Silicone popcorn poppers are a great way to make popcorn quickly and easily. You simply put the silicone popcorn popper into your microwave with some kernels and wait for it to work its magic.
They also make a great alternative to microwavable popcorn bags, which can burn your popcorn and may even contain harmful chemicals. Silicone popcorn poppers are relatively cheap, so they’re the ideal accessory to add to your kitchen.
Now that you know all this, you’re undoubtedly wondering which is the best silicone popcorn popper on the market. Well, worry not because we’re here to help you find out.
At a Glance
Do Silicone Microwave Popcorn Poppers Work?
Silicone popcorn poppers are very good at popping popcorn. You can use them over and over again, and each and every time, they’ll give you great-tasting popcorn.
Is It Safe to Pop Popcorn in Silicone?
Silicone is safe to pop popcorn in as long as it is BPA-free. BPA is a chemical known as Bisphenol-A, which is often added to plastics. The main concern with BPA is that it can leach into food and drink and cause health issues, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Some types of cancer
- Heart disease
Can You Use Butter in a Silicone Popcorn Popper?
Yes, you can put butter in a silicone popcorn popper. This is great news if you love tucking into a bowl of warm, buttery popcorn. Butter makes popcorn taste nice and crispy, and it definitely makes it moreish.
The Best Popcorn Silicone Popcorn Poppers to Pop Popcorn in Your Microwave – Our Top 5 Picks
We bet you’re keen to buy yourself a silicone popcorn popper now. So, let’s take a look at some of the best ones you can buy.
Goodful Silicone Popcorn Popper
Goodful describes itself as a ‘gourmet’ brand and that shows in this silicone popcorn popper’s price tag. But you do get a lot for your money. The popper comes with a dual-function lid that lets you measure out popcorn kernels and melt butter.
If you love nothing more than sharing popcorn with your friends or family, you’ll be pleased to know that this popper is the perfect sharing size. It has a capacity of 3 quarts, so there’s no need to worry about running out of popcorn.
Like many other silicone popcorn poppers, this one is collapsible, which makes storing it a breeze. You haven’t got to worry about any nasty chemicals in this popper, either, as the silicone is BPA-free.
- Dual function lid
- Good color choices
W&P Microwave Silicone Popcorn Popper Maker
This striking silicone popcorn popper has both a bowl and lid that are 100% silicone. You’ll get more than 9 cups out of this silicone popcorn popper, so it’s great to use when there’s a group of you or when you’re feeling particularly hungry!
You haven’t got to use any other tools when making popcorn in this silicone popcorn popper as you can use the lid as a measuring cup. And when you’re done, you can simply put it in the dishwasher to clean.
- Lid can be used as a measuring cup
- Very few unpopped kernels
- Good size
- Poor color choice
Korcci Microwavable Silicone Popcorn Popper
You can choose from one out of five different colors (aqua, red, black, blue, or green) when buying the Korrci Microwaveable silicone popcorn popper. We like the aqua and green as they stand out and are a little different from other silicone popcorn poppers.
The Korcci microwavable silicone popcorn popper is great when you’re desperate for some popcorn as it makes it in 2 to 4 minutes. It’s also good if you’re limited on storage space as when it’s folded, it’s just 2 and 3/8 inches tall.
You get a 30-day money-back guarantee from Korcci when you buy this popper, which is ideal if you’re a little unsure about cooking popcorn in silicone. Once again, there’s no BPA here, so you can be sure your health isn’t at risk when you’re munching away on your bowl of popcorn.
- Good color choices
- Suitable for the dishwasher
- No extras
EcoPeaceful Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper
If you’re looking for a silicone popcorn popper that’s completely animal-friendly, then look no further. The EcoPeaceful Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper doesn’t use any animal stearic acid in its silicone, which makes it a perfect choice for vegetarians and vegans.
The EcoPeaceful BPA-free silicone popper is made with good quality silicone. There are no fillers added to the silicone, and it passes the ‘pinch test’. If a silicone popcorn popper turns white when pinched, you know it’s poor quality and won’t last long.
It’s really simple to make popcorn in this silicone popper as there are measuring lines inside the bowl. There’s no need to worry about burning your hands when your popcorn is cooked, either, as EcoPeaceful has helpfully added two handles.
- Suitable for vegans
- Lifetime warranty
- Free measuring spoons
- Only one color option
Cuisinart CTG-00-MPM, Microwave Popcorn Maker
This silicone popcorn maker certainly stands out from the rest with its ribbed sides. Sadly, it only comes in red and blue colors, but don’t let this put you off.
You’ll get an impressive 10 cups of popcorn out of this nifty popcorn maker, so it’s great to use and show off at a party. We like that when it’s folded, it’s almost flat, so there’s no excuse that you haven’t got room for one in your kitchen cupboards!
It’s great that you can cook your popcorn in this popper and then eat it from the same bowl as it saves on washing up. Not that there’s any need to wash the Cuisinart popper by hand as it’s dishwasher safe.
- Looks good
- Space-saving design
Finding the right silicone popcorn maker can be a minefield. Some work much better than others at popping kernels, and some just look nicer than others.
We hope you have fun making popcorn in your very own silicone popcorn maker and that one of the poppers reviewed above is perfect for you.
Sue’s favorite pastime? Watching a good movie with a giant tub of popcorn by her side. Her friends and family know that if they want to get her something, popcorn is always a safe bet. Sue has an adventurous spirit and loves to travel exploring new places – she’s been to more than 40 countries!