Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn Aluminum Popcorn Maker, 6-Quart

Last updated: January 19, 2022


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Product Details

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn Aluminum Popcorn Maker, 6-Quart placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn is pleased to offer the Franklin’s original Whirley Pop popcorn popper. The extra large 6 qt kettle is made of aluminum which distributes heat better than stainless steel. All metal gears are used in the patented stirring mechanism which prevents sticking or burning as the kernels are stirred until every kernel is popped. Clean up is a snap! Simply wipe down with a wet paper towel after each use. Franklin’s offers a LIFETIME warranty on the Franklin’s Whirley Pop popper.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Thanks to this popper’s lightweight aluminum construction, it heated quickly and evenly, and the crank handle was easy to move.
With Franklin’s lifetime warranty and a great customer rating on most online retail portals, this is a no-brainer. The Whirley Pop is hands down the best choice if you are looking for a stovetop popcorn maker.
This popcorn maker has a large 6-quart kettle, allowing you to make large batches of the snack. That said, it’s ideal for families.
This product also includes a high-quality wooden handle so that the handle can remain well insulated from the heat of your popping popcorn.

What reviewers didn't like

there were a number of lightly burnt kernel shells at the bottom of the pot after popping was complete
Some costumers report that the product’s gears are too flimsy, breaking or bending only after a few uses. That said, be careful when you handle or move around the popper.
you may have to make extra batches if you are planning on making popcorn for a larger number of people.
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