Savisto Hot Air Popcorn Maker
Use the lid to measure out one serving of kernels, switch on and let the corn pop of its own accord.
The aluminium heat chamber rids the need for oils, butter or any other cooking materials. With the power of hot air, the kernels are transformed.
If you want to add butter to the popcorn afterwards for a topping, then use the lid as a cup to melt it while the corn is being produced. This not only allows you to keep an eye on just one appliance but also use the otherwise wasted heat. Perfect for low running costs.
There are six popcorn boxes included for when you are ready to serve. To clean, all you have to do is wipe with a dry cloth. It is small enough to hide away in the cupboard in between uses, and everything can be stored in or on the maker to save space.
It produces popcorn of a chewier nature, but it certainly isn’t the chewiest we tried. Great for that happy medium which will keep everyone happy. The price isn’t bad at all to say you get everything you need either. Just buy the kernels, and you’re good to go.
- Dimensions: 25 x 16 x 18 cm
- Weight: 1.1kg
- Power: 1200W
Savisto Hot Air Popcorn Maker User Manual
- Boxes included
- Simple to clean
- Gets quite hot so needs time to cool down
Does what it says without any fuss - a fab product if you want an easy life but good results
American Originals Popcorn Maker
From a brand we love for making high-quality fun kitchen appliances, this popcorn maker has all the necessities you need for perfect popping.
A single batch will be ready in around three minutes thanks to the high power. Ideal if you’re one of those last-minute ‘there is nothing on the telly so we will pop a film on’ families. You can watch the kernels pop thanks to the clear plastic lid, and there seemed to be no hint of burning popcorn throughout any of our tests which is welcome.
A built-in cut off switch is present in case it happens to overheat so you’ll always be safe, and the body is cool to touch which is perfect for little hands. It is lightweight and feels a little low-quality, but the proof is in the performance, and this is superior.
There are a few unpopped kernels in the portions, but this is nothing out of the ordinary. The noise is also notable, but as it is running for a short time, it isn’t bothersome and is nothing more than a cake mixer or blender in operation. In all, a product which does as it should for a good price.
- Dimensions: H30.5 x W15 x D18cm
- Weight: 1.38kg
- Power: 1100W
- Some popcorn goes astray as it flies out
Good across the board, and we don’t see why it wouldn’t cope with your demands for years to come
Global Gourmet Popcorn Maker
Able to have your popcorn ready in 3-5 minutes, this is the perfect popcorn maker to assist with your last-minute cravings and film nights.
It is great for anyone who wants a machine like this for the novelty and fun, yet doesn’t really have space for one. The dimensions are small and compact. Perfect for taking on the go or if the children want to take it to a friends house, too.
The retro design is a nice throwback to the classic 70’s film era, in an eye-catching red finish. As it uses no oil or butter to pop, the goods produced are as healthy as you can get. If you do want to add flavouring, simply do so when it is all done.
If you’re getting the kids involved, then safety will be a concern. There is an on/off switch, non-slip feet to keep it steady on your workbench, and a closed design so they will be shielded from flying goods.
It makes a surprisingly large amount at any one time, so you’ll need a large bowl to catch it all. The price is great, whether you’ll be using it every night or once in a blue moon. Plus, it is easy to use so won’t feel like a chore to set up.
- Dimensions: 25 x 24.2 x 14.6 cm
- Weight: 1.18kg
- Power: 1200W
- Simple to clean - just wipe with cloth
- Popcorn quick to prepare
- Feels a little flimsy in places
In all, a wallet-friendly, simple and well-designed piece of kit which is reliable in its popcorn production
Elgento E26009 Popcorn Cart
Dispensing popcorn straight into your bowl in under three minutes, this appliance is simple to use and has a brilliant fun design which will please anyone who likes a little something different.
Whether it be a movie night or a party, the fun of the fair can be brought into your kitchen. You just pour the kernels into the opening at the top. Then, the hot air gets to work popping them all.
As the body is clear, you can see them all in action which adds to the experience. Plus, you can smell the popcorn too – great if you’re entertaining, not great if you’re trying to keep it all to yourself!
Operation is simple, as you just need to flick it on and let it do the rest of the work. Cleanup is also effortless. Just wipe with a cloth or piece of kitchen paper to remove the residue. Hardly any unpopped kernels were left behind during our tests. Adding any flavourings can be done afterwards in a pan or bowl.
