know what they are doing.

West Bend 82386 Kettle Krazy Popcorn Popper and Nut Roaster

West Bend 82386 Kettle Krazy Popcorn Popper and Nut Roaster

West Bend 82386 Kettle Krazy Popcorn Popper and Nut Roaster

Here is another stirring popper from West Bend. This one has a sturdier stirring rod and it has two settings, one for popcorn and one for roasting nuts.

I actually assumed this popper was for making kettle corn because of its name, but it is just a popper. Although that won’t stop me from making kettle corn in it.

To make kettle corn, pop in coconut oil then add butter, salt and sugar. Now you have kettle corn. If you want to make it really authentic, purchase some mushroom popcorn for that true kettle corn experience.

The nut roasting is also a nice feature of this popper. Fresh roasted nuts are yummy and it is easy to make different variations with salt, sugar and spices.

This popper has an older retro look, but is still a popular model.

Popcorn Maker Machine Popper by Paramount

Popcorn Maker Machine Popper by Paramount

Popcorn Maker Machine Popper by Paramount

The electric popcorn popper isn’t by West Bend, but it seems like a similar contender. This machine by Paramount has a fun black and white design and a stirring mechanism.

It also has the serving bowl butter melting top, which is also dishwasher safe. The heating element is 1000 watts for fast popping and the popping plate is non-stick ceramic. This popper is Teflon free.

This is actually a nice popper and definitely gives the stir crazy popper a run for its money. You can use up to 6 ounce packet of corn with this popper. This popper has received positive reviews and seems like a good choice in electric popcorn poppers.

Catamount Glassware 1-Quart Personal Popcorn Popper
Mar 04

Glass Microwave Popcorn Poppers

By Movie Girl | Glass , Popcorn Makers

Nothing says modern kitchen convenience like a microwave. Still, pre-packaged microwave popcorns contain a lot of strange chemical ingredients and artificial flavors, which makes home popped popcorn very attractive.

Many of us are also short on counter space. If only there was a way to make home-made popcorn without having to find a spot for another appliance. The answer is a microwave popcorn popper. We have reviewed plastic microwave popcorn poppers, but this review is about glass microwave popcorn poppers.

Catamount Glassware 1-Quart Personal Popcorn Popper

 

 

Catamount Glassware 1-Quart Personal Popcorn Popper

Catamount Glassware 1-Quart Personal Popcorn Popper

The Catamount Glassware 1 quart microwave popcorn popper is a personal popper. It only uses about ¼ cup of popcorn and makes small batches.

There have been some reviewer complaints about burning or unpopped kernels. Like all microwave popcorns you have to experiment with the temperature and time. If burning is an issue lower the temp or time. If unpopped kernels is an issue raise the temperature or time.

If your microwave has a popcorn setting, you should get good results with this popper if you use that setting. This is a cool little glass popcorn maker with a silicone lid. Made by a good company.

The Catamount glass company was started by a solo-entrepreneur in his basement. Now it is a US based company that has been going strong for over 30 years. This company takes pride in its products and quality assurance.

Laroma Micro 3 Quart Popcorn Popper

Laroma Micro 3 Quart Popcorn Popper

Laroma Micro 3 Quart Popcorn Popper

If you would like a larger serving of popcorn, you could get this Laroma Micro 3 Quart popper. This is also glass with a silicone lid. The lid also doubles as a measuring cup and a butter melting cup.

Like other microwave popcorn poppers, you have to experiment to get it to come out right. This popper received mixed reviews. Some folks love it, and others didn’t. The glass gets hot so be careful when removing it from the microwave.

Catamount Glassware Classic Design Microwave Popcorn Popper, 2.5 Quarts

Catamount Glassware Classic Design Microwave Popcorn Popper, 2.5 Quarts

Catamount Glassware Classic Design Microwave Popcorn Popper, 2.5 Quarts

Here is a 2.5 quart popper from our friends at Catamount. This one also has the silicone butter melting lid. Besides quality US made glass the ink used on the graphics is organic.

Put a ¼ of popcorn in this popper and microwave for 3 minutes and you should have delicious oil free microwave popcorn. This popper is also easy to clean.

