Score points with a sports popcorn popper

The Football Popcorn Popper is one of set of popcorn poppers that takes design inspiration from sports. Also available are poppers in the shape of a baseball, basketball, and a soccer ball.

Ah, the sweet taste of victory.
Ah, the sweet taste of victory. Bed Bath & Beyond

Hot-air popcorn poppers are not delicate pieces of engineering that require precise manufacturing to achieve popping perfection. And this shouldn't come as much of a surprise; the appliances are more akin to hair dryers than to any other device or gadget found in the kitchen.

Regardless of the provenance of hot-air popcorn poppers in general, for the most part they all look the same. Operation is simple: pour in some kernels and turn it on. The hot air circulates around the kernels, pushing them about until they pop and emerge out of some chutelike contrivance. It's a basic, time-tested approach that has been shown to work, but that doesn't mean the design couldn't get classed up some. Like into the shape of a big, giant ball.

The Football Popcorn Popper is one of a set of popcorn poppers that get their design inspiration from sports. Complete with serving bowl that matches the exterior design of the machine, the popcorn popper is a whimsical way to liven up your next big event. And then the one after that, too, because the same basic theme is also available in baseball, basketball and soccer ball motifs--ensuring that no matter what season it is, the corn will keep popping all year-round.

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