How to Use a Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker

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Microwave popcorn bags? PSSHT! They’re old news. Make room for Dash SmartStore Stirring Popcorn Maker, the de facto popcorn maker for home use. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But don’t worry, it’s actually a very simple and user-friendly popcorn machine. It is designed to bring the movie theater popcorn taste and experience to your living room, and it’ll save you a lot of time and energy.

If munching on some freshly popped, warm, and crunchy popcorn while watching an award-winning TV show is your favorite pastime activity in the world, then you’re one of us! But constantly popping popcorn can be tiring from time to time, especially if you’re feeding a big group. This is exactly where Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker comes in to save your day. After you get one of these bad boys, popping popcorn at home will be a breeze. But before we get poppin’, let’s take a look at Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker first.

What is Dash Smartstore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker?

That’s a good question! What really is it, and should you invest in one? Well, let’s find out. Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker is, as the name suggests, a popcorn machine, and a very good one at that. It comes with a large bowl, a measuring cup, a lid, and even a recipe guide! It has an automatic rotation system, which allows for hands-off and even cooking. This way, you can tend to other things like choosing a movie or preparing drinks while your popcorn is getting ready.

On top of these, its glass cover also acts as a serving bowl and a butter melter, which is ridiculously convenient. Its measuring cup has three 8 cup compartments, which allows you to make 8, 16, or even 24 cups of popcorn in one batch! You can use any size of kernels you want. It also stores very compactly as its base can be nested inside the glass cover. As you can see, its features are more than you can shake a stick at. Why don’t we give this technological wonder a try and see for ourselves, right? Here’s how:

How to Use a Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker

There are those who enjoy a simple bag of microwave or store bought popcorn, and there are those who strive to make the perfect movie theater popcorn at home. Conveniently, Dash SmartStore™ Stirring Popcorn Maker provides you with the opportunity to combine both of these styles in a bowl of homemade popcorn with the flick of a switch. Amazing, right? If you’re intrigued, let’s get poppin’!


  • ¼ – ½ – ¾ cup corn kernels, which yields 8 – 16 – 24 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 – 2 – 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 – 2 – 3 tbsp butter to melt on top of the glass cover (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • First things first, make sure to put the Dash SmartStore Stirring Popcorn Maker on a flat surface and plug it in
  • Add the neutral oil to the cooking surface
  • Measure the amount of kernels and toss in the cooking surface
  • Attach the glass cover to the base – do NOT put the measuring cup on the cover, the steam vents should remain open
  • Put the butter on the steam vents if you’re using it
  • Press the power switch to start the machine
  • They should start popping after around 3-4 minutes
  • Once the popping sound starts to die down, turn off the popcorn maker and unplug it
  • If you want to use the glass cover as a serving bowl, attach the measuring cup to the top of the glass cover
  • Using a towel or oven mitts, carefully flip the popcorn maker over
  • Remove the base of the popcorn maker
  • Salt to taste while they’re still hot and stir well
  • Enjoy!

Movie Theater Popcorn Seasoning