Micro Pop Glass Popcorn Popper

Micro Pop Glass Popcorn Popper

Micro Pop Glass Popcorn Popper

Here is a cool shaped glass popcorn popper by Epoca. Some customers have reported good results with this popper, but be warned it seems to be very fragile. Also, we believe the glass on this one is made in China as are many of our kitchen gadgets.

Vermont Personal Microwave Popcorn Popper

Vermont Personal Microwave Popcorn Popper

Vermont Personal Microwave Popcorn Popper

The Vermont Personal Microwave Popcorn Popper is a cute personal popper with cute cow images painted on the side. It also has the silicone butter melting lid. This is a great looking popper.

This popper has that Vermont artisan charm, and it is actually made in Vermont because it’s from Catamount Glass. This is a personal popper, so it only pops small amounts. Not that it’s a huge issue, since it’s not too difficult to make a second batch.

Nordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper
Mar 03

Microwave Popcorn Poppers Reviews

By Movie Girl | Microwave , Popcorn Makers

Today we have 4 microwave popcorn popper reviews for you. Here at popcorn maker reviews we have popping corn down to a science, but some people just want a fast easy way to make some home made popcorn. This is where microwave popcorn poppers come into the picture.

Just in case you didn’t know, you can make microwave popcorn in a glass bowl with a plate on top or in a paper bag with the edge folded over. Your mileage may vary, but you can try these methods in a pinch. You could also check out some of these specially designed microwave popcorn popper.

Nordic Ware 60120 Microwave Popcorn Popper 12 Cup

Nordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper

Nordic Ware 60120 Microwaver Popcorn Popper

This is very popular choice. This Nordic Ware popper is made from an unbreakable heat proof plastic called gemstone. It is dishwasher safe, and specially formulated to direct the heat from the microwave onto the popcorn kernels.

This popper also doubles as a serving bowl, but it is hot when it comes out of the microwave. Our testers thought the popcorn tasted great and most kernels popped. This popcorn seems to have a better texture than the air popped corn. It may have something to do with trapping moisture in the lid.

If you are wondering how to use the microwave popcorn popper, you may have to experiment a bit. The directions say pop for 3-10 minutes, but times vary depending on the temperature of your microwave. The lower the temperature, the longer it takes to pop.

Usually, around 3 minutes is enough, but if your popcorn is burning you may need to lower the temperature or the popping time. If you have many unpopped kernels you may need to lower the temperature and increase the popping time. Once you know your ideal time and temperature, you are good to go.

Presto 04830 PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper

Presto 04830 PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper 

Presto 04830 PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper

The Presto PowerPop is an interesting popper. It is actually a 4 part system. It comes with a dishwasher safe cover and popping bowl. Then it has a popping base that you insert a paper concentrator into. The base and the concentrator focus the microwave energy for superior popping results. Which means hardly any unpopped kernels.

The base is not dishwasher safe, but can be easily wiped off. The concentrators are disposable paper disks. These can be reused about 12 times if you add oil, about 24 without added oil. 8 concentrators come with this unit and you can easily order refills from Amazon.

This is a good popper and taste tested approved. You can add oil and salt directly to the popper before popping or go all natural and add nothing but popcorn kernels. This popper works great, but may a bit complicated for a microwave popper.

Lekue Popcorn Maker 0200226R10M017

Lekue Popcorn Maker

Lekue Popcorn Maker

This Lekue popcorn maker reminds me of something you would find in IKEA. Lekue makes innovative silicone products designed for healthier cooking options. This popcorn maker is a sleek simple design and is dishwasher safe.

This popper is simple and straight forward. It pops delicious microwave popcorn with or without salt and oil. It’s easy to use and easy to clean up. It also looks nice.

Microwave Popcorn Maker

Microwave Popcorn Maker 

Microwave Popcorn Maker

If you enjoy simple silicone microwave popcorn makers, this is another great choice. This one isn’t as fancy as the Lekue, but it costs less and is similar. You can cook popcorn dry or with oil, and it is dishwasher safe.

Listen for pops when adjusting the time and temperature to get the right setting for this popper and your microwave. Be careful when removing because it will be hot.

