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It’s not movie night unless you have popcorn. Okay, you might want to grab a cozy blanket, a couple boxes of candy, and a large glass of wine, too. The goal of hanging out on the couch is to relax, but making popcorn from scratch—measuring kernels, melting butter, and standing over a pan to keep everything from burning—can feel like the opposite of a lazy night at home.
Enter the Ecolution Original Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper, which can transform popcorn from a chore to a food you eat on a whim. Add unpopped kernels, and in less than three minutes, you’ll have fluffy handfuls of popcorn. Even better, the glass microwave popcorn popper is just $9, on sale from $13, on Amazon.
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To buy: Ecolution Original Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper, 1.5-Quart Size, $9 (originally $13) at amazon.com
The Ecolution popper offers the convenience and speed of the microwave while allowing you to decide exactly how you want your popcorn to taste. Just measure kernels in its vented silicone lid that also can be used to melt butter while your popcorn is popping. The borosilicate glass bowl has a wide mouth for easy pouring and a silicone handle that stays cool in the microwave. The lid and bowl are also both dishwasher-safe.
The 1.5-quart snack size, which comes in six colors, is built for you to experiment with new flavor combinations. So you can have everything bagel popcorn and your partner can opt for rosemary and sea salt popcorn. If everyone in your family likes the same toppings, the popper is also available in a larger 3-quart size that’s also on sale for $16 right now.
Both the micro and family-sized microwave poppers are a hit with Amazon shoppers as nearly 29,000 people have given them a five-star rating. The Ecolution has even won over stovetop popcorn enthusiasts and snackers who appreciate the simple kitchen gadget.
“This thing is amazing!” wrote one reviewer. “We don’t like bagged microwave popcorn, so we usually buy loose kernels and prepared them on the stove, but this is nice to have when you want some popcorn but don’t want the hassle and extra time of a stovetop preparation.”
For many shoppers, it’s not just about having popcorn on movie night but that the popcorn actually tastes like it was prepared in a movie theater.
“This popper works great and the butter dispenser at the top distributes the butter very evenly,” wrote another reviewer. “This is the closest thing to movie popcorn that we ever had at home. I put it in the dishwasher to clean. Very easy.”