When checking out popcorn machines, you will notice that the two most common popcorn makers are those that pop kernels with the use of oil and those that air-pop kernels.
There are two distinct advantages to using a hot air popcorn maker: one is that it does away with oil which gives you a healthier version of your favorite TV snack and second is that a hot air popcorn maker is generally more affordable and smaller.
Generally, a hot air popcorn maker comes in a size that makes it highly portable which means that you can take it with you when you go on vacation.
You can even have it right beside you as you plop on the couch to watch TV and you want to have a steady supply of your favorite snack while you enjoy your shows.
So How Small is a Hot Air Corn Popper?
One of the most popular sizes of a hot air popcorn maker is that which comes in dimensions of 10.5 inches in length by 6.5 inches in width by 13.5 inches in height.
This size yields about eighteen cups of popcorn.
Other specifications that may help you answer the question, “How small is a hot air corn popper?” are 17.8 inches in length by 10.4 inches in width by 7.8 inches in height.
This size, although longer than the one previously mentioned above, yields only about eight cups of popcorn per use.
Another size variation that may best answer, “How small is a hot air corn popper?” is one that has specifications of 17.3 inches long by 11.8 inches wide by 9.8 inches high. This size can accommodate corn kernels up to 3.5 ounces.
Other than determining the answer to “How small is a hot air corn popper?” you should also check the features of a few of these popcorn makers to help you decide on which one to get.
Of course, the two main features that can readily sell this type of popcorn maker to you are: that it yields healthier popcorn because it uses hot air instead of oil; and it is very portable.
There are hot air popcorn makers that come with their own butter warmer which doubles as a measuring cup and there are also those designed in a way that you pop the kernels from the bottom of the machine instead of from the top.
Lastly, check for the consistency of the popcorn. There are popcorn makers that do not pop the entire amount of kernels that you put in which results in wasted kernels and there are those that yield fluffier and lighter popcorn.
So when you purchase your popcorn maker, make sure that you can return it without question – within the given grace period – in the event that you are not happy with the results.