What made them different from traditional popcorn popping methods, namely the old-school technique of shaking a pot on the stove?
These newfangled small kitchen appliances popped the kernels of corn with hot air instead of oil, so they were easy to use and didn’t make much of a mess. (Many of the machines even had little wells to melt butter at the same time.)
Bet our popper can beat their popper. (1979)
Hot airy corn popping is a great idea — but make sure you get the best hot air popper: Presto PopCornNow continuous corn popper.
Worth shopping for… even worth waiting for. It has the features the others would have — if they’d thought of them.
Only the Presto popper lets you pop non-stop, as much or as little as you want. Pour in more popcorn even while popping. No waiting or measuring.
- Hot air, not hot oil, explodes kernels into plump, crisp puffs of corn. No extra calories.
- Popping chamber and chute remove and wipe clean easily.
- Only the Presto popper butters automatically if you wish, with the exclusive ButterWell melter.
- Great Presto styling. The look and performance of a well-engineered appliance — not a toy.
Retro air-pop popcorn makers: Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper (1979)
Did you know that the Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper is the electric hot-air cornpopper that started the craze for using hot air, not oil, right in your own home?
Pop up a delicious, nutritious snack, super bowl after super bowl. Great companion for game watching.
DON’T MISS: See how Jolly Time popcorn used to come in cans
The great taste of movie theater popcorn comes home (1980)
Time was you had to go to the movies to enjoy great-tasting popcorn. Now there’s the Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper…. The great taste of movie theater popcorn. It took the Wear-Ever Popcorn Pumper to bring it home.
West Bend “Stir Crazy” corn popper with popcorn ball maker (1979)
Everything it takes to make great popcorn balls — on us!
Presto PopCornNow: For the best pops... (1980)
Presto PopCornNow continuous hot air corn popper… the gift people want the minute they see it.
Because it’s the Presto PopCornNow, you can pop as much or as little as you want… without stopping or measuring. Just pour popcorn into special self-feeding bin. Presto PopCornNow does the rest automatically.
Explodes each kernel with hot air, not hot oil or grease. Popped corn is crisp, light, naturally nutritious without extra calories oil adds.
Because it’s Presto PopCornNow, you can have hot, buttered popcorn if you wish. The ButterWell melter butters automatically as it pops.
Because it’s Presto PopCornNow, it has all the features everyone wants.
Black and Decker’s Spacemaker Corn Popper (1987)
An over-the-counter popcorn maker from the old Spacemaker kitchen product line
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