This Great Northern Popcorn Pop Frenzy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper Self Contained Popper is a domed countertop popcorn popper and can produce up to 24 cups of tasty popcorn. This best hot oil popcorn popper has a nonstick surface and its automatic stirring rod enable you not to get stick or burnt popcorn, because it can move the kernels around gently. And it will never result in burnt or unpopped kernels, so there is no waste. However, it is only a basic model and all the parts are not dishwasher-safe.
Pros & Cons
- Capacity is 24 cups, so you can use it to make a large amount of fresh popcorn at a time and there is no waste during the popping process.
- It only comes with a 90-day warranty.
- Include an automatic stir rod, which helps to reduce unpopped kernels and eliminate burnt popcorn
- Popping dome can double as a serving dish
- Serve up to 24 cups of hot and fresh popcorn in less than 6 minutes
- Easy to use, you just need to plug this machine in, fill it up and make it pop.
- Features non-stick surface, so it is easy to clean up.
When you first use this best hot oil popcorn popper, its stirring rod may make a scratching sound during the popping process. This is because its rod is so close to its heating area. If you dislike the sound, you can loosen its screw-on knot which holds the rod. This can help a bit.
Another thing you need to pay attention is its hot steam. When you turn it over to get the fresh popcorn, the hot steam will be released and you need to be more careful. The steam comes from the heated corn and it is very hot. Fortunately, it comes with 2 heat-resistant handles on each side, so you can get a good grip.
The capacity of this best popcorn maker can be up to 24 cups. If you use premium corn, you may get one cup less. Therefore, the error is a little. Anyway, if you have this machine, you will get terrific-tasted popcorn.
This machine comes with an on-off switch, which is an essential feature found on the best popcorn poppers. This feature is helpful to reduce the chance of brushing your arm or hand against the hot makers when you are trying to unplug it to turn it off.
It comes with a 34-inch long electrical cord. The length is reasonable, not too long or too short. If you have children or kids around, the cord should not be too long. And the shorter cords can also help to reduce the chance of hanging over a kitchen counter.
However, this machine also has its drawbacks. It doesn’t offer a measuring cup and you cannot find any recipe on its website. Although it is not a big problem, it is somehow inconvenient. Of course, sometimes only salt and butter can make the popcorn tastes terrific. Sometimes you may want to add other flavors. In this situation, you can use Google to search for popcorn recipes on other websites. Another drawback is its removable parts. They are made of plastic and are not dishwasher-safe, so you need to wash them by hand.
This machine only comes with a 90-day warranty, which is shorter than others that offer at least a 1-year warranty. However, if you have any problems, you can check its FAQs on its website or check the user manual. And you also can contact the manufacturer through email or phone.
The Bottom Line
This Great Northern Popcorn Pop Frenzy 6-Quart Popcorn Popper Self Contained Popper can produce great-tasted popcorn for you and your family. Although it lacks some extra features, it is also one of the best popcorn makers on the market. Of course, if you need a luxuries popcorn maker, you can choose a theater style popcorn popper.