Popcorn machines are great items to have for home game rooms and businesses alike. Many people would like to own a popcorn maker but do not know how to go about purchasing one. I wrote this article as a buyers guide for those looking to make a smooth popcorn popper acquisition.
Firstly, you will want to decide where to place your new popcorn popper Deciding where you are going to put your popcorn machine will determine what size you can buy. The size of the machine will usually dictate the price of the popcorn maker. Keep in mind that you not only have to determine the size of the space the popper will be occupying, but also the size of the doorways leading to the space you will be occupying.
Size will be determined not only by the amount of space you have to hold your popcorn machine, but also by the use you will be putting it to. For example one wouldn’t want to purchase a large machine if they were only going to be making 24 ounces of popcorn a month for living room consumption.
Following this you will want to determine your popcorn popper buying budget. Smaller popcorn makers are usually less expensive. You’ll want to note that buying a pre-owned popcorn popper or a popper from an ecommerce store will save you money.
Pre-owned popcorn makers can be purchased at estate sales, Online stores, and from newspaper advertisements. They can also be found by contacting local carnivals, fairs, amusement parks, and any other places that use these machines on a regular basis. Expect to pay much less for a used machine than for a brand new machine from a brick and mortar store.
Once you have determined how much you can spend you can then determine where you will buy your popper. Visiting a local popcorn machine retailer will give you the ability to feel the machine as well as look at it. Testing the new machine will probably not be possible until after you have purchased it.
Online retailers are great for providing low cost popcorn machines. Reviews, images, and manufacturer specs can all be accessed within an online retailers store. In addition to being able to read reviews and receiving great prices, you won’t have to pay sales tax unless you buy from a store in your state.
I hope you enjoyed this article on buying a popcorn maker. Practice informed shopping techniques with everything you buy and you will never have a bad purchase again.