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Popcorn is a delicious snack that’s perfect for movie watching and snacking, but if you’re looking to replace some of your fried snacks with healthier options, popcorn makers are a great choice. If you’re looking to make the switch, consider buying either of the following two machines: The Star Wars LSW-60CN R2D2 Popcorn Popper ($29.99) or the Nostalgia RHP310 8-Cup Healthy Retro Classic Hot Air Popcorn Maker ($21.23).
Star Wars Lsw-60CN R2D2 Popcorn Popper
See description above. Our independent testing found that it makes delicious, consistent popcorn in just minutes. As we researched our guide to home popcorn machines, we learned that while many classic hot air popcorn makers are powerful and fun, they don’t produce good-tasting results or have extra features (such as timer or butter warmers) most people will actually use. That’s why we decided to focus on vintage-looking, retro machines with a few features under $100 instead. If you want classic functionality without sacrificing modern convenience—or if you simply want to buy a funky collectible for your kitchen—this is a great choice.
How does Star Wars Lsw-60CN R2D2 Popcorn Popper work?
If you love R2D2, Star Wars and popcorn, then purchasing a Star Wars popcorn maker is perfect for you. This R2D2 themed hot air popcorn popper makes eight cups of popcorn in less than three minutes. All you have to do is simply pour some kernels into its chamber, press on its lever, shut it and wait about three minutes for your freshly made healthy snack to be ready. In addition to being fun, its white color makes it match any kitchen decor.
Nostalgia’s RHP310 features simple touchpad controls, including a keep warm button that keeps your popcorn popping for up to three hours. A removable chute helps you avoid getting kernels on your countertops and makes it easy to unload popcorn when it’s done popping. The unit can hold as much as eight cups of popped corn, but it only takes about a minute to make that much, so you don’t have to feel guilty about filling it all up right away.
How does Nostalgia RHP310 work?
There are a few different ways to make popcorn in an old-fashioned way. The basic idea is to heat oil or butter in a pan and then add kernels. They have to be constantly stirred or shaken until they stop popping, meaning you have no control over when each piece will pop—it’s a trial and error process. This means that it’s hard to get all of your kernels to pop without burning some.