Testing Five Popcorn Poppers!

2021 6 ژوئن
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Today I'm testing out five different popcorn poppers - all highly rated - to see how they work!

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• Fountain Popper: geni.us/fountainpop
• Whirley Pop: geni.us/whirleypop
• Stir Crazy: geni.us/stircrazy
• Theater Crazy: geni.us/theatercrazy

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0:00 Intro and Unboxing
4:36 Presto Poplite
7:46 Fountain Hot Air Popper
10:45 Whirley Pop
13:57 Stir Crazy
16:21 Theater Crazy
20:22 Final Thoughts

Music by Epidemic Sound
"By the Front Door" by Giants' Nest

  • Never go by ratings. Ratings are fake and manipulated.

    SteveSteveپیش 19 ساعت
  • The best stove top popcorn maker I had was an old wok that I used a pizza pan as a lid.

    William JonesWilliam Jonesپیش 2 روز
  • He's dressed like a RuneScape bot.

    wolfrig2000wolfrig2000پیش 2 روز
  • Air poppers seem like a good idea, but I don't really like the popcorn they make and it's a bit of a pain to salt it. I prefer to make it in a pan and add salt before popping. If I'm adding butter I also prefer to add that to the pan just as it starts popping. I used to just use a saucepan and a mesh lid, but someone gave me an old whirleypop and it's great.

    eyeball226eyeball226پیش 3 روز

    J JJ Jپیش 4 روز
  • Can you do one on ice cream makers or slushy makers

    Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogartپیش 5 روز
  • The daffy step-brother intuitively unlock because rock cosmetically command outside a fragile tooth. maddening, redundant pull

    Shirley MurrayShirley Murrayپیش 5 روز
  • That last one was too small for that style of popper

    mark mmark mپیش 6 روز
  • Air popper + overfill = get stuck and catch fire 🔥

    mark mmark mپیش 6 روز
  • My old air popper from the early 90s has seen better days. Although I do prefer to just make popcorn on the stove with a bit of oil. 3 dollar soup pan from Walmart and a fryi g pan for a lid works great.

    David CloughDavid Cloughپیش 6 روز
  • Oh my Christ! 1/4 of the video is him opening the Boxes. JUST SHUT UP AND OPEN DA F'N SHIT BRUH! I guarantee you that this guy never gets a second date because if they can get past the height thing they can't forgive the constant Yapping.

    Kip PaseoKip Paseoپیش 7 روز
  • I really dislike any electric device that lacks an on/off switch. There's really no excuse /not/ to include one.

    Innocent_BystanderInnocent_Bystanderپیش 8 روز
  • I work at a movie theater

    TICHY87TICHY87پیش 8 روز
  • Oh, and with the whirly-pop you don't have to stir until it starts popping.

    Brian VanderzandenBrian Vanderzandenپیش 11 روز
  • Shaking isn't from jiffy pop. They're from the original way to make popcorn, which is to put it in your pot on the stove with a lid and oil and just shake the hell out of it while cooking it. Jiffy pop came later.

    Brian VanderzandenBrian Vanderzandenپیش 11 روز
  • The nice thing with the old classic air popper (the yellow presto) is you'll never get burnt popcorn.

    Brian VanderzandenBrian Vanderzandenپیش 11 روز
  • Is the Whirly Pop heavy-bottomed enough for induction stove use?

    romxxiiromxxiiپیش 12 روز
  • I had an original Stir Crazy with the orange top that my family got when I was 10 years old in 1982. I had it until around 2014 when our cat knocked the bowl off the table and it broke. I bet it made many thousands of bowls of popcorn. I bought a new Stir Crazy and it broke in less than a year. They don't make them the way they used to. BTW, in the late 70s and early 80s, the Stir Crazy was a real innovation for those of us that love popcorn. The only other options were poppers that you had to shake constantly to keep the popcorn from burning, cooking it on the stove in a big pot, or the Jiffy Pop stove top things which were great by expensive. Microwave popcorn was not really a thing yet but I don't like that anyway.

