Popping popcorn is almost as American as a baseball game. Popcorn is an all-American snack that nearly everyone loves and popping some at home gives us the convenience of flavor and serving size. However, if you are an avid popcorn popper, it is likely going to benefit you to invest in a device for your kitchen. If you love to pop popcorn at home, here are the best popcorn makers!
Compact Popcorn Maker
One of the most compact options on the list is the Lekue Microwave Popcorn Popper. This nifty little device is no larger than a cake pan and super easy to use. Simply fill the bottom with your favorite popcorn kernels, drizzle with oil if desired, add any seasoning you wish, cover with the lid and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Silicone, 7.9” x 5.7.” Makes up to 10 cups of popcorn. Dishwasher safe. BPA free.
High Capacity Electric Countertop Popcorn Popper
This little unit is fun and easy to use which makes it one of our best popcorn makers. No microwave is needed here. Just add your kernels and oil, plug it in and you will have a nice little batch of popcorn in 4 minutes. This machine is not only easy to use, but it has an agitator at the bottom to keep things moving and prevent burning. The extra cool function on this unit is that once your popcorn is done popping, you can simply flip it over and use the lid as a bowl for a mess free serving of your favorite snack. Pops up to 6 quarts of popcorn. Heat resistant handles. Dimensions: 11.5″ x 11.7″ x 7.5.”
Collapsible Microwave Popcorn Maker
This thick and collapsible bowl is known for producing consistent servings of popped popcorn. It features a wide, flat bottom that provides space for the kernels to spread out, giving you evenly popped popcorn. The lid is also designed with purpose. The scalloped venting lid does not get vacuum-sealed shut, so the popcorn has plenty of room to pop. Silicone bowl. No oil required to pop. Collapses for storage. Pop and serve in the same bowl. Dimensions: 8.75″ L x 9.50″ W x 2.00″ H. Yields up to 10 cups of popcorn per batch. Lifetime warranty.
The Original Hand-crank Stovetop Popcorn Maker
Taking it back to the old days, the Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn Original Whirley Pop is for the popcorn popper connoisseur. This aluminum stovetop popper makes a perfect batch of popcorn in just minutes. It comes with a patented stirring system to prevent burning of the kernels. 6 quart kettle. Lifetime warranty.
Lower Priced Hand-crank Stovetop Popcorn Maker
Another crank style popper similar to the Whirley Pop popcorn maker comes from Great Northern Popcorn Company. This aluminum pot looks super old-fashioned and cooks popcorn just the same. These types of pots always make for some flavorful batches of popcorn. Stainless steel construction. Make 5 Quarts of Popcorn. Vented lid for moisture release. Does not work on induction ranges.
Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper
The GNP Silicone Microwave Popper lets you enjoy the convenience and speed of microwave popcorn without the fear of added diacetyl, and it lets you control the amount of salt, oil and butter you add. Great Northern Popcorn at its best in just minutes! BPA Free. Makes up to 10 cups of popcorn. No oil required. Dishwasher safe.
Countertop Hot Air Popper
This popper is one of the largest with a 24-cup capacity bowl. Using hot air instead of oil results in a snack that is far healthier and lower in calories than kettle popped corn. But, of course, you can always add butter, oil, herbs and spices to your popped popcorn. Pops faster than a microwave- up to 8 cups of gourmet corn in less than 3 1/2 minutes. No oil required. Includes measuring cup. Dimensions: 6” x 10” x 14”
Glass Microwave Popcorn Popper
1.5 quart $16.99 or 3 quarty size $32.99
A quick, easy and convenient way to make a batch of popcorn, the Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-pop Popcorn Popper has probably the cutest design on the list. It has a silicone, BPA-free holder in the shape of a teapot and a glass bowl for the popcorn to pop in. The lid offers 3 functions including its use as a cover, a measuring tool and a way to melt butter slowly over your popcorn. The glass container is hot after popping so use caution when removing from microwave. No oil required. Available in two sizes: 1.5 quart or 3 quart. Dishwasher safe.
Collapsible Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper
The last of the silicone and collapsible popcorn makers, the Hotpop brand has a lot of similarities to the others. However, it does tend to stay hotter longer, so be careful if you also use it as a bowl and set it on your lap! Makes up to 15 cups of popcorn. Silicone Popcorn Maker, Collapsible Bowl BPA Free. Dishwasher Safe. Dimensions: 8” x 8” x 5.7.” Collapsible to 2.4″