It’s hard to go wrong with a red silicone popper with the words popcorn on the side. If you get tired of using it for a popcorn popper, you could always give it to the kids to use as a beach pail.

Nordic Ware Quick Pop Single Serve Popper

Nordic Ware Quick Pop Single Serve Popper

Nordic Ware Quick Pop Single Serve Popper

Let’s just say you are having a movie night for one, social implications aside, how do you keep from making too much popcorn? Nordic Ware has an easy, no mess solution to your dilemma.

This Nordic Ware single serve popper will pop a single serving in the microwave in a couple of minutes. Easy to use, easy to store, and easy to clean up this is great single serve microwave popper.

This popper is BPA and melamine-free and makes about 8 cups of popcorn. It’s upper rack dishwasher safe, and just to add to its mystic Nordic Ware ships out random colors. Just another surprise for your party of one.

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper 
Mar 01

Best Rated Hot Air Popcorn Popper

By Movie Girl | Air , Popcorn Makers

If you want a fast easy way to make popcorn that requires no oil and no mess a hot-air popper could be just what you’re looking for. Hot-air poppers are not only easy to use they create a healthy fat-free version of popcorn.

Popcorn is an unprocessed whole grain that contains a lot of fiber. New research also suggests that popcorn is high in antioxidants. Air popped popcorn, especially without any fattening toppings, can be a healthy snack. In our search to find the best air popcorn maker, we reviewed these fine choices.

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper 

Presto 04820 PopLite Hot Air Popper

One of the most common and best rated hot-air poppers is the Presto poplite hot-air popper. This is the popper that I’ve been using for years to make healthy fat-free popcorn. The poplite works great, and it only takes about 2 ½ minutes to pop about 18 cups of popcorn. The pop corn comes out fluffy and light with no unpopped kernels.

Another nice feature of this popper is that the lid on top is a half cup measuring cup which you can use to measure out your popcorn kernels. After you have your popcorn popping you can put butter in the measuring cup and the heat of the popper will melt the butter. Freshly popped popcorn with real melted butter. Yum!

  • Pops 30% faster than other leading poppers
  • Virtually no unpopped kernels
  • Pops without oil
  • Comes in four colors: black, white, yellow and red

Cuisinart CPM-100 EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker

Cuisinart CPM-100 EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker

Cuisinart CPM-100 EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker

If you’re looking for a popper that is a little more high-end, the Cuisinart is a good choice. This popper looks great sitting on your counter and runs a little bit quieter than the Presto popper.

Another great feature of this popper is that it has an on and off switch, so you can stop the popper in mid-pop. Most other hot-air poppers don’t have this feature. This popper comes in red and white. It also has the multipurpose measuring and melting cup. The dishwasher safe popcorn shoot directs the freshly popped corn right into your serving bowl.

Melt a little butter and drizzle over the top and you are good to go. This popper makes up to 15 cups in less than 3 minutes with no added oil.

  • Stable base
  • 1500 watts of power
  • Dishwasher safe popcorn shoot and measuring/warming tray
  • On and off switch
  • Easy cord storage

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Yellow

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Yellow

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Yellow

The folks at Great Northern seem to know a thing or two about popcorn. They make a hot-air popper that is similar in quality to the Presto popper. This is an economical and simple hot-air popper.

This basic popper has a plastic popcorn shoot and the plastic measuring cup that you can melt butter in. It doesn’t have an on and off switch, but it does what a popcorn popper is supposed to do. It makes hot fluffy popcorn in a couple of minutes with almost no unpopped kernels.

This particular model comes in yellow and white and there is also a red and black version. This is a no-frills popper, but it will get the job done.

  • 18 cups of popcorn in less than 2 ½ minutes
  • Virtually no unpopped kernels
  • Easy clean just wipe and go
  • Measuring cup doubles as a butter melter

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Red

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Red

Great Northern Popcorn Hot Air Popper, Red

This popper is another winner from great Northern. If you’re looking for a little more flair from your hot-air popper, you might like this red and black unit with a gray plastic popcorn shoot and measuring cup.

