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PRESTO 04820 White PopLite hot air corn popper

  • Pops faster than a microwave- up to 18 cups in 2 ½ minutes
  • Up to 30% faster than others and virtually no unpopped kernels
  • Uses regular or gourmet popcorn
  • No oil required
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Remember Saturday Night Specials on TV with a big bowl of real air-popped popcorn? Enjoy that distinct and unadulterated taste again with the PopLite hot air corn popper from Presto. Have a nutritious snack without the additives and extra calories of microwave bags.

The Presto PopLite popper features a unique airflow design that pops kernels thoroughly and more quickly than other methods leaving you with fluffier popcorn and fewer unpopped kernels in under three minutes. The removable measuring cup doubles as a butter melter and adds extra flavor to your snack as the popped kernels are directed into the serving bowl directly from the popper.

The PopLite hot air corn popper has a modern white exterior that is sure to compliment any kitchen décor. It is easy to use and cleanup is a breeze. Enjoy popcorn the way it was meant to be served from Presto.

  • newegg Oil-free Popcorn Ready in Minutes The Presto 04820 corn popper makes up to 18 cups of tasty, nutritious low-calorie popcorn in just 2.5 minutes – no oil is required.
  • newegg Convenience The Presto 04820 corn popper comes with a handy measuring cup so you can measure up your popcorn. You can also put butter inside the cup so while the hot air is popping your popcorn it also melts your butter.

Learn more about PopLite hot air corn popper


PopLite hot air corn popper


This popper offers a faster, healthier, and more economical choice than microwave bag popcorn.

Use regular or gourmet popcorn with terrific results -- virtually no unpopped kernels. Up to 18 cups of gourmet popcorn are popped in less than 2.5 minutes.

Butter melter doubles as a handy measuring cup. Chute directs popcorn right into your bowl.

120 volts AC, 1440 watts


4.5 Quarts
Hot Air

Dimensions & Weight


Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Samuel P.
  • 9/19/2014 8:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: 20$ish machine that does the job
pop almost every single kernel (always only 3-4 left)
easy to clean

Cons: - No on/off switch (-1 egg)
- 3-4 kernels might come out before its time before it blows wind just a little too strong (or my kernels too light?) bah...

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  • Jamal S.
  • 8/6/2014 12:40:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Popper

Pros: I've had this popper for about a month and have used it several times. I use mushroom popcorn kernels which tend to be larger than the typical variety, so I only need to run the machine once to get approximately 2 servings. This popper has a high yield, leaving only 4 or 5 kernels unpopped or semi-popped. The 2.5-minute popping time is accurate and there is never burnt popcorn as long as you don't overfill the chamber. This is my first air popper, so I can't compare it to others, but I am completely satisfied with it so far.

Cons: None so far...

Other Thoughts: I wish it had an on / off switch or button, but that in no way detracts from the efficacy of the machine.

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  • Shawna M.
  • 7/9/2014 6:39:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPopLite is pop right!

Pros: This air popcorn popper got great reviews online and doesn't dissapoint. I've ordered more for my family and friends. Prompt and effecient delivery from will make me come back again and again.

Cons: Nil

Other Thoughts: Get popping!

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  • etail c.
  • 6/30/2014 3:53:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggscheap - wont pop the last kernels

Pros: it pops pop corn

Cons: overpriced - found better ones for less at Bed Bath and Beyond!
There is always 4-5 kernals left that it wont pop because the air blows so hard that the last kernels cant cook

Other Thoughts: shop your local stores for this type of thing

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  • Marcello M.
  • 6/4/2014 7:34:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Popcorn

Pros: - Makes great popcorn (buy good popcorn)
- I have never used the butter tray but I imagine it works fine.
- Very few un-popped kernels.
- This thing is FAST. It will make popcorn faster than your microwave pop could. So it can be a challenge to get your butter ready AND your popcorn at the same time... with a little practice, you can have it down to a fine art.

Cons: - No On/Off Switch. Not at all a show stopper.
- As mentioned, sometimes the popcorn takes a while or gets sort of stuck coming out... almost like too much popping all at once. The way to remedy this is to tilt the popper slightly forward so gravity helps with the popcorn coming out. I usually just stick a spoon under the one end... or simple sticky rubber feet would also work.

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  • rejean m.
  • 3/8/2014 9:42:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswork fine

Pros: does the job very well

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: nice toy..popcorn time.

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  • Olivier B.
  • 12/30/2013 5:34:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood purchase

Pros: Takes less than 2 minutes to pop all the kernels.
Doesn't burn any of the popcorn.
The unit hardly needs to get cleaned.
Shuts down on it's own. (even though you shouldn't go too far for safety purposes)

Cons: As noisy as a hairdryer.
Missing an on/off switch.

Other Thoughts: Some people complained about some kernels being found in the bowl but unless you soak your popcorn in butter, you can simply re-use them the next time you make popcorn. An on/off switch would have been nice but for 20$ I can't really complain. Especially when you consider the fact that making your own popcorn is like 80% less expensive than buying microwave popcorn.

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  • Nicholas R.
  • 7/4/2013 2:36:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This popper requires no oil, butter or anything else. Just pour the kernels into the chute and plug the popper in. It took around 1 1/2 minutes to finish. No oil to make a mess and it hardly needed to be cleaned, just shook out a few leftover hulls. When it cools down, it's ready to go back in the box for storage. Popping it yourself is a lot cheaper than buying the microwavable bags and is far healthier.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Harley M.
  • 7/1/2013 8:49:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Air Popper

Pros: I have been using in my home theater for about a year. Makes great popcorn without fail every time. Just buy on sale, get a half gallon of Orville Redenbacher at Costco and you will be set for a year.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Get a large bowl as it pops every kernel. Occasionally spits a few on the counter when it first starts.

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  • Hector M.
  • 12/1/2012 12:49:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, healthy, cheap popcorn

Pros: This hotair popper requires no oil, butter, greases, nor anything else. Simply pour the kernels (around 1/4 cup) into the chute and plug the popper. It takes around a minute to reach the temperature for popping, and around 30 seconds to finish. No butter means no mess (and no cholesterol), and the thing never needs cleaning. Once it cools down, it's ready for storage. Moreover, buying the kernels is far cheaper than buying microwavable packets. Because it is a simple mechanism (fan + heater), it is quite resilient. The general assembly feels sturdy, including the cable.

Cons: It is rather noisy, like an average hair dryer. And because it uses hot air, the bowl used to collect the popcorn can get hot: avoid metal bowls, use plastic / ceramic if possible.

Other Thoughts: It can pop ALL the kernels, but it is tricky. A couple of runs and one learns to tilt the unit slightly back, then forward, to keep kernels inside the chute and thus pop them without burning them. Leaving the unit unattended can yield very different outcomes depending on the amount of kernels in the chute: too many, and they stick and burn. Too few, and the fly all over the place.

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