'This thing has changed my life': $24 popcorn maker is the latest kitchen gadget going viral on TikTok

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The Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper is the latest kitchen gadget going viral on TikTok. Images viaTiktok/@stuffyouactuallyneed.
The Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper is the latest kitchen gadget going viral on TikTok. Images viaTiktok/@stuffyouactuallyneed.

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In addition to cute cat videos and the latest beauty hacks, you may not realize that TikTok is also filled with endless recommendations that can help speed up your time in the kitchen. From quick and easy recipes to the latest and greatest in kitchen gadgets, the app really does it all.

We’re big fans of TikTok for its vast array of hidden Amazon Home gems, including one top-rated (not to mention, affordable!) popcorn maker that’s been surging in popularity online.

Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper

Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper. Image via Amazon.
Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $25

What is it?

The Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper is your ticket to delicious, healthy popcorn in just three minutes. Its innovative microwave-safe design lets you pop up to 1.5 quarts (1.4L) of popcorn at once, and features a 3-in-1 lid that makes it easy to quickly measure and enjoy your popcorn.

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Simply measure popcorn kernels with the silicone lid, pour into the Micro-Pop, place in the microwave for three minutes. No oil or butter required, making this a healthy and affordable alternative to packaged popcorn bags which typically contain toxic chemicals and ingredients.

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If you are a fan of movie-style buttered popcorn, the Micro-Pop also has a butter melting feature that allows you to melt butter while the kernels are popping. Just place a tablespoon of butter on the lid while your popcorn pops, and drizzle it over once time is up.

What people are saying

In addition to having earned a 4.4-star rating from more than 9,000 worldwide Amazon reviews, the Micro-Pop is also quickly becoming a viral favourite. TikTok user @stuffyouactuallyneed shared a video reviewing the popcorn maker, and shared that “everybody on this planet just needs one of them.”

The video quickly racked up more than 847K likes, and has been shared more than 25,000 times online.

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“This is better than other methods I’ve tried and I can regulate the amount of butter and salt I use. Way fewer unpopped kernels compared to store bought microwave popcorn or using the paper bag method, even fewer than doing it on the stovetop,” said one reviewer.

“Great product! Super easy to use and didn’t set my microwave on fire. Makes the perfect serving of popcorn for a snack! Just beware the bottom gets quite hot and there is no plastic covering the bottom,” shared another.

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Since the Ecolution Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper rings in at just $24, it’s an affordable alternative to many more expensive popcorn makers on the market. Whether it's a treat for yourself or a gift idea for anyone who feels like they’re missing out on the movie-theatre experience, it's sure to become a staple in your kitchen. 

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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