Air-popped popcorn has no artificial flavors or fats, and there are 42% fewer calories. You can get up to 18 cups in about 2 ½ minutes. Plus, you’ll look stylish while doing it with this red and black model.

This is a nice looking, affordable model without a lot of bells and whistles. It makes fresh hot air popped popcorn in a couple of minutes. This model doesn’t come with an on and off switch, but most customers have been happy with the way it works.

  • Cool red and black color
  • Very few unpopped kernels
  • Fast and efficient popping
  • Dual-purpose measuring cup and butter melting cup
Paragon Medium Popcorn Cart for 6 and 8-Ounce Poppers (Red)
Feb 27

Popcorn Machine Carts

By Movie Girl | Accessories , Popcorn Machine Carts , Popcorn Makers

If you want the old-time antique popcorn popper look or if you just need a place to put your movie theater popcorn popper, you might be in the market for popcorn cart.

Popcorn carts give your vintage popcorn popper that old school carnival barker look. The only thing is you need to make sure that the popcorn maker cart you purchase fits your popcorn popper. A good way to do this is to purchase the same brand or purchase a popper and cart together.

Paragon Medium Popcorn Cart for 6 and 8-Ounce Poppers (Red)

Paragon Medium Popcorn Cart for 6 and 8-Ounce Poppers (Red)

Paragon Medium Popcorn Cart for 6 and 8-Ounce Poppers (Red)

The paragon medium popcorn cart fits 6 and 8-ounce Poppers. It is made of sturdy all steel construction with a chip resistant coating. The antique styling has spoke wheels and an additional storage area underneath. It also comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The paragon poppers are on the higher end, but you end up with a sturdy quality machine. Customers have said that the assembly’s not too bad and that this popcorn popper cart is sturdy. The wheels also turn so you can move your popper around the room if necessary.

  • Sturdy, all-steel construction
  • Chip resistant coating
  • Antique styling and spoke wheels
  • Storage area
  • 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

 Waring WPM40TR Popcorn Maker Trolley, Red

Waring WPM40TR Popcorn Maker Trolley, Red

Waring WPM40TR Popcorn Maker Trolley, Red

If you have a Waring popcorn popper, you might be interested in the Waring popcorn maker trolley. This comes in the usual red popcorn maker color and it has that vintage antique look that really helps set the room apart.

It also has a handy shelf for cups and napkins. The storage compartment has a magnetized door, and the wheels make it  easy to move while the rubberized feet hold it securely in place. There is some assembly required.

The maximum size popcorn popper that will fit on this cart is 14 1/2 ” X 15 1/2. So be sure and use the proper Waring popper or make sure that your popcorn popper is small enough to fit.

  • Holds the waring pro professional popcorn maker (wpm40 sold separately)
  • Handy shelf for cups, bowls and napkins
  • Storage compartment with magnetized door
  • Two wheels make it easy to move and rubberized feet keep it securely in place
  • Assembly instructions and parts included

Great Northern Red 8oz Classic Style Popcorn Popper Machine w/Cart, 8 Ounce

Great Northern Red 8oz Classic Style Popcorn Popper Machine w/Cart, 8 Ounce

Great Northern Red 8oz Classic Style Popcorn Popper Machine w/Cart, 8 Ounce

Probably the easiest way to make sure that your cart and your popcorn cart machine fit together is to buy a set that is already together. This great Northern 8 ounce classic style popper comes with a nice antique cart on spoked wheels. This is a pretty good choice if you’re looking for an 8 oz popcorn machine with cart.

This makes about 3 gallons of popcorn per batch. It is made of heavy-duty powder coated steel, The cart comes with a storage area in the base. The popper itself has the 3 function switch that includes a spotlight warmer, stirrer, and pot heater.

  • Cleans easily with water
  • Makes 3 gallons of popcorn a batch
  • Stainless steel and heavy-duty powder coated steel construction
  • Cart has hand lift and push rail
  • 18″ ball bearing wheels glide smoothly
  • Supply storage area in base

Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Movie 8 oz. Ounce Antique Popcorn Machine and Cart

Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Movie 8 oz. Ounce Antique Popcorn Machine and Cart

Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Movie 8 oz. Ounce Antique Popcorn Machine and Cart

Here is another red Great Northern popcorn machine, but this one has more of an antique look. The popper and the cart are sold together. The popper itself has the three control switches, tempered glass, and a kernel reject tray. It also has a five-year warranty.

