Wabash Valley Farms Whirley Pop Review


An old-fashioned, manually operated stove-top popper, the Whirley Pop makes up to 6 quarts of popcorn within three minutes, helped along by a bit of oil. Its aluminum pot heats quickly and evenly for maximum kernel popping ability, producing results that please legions of popcorn fans.

Wabash Valley Farms Whirley Pop reviews are overwhelmingly positive. On sites like Amazon and Target users praise the fresh taste of the popped corn, the ability to control the amount of oil used, the variety of flavorings you can add, and the money-saving value you enjoy. Frugal consumers insist in reviews that the finished product is superior to movie-theater popcorn, so you and the family can munch and watch at home instead of shelling out big bucks at the local multiplex. Reviews on Cooking.com describe the popcorn that tumbles out of the popper as light, fluffy, and delicious, with a noticeable absence of unpopped or burnt kernels. The included recipe booklet wins a shout-out from consumers who appreciate the instructions for making treats like kettle corn and chili cheese popcorn.

The Whirley Pop (starting at $20, Amazon) is an old-fashioned, hand-cranked stove-top popcorn popper that produces up to 6 quarts of popcorn within three minutes. The cooking vessel is aluminum, the stirring arm is stainless steel, and the hand crank is wood. A paper towel wipe is all that's needed for cleaning if you use the Whirley Pop weekly; alternatively, warm soapy water is sufficient and necessary if you've added sugar or popped a gourmet recipe. The directions say the Whirley Pop is dishwasher-safe although the lid should be removed before the drying cycle starts.

Both the process of popcorn making with the Wabash Valley Farms Whirley Pop and the taste of the popcorn itself appeal to kids and adults alike. Although we found a few isolated reports about the plastic gears in the crank giving out, many consumers tell of using this kind of stove-top popper for years. In sum, the Whirley Pop is a cheap, durable, no-fuss popcorn popper that should see you through mounds of popcorn delight.

Maralyn Edid

Maralyn is a veteran reporter, writer, researcher, and editor. From her early years at Crain's Chicago Business and the Detroit bureau of Business Week, then on to a long-term stint at Cornell University's ILR School and now at Cheapism.com, Maralyn has been -- and remains -- committed to getting ...

See full bio