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  • Takes just 3-4 minutes to preheat
  • Includes small plastic scoop and measuring spoons
  • Great for state fairs, stadiums, and fundraising events
  • Durable stainless steel frame and kettle
  • Eye-catching red powder-coated top
  • Crystal clear plastic panels and illuminating warmer light for maximum visibility
  • Low-noise motor prevents disruption to your operation
  • 120V, 850W

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Make buckets of delicious popcorn for your eager customers with this Carnival King PM850 8 oz. popcorn popper!

Once the unit begins cooking, finished popcorn falls to the popper's warming deck, where it's kept fresh until you're ready to serve. It's an excellent addition to state fairs, stadiums, and fundraising events. The powerful motor boasts impressively silent operation to give you the production you need without distracting customers.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Increase Your Sales

That crisp, tantalizing popcorn will easily catch the customers' eye through the crystal clear windows under the PM850 popper's warmer light, which illuminates the popcorn for excellent merchandising. In addition, the bright red powder-coated steel top makes this unit noticeable from afar to draw in even more business!

Aluminum Scoop

This unit comes with a handy aluminum popcorn scoop! Thanks to its ergonomic design, filling your popcorn bags and buckets is easier than ever.

Plastic Scoop and Measuring Spoons

A small plastic scoop and measuring spoons are included to make operation a breeze right out of the box!

8 oz. Stainless Steel Kettle

The kettle preheats in just minutes for fast production. As the kettle fills up, popcorn drops down to the warming area, ready for service.

Independent Hinged Doors

This unit features easy-open hinged doors with individual metal handles, allowing for independent opening and closing. This convenient design is great for quickly adding more oil and kernels.

Stainless Steel Hinged Cover

Below the swing doors, there's a stainless steel hinged cover that's perfect for scooping out popcorn without opening the plastic doors. Simply open the cover toward you and the popcorn will be right there, ready to be scooped!

Durable Construction

The interior top / bottom, kettle, crumb tray, and frame are made of stainless steel.

Removable Crumb Tray

This model's removable crumb tray makes it easy to remove fallen kernels and keep your machine clean.

Non-Marking Rubber Feet

The 3/4" non-marking rubber feet prevent scuff marks and provide additional stability.

3-Switch Operation

Using this popper is so simple it only takes three switches. One is for the merchandising light, one controls the turner, and the third initiates popping.

Operating Instructions

For your convenience, brief operating instructions are printed directly on the clear plastic hinged door so they can't be missed.

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Carnival King Popcorn Poppers

Offer your customers hot, fresh popcorn with a Carnival King countertop popcorn popper! Available in 2 different sizes, these eye-catching red popcorn poppers are sure to boost impulse sales at your business.

f you're looking for an inexpensive way to boost impulse sales, a countertop popcorn popper is perfect for your business! Our Carnival King poppers are great for state fairs, stadiums, and fundraising events. We carry two models: a 4 oz., 470 watt machine, and an 8 oz., 850 watt model. Featuring a stainless steel frame and kettle, these units are durable enough for commercial applications, while the polished frame and red powder-coated top help catch the attention of potential customers! Thanks to high clarity plastic windows, customers can get a crystal clear view of your freshly popped kernels. Plus, their low-noise motor won't be disruptive, helping you maintain a professional presentation. Keeping your machine clean in between batches is easy thanks to a handy sliding tray that collects any loose kernels. To increase visual appeal and keep your stand running smoothly, be sure to check out our selection of Carnival King carts, popcorn bags, and cups. And when it comes time to clean your popcorn maker, Carnival King Kettle Kleen removes grease and oil buildup without damaging the metal frame of your machine.

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How to Use a Carnival King Popcorn Popper

Enjoy fresh, hot popcorn with the Carnival King popcorn popper! Watch this tutorial for step-by-step user instructions.

How to use a Carnival King popcorn popper. Insert stirrer into lid. Screw stirrer into kettle. Attach kettle with pins. Plug in kettle. Attach door and open. Turn on light and kettle. Add oil. Preheat 3-4 minutes. Add kernels, enjoy fresh popcorn.

