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Small Appliances

Party Popper is movie night's best friend

The Hamilton Beach PartyPopper Popcorn Maker makes enough popcorn to feed a crowd. And for the lazy (or easy cleaning), the base doubles as a serving bowl.

The Hamilton Beach 73310 PartyPopper Popcorn Maker makes enough popcorn to survive marathon viewing sessions.
The Hamilton Beach 73310 PartyPopper Popcorn Maker makes enough popcorn to survive marathon viewing sessions. Hamilton Beach

Chances are if you enjoyed that movie you just watched, it will show up again in a slightly different form. Sure, it will be on Blu-ray or available for streaming to your tablet or smartphone, but it will also propagate in the form of a sequel. And if that sequel happens to strike a chord with the viewing public, then that sequel will spawn a sequel (or prequel) and on and on forever into the luminiferous ether.

It can be tempting to sit down and watch an entire story arc all at once. Ah, but the snacks, they'd never make it through. Or would they?

The $100 Hamilton Beach 73310 PartyPopper Popcorn Maker supersizes popcorn batches perfect for getting through viewing marathons. The popcorn machine makes up to 24 cups of movie-style popped popcorn and the base doubles as a serving bowl. A measuring cup is provided to pour in not only kernels, but also the recommended amount of oil as well.

Considering that the fall television season is ramping up, there is going to be a lot of catching up to do. The weather will cool, the DVRs will fire up and episodic television will cascade into a froth of content as it butts up against the summer blockbusters reaching home TVs; it's probably safe to say there are going to be a lot of eyeballs glued to the boob tube in the coming months. However, as efficient as mega-batches of popcorn may be for TV night, some time management will still have to be adhered to for now -- the popper is due to hit shelves in November.