Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper
Best stovetop popcorn popper
Stovetop popper fans say these old-fashioned products produce rich, flavorful popcorn and are fun to use. After pouring oil in the pan and adding kernels, you use a hand crank to churn the kernels while they pop. While many users say the added oil enhances the popcorn's flavor, it also adds extra calories. Nevertheless, owners praise the Whirley Pop (which turns out 24 cups of popcorn in about four minutes) for leaving few unpopped kernels behind. They also say its stirring mechanism, which prevents kernel scorching, distributes oil and butter evenly, producing a delicious, consistent flavor. Plus, the Whirley Pop can be used on any heat surface, including a campfire. One downside: Professional tests say hand-washing its oil-coated parts after use can be tricky, because its sharp stirring mechanism can pose a cutting risk.