Like many people, I enjoy a crunchy snack while I watch my evening television shows. Being health conscious, I am always looking for low calorie snack ideas. As you may already know, using a hot air popcorn popper is a preferred way to make the popular salty treat.
I bought a Cuisinart Popcorn Maker in February 2015, and I’ve used it at least 3 times a week to this day. Here is my honest long term review of the Cuisinart CPM EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn maker. Disclosure: I sometimes receive compensation from the companies whose products I review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
What I like about this Cuisinart popcorn air popper
What was most important to me when I buy anything that is made of plastic is that it is BPA FREE. The ill effects of BPA are compounded when you heat them up, and this was the only one that was BPA free.
The removable top part is dishwasher safe, which is convenient. It is usually the last thing I put into the dishwasher at night, right before I run it. I wouldn’t want to be hand washing anything right before bed.
Cuisinart is known for making quality kitchen appliances, and over the years I’ve accumulated many. I currently have a Cuisinart brand coffee maker, food processor, ice cream maker, griddle, plus other things I’m probably forgetting. They are durable, economical, and most importantly, do what they are designed to do.
Features and Specs
- This Cuisinart popcorn popper makes 10 cups of popped popcorn at a time, enough for 2 or 3 people.
- Popping time is about 3 minutes to make a large bowl
- BPA Free, dishwasher safe (top rack)
- 1500 Watts
- Four different colors – Metallic Red, Pink, Red, and White
- Weight – 3 lbs
- MSRP is $39.95, but can be found for less than $30 on Amazon, if you are lucky and act fast.
The Cuisinart popcorn maker also comes with a three-year warranty. Most other popcorn makers come with a 90-day warranty, so you know Cuisinart stands behind their product.
Health benefits of hot air popped popcorn
There are only 31 calories per 1 cup serving of air-popped popcorn. This same serving also gives you 1.2 grams of fiber and not even 1 gram of fat. Air popped popcorn higher levels of antioxidant polyphenols than other whole-grain foods, fruits or vegetables. Lastly , popcorn is a completely unprocessed whole grain.
If you have any experience with this or any other popcorn maker, I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or question below.