Popcorn Poppers : Ratings of Sources

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Popcorn Poppers: Ratings of Sources

1. YourBestDigs.com The Best Popcorn Makers of 2016, Editors of YourBestDigs.com, June 14, 2016
Credibility:
Editors of YourBestDigs.com spend more than 30 hours conducting hands-on testing of six popcorn makers. Popping more than 48 bowls of popcorn to rate each popcorn popper on factors such as build quality, ease of use and cleanup, popcorn taste and quality, and kernels left unpopped or burned during cooking.
2. Amazon.com Popcorn Poppers, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2016
Credibility:
Amazon.com has thousands of consumer reviews for microwave, hot air and stovetop popcorn poppers. Its reviews are helpful because owners rate the poppers on a five-star scale and provide a real-life perspective and troubleshooting tips on the units. Many users also own more than one type of popper and provide comparisons.
3. Cook's Illustrated Microwave Popcorn Poppers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, Updated May 2013
Credibility:
The editors tested four all-plastic popcorn poppers, evaluating for taste and user friendliness. Items are rated "recommended," "recommended with reservations" and "not recommended." One recommended model has since been discontinued.
4. Heavy.com Top 5 Best Popcorn Makers, Kate Halse, March 28, 2015
Credibility:
Kate Halse recommends the five best popcorn poppers in this review, noting both pros and cons for each model. While testing methodology isn't described, each recommended model is accompanied by an informative video of the popcorn maker in action. Features such as cook time, capacity, ease of use, and ease of cleanup are discussed.
5. Slate.com Pop Off: What's the Best Popcorn Popper?, Torie Bosch, March 27, 2008
Credibility:
Though it's an older review, this test of six popcorn poppers still offers valuable feedback as many of the models are still available. The author tested three models that used hot air and three that cooked the popcorn in oil. She evaluated each using three criteria: popability, usability and taste.
6. EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine Popcorn Poppers, Vivian Jao, October 2010
Credibility:
Vivian Jao tested five different poppers for Rachael Ray's magazine and briefly outlines the pros and cons of each. However, she does not disclose her methodology. Jao offers informative feedback, however, such as whether consecutive batches can be made without cooling time, ease of cleanup, durability, and other helpful buying information. Again, though older, this review covers some still available poppers.
7. Walmart.com Popcorn Poppers, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of July 2016
Credibility:
Walmart.com users have posted hundreds of reviews on its website. Owners grade each product on a five-star scale and rate each on value, meets expectations, features, durability and appearance. They also state how long they've owned the popper and how often they use it.
8. Target.com Popcorn Poppers, Contributors to Target.com, As of July 2016
Credibility:
Target.com sells a decent assortment of popcorn makers, but only a few of those models garner more than a handful of reviews. A few popcorn poppers have accumulated high ratings in a few dozen reviews, however.
9. SurLaTable.com Popcorn Poppers, Contributors to SurLaTable.com, As of July 2016
Credibility:
SurLaTable.com is a retail website selling products related to cooking, baking, and dining. This site offers about nine different popcorn poppers, most of which have only received one or two owner-written reviews. Two popcorn makers earn a dozen reviews or more, and feedback from consumers is detailed, touching on ease of use, quality of the final product, and cleanup.
10. Cookistry.com Lékué Popcorn Maker, Donna Currie , April 10, 2015
Credibility:
This individual product review focuses on the Lékué Popcorn Maker, written by cookbook author, food writer, and blogger Donna Currie who received a Lékué Popcorn Maker in exchange for writing an honest review. The review is well-balanced, noting both pros and cons, and a few readers weigh in with comments as well.