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Width 15 Inches 15 Inches 22 Inches 35 1/2 Inches 23 1/2 Inches
Depth 12 1/4 Inches 12 1/4 Inches 16 1/2 Inches 14 1/2 Inches 16 1/2 Inches
Height 24 Inches 20 1/2 Inches 30 Inches 30 Inches 31 Inches
Voltage 120 120 120 120 120
Wattage 850 Watts 470 Watts 1,350 Watts 1,700 Watts 1,800 Watts
Door Material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Frame Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Panel Material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 15 Inches
  • Depth: 12 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 24 Inches

Customer Reviews

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    Carnival King PM850 8 oz. Popcorn Popper - 120V, 850W

    4.4 stars from 32 reviews


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    popcorn machine great clean popper easy kettle little works batch

    In general we have been really happy with this product. The only issue is that many of the parts over time broke and we had to buy replacement parts which were either hard to find or pricey. We use it a lot so perhaps that is the reason for pieces breaking.

    from boeuf & bun corp. Posted on

    Carnival King Popcorn Popper filled with delicious popcorn

    Popcorn comes out good but you have to make sure you are using the proper amount and letting the popcorn heat up prior to adding your oil, which will produce more popped corn from our experience. We are using kits that are meant for 8 or 10 oz poppers and it seems it is pushing out a large amount of the kernels because the popcorn is too thick on the bottom of the kettle. Cleaning is a little difficult, especially if you want to clean oil and salt off windows after popping. Small space, almost impossible to clean unless you totally remove kettle which isn't practical all the time or you have to wait till completely cool. The problem is that you have a very messy machine until you can do that and it doesn't look great on the counter. Small crevices between glass and metal are extremely difficult to clean out, you definitely need to keep a small brush at hand to clean out or you can see it from the outside of the machine. If you are using this for merchandising as we are, it is a little frustrating. Also, popcorn will fly out of the kettle and through the gap between the doors and the machine so you need to watch out for that as well. Overall, it's a good machine but there are a few little issues to look out for. I will say if you do any volume of popcorn for a snack bar, etc, you may want a bigger machine as it will be easier to scoop popcorn, clean and pop a larger volume. We like ours but it's taken a little adjusting and I'll probably move to a different machine when feasible.

    from 8725 Upcycled Arts Posted on

    Great popper for not too much volume. Popcorn comes out fast and it is very good flavoring. Great for small private events too for an accessible price.

    from AMERMEX FROZEN PRD Posted on

    I purchased this popcorn machine for use by a restaurant at outside events. It's sturdy and looks great on the cart, which is a separate item. We were very impressed by the quality and appearance. It also heats up and starts popping quickly too. As long as you're not looking to produce carnival-like quantities of popcorn, I think will suit your needs.

    Posted on

    Lines arecalways long for popcorn, I couldn't keep the line down. It is still well worth the investment! Popcorn machine is always a huge party favorite however my only regret more kernels popped. A lot of kernels are wasted that is the only reason my rating is low. Adrienne

    Posted on

    This popcorn machine is great. This machine is worth every penny that you spend on it. It don't take long for it to start popping!!!!!??

    from Nikka's party rental Posted on

    Pops popcorn well. The kettle was difficult to attach before first use. It's not easy when you can only see one side at once. It'd be easier if the back panel of the popper came out. Also, there is quite a large gap at the top of my doors, which already appear to sit crooked. I actually got popped by the oil coming out of the gap! Once again, decent for rentals, but not for someone who needs to stand near the machine for extended time popping batch after batch.

    from BAM Party, LLC Posted on

    Just got mine in mail and don't work not the way to start out with new customer we'll see how long it takes them to make this right

    Posted on

    Thank you for the review, Christy. We do apologize for any inconvenience. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. Our Customer Solutions team is doing all they can to make sure this issue is fixed.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    I had a lot of fun using my popcorn machine for the first time, I had a bit of hiccups with the popcorns getting stuck in the kettle at times but noting major. my only issue was that I could not pop popcorns fast enough to keep up with the crowd due to the size of my machine.

    from pashays Posted on

    This machine is a great value. It is compact and easily fits on countertop surface. The machine is simple and has only one moving part. My only complaint is that, when cleaning the machine, its tough to get the crumbs stuck at the bottom edge of the glass. I have had to unscrew the bottom plate a couple of times in order to give the machine a thorough cleaning. This is a great machine. You will not be disappointed.

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    from Happy customer Posted on

    I love this machine. It works great and I would recommend it to others. The kids loved it. It heats up just fine! A plus!

    from Ariel's Posted on

    I used to use a nostalgia popcorn maker. it couldn't keep up but so far this maker seems to be working fine and making great popcorn.

    Posted on

    I love ordering from The Webstaurant. This 8oz popcorn maker is the latest purchase. It says it is good enough to use commercially. I use it for home use. One order of this makes a lot of popcorn. I haven't had the need to make a second batch because the first one is plenty for four people. It is fun to watch as it is popping, there's no issues whatsoever with the machine. The product tastes just like movie theater popcorn. The price for this popcorn maker is unbelievable! You really get your money worth. My family loves it!

