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  • Best value in the market and can pay for itself in a few hours; ideal for mid-level demand
  • Makes 150 oz. per hour—our most versatile popcorn machine; cabinet can hold up to 50 oz. of popcorn
  • Quick and easy operation, magnetic latch and easy-open doors
  • Includes a popcorn scoop, measuring spoons, and a removable crumb tray for convenience
  • Durable stainless steel frame, stainless steel 8 oz. kettle with 850W of popping power
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UPC Code:400011274184
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Make buckets of delicious popcorn for your eager customers with this Carnival King PM850 8 oz. commercial 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. Presenting one of the best values on the market, this commercial popper will pay for itself in just a few hours!

  • 5-15P


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

  • 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.

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!

Commercial Capacity

This popper makes up to 150 oz. of popcorn per hour and its cabinet can hold up to 50 oz. of popcorn, keeping sports fans, festival-goers, and party guests content with plenty of popcorn to go around.

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 commercial 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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Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Width:20 3/4 Inches
  • Base Width:17 3/4 Inches
  • Top Depth:17 3/4 Inches
  • Base Depth:14 3/4 Inches
  • Height:24 7/16 Inches

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications.

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4.7 stars from 82 reviews


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4 out of 4 found this review helpful

The school's PTO bought this popcorn machine to use at school fundraisers. It's easy to use and it's the perfect size for our needs. I've only used packaged popcorn kits (kernels, oil, salt/flavoring) and it cooks the popcorn well and quickly. Clean-up of the interior is easy with warm water and paper towels; I remove the kettle to clean it in hot, soapy water. I consider it easily portable and light as I'm a petite person and I'm able to load it into the trunk of my minivan and carry into school without having to rest on something on the way in. Be careful when cleaning the crumb tray because the edges of the slot are not smooth and I've cut myself more than once when trying to get out the crumbs that missed the tray. The scoop didn't last long - the black handle broke after using it for only 3 events. Despite the crumb tray slot and scoop being sub-par, I'm still giving this product 5-stars since those two items don't impact the overall use and functionality of this machine.

Denise L. on 11/18/2016
3 out of 4 found this review helpful

Love this popcorn machine! I'm a detail person so it takes me some time to pull the trigger on a purchase; I do a lot of research. I decided on the 8 oz kettle and I couldn't be more pleased. It arrived promptly and was easy set up. It's not too heavy; I can carry it by myself (ex: from car to house). I have slight difficultly for me to get the oil packet into the kettle, but nothing to make my change my mind on the purchase. It just feels awkward but it could be that I'm a lefty or the height of my cabinet. Either way, I still love it. I highly recommend the powder cleaner for the kettle. I didn't buy it at first but it is worth it. I've cleaned the kettle without it but it's difficult to get the crust off the bottom. After my research, this site was the best value, especially with free shipping.

Michele E. on 05/02/2018
2 out of 3 found this review helpful

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 Read More

Amy from 8725 Upcycled Arts on 06/28/2016
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This has been a great investment. We use it for home use from movie night to family events. We have also used it for church and fire dept fundraisers. It is a very well built machine considering how much i move it around.

Shawn N. on 07/24/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

The popcorn machine is great it makes the popcorn fast and even. The light keeps the popcorn nice and warm and its easy to clean

Michael V. from American Championship Entertainment on 04/06/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This pop corn machine is 100% perfect .I bought it for my restaurant. It is super fast. I recommend it. William S. Morris Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.

William M. from DW Restaurant. Bardnesville Monrovia, Liberia West Africa. on 03/11/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

When buying things for our new candy store we wanted to have some of the goodies you might get at the fair. This popcorn machine is just perfect for that and it produces a great tasting popcorn !

Melissa P. from Sweet Peach's Candy And Confections on 02/25/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

What a great product for the price!! Super fast shipping, plus the product was packed well and easy to assemble. I had it out of the box, sanitized and popping corn in less than 30 minutes! Great volume and hardly any "old maids". I can't say enough great things about this popper.

Alice K. on 10/23/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

We had fresh, yummy popcorn within 10 minutes from start to finish. It took about five minutes for the unit to preheat and about 5 minutes for the popcorn to pop. Since the poppper only has three toggle switches, the popper is very easy to use.

Keri G. on 08/05/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Several years ago we bought a popcorn machine that was smaller than this one and held less popcorn. It cost us over $400. When we decided to get a second machine, I found the Carnival King and am amazed at how great this is. We make popcorn 2-3 times a day - 6 days a week. It is fast, easy and pops uniformly. Very happy with this popper.

Denise P. on 07/26/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I'm highly impressed with this 8 ounce Carnival King popcorn maker was kind of a pain in the butt to figure out when to put the popcorn kernels in make sure you're using non-expired good fresh popcorn kernels

Mike R. on 11/30/2016

I love my popcorn machine. Once it was all together it is absolutely beautiful and exactly what I wanted. It shipped quickly and was packaged well so it did not get damaged in shipping. The equipment is great quality and will hold up well. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a nice 8 oz popper. We have ours set up and use it daily and it is great. It was well worth the investment and I would definitely purchase it again if I needed another one. We have used it to pop regular popcorn, Kettle corn and Carmel glazed corn and it has worked great for all three. It has been worth the money and we have really enjoyed it. It pops the corn quick and it does not burn. It is very easy clean after each use. Definitely a great choice!

Angeladeiss from Brave Boutique on 11/09/2020

I bought this for movie night at the local Marketplace. Tried it out at home and my Grandchildren love it. The 3 of them ate 2, 8oz batches with a little help. Very easy to operate, I use the 8oz popcorn kits,I also add a tablespoon of butter to the oil for more buttery flavor. I do agree with some of the comments about cleaning it especially the back glass, but all in all it's a great machine.

Gary from Miller on 09/11/2020

The machine works great. I am sorry I didn’t get a bigger size. I definitely make a lot of popcorn and have to do it often because of the size.

Sharon B. from Pashay's Banquet Hall on 07/30/2020

Great product! Use for my sons birthday party !! It was a drive in movie theme . All Of the kids and parents loved it !

Heather B. on 06/05/2020

wasn't sure about what to expect but i can say ours was perfect. shipped fast with no problems . waited to review till we used it. everything works awesome. will be buying a few more things. thanks !

Steven J. on 05/21/2020

This popcorn machine has been epic in popping up the best popcorn. Cook time is reduced, and the aroma of popcorn keeps the customers coming at the festivals! We’ve never had any issues with the machine, since we’ve purchased.

Nicole from Poppin’ Party Concessions & Rentals on 03/11/2020

Very affordable popcorn machine to buy. This does not come with a cart but can fit on your countertops just fine. Works great and is a great purchase for our concessions at school events.

Courtney M. on 11/23/2019

The carnival king popcorn maker is a must have for any movie lover. It was easy to assemble and was ready to use the same day.

James B. on 11/11/2019

We purchased this popcorn machine and we are in love with it. We purchased it to rent out to our customers and for personal use and I have to say it is everything we wanted and our customers love it! If you’re looking for a popcorn machine I highly recommend this one, you will not be disappointed.

Ashley M. on 08/06/2019

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