A real movie night definitely includes popcorn. Simply prepare it yourself at home in a short time and enjoy. Find out which popcorn machine is best for your taste and what you need to consider when buying it in our checklist and product recommendations. Enjoy your meal!
- You can choose between 2 types of a popcorn machine. These include hot air and kettle machines.
- Both types of popcorn machines come in different sizes for different amounts of popcorn. The machines range from 100g to over 5000g. So you should take into account how many people you want the popcorn to last for.
- If it is only 1-2 people, 100-200 g is enough.
- If a family of four or five wants to eat popcorn, you should choose at least 500g.
- For a children’s birthday party or other festivities, 1000 g is the minimum
- To save money, it is of course also possible to make several portions in a row with a smaller capacity.
- Popcorn machines that use hot air do not need oil or butter. As a result, the popcorn is made with fewer calories.
- Popcorn machines that work with heating kettles are closer to cinema popcorn in terms of taste , because they are prepared with butter/fat. Also, these machines are capable of caramelizing the popcorn during the process.
- Making popcorn is great, but cleaning it is not so much. If you want to save time, you should opt for the hot air version. Since no additives are added, cleaning usually only takes a few minutes.
- Boiler machines, on the other hand, are more difficult to clean because grease is involved. But here, too, you can make your work easier if you pay attention to a few things.
- For example, it is important to coat the boiler so that no residue stubbornly sticks to it. Likewise, the boiler should be removable for easier cleaning and, if necessary, dishwasher safe.
- As a tip for the boiler, we also advise you to add water with detergent and restart the machine briefly. This also reduces the effort.
- Various devices have additional functions such as keeping the popcorn warm in a larger quantity without it burning.
- Some popcorn machines come directly with a container to catch the popcorn, while others require the additional purchase of a bowl, for example.
- A lid should be given in any case, so that the popcorn does not jump out the top. Some lids even serve as a bowl from which the popcorn can be eaten.
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FAQ About Popcorn Machines
Puffed corn is heated in a container together with fat or oil or just by hot air. Gradually the corn starts popping and the popcorn is ready.
Which popcorn machine is the right one for you cannot be answered in a general way. In our product recommendations you will surely find the right one for you.
For a popcorn machine you need puffed corn and, depending on the machine, grease or oil.
Usually, all you have to do is put the corn in the popcorn machine and add fat or oil if necessary. Then you turn on the machine and wait until the popcorn is ready.
It’s best to sugar the popcorn when it comes right out of the machine and is still warm. If the popcorn machine works with grease, the sugar usually sticks directly to the popcorn. If you want to achieve the classic popcorn flavor with a hot air machine, melt butter and pour it over the popcorn and then add the sugar.
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