It has to be left to cool for around 15 minutes between batches, but produces enough to keep you all going in this time anyway.
- Dimensions: 25.5 x 18.3 x 38 cm
- Weight: 1.29kg
- Power: 250W
- Easy to use
- Popcorn produced is good
- Waiting time in between uses
Fun, fairground design and good popcorn is produced - perfect for anyone who wants something a little different. It may be double the price of most models, but for the extra touches it is a price worth paying
VonShef Fat-Free Hot Air Popcorn Maker
Allowing you to really experiment with the flavourings of your popcorn, this popcorn maker is a fab choice for anyone who loves to be adventurous.
Popcorn is prepared in around two minutes per batch. No hanging around waiting for it to produce the goods.
The lid doubles up as a butter melting cup, so if you love butter flavour, you don’t have to juggle the preparation of both items. Once the popcorn is done and is still warm, just drizzle over the butter and mix through. You could even add flavourings such as salt or cinnamon to this butter.
A single scoop of kernels is enough to make approximately one serving, and there is a little measuring cup included. This means no waste and no shortages. There are four popcorn boxes included for the authentic cinema experience.
The popcorn produced is a little chewy we found. If you like it this way, then it isn’t a problem. But if you’re used to slightly crunchier popcorn, then you may be a little underwhelmed. Still, the actual cost of the machine is worth a try, and the fact that it is all fat-free will please a lot of people.
- Dimensions: 28.2 x 18.2 x 17.6 cm
- Weight: 1.11kg
- Power: 1200W
- Quick to get going
- Sleek design
- Slightly noisy when at work
Great price and design, and even though the popcorn won’t be to everyone’s taste, it solves the debate of which healthy snack to have after your dinner
Russell Hobbs RU-24630 Popcorn Maker
One of the more well-known models on the list, so we had high expectations. While it did the job, there were a few disappointing flaws.
First of all, the positives: one measure of popcorn kernels produces 12 cups of cooked popcorn, so it packs a surprising punch for the size; there is no need to add oil; the lid doubles up as a measuring spoon which is a nice space-saving touch; it is easy to clean thanks to the removable lid and cover.
It is one of the most lightweight on the list so great if you want something which can be moved around the house or stored away with ease. The power is also one of the highest we reviewed, so it is quick.
The flaw of this, however, seems to be that it misses rather a few kernels. Plus, the popcorn flies out at quite a force and can go everywhere if you don’t plan ahead and have a large bowl in place.
The popcorn made is on the softer side so good for anyone who likes it chewy as opposed to crispy. These flaws aren’t to say that it doesn’t work well, though. It is still a great choice, and if you’re a stickler for the big brand names, then it will keep you happy for a good while.
- Dimensions: 17.4 x 16.4 x 28.7 cm
- Weight: 0.953kg
- Power: 1290W
Russell Hobbs RU-24630 Popcorn Maker User Manual
- Fun design
- Simple on/off switch
- Quick to get to work
- Downsides of the rapidness
- Requires 15 minutes of cooldown between each use
It doesn’t bring anything new to the table, but the few niggles we have with it don’t outweigh the performance
Global Gizmos 50300 Fun Fairground Party Popcorn Maker
The fun of the fairground can be enjoyed year-round with this little popping wonder sitting pride of place in your kitchen.
The looks aren’t the only selling point. Popcorn is well shielded when it comes out, so there is little which goes astray. Its compact size means it can be left out on display at all times without getting in the way.
It produces tasty popcorn that wouldn’t be out of place in the cinema. Perfect if you’re a bit picky about this. There is no oil required, and the power means it is done in a few minutes. Suits those impatient people out there well.
Overall, it doesn’t offer anything overly different, and you are paying a little more for the design. But it is fun and reliable, so fab as a gift or if you have young kids and would give anything to keep them entertained for a few minutes.
- Dimensions: 41 x 26.5 x 21.2 cm
- Weight: 1.5kg
- Power: 1200W
- Can see the corn as it pops
- Quick to set up and work
- Can get cheaper models which do the same thing
Makes a lot of popcorn with a small number of kernels, and provides a lot of fun