Popcorn is a snack that originated in Mexico as early as 5,000 years ago. Archeologists have found sites that have the popped kernels strewn near fire pits. Ancient Native Americans even had primitive popcorn poppers to contain the popcorn and prevent it from jumping into the fire as it popped. This means that for thousands of years, the phrase, “Who made popcorn?” has been used.
When selecting the right popcorn popper for your home or business, it is important to consider the type of power you are going to use: electric or gas. If you are using a popcorn popper for home use, then you should not use a gas popper. It will require a vent hood. However, for a commercial business that sells high volumes of popcorn, such as a movie theater, gas is preferable. It is better at popping consistently for long periods of time.