Cuisinart Popcorn Maker Review

Cuisinart Popcorn Maker Review

Do you know what happens when popcorn is microwaved? The artificial butter will deteriorate, and chances are you'll end up with less butter as expected. While microwavable popcorn is fast, you're reducing the quality and taste of your popcorn each time you use it.

If you want tasty popcorn, it may be time to consider using the Cuisinart EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker. Its designed to make popcorn oil-free, with just hot air. 

Review: Cuisinart EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker

  • Removable Chute w/ Butter Warming Tray
  • Hassle Free Cord Storage
  • 1500W of Power
  • User-Friendly Control Panel with an On/Off switch
  • Oil-Free Popcorn
  • Makes 10 cups of popcorn in under 3 minutes
  • All removable parts are dishwasher safe
Cuisinart Popcorn Maker

The Cuisinart Popcorn Maker is the recommended choice for healthy, and natural tasting popcorn. It allows users to make 10-15 cups of popcorn in under 3 minutes. 

This popcorn maker consists of 3 different parts: a base with a powerful motor, a chute, and the cup. The cup is versatile as it can serve as a measuring cup and a butter melter. The chute helps by guiding the popcorn from the machine into a bowl. Both are used to provide extra utility and make it easier to receive the popcorn once the machine is done its operation. All removable parts are also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. 

With the Cuisinart Popcorn maker, it comes with an ON/OFF switch which prevents the device from accidentally overheating. This helps users control preheating and is safer to use.

Cuisinart Popcorn Maker Poping

Also, the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker doesn't require oil to make fresh and fluffy popcorn. It uses air as its power source. All you have to do is pour kernels into the popping chamber without oil and hot air will send up popcorn out of the chute right into a bowl. You can choose to have the popcorn without seasoning  or with one of your favorites flavorings such as pepper, salt, and so on.

If you prefer buttered popcorn instead of plain popcorn, the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker features a butter-warming tray for a savory treat. Simply place butte in the tray and watch as it melts and covers the popcorn once it starts to pop.

Another great aspect about this machine is that it is easy to clean. For instance, you can remove the cup and the chute and place it in the dishwasher. If you plan on using oil, make sure that you clean it thoroughly after using the device to prevent it from building up.

While you can use the machine repeatedly to make larger batches, you'll increase the chance of it overheating. Let the maker cool down and rest before using it again. 

If you love eating popcorn, and you are looking for a healthier option, the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker has you covered. While it's not great for large groups of people, it works great if you want a few servings of popcorn. Look for this popper if you want quick and tasty popcorn during movie time.

Buying Guide

Here are a few things to know before buying a good popcorn maker:

Maintenance and Cleaning

Just like any machine that processes food, popcorn machines need frequent care and cleaning for a safe and efficient operation. Butter, oil, and any other popcorn residue should be removed after each time you use it.

Removable components such as butter dispensers or trays should be washed via water and dish detergent. Some commercial machines have a maintenance and cleaning kit; they should be used often and should be adhered to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Before connecting your machine to a power source, check its wattage first. Make sure that your electrical circuit or outlet can handle the current with no issue. Some machines may have special power considerations or requirements before properly using it.

Serving Size

Another thing you should consider is the servings the machine can hold and produce. Typically, the higher the serving size, the more power you'll need to ensure that it works correctly. Here is a table describing the multiple popcorn kettle sizes.

Machine Size (oz)

Servings the Machine Can Hold in One Session (oz)

Servings the Machine Produces Within an Hour (oz)

4

16

92

6

24

112

8

32

136

12

48

220

16

64

296

  • Small Volume of Popcorn (4oz): 4 oz. Popcorn machines are useful for small break rooms, game rooms, home theaters, and homes.
  • Medium Volume of Popcorn (6 oz to 8 oz): Popcorn poppers within the 6 oz-8 oz range is ideal for video stores, larger restaurants, country clubs, and waiting rooms.
  • Large Volume of Popcorn (12 oz): Popcorn poppers that are 12 oz are useful for zoos, concession stands, snack bars, and large schools.
  • Commercial Volume of Popcorn (16 oz): At this size, the popcorn poppers are great for movie theaters, amusement parks, stadiums, ball parks, malls, and convention centers.

Extra Information

Here are a few things you need to know about popcorn poppers to ensure you buy the best machine for your needs:

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  • Ability for additional seasoning: If you enjoy butter, salt, and other toppings, get a popcorn maker that allows you to add additional seasoning. For instance, most microwave popcorn poppers allow for seasons to be added before cooking for a more even distribution and better taste result.
  • Cool exterior: Usually, popcorn poppers use heat to operate. This means that it can be very hot to touch, especially if you're melting butter with the machine. Look for popcorn poppers with proper ventilation, handles, and extra features for more efficient usage.
  • Capacity: If you plan on making popcorn for more than two people, you should opt for a smaller popcorn maker. If you plan on making popcorn for a large family, then you should opt for a machine that has a 12 cup capacity or higher.

Conclusion

The Cuisinart Popcorn Maker is one of the most efficient popcorn poppers that money can buy. Since it doesn't use oil, you can enjoy healthy popcorn without the extra calories.  It's easy to clean and maintain.  While it may not pop large batches of popcorn, it is powerful enough to make a great snack for you and your family. 

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