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What makes hot air popcorn popper such an amazing device? The answer is the ease of use, speed, and most importantly, the possibility to enjoy your favorite snack in a much healthier way. Popcorn coming from hot air poppers have about 90% fewer calories than popcorn popped in oil. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our list of best hot air popcorn machines.
We’ll start the list with Amazon’s choice for the best product in the category. It comes from Presto and has all the basic functions one decent popcorn popper needs to have. That means no complicated settings, no power levels – just plug and run. In about 2 minutes it’s able to pop out up to 18 cups, or two bowls of popcorns. You will have barely a few unpopped kernels.
When it comes to design, it’s the same as with the functionality. It’s simple, white-colored with a clear plastic cover on the top. Also, the kitchen will stay mess-free when the popcorn is done. All you need to do is to clean the popper with warm water and dish soap.
Although this popcorn popper uses hot air, which means you don’t need oil and butter, that doesn’t mean you can’t have them. It comes with the butter melter on the top of the plastic cover. You’re free to add oil, butter, or any other popcorn flavor your wish. So, even as the healthier alternative to the classic stovetop, or microwave, this device still leaves you the room for playing with the popcorns taste ( and the calories ).Check Price
The next healthy snack machine comes from Hamilton Beach. This popcorn popper, just like the previous one, is able to pop out 18 cups of perfect puffed popcorns in just about 2 – 3 minutes. It’s very easy to clean since it comes with detachable parts and all you need to get it clean is warm soapy water. Also, it comes with heat resistant cover to prevent popcorn from spreading all over the place. Another feature this popper shares with the previous one is that gives you the possibility to add your favorite flavor to the popcorns. Per your wish.
When it comes to design, I must say I like it – it’s red and definitely gives it some advantage in my eyes over the competition.Check Price
Another red and another Presto’s popcorn machine takes the third place on our list. Since we’re aiming to present you with as many different products from the same category as possible, you’ll probably ask why two Presto’s poppers on such a short best-of list. So here is why – the design, the capacity, and a bit of functionality.
It’s red, and its appearance justifies its name – it really looks like a fountain. Also, it has something retro or nostalgic – you name it –so that is another plus. When it comes to capacity, it’s a bit bigger than the two previous ones – it has a capacity of 10 – 20 cups of unpopped popcorn.
Also, the cover has a double functionality – when you flip it over, suddenly, it’s a nice popcorn serving bowl. Overall, it’s a great product. You won’t regret it if you purchase it.Check Price
We’ve mentioned retro elements in the design of the previous popper, and here we have one that directly tends to awake our nostalgic feelings. It looks fancy, with the LED – lighted power gauge that signals when the unit is ready or working, and nice chrome ON/OFF switch on the side. Also, it comes with a 3-ounce measuring cup to prevent overfilling.
When it comes to capacity, it’s of lower capacity than its competitors. You’ll be able to pop out 12 cups of healthy made popcorn per batch.Check Price
The next unit on our list comes from West Bend. If we compare it to the rest of the competition this one looks like a popcorn machine. It’s not just color – it’s the construction, and the way of operation.
It comes with 16 oz kernel storage, and you can control the portion size by simply turning the dial, once for a single person portion, and four for a whole family – one drop makes about 1 ½ cup of popcorn. It’s super easy to use and to maintain. The only con we have about this popcorn popper is that it’s pretty noisy, but that’s something to be expected.Check Price
Now, this one looks dark. The first association I had when I saw it was “wow, this is Darth Vader of popcorn poppers”. And I’m pretty serious. Black sleek design and the strong plastic “helmet” are just the hints of everything this popper can make for your favorite healthy snack. It has a capacity large enough for a whole family. It aims to pop out about 98% of corn kernels you put in it and turn them into a healthy snack. It’s very easy to operate – there is only one button so you can’t go wrong. Another very rare feature among popcorn poppers, that this machine has, is that it’s almost noiseless. The cover, or the helmet as I called it, is dishwasher safe – which means it’s easy to clean up. So, what else to expect of a decent popper at an affordable price?Check Price
Another “weirdo” among hot air popcorn poppers comes from Meomy. When I say “weirdo” I mean it has a bit different design from what we are used to seeing from popcorn poppers. But that’s not just because of the design – it has something with the functionality. The unique non-stick chamber design makes the hot air swirling, and that’s the way popcorns coming out of it – swirling.
Like the previous one, this popcorn popper aims to be one of the almost noiseless machines in the category, and it’s very easy to use, even for kids.
So, that would be all folks. The decision is on you.
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