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Popcorn Poppers : Ratings of Sources

By: Angela Stringfellow on July 10, 2017

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Popcorn Poppers: Ratings of Sources

Editors of YourBestDigs.com, Dec. 28, 2016

Editors of YourBestDigs.com spend nearly 35 hours conducting hands-on testing of six popcorn makers. Popping more than 60 bowls of popcorn to rate each popcorn popper on factors such as durability, ease of use and cleanup, popcorn taste and quality, versatility, and kernels left unpopped or burned during cooking.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2017

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.

Ben Atkins, May 11, 2017

Editors at Moo.Review test 11 microwave popcorn poppers, 12 hot air popcorn poppers, and five stirring popcorn poppers in this thorough review. The reviews are well-balanced, discussing each model in detail including features, the quality of the popcorn produced.

Susie Pribbenow, Dec. 16, 2015

Editors at the SurLaTable.com blog evaluate four corn-popping methods to determine which results in the best-tasting popcorn. A hot air popcorn popper, a microwave popcorn popper, a stovetop popcorn popper, and an old-fashioned model are included in this roundup, and editors offer detailed feedback on performance, ease of use, and taste.

Kate Halse, March 28, 2015

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.

Regina , Dec. 15, 2015

Leelalicious.com blogger Regina reviews seven popcorn poppers in detail, discussing ease of use, the number of unpopped kernels remaining, ease of cleanup and other features based on her personal experience using each popcorn popper. She also offers tips for getting better-tasting popcorn from each popper. Despite the 2017 date in this article’s headline, it appears to be a couple of years old.

Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, Updated May 2013

Editors of Cook's Illustrated tested four all-plastic popcorn poppers, evaluating for taste and user friendliness. Items are rated "recommended," "recommended with reservations" and "not recommended." This is an older review and one previously recommended model has since been discontinued.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of July 2017

Walmart.com users have posted hundreds of reviews on its website. Owners grade each product on a five-star scale and provide a short write up. Other users can weigh in on whether or not they found the review helpful.

Contributors to Target.com, As of July 2017

Target.com sells a decent assortment of popcorn makers, but only a few of those models garner more than a handful of reviews. Some popcorn poppers have accumulated high numbers of reviews, but only a couple garner high ratings and have at least a few dozen reviews.

Contributors to SurLaTable.com, As of July 2017

In addition to the blog noted above, SurLaTable.com is a retail website selling products related to cooking, baking, and dining. About nine different popcorn poppers are offered, 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.

Marisa McClellan, July 27, 2016

In this individual product review, Marisa McClellan discusses the Lékué Popcorn Maker and why it's her preferred tool for making popping corn at home. She also discusses other products she's tried in the past and the shortcomings solved by the Lékué.

Donna Currie , April 10, 2015

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.

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