What is a movie night without movie night supplies, especially a popcorn popper? Grab the remote, listen to the ping of the kernels as it hits the bowl, and cozy up with fresh, homemade popcorn. In this article, we will find out which popcorn machines are made in America.
Companies That Offer Popcorn Poppers Made in the USA (The Short Answer)
Upon doing some research, I was able to find 4 companies that manufacture popcorn poppers in the USA. They are Jacob Bromwell, Atom, Nordicware, and Paragon.
American Popcorn Popper Brands (That Make Them in the USA)
Now that we have our brands, let’s look at each company in more detail.
Jacob Bromwell offers an old-fashioned popper that is 100% made in the USA. Its headquarters is located in Michigan City, Indiana.
The company claims that its poppers are easy to clean, non-electric, and fun to use. The poppers are still made at the Jacob Bromwell factory in the heart of Indiana’s popcorn country.
Click here for a link to its popper.
In 1948, J. Edwin Lewis established QuinnCraft Products, an aluminum spin-forming business in Quincy, Kansas.
Today, the Atom Popcorn Popper is still made by Quinn Craft Products and its manufacturing facility is now located in Bushton, Kansas.
The Atom Pop is a stovetop popcorn popper designed back in the early 50s. It makes two and a half quarts of popped corn.
The unique retro spaceship shape of the Atom Popper forces popped corn kernels up and off of the heated bottom of the pan. The aluminum spreads the heat so the corn does not burn. It is as convenient as microwave popcorn and actually healthier because it doesn’t contain any extra additives.
The Atom Popcorn Popper requires no shaking or stirring, so it is just as easy to use as the microwave and it works on both electric and gas stovetops. Click here for a link to its popper.
It’s been 75 years since the founder, Dave Dalquist, returned from WWII to start Nordic Ware in his basement along with his father, brother, and wife Dotty.
Its Pro Pop Popper, a healthy alternative to popping popcorn in the microwave, features a high-domed cover that adds capacity and doubles as a serving bowl.
Because the company is committed to remaining family-owned, it says, “American consumers will pay a slight premium for USA-made products, but are not going to pay a lot more.”
The company claims that consumers are willing to pay approximately a 10 percent premium for an American-made product versus an import. It utilizes U.S based contract production for sourcing some components.
These contractors are all located within 100 miles of its main campus. Less than 10% of Nordic Ware’s components are sourced overseas. Click here for a link to its popper.
Paragon is a family-owned company located in Central Iowa that has been around for over 45 years. Paragon ensures its popcorn machines are top quality, built to last, and made in the USA.
If you are looking for delicious theater-quality popcorn, look no further than Paragon. Its machines feature an anodized aluminum kettle and sturdy construction.
Here are links to its poppers:
Popcorn Poppers that are Commonly Mistaken as Being Made in the USA
I found one company that mainly manufactures its popcorn makers in China, but I came across a couple of third-party articles stating that it’s an American manufacturer. Here’s what I found.
Orville Redenbacher was an American food scientist and businessman associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name. In 1990, it was purchased by ConAgra Foods.
Its headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois, however, Conagra has businesses all over the world. From what I was able to find, the majority of Orville Redenbacher’s manufacturing takes place overseas.
This information is readily available, but it looks like there are a couple of third-party sites that still have this company down as being an American manufacturer.