An Ode to Popcorn

Do you have a popcorn maker? No, I don’t mean your microwave. I mean a popcorn maker.

Growing up, the “air popper” was a household staple. We grabbed a bag of kernels and popped up some fresh popcorn on any move night/”poker party” (ie. my father would play poker in the basement and us kids would run down and steal chips and pop)/random evening. Granted, we didn’t keep it healthy all the time, using melted butter and Parmesan cheese because, well, it was just too good that way. But who knew that this air popper held such healthy potential?

Recently I bought an air popper for the workplace. Since we, as a staff, have been bringing in new items for our kitchen, I thought it would be a great addition. If you’ve never considered getting an air popper, I highly recommend it for many reasons: It uses no oil, just hot air, to pop the popcorn; you can season it as little (or as much) as you like; there are no possible carcinogens like there are in microwave popcorn bags; it’s more cost-effective; and you can have peace of mind knowing that it’s 100% not cross-contaminated for those who have serious Celiac’s!

The following set of pictures is my hommage to air-popped popcorn. You can find it for under $20 on It’s a great investment!

Do you use an air-popped popcorn maker? Would you consider getting one?


One thought on “An Ode to Popcorn

  1. I have one, and I love it! Popcorn is the best.

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