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  • 8 oz. stainless steel kettle
  • 120V, 850 watts
  • CE Certified

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. Presenting one of the best values on the market, this popper will pay for itself in just a few hours!

  • 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.

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.

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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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 20 3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 17 3/4 Inches
  • Height: 25 1/2 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Carnival King PM850 8 oz. Popcorn Machine / Popper - 120V, 850W

    4.7 stars from 81 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.
    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.
    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 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. Read Less Read More
    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.
    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
    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.
    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 !
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    Great product! Use for my sons birthday party !! It was a drive in movie theme . All Of the kids and parents loved it !
    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 !
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    This’s so good that I bought another one last month for my sister... it’s so convenient when you are having a get together at home.

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