There are different elements to consider when choosing our ideal model. The speed at which you can prepare an entire bowl, the size of the bowl, or the outlet temperature of the popcorn already cocked are just some of the factors to consider. So which one suits me best?
What power to choose the popcorn maker?
It depends on your needs. The more power you have, the faster you’ll have the popcorn ready. If you need to do a lot in a short time, then choose a powerful machine of 640 watts or more is what you need. If on the other hand, you are not in a hurry to make the sudden ones, the quantity is going to be for two, or four people, a popcorn of average power will be enough.
Also consider that, the more power, the more electricity consumption. So, if you don’t need to make too many popcorn at once, my advice is to buy a low or medium power model, this way you will save on electricity. In general, small and medium-sized products are of adequate power and economic.
Thermal lamp or heating surface?
Depending on the model chosen, it will have thermal lamps that are designed to keep popcorn hot and enjoy them as if they were freshly made at that moment. If you have a lot of visitors, or want a professional machine, this feature is essential. Since, otherwise, the popcorn will be cooled once they are done.
If you choose a model that has a hot surface, it doesn’t guarantee that the popcorn will stay hot for a long time. Only those that are in direct contact with the surface on which they have been made will be hotter.
What size do I choose my machine?
It depends on how much space you have at home and how many popcorn you want to make. To make popcorn for two or three people, a small, portable popcorn model will be more than enough. Whereas, if you’re going to make large quantities for four or more people, you’ll be a larger model, so you have more capacity when making popcorn.
Some models need you to be always watching at the process to work well. For example, this happens with oil popcorn cranks. If there is not a person stirring it, the popcorn will burn completely.
If you want to get away from the machine and not have to pay attention to it, choose a hot air or an electric one. You won’t have to watch out for these models.