This Cuisinart EasyPop Hot Air CPM-100 popcorn maker can make 10-15 cups of popcorn in less than 3 minutes and it is a hot air popcorn maker. This means you don’t need to add oil and each cup of popcorn is only for 30 calories. If you are on a diet, this one is a good choice. If not, you also can add some seasonings as you like, like butter. When adding butter, it has a butter warmer on its top. And you also can add other seasonings when the popping process is finished.
However, you will get a bit of unpopped kernels. Fortunately, the amount of uppopped kernels is not huge. Of course, if one popcorn maker can make popcorn without any unpopped kernel left, it will be a perfect choice. You can use name-brand popcorn, but you may yield less popcorn than other cheap kernels can create. And this machine tends to shoot some popcorn onto the floor or the countertop, so it is highly recommended to use a tall-sided bowl.
This machine has on-off switch, so you don’t need to take a risk of touching its hot body when you need to unplug it. The button is very easy to use. And its cord is 32 inches long, but it doesn’t offer a storage area to store the cord. Most other best popcorn makers offer the storage area.
All the parts of this unit are dishwasher safe, which means the cleaning up becomes so easy and fast. Due to its compact and portable design, you can easily store it in your cabinet when you don’t need to make popcorn. The weight is about 3 pounds, so it is so easy to take it out from the place you store it in.
A measuring cup is also included when you buy this machine. And all the plastic parts are BPA-free, making it great for those who concern about potential health risks from plastic.
Cuisinart also offers some popcorn recipes for you to easy start to make your own popcorn at home. You also can find some great recipes on its official website, including curry popcorn, buffalo-style popcorn, pesto popcorn, and so on.
This one comes with a 3-year warranty, which is longer than others. And this also shows the manufacturer’s confidence on their product. On its website, there is more information for you to get and you also can get another copy of user manual if you have lost the one together with your machine. It even has a video that can tell you how to use this maker.
PROS & CONS
This machine is one of the best airy popcorn makers on the market. It is able to create about 10- 15 cups of popcorn within 3 minutes. If you are on a diet and dislike hot oil popcorn popper, you can choose this.
- You can use this Cuisinart CPM-100 to make butter- or oil free popcorn, making it perfect for dieters and people who would like to add other different seasonings. Therefore, it is not a hot oil popcorn maker.
- It will result in some uppopped kernels.
The Bottom Line
This best hot air popcorn maker can create great popcorn in less than 3 minutes. The cleaning up is very easy, because all the removable parts are dishwasher-safe. And all the plastic parts are made of BPA-free plastic, so it is safe to use. Plus, customer support is also fine. However, it may waste a few kernels. If you need a more luxury popcorn maker, you can choose a theatre style popcorn popper