How to Pop Popcorn in a Hot Air Popper

Hot air poppers ensure all kernels are popped and not a single kernel burnt. They also create a light-as-air texture and crave-worthy crunch.

Hot Air Popper

  1. Remove the cover and butter melter from the base of the hot air corn popper.

  2. Pour 1/2 cup Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Popping Corn into the popping chamber.

  3. Replace the cover and butter melter. Add butter to butter melter, if desired.

  4. Position a 4-quart heatproof bowl under the popping chute. Plug the popper into a 120V AC electrical outlet; popping will be complete within 2 to 3 minutes after popping begins.

  5. Drizzle melted butter onto popcorn and toss gently.

  6. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.


While popcorn is a delicious snacking choice, it is never recommended for infants or toddlers. Popped kernels can pose a choking threat to their safety.