This popper also comes with a bonus that includes three plastic serving trays, 50 popcorn serving bags, measuring cups and a popcorn scoop.

Some advantages of this popcorn machine cart are that the popper and the cart come together. It also has an 8-ounce kettle which pops more than the smaller 6-ounce kettles. It also has a smaller footprint than some of the other popcorn machines with cart.

  • Small footprint
  • 8-ounce kettle
  • Cart and popper included
  • Reject kernel tray
  • Tempered glass
  • 3 control switches and runs at 640 watts
  • 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

Funtime FT860CR Antique Carnival-Style 8-Ounce Hot-Oil Popcorn Popper with Cart, Red

Funtime FT860CR Antique Carnival-Style 8-Ounce Hot-Oil Popcorn Popper with Cart, Red

Funtime FT860CR Antique Carnival-Style 8-Ounce Hot-Oil Popcorn Popper with Cart, Red

This Fun Time antique carnival style popper is another old fashioned popcorn machine cart that includes the popper top in the base. This popper comes with an 8-ounce stainless steel flip lid kettle. It has a stirring system, built-in heat lamp, and a pullout tray to catch the unpopped kernels.

This popper is sturdy with metal and tempered glass construction, and a simple on and off switch. When you order this it includes the measuring cup, a scoop, a seasoning shaker, and instructions. This is a nice-looking old fashioned popcorn cart and it’s fairly reasonably priced

  • Old fashioned carnival style popper with cart
  • Stirring system, heat lamp, and pull-out unpopped kernel tray
  • Includes measuring cup, scoop, seasoning shaker, and instructions
  • Measures 17 1/2 by 30 1/2 by 61 inches.
  • 1-year limited warranty

Nostalgia Electrics RKP530CART 47″ Tall Retro Series 2.5-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Cart

Nostalgia Electrics RKP530CART 47" Tall Retro Series 2.5-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Cart

Nostalgia Electrics RKP530CART 47″ Tall Retro Series 2.5-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Cart

If you’re looking for a smaller popper that comes with a cart, you might be interested in the Nostalgia Electrics 47 inch tall retro series 2 ½ ounce kettle popcorn cart. This Nostalgia Electrics popcorn cart is smaller and makes less popcorn, but it does come with the stand and has a cool retro design. This is a small economical Nostalgia popcorn cart.

  • 2.5-Ounce Stainless steel kettle with built-in stirring system
  • Yields up to 10 cups of popcorn per batch
  • 47-Inches tall
  • Easy storage compartment
  • Tempered glass windows

 

Paragon TP-8 Theater Pop 8-Ounce Popper Popcorn Machine
Feb 27

Best Home Theater Popcorn Machine

By Movie Girl | Popcorn Makers , Theater

There is nothing like the cozy feeling of going to a movie and getting freshly popped popcorn. Now you can have the nostalgic movie theater excitement at home with a home theater popcorn machine.

Theater popcorn machines are great for family movie nights. If you have a home theater the entire family will love the enhancement of a real movie theater popper in your home.

Adults will also appreciate the ambiance and smell of freshly popped corn during an adult movie night. Another clever use of this popper is to enhance a kid’s movie night or afternoon. You would be surprised how much you can get done when the kids are entertained watching Disney movies.

Paragon TP-8 Theater Pop 8-Ounce Popper Popcorn Machine

Paragon TP-8 Theater Pop 8-Ounce Popper Popcorn Machine

Paragon TP-8 Theater Pop 8-Ounce Popper Popcorn Machine

This popper is on the high-end side and is one of the better theater style popcorn popper machines. You can place this popper on any table or counter or even get an old fashioned popcorn machine cart if that is the look you are going for.

This bright red cabinet with classic graphics will bring a real movie theater experience to your home movie theater. This popper features a hard-coat anodized aluminum kettle, a built-in 50 watt warming deck to keep popcorn hot and fresh, and an old-maid drawer to catch unpopped kernels.

