This $11 Popcorn Maker Is the Only Movie Companion You'll Ever Need

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Popcorn is the perfect companion to any TV binge session or movie marathon, and now there’s an easy way to make this staple snack every single time. The Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper is the simplest and quickest way to make gourmet popcorn at home. All you need is this tool, some kernels, and a microwave—there's no oil or pots and pans necessary.

This popper makes 1.5 quarts of popcorn, and once it's done, the wide-mouth opening makes for easy sharing (if you're into that sort of thing). The round gadget is shaped like a teapot and is made of durable and temperature-safe borosilicate glass. The other parts are BPA-free and the entire thing is dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean.

The lid does triple duty as a measuring cup, cover, and butter melter. There are even built-in holes on the top of the lid that will distribute the butter as the kernels are popping. All you have to do is measure the kernels with the lid, pour them into the popper, and microwave for about three minutes. The round shape helps hot air circulate, preventing the kernels from burning and sparing you from that horrendous crispy popcorn smell afterward.

Once the final kernel pops, you can sprinkle on more toppings like some Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe's or furikake, if you're feeling more adventurous.

The red model is currently $11, but there are multiple colors available. Find them all on Amazon.

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