Winter weekends are the perfect time to embrace at-home hibernation that includes curling up on the couch with cozy blankets and a marathon of movies. And what do you need for hours and hours of binge watching? Freshly popped popcorn, of course.
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To make the absolute best movie theater-level popcorn at home, thousands of Amazon shoppers swear by Salbree’s Microwave Popcorn Popper. It’s an overwhelming favorite among real shoppers who have tried out the tool themselves; one reviewer even called it “a must-have accessory for anyone who loves popcorn.”
Made with BPA-free, food-safe silicone, the popper is a healthier, wallet-friendly alternative to buying the bagged stuff. The maker doesn’t require any oil and allows you to portion out as much or as little as you want to eat. And, unlike many retro popcorn makers or air poppers, the Salbree conveniently collapses for easy storage.
Users say the popper is practically foolproof: Simply pour kernels into the bowl and, er, pop it into the microwave. After a couple of minutes, you can munch on light, airy popcorn right out of the bowl.
To buy: $16; amazon.com
In fact, Salbree’s model is the number one best-selling popcorn popper on Amazon thanks to its more than 7,700 five-star reviews. Along with thoughtful features like side handles and the collapsible design, shoppers also rave about how easy it is to use and clean.
“I love the darn thing compared to popping corn on the stovetop in a semi-covered pan or any of the bulkier poppers I’ve used over the years,” wrote one. “And it’s much cheaper and healthier than any of the prepackaged microwave popcorns. I like how it is designed to ‘collapse’ for more efficient storage in our small kitchen. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.”
Another added, “Pop your corn in a microwave while in the bowl you're going to use? Brilliant! And the handles make transport from the microwave to your seat painless (literally!) and easy. They clean and store wonderfully. And, this method of popping seemed to make the kernels even crunchier than with the air popper.”
Most importantly, reviews say the Salbree popper makes popcorn that tastes as delicious as the kind you’d get at a theater. “My family goes nuts because it tastes just like movie theater popcorn,” a reviewer said. “I love it and will never buy microwave popcorn again.”
The Salbree maker comes in 18 different colors, and, priced at just under $16, it’s an affordable must-have for any popcorn lover. Add it to your cart now and get ready for cozy, movie-filled weekends all winter long.