    Posted on

    Great price! Easy to wipe clean. The only thing I would change would be on the bottom plate. Small pieces of the kennel get stuck on the bottom side of the glass by the tray making it hard to get out.

    from MES PTA Posted on

    My wife loves popcorn, so when the cheap popcorn machine died I decided to surprise her with a larger and higher quality machine. We've used it multiples times since getting it; it's just like getting fresh theater popcorn at the house and for a fraction of the price.

    Posted on

    GREAT PRODUCT! GREAT VALUE! Use daily, once my customers get a smell of the popcorn, they usually buy a bag. Works great and cleans up easily.

    from Cooley Shell, LLC Posted on

    What a great Popcorn popper. We looked at many others and the Carnival King suited our concession stand needs. If you are looking for a solid machine that can make great popcorn, this is the one.

    from Clay Panthers Posted on

    This machine rocks! Every time we start a new batch of popcorn the sales roll in. I had a hard time using the scoop since I'm left-hand, so I purchased another scoop.

    from Daiquiri Queen Posted on

    This item was purchased for private home use. It is a great size for family parties. It is easy to use, easy to clean and solid. It is light enough that it can be moved around depending on the need for the day.

    Posted on

    We love this popcorn popper. Purchased it to rent to clients for after dinner snacks at weddings. It is so easy to use, quick to pop, easy to clean. Overall we couldn't have made a better choice!!

    from Cascade Catering Posted on

    I bought this machine for our home bar/ girlfriends. Birthday present. It was shipped in god speed. I have no complaints. Works great. Very simple to operate. I was leary to buy because some of the bad reviews. Seems like the bad reviews were user errors. I can see the stem on the pot could be. Bent easily if hastily pulled out without cutting the tape and removing the cardboard first. Causing the gears to be misaligned. This is a great buy.you wont be sorry with your purchase.

    Posted on

    This is a nice little popper, makes a good amount of popcorn. I usually pop up a few batches upfront and more as needed. It only takes a few minutes to pop a batch. I noticed it was difficult to install the kettle the first time I used it, but changing how I installed it made it easier. Hold the kettle at 45 degrees and it should slide right in. Also, if you're having trouble with it sticking before you dump the popcorn...just lift the handle up (separating the gears vertically) before you use it to dump the corn. Between batches you might want to visually inspect the inside of the kettle, sometimes a piece of popped corn will get lodged inside, which will then ruin your next batch. Overall very satisfied with the unit for the price. The alternatives are quite pricey.

    from Concession Stand Posted on

    I bought this popper for my school PTO. Every time we rented a popper it cost a lot and after just a few rentals we paid for the popper. First, the popper works great and when using popcorn ready to use packs it is easy for all people to use. I did not have any issues with jamming like other users, but I am guessing they might have used too much popcorn. This is great for home usage, school groups or churches.

    from Great Popcorn Maker Posted on

    The kettel is very difficult to put on. The turner gets jammed alot whether u cook a little or a lot of kernels. When it gets stuck u can't dump it so if u don't have a pot holder handy the entire kettel burns and its a pain to clean.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that you are not completely satisfied with the popper you purchased. It is very important when using this machine to make sure that the kettle is centered. If the alignment is off, it could potentially jam.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    The popcorn machine works great. Easy to move from place to place. It is not heavy. It is perfect for church or school festivals. Easy to clean

    from Stooksbury Treats Posted on

    I recently purchased this eye catching popcorn popper for my daughters 18th birthday. She is a popcorn enthusiast and just had to have her own after falling in love with the one we rented for her graduation party. She is absolutely in love with her own personal popcorn popper and makes popcorn almost everyday with it! She cannot wait to get the matching cart soon!

    from April Posted on

    The Cathedral Center is so happy to have this machine. We were able to raise over 200.00 in profit during the summer to put towards programs for our Seniors.

    from The Cathedral Center Posted on

    Machine looks good as its got a tradtional vintage look to it. The materials are a bit lightweight and the engineering tolerances aren't exactly to the highest caliber, but the value is outstanding. Its makes good popcorn with virtually no unpoppped kernels. We are still trialing the whole popcorn sales, so we opted not to get one of the higher end options. If the basket were a little more solid than it was, it would have 5 stars because of the outstanding value.

    from The Corner Store Posted on

    Cheaper than any other popcorn machine I could find on line. Great buy, I use it for my concession stand for all sports. Keeps everyone happy

    from Chartwells Posted on

    The 8 oz popcorn maker by Carnival King works great. Very simple to use and clean, makes awesome movie theater type popcorn and will pay for itself.

    Posted on

    We purchased this item for our local high school to use in the gym to use during their basketball games. It works wonderful and the fans love it. It's easy to use and to clean. Loved It.

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