Waring Pro WPM10 Professional Popcorn Maker Review

best hot oil popcorn makerThis Waring Pro WPM10 Professional Popcorn Maker is a hot oil popcorn maker, but it only uses a very small amount of oil and can create up to 20 cups of hot and fresh popcorn at a time. This machine features an automatic stirring rod and it uses an electrically powered halogen heater as the heating resource. In a word, it is able to offer you fine-flavored popcorn.

Pros & Cons


  • This machine can make a large amount of tasty popcorn at a time and the capacity can be up to 20 cups.


  • This popcorn maker doesn’t come with a measuring cup or any popcorn recipes, so you need to search online to find more.


  • Uses a halogen heater and has built-in sitter system
  • Plastic lid can double as a serving bowl
  • Produces up to 20 cups of hot and fresh popcorn
  • Features large vents, so steam can be better released and you can always get dry popcorn
  • Shorter popping time than other popcorn makers


Generally, if you add 2/3 cup of kernels, this machine can produce 20 cups of popcorn. And you will not get burnt kernels. One thing you need to pay attention is that when the popping slows, you’d better quickly flip it over to make the kernels away from its heating element. This is because the releasing hot steam may burn you.

The popcorn this machine produces tastes terrific, even if you may get 1/2 teaspoon of unpopped kernels. This is not a big problem. This best hot oil popcorn makers feature an on-off switch, so you don’t need to turn it off by unplugging this machine and this can avoid reaching past a very hot popcorn maker. This feature is a good feature when it comes to the safety consideration.

However, this machine doesn’t come with all the parts like other best popcorn makers do. For example, this model doesn’t come with a measure cup that other low-priced may offer. However, this doesn’t means it is useless. It is ideal for newlyweds students and other people with a little kitchen implements.

However, you will not find any popcorn recipes on its website. If you need new recipes, you may need to find some by searching on Google. And all the removable parts cannot be washed in your dishwasher, so you need to wash them by hand. This is not a convenient feature. Another drawback of this machine is the materials it uses. All the plastic parts are not BPA-free. Even if the FDA claim a low quantity is safe, some people may worry about the health issue.

However, this is a high quality popcorn maker and I really like its warranty. This machine comes with a 5-year warranty which is so longer than others, making it out of this ordinary on the market. A user manual is also included with this machine. If you have any question or problem, you can check the user manual first or contact the manufacturer through phone or email.

The Bottom Line

This best hot oil popcorn maker is able to produce good-tasting hot and fresh popcorn in a short time. And its warranty is also very excellent. Even if it doesn’t come with some appealing extras, it is also a good choice. If you need a high end popcorn popper, you also can buy a theater style popcorn popper.

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