This machine makes popcorn in 3-5 minutes and can produce 147 servings per hour. So it can serve double duty and be used to entertain the neighborhood kids or used for making treats like popcorn balls.

  • Movie theater style with classic graphics and bright red cabinet.
  • Produces theater quality popcorn within minutes.
  • Suitable for retail use.
  • Pops 147 one-ounce servings per hour
  • Aluminum kettle
  • Warming deck.
  • Old-maid drawer.
  • Measures 29 1/2 by 19 3/4 by 14 1/4 inches.
  • 3-year warranty.

Great Northern Popcorn 6010 Roosevelt Top Antique Style Popcorn Popper Machine, 8-Ounce

 

Great Northern Popcorn 6010 Roosevelt Top Antique Style Popcorn Popper Machine, 8-Ounce

Great Northern Popcorn 6010 Roosevelt Top Antique Style Popcorn Popper Machine, 8-Ounce

The Great Northern theater style popcorn popper is another great choice. It has that old-timey antique look and looks great on a cart or a counter. This machine in not only affordable it gives you that old time feel with modern popping technology.

Commercial quality machine featuring stainless steel food-zones and an easy clean stainless steel kettle. There is a heated warming deck and an old-maid drawer for those unpopped kernels. There is also a storage compartment for popcorn bags and supplies. A popcorn scoop and oil scoop are also included.

Customers have said this popper pops fast and cleans up easily. You can use the premixed popcorn machine popcorn packs or just add a tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/3 cup of popcorn and go from there.

  • 3 position control switch.
  • 860-watt.
  • Settings include: spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater.
  • Built-in warmer light.
  • Old-maid reject tray.
  • Popcorn scoop and oil scoop included.
  • Stainless steel and powder coated steel construction.
  • Cleans up with water.
  • Makes 3 gallons of popcorn per batch.
  • Some assembly required.

Great Northern Popcorn 6210 POPHEAVEN Commercial Quality Style Popcorn Popper Machine with 12-Ounce Kettle

Great Northern Popcorn 6210 POPHEAVEN Commercial Quality Style Popcorn Popper Machine with 12-Ounce Kettle

Great Northern Popcorn 6210 POPHEAVEN Commercial Quality Style Popcorn Popper Machine with 12-Ounce Kettle

Here is another winner from Great Northern. This commercial quality popper is a more modern style with a blue and gold musical theme. It has a large 12-ounce kettle and can be used for large gatherings or movie nights.

This Pop Heaven popper has a 1350-watt kettle that cooks popcorn fast. The larger size also holds more popcorn. The kettle and food-zones are also easy clean stainless steel. There is an old-maid drawer and the oil scoop is included. There are 3 switch settings that include spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater.

  • Spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater switches.
  • All metal gearbox.
  • Kernel and oil scoop included.
  • Heavy-duty powder coated steel and stainless steel construction.
  • 1350- watt (commercial quality and certified)

Great Northern Popcorn 6200 Skyline Popcorn Machine with 8-Ounce Kettle

 Great Northern Popcorn 6200 Skyline Popcorn Machine with 8-Ounce Kettle


Great Northern Popcorn 6200 Skyline Popcorn Machine with 8-Ounce Kettle

This movie theater popcorn popper has a little more of a modern look with the black and silver graphics and a cityscape etched on the tempered glass sides. This popper features stainless steel and heavy-duty powder-coated steel. The 8-ounce kettle operates at 860 watts.

Features also include the old-maid drawer, included kernel and oil scoop, and an all-metal gearbox. The 3 position switch offers spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater. This little machine makes about 1 gallon per batch.

These are nice looking home theater popcorn machines and most customers have been happy with them. Some people have had issues with the kettle burning out, but the manufacturer should be able to replace it if you are one of the unlucky ones that this happens to.

  • Switches include: spot light warmer, stirrer, and pot heater
  • All metal gearbox
  • Kernel and oil scoop is included, 5-year warranty on machine and 30 days on kettles, light bulbs
  • Heavy-duty powder coated steel and stainless steel construction
  • 860-watt (commercial quality and certified)