If you have been to the cinema recently and purchased a box of popcorn, you may have been outraged about the exorbitant cost of this relatively cheap snack item.
It was featured on BBC 1’s Watchdog programme last week, as customers of all cinema outlets are becoming increasingly annoyed at the rising costs of such an inexpensive food product. The mark up that cinemas typically make is around 7000% per bag or box!
And if you make it yourself, you could be saving yourself a small fortune. With this in mind, we have scoured the internet for the five best popcorn makers. Enjoy!
Bring the cinema experience to your home with this fairground stall style hot air Popcorn Machine. If popcorn is your guilty pleasure, this fairground stall style Popcorn Machine is a must have item.
It’s so easy to use – simply fill the kernel cap to the top with popcorn kernels, switch on and watch them pop. Choose from sweet or salted and what’s more, it uses hot air instead of the traditional oil, making it not only a delicious snack but a healthy one too!
So sit down, watch your favourite film, and relax with an unlimited supply of freshly made popcorn! Simply perfect for a night in with friends and family. Buy from amazon.co.uk Hurry though, only 6 left remaining!
Enjoy fresh, homemade popcorn in less than five minutes with this easy-to-use popcorn maker.
This Cuisinart popcorn popper has a motorized stirring mechanism that ensures better popping and the brazed heating element delivers unlimited popping cycles. Capacity: 0.5 cup of kernels and 1 tablespoon of oil yield up to 10 cups of fresh popcorn.
Dimensions: 12.5 inches high x 10.25 inches wide x 10.25 deep. Materials: Metal, plastic, electronic. Special vents let moisture escape to keep popcorn crisp. Removable nonstick cooking plate with cool-touch handles. Buy from overstock.com
The stainless steel construction along with the tempered glass panels provide for an easy-cleaning and exceptionally durable popcorn machine popper.
The Hard-Coat anodized aluminum popcorn kettle means superior performance while providing ease of cleaning. The heated warming deck will keep popcorn warm and fresh for long periods of time.
This full-featured popcorn machine also includes a removable clean-out tray and an old-maid drawer to catch the un-popped kernels. The Professional Series popcorn machine utilizes a 50 watt R20 presentation lamp to highlight the popped corn. This popcorn machine will cycle in approximately 3 minutes and produce 92 ounces of popped corn in an hour. Visit amazon.com for details
This machine actually pops the corn via a hot air circulation. Comes with anti-slip rubber feet, preparation of the corn without oil, which makes it easy to produce and has an on/-off switch. Hot air popcorn maker makes delicious popcorn without any fat or oil.
Ideal for movie nights or for a fat free snack for dieters. Includes measuring scoop and is easy to clean. Dimensions: H 295mm Ø 160mm. Available from www.amazon.co.uk and www.topnotchgoods.co.uk
- John Lewis Speciality Popcorn Maker – £55
Not exactly a popcorn machine, this is made from aluminised steel, and with this handy pan it allows you to make delicious popcorn with ease.
Featuring a long handle for safe use on a campfire or barbecue, the pan is hob safe and can also be used as a wok.
When you’re done cooking, the innovative mesh lid doubles up as a serving bowl for your freshly popped treats. Buy from www.johnlewis.com