Has it really been over two years since we reviewed the Original Popcorn Popper from Jacob Bromwell? Indeed it has. And our neighbors loved that popper so much, we ended up giving it to them. It would seem that such kind acts don’t go unrewarded, as we received another one as a gift this year. The new model is bright stainless, and despite that being the only difference between the one we previously wrote about, we feel it justifies another mention on this site.
Based on a design that’s nearly 200 years old, the Original Popcorn Popper is a simple box of folded stainless steel, with a handle made from thick wire and a wooden insert. Rather than a hinge, the lid slides via rolled edges. There’s a small wood knob on the lid to make this easier, and a couple of dimples keep it from sliding too far. Holes in the lid help to keep the heat at just the right level, releasing steam and the aroma of fresh popped corn.
With a capacity of 3.5 quarts, it pops a fair amount of corn, but because you can use it with or without oil, there is no guilt in eating more than a serving. That also means no artificial ingredients. Corn, oil, salt. You can use the Original Popcorn Popper over a campfire, around your fire pit, in your fireplace at home, or even on a stove top. With some practice, it’s easy to get the same great results every time, but popcorn in front of an open fire always seems to taste a little better.
On the Jacob Bromwell website, it’s mentioned that they are the only company to manufacture these poppers. We can’t argue that either. Having been given a similar one to test from a different company, we were less than impressed when the handle broke the first time we used it. There is no savings on a cheap import. Get the original from Jacob Bromwell, and you also get their lifetime guarantee. Having worked with them over the last couple of years, we’re proud to have them as one of our affiliate partners. Don’t just take our word for it though – the products speak for themselves. If you want American made, high quality kitchenware from a company that got its start nearly two centuries ago, check out Jacob Bromwell.