    Rich DaleyRich Daleyپیش 12 روز
  • Good show! The rumors are true.. you are good :O)

    OvalWingNutOvalWingNutپیش 12 روز
  • I kinda wish they'd build some of the air poppers more like they used to. Where the internals had more rotational airflow inside that made the popped kernels that would ride up the sides better and get out easier. Newer ones seem to just leave the kernels sitting in place and heating unevenly. And a power switch doesn't seem unreasonable.

    Dragonorder18Dragonorder18پیش 12 روز
  • I don't use my air popper anymore. Got a knock off of the whirly pop and the same West Bend Stir Crazy which to me is the best.

    Timothy DavisTimothy Davisپیش 12 روز
  • That last one is probably the worst cabinet unit I've ever seen. Horrible dump mechanism, the non-stick will quickly end up damaged, and very low capacity. You should have used oil with it too, IMO, if the instructions missed that, that's all the worse. I got a much better unit for about 99$ CAD nearly 15 years ago now, I still use it regularly, no issues, no cleaning difficulties and I've only had to replace a few screws over the years and fix up the plug socket after about 14 years of use. Best 99$ I have ever spent. Kettle poppers as a whole are the best, you can add oil and salt right to the kettle, even butter too. In my opinion the dome-poppers have a big issue in that they make the popcorn soggy by holding in the steam. A good cabinet with a self stirring kettle in a must if you regularly eat popcorn.

    kauskekauskeپیش 14 روز
  • "I guess that's important . . . "

    Rose MorrisRose Morrisپیش 14 روز
  • Man the video was good but he pet his dog and ate with the same hand! Come on man!

    Kevin ParkerKevin Parkerپیش 14 روز
  • Here's an alternative to these single-task machines. Glass measuring cup with an uneven top, a plate, a microwave, and something to handle very hot dishes. Put the oil in the measuring cup, then the measuring cup in the microwave. Microwave for about 5 minutes to get the oil hot. This why the measuring cup needs to be glass, because plastic can melt from hot oil. Once oil is hot, CAREFULLY add the kernels and cover with an inverted plate. The uneven top allows steam to escape as the popcorn pops. A couple of minutes for the actual popping, and you might not even need all the time. I haven't done it in a while, but I think it was a quarter of a cup of kernels in a 4 cup measuring cup, with a decent amount of oil. About 2 tablespoons, I think? Not a big deal if you get a little over, since the popcorn will absorb the excess, unless you really go overboard. Carefully remove the plate, then the measuring cup. Pour into a bowl. The still-hot measuring cup can be used to melt butter for the popcorn with the residual heat. I suppose if one wanted multiple batches, the hot cup would reduce the initial heating time for future batches until you let the cup cool. Myself, I usually leave the cup in the microwave to cool since I don't have to worry about anyone trying to take it out to heat something else.

    Lateman ParodiusLateman Parodiusپیش 14 روز
  • I have never and probably will never buy a popcorn machine. But I find it relaxing watching your videos. 👍👍

    Mark FosterMark Fosterپیش 15 روز
  • I recently bought the BEST popcorn maker I’ve EVER had. I have the Colonel Popper microwave popcorn popper. You can use it with or without oil…I use it without as it is healthier. It’s light weight, and compacts down into itself for storage. Its made of food grade silicone and I LOVE IT!!! 💕

    Cindy RomCindy Romپیش 16 روز
  • Mandelbrot set

    Ben DavidsonBen Davidsonپیش 17 روز
  • Have you done the Bose Frames, if so, I could not find the review. I am on my second pair, they are both prescription and got the new model because I accidentally crushed my old ones :( For me they are a game changer and have fantastic audio anytime anywhere. Would love to hear your thoughts on them as sunglasses or everyday prescription glasses.

    Ben DavidsonBen Davidsonپیش 17 روز
  • My cousin swears by a glass microwave popcorn popper he got off Amazon.

    AmyDAmyDپیش 17 روز
  • I've had an air popper, ( long ago, noisy and popcorn too blah ) a Stir Crazy, ( plastic bowl steamed up and messy to clean especially adding butter on top of bowl ) a Cuisinart Easy Pop ( really messy to clean! ) and my current and favorite Whirley Pop in stainless steel. It takes 3 minutes total to pop every last kernel! I forgot I also have a glass one shaped like a big round pitcher with a silicone lid for the microwave, It's essentially an air popper.

    Veronica LakeVeronica Lakeپیش 17 روز
  • your excitement over these popcorn poppers is ADORABLE :) i love your videos

    Anna ElizabethAnna Elizabethپیش 17 روز
  • Really wanted to see how the butter devices performed. You kind of fumbled this one.

    Levi MartinLevi Martinپیش 18 روز
  • Had air poppers for years but switched to rubber microwave poppers with oil and it's the best popcorn I've made. Almost all kernels pop, little noise, and fast. And no it doesn't turn out rubbery.

    Collin WCollin Wپیش 19 روز
  • Is anyone tried Green chili flavored popcorn ?

    San bSan bپیش 19 روز
  • 5:23 You shouldn't overfill because it can get jammed resulting in burnt popcorn and an overheated popper. It happened to me a few times even when I used the provided scoop for measurement. Thankfully, those kinds of machines have a safety mechanism that insures it turns itself off if it gets overheated and it cannot be turned back on for about 10 minutes.

    Mr KitridMr Kitridپیش 19 روز
  • The microwave works too

    My Hawaiian HomesteadMy Hawaiian Homesteadپیش 19 روز
  • With the oil poppers add popcorn salt to the oil and corn and you'll have similar to theater popcorn.

  • Hot air popping is no bueno. The popcorn ends up being very dry without oil.

    MLMLپیش 20 روز
  • I suppose most of you know you can pop it in the microwave in a plain old paper bag, right? (Folded down a couple times.)

    Judy VallasJudy Vallasپیش 20 روز
  • I got the Westbend Stir Crazy last year from Amazon and hate it. It has a chemical smell to it that I have never been able to get rid of even after months of cleaning and using it. I also find the popcorn steams too much (even with the small top lid off). Stopped using it as it wasn't worth it. Lastly I find the lid to be flimsy and made out of brittle plastic. You need to be very careful with it or it will crack. Also on a separate note the butter flavor popping oil put on any popcorn after it's popped (just a little) really adds a great movie theater butter flavor that real butter just can't. I prefer the Redenbacher brand best.

    Ronnie KRonnie Kپیش 20 روز
  • we used to have one similar to the Presto Poplite when I was a kid and it worked great for years.

    AGM2000AGM2000پیش 21 روز
  • That third one is dumb. U can just use an electric one and not do any work.

    Victoria LVictoria Lپیش 21 روز
  • I suggest a MyPillow mattress topper review and Giza Sheets review , they are at a huge discount right now

  • The only problem with the Whirly-pop is that you can't use it on induction stoves. Also, you place the oil before the popcorn kernels.

    Michael HenryMichael Henryپیش 22 روز
  • All you need is a pot and a top popocon oil with salt in the oil comes out on medium heat comes out Perfect everytime just do a lil shakin

    FurybeatsFurybeatsپیش 22 روز
  • If buying a stove top popper, spend up to get one with metal gears, either Franklin's Original or the upgraded Whirley Pop model. Plastic gears (like on the model tested here) sometimes fail. I've used a Franklin for 10+ years with zero issues.

    Dan LDan Lپیش 22 روز
  • Does the Whirly Pop work with induction? Probably takes too long for those who have no patience.

    Dianne HillmanDianne Hillmanپیش 22 روز
  • hello james my girlfriend and i use the stur crazy verson 2 2 things number one with both versobs DO NOT use the butter melter it works for crap we always melt our own and poor it on 2 the first verson we had was made with a flimzy plastic that only lasted about 4 years or so after whitch it was cracked all over verson 2 has a much sturdirt build we love it

    Matt OverstreetMatt Overstreetپیش 22 روز
  • 5:22 "One thing all of the instructions made very clear is to not overfill it." Don't underfill either, particularly with hot air units like the Poplite. The air blast can eject unpopped kernels from the cooking chamber otherwise.

  • Coconut oil is best for popcorn!

    Lostn FoundLostn Foundپیش 23 روز
  • For a more Movie Theater Popcorn experience, in any of the oil-based poppers, add a bit of powdered Flavacol to the oil and kernels... don't overdo it or it gets too strong, but the Flavacol is what I use, and I use liquid coconut oil as my base oil. Flavacol comes in an orange container and I get mine from Amazon--- try it and let me know what you think 😊

    Edward WeissEdward Weissپیش 23 روز
  • I think you should have put the butter on top to show if it worked..not a full review in my opinion..😒

    The Barefoot KidThe Barefoot Kidپیش 23 روز
  • The last one is like the one I ran when I worked in the target food court..

    The Barefoot KidThe Barefoot Kidپیش 23 روز
  • I pop a lot of homemade pop corn, and I think the ones that have bowls are cool!!

    The Barefoot KidThe Barefoot Kidپیش 23 روز
  • I remember using a black and decker I believe when I was younger that had the spout on top....it slightly malfunctioned and it was like popcorn warfare in the kitchen.

    DiabeticlySweetDiabeticlySweetپیش 23 روز
  • The stir crazy def seems like the go to

    Jose PinedaJose Pinedaپیش 24 روز
  • I agree the Stir Crazy was the best. Just flip it over and you got popcorn. Cleaning out that expensive cabinet model would be a real pain.

    makeminefreedommakeminefreedomپیش 25 روز
  • At the end he pet the dog, and used the same hand to eat the popcorn with, gross.

    RathboneRathboneپیش 25 روز
  • The last one will be very hard to clean.

  • Thanks to Alton Brown, I didn't buy any of these and I just use my largest stainless steel mixing bowl and aluminum foil with a few holes poked in it for ventilation. It works beautifully every time with a little peanut oil and popcorn salt that I make myself from Kosher salt and a food processor or blender. Best of all, it's super easy to clean and I always make a second batch to stash in Ziploc bags as a great snack for the next day. BTW, air popped corn tastes like Styrofoam.

    tomj528tomj528پیش 25 روز
  • I tried one similar to the Presto Poplite initially, but it was too messy due to chucking popcorn everywhere. Received the Stir Crazy popcorn maker as a gift and love it many months later. :)

    ByeniaByeniaپیش 25 روز
  • How's about reviewing some can crushers because after this weekend, my hands are killing me from crushing about forty pounds worth of beer and soda cans.

    Sean FoltzSean Foltzپیش 25 روز
  • We've been buying Stir Crazy's since the 1980s. They are the best.

    Isaac FalveyIsaac Falveyپیش 25 روز
  • With the Whirly Pop you need to use both hands and a pot holder handy. It pops perfectly every time, we use it a lot.

    Mary RileyMary Rileyپیش 25 روز
  • I love this show. It really gets down to the nitty gritty demonstration. I bought a Whirly Pop popcorn maker through Amazon. Also a jar of coconut oil, and some Redenbacher popcorn. I have a glass top stove and this popper makes the best popcorn I have had since 30 years ago when theaters made actually good popcorn. The Whirly Pop makes even better popcorn than that. Just follow the directions, it’s easy to use but should only be used by an adult or under adult supervision. Remember to keep stirring till the stirrer stops turning easily.

    Mary RileyMary Rileyپیش 25 روز
  • Air pop ...might as well eat the box ....I got a different version of the stir crazy . Presto stirring popper . Best i ever had was the stove top ''POP GUN'' by Nordic ware .I killed two of them in more years than i care to remember . Man i know too much about popcorn makers .

    Just MikeJust Mikeپیش 25 روز
  • The last one is a gimmick. It is too small.

    Orella MinxOrella Minxپیش 26 روز
  • i personally love the whirly pop had mine since like 2003 still makes fire popcorn

    Tokin_AlienTokin_Alienپیش 26 روز
  • I have something like the POplite, but from another company. Nearly the same design tho. I love it! My grandma really loves popcorn but she has high blood pressure, so microwaveable popcorn is a big no-no for her with the salt. I always melt butter and put salt on it and get the perfect distribution of salt and butter with with patented bowl shaking technique!

    Kiki YushimaKiki Yushimaپیش 26 روز
  • The last popcorn popper you should test 2 kernels first then when they pop add your popcorn. That way you won't burn any.

    Beverly BooBeverly Booپیش 27 روز
  • Ive had a few popcorn machines like the stircrazy and I cant recommend them. If you try and put salt and butter like they tell you it ends up ruining the machine after like 3 batches of popcorn. Ive never owned one that didn't last me more than a month before breaking in some way, either it stop heating or the spinning bars would constantly break/get stuck.

    Bearded GorlokBearded Gorlokپیش 27 روز
  • Any of the air popped machines that doesn't use any oil. I'd ignore those due to two reasons. 1: They taste like paper. 2: To season them you need to spray them with some type of liquid because if you try to put salt on it if it's dry it will not stick at all in any kind of way. I have a similar version of the first one and it's basically useless. These days I just do it in a pot where I dump in enough popcorn on the bottom to almost cover it, then pour in oil until it slightly covers them and after that I dump in butter. Salt goes in as well. Then I just pop away and once it's ready I either put the cheddar cheese powder on them or butter powder. Sooooo good.

    Zefar77Zefar77پیش 27 روز
  • i think it would smell better if you mixed butter and salt in

    ℬ𝒾ℊ 𝒟ℯ𝒶𝓁ℬ𝒾ℊ 𝒟ℯ𝒶𝓁پیش 27 روز
  • With the Stir Crazy or the Whirly Pop, add Flavacol, for that movie theater taste...I own the Whirly Pop and that is how it was recommended to me, and it is great. www.amazon.com/s?k=flavacol&crid=TO4NIQKVY2WL&sprefix=flav%2Caps%2C222&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_9_4

    CheyDax1CheyDax1پیش 27 روز
  • Is there a reason you would use these compared to microwave, jiffy pop or stove top?

    TheSnoopycloneTheSnoopycloneپیش 28 روز
  • here is another option i just seen...put popcorn in a glass coffee pot and pop in the microwave. I haven't tried it but i thought you could try and review.

    Jon LynchJon Lynchپیش 28 روز
  • I own something like the Whitley pop. I really like it.

    Jersey GirlJersey Girlپیش 28 روز
  • I recently bought one of those silicon popcorn bowls and I must see it beats nearly all of these devices and it's crazy easy cleanup. The one advantage these devices have (aside from the visual gratification) is that most of these are less likely to burn an entire batch but after just a few tries you'll learn the timing with your own microwave to prevent this.

    Josh DuniganJosh Duniganپیش 28 روز
  • when i saw poppers i thought something else lol....

    arceus pokefanarceus pokefanپیش 29 روز
  • STIR CRAZY is the best!

    SuperWoodyboySuperWoodyboyپیش 29 روز
  • Definitely what i need to be watching at 1:30am

    Channing LeiserChanning Leiserپیش 29 روز
  • My 5 year old set up and operates the theather style one all the time. She has never read the instructions or burnt any of the popcorn. She can do 3 batches inside of the machine fit movie night.

    Jason GsecJason Gsecپیش 29 روز
  • I've had a whirley-gig style popper for years. Very efficient at popping every last kernel, easy to clean, you only have to turn the handle once there is a lot of popping, so the popped kernels rise to the top and the unpopped ones sink to the bottom. I do not like hot air popcorn, as it is way too dry. The theater box one would be a nightmare to clean, and it's huge.

    TorBoy9TorBoy9پیش ماه
  • How was the clean up for each?

    Eli CarterEli Carterپیش ماه
  • I've had versions of the three (3) air poppers, they all suck (dry as bone popcorn, not much taste). The Whirley Pop (my personal fav - use it every few nights) is the easiest to use and clean (popcorn is flavorful, oil allows salt to stick w/o added butter/toppings). Ditto for the Theater popper - fun to use but.. This thing is an absolute bear to clean!! Winner: Whirley Pop.

    Phalanx443Phalanx443پیش ماه
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    Jeffrey BakerJeffrey Bakerپیش ماه
  • Some popcorn air poppers can also be used for roasting coffee, if that's a thing you're into. That cheap Presto looks like it would be a good candidate for that.

    fluffyfluffyپیش ماه
  • Stir Crazy all the way. Best taste and best flexibility. They do wear out somewhat quickly depending on usage because of the plastic nut that pins down the stir stick. My first one still works, but the nut gets more loose every time I use it.

    Joshua PurvisJoshua Purvisپیش ماه
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    Beverly HayesBeverly Hayesپیش ماه
  • Last week I bought a hot air popcorn popper, similar to your first model: Popflix $19.98 at Walmart in Canada. Used it about 5 times already! Great. Only few un-popped (Superstore No Name Popping Corn) kernels left each time, none ever burnt! Similar to your first model--only 3 parts, can melt butter in top scoop. 'Easy' to 'no care' required. Unlike your first model, though, Popflix has an off-on switch which I like very much. Full bowl of popped corn within 10 minutes. Wouldn't trade it for any other model! Only downside: it is an ugly red colour! All my other appliances are either stainless steel or white. If I want that salty flavour without the oil to make it stick to the popped corn, I use a mister and very lightly spray popped corn with warm water and sprinkle salt & dried parsley flakes on the moistened popped corn as it leaves the hopper. Heat coming out of the popper dries off the moisture, but the salt & parsley remains on the popped corn. I would never buy one requiring oil. Heated oils cause cancer! Especially heating delicate oils like olive oil. Try a cold pressed grapeseed or coconut oil instead. Plus , going grease-less it will eliminate all those kids' greasy fingerprints on furniture, walls etc...

    Quin RoseQuin Roseپیش ماه
  • I owned a presto poplite knockoff. If you don't add butter (and where I live we usually don't), or pulverize the salt, the poplite popcorns can't hold the salt. You'll find it at the bottom of the bowl.

    RhoifolinRhoifolinپیش ماه
  • Your marking me hungry 😁

    Shane WilsonShane Wilsonپیش ماه
  • As someone who has had to clean the theater style cabinet popcorn machines at various jobs in my youth, I wouldn't buy one because they are such a pain to clean. The Stir Crazy is my favorite because the cleanup is easy in comparison with vary similar results, plus built in popcorn bowl for the win. I've had a couple Whirly Pops too and those are solid too, but the oil tends to build up in the hinges and gears in the lid which I didn't like so much. As far as Air poppers go, I have a Pop Lite too and I have been very satisfied with the results I've gotten from that one too.

    Nate AndersonNate Andersonپیش ماه
  • Dude. EV Olive is....ok. I use Coconut oil. And its AMAZING!! I also have that special yellow popcorn salt stuff. Movie Theater quality popcorn from my Whirley Pop!!

    Chris JonesChris Jonesپیش ماه
  • It's so easy to make in a pot this is so unnecessary

    be hiphopbe hiphopپیش ماه
  • The stainless steel Whirly-Pop is light-years ahead of the aluminum version. Heavier, more even heat distribution - all around better.

    Mike BeamMike Beamپیش ماه
  • I used to have an air popper similar to the first one (different brand but same principle) and it wasn't as good as letting the popcorn stay in the bowl as yours, a lot of it would bounce out. I now use a microwave popper that's probably just as good as using a regular microwave safe covered bowl. I spray in virgin olive oil and add salt after it's cooked. If I ever get something more sophisticated then I might try something like the stir crazy.

    SlyPearTreeSlyPearTreeپیش ماه
  • We had a stir crazy for years. It made amazingly delicious popcorn!! It was the same every time.

    Boo Spanyer CassiopeiaBoo Spanyer Cassiopeiaپیش ماه
  • I've always been a fan of the whirly pop. Maybe it can be partially attributed to nostalgia but i've tried an air popper as well as a microwave bowl, i ended up just going back to the whirley pop.

    Harrison GoochHarrison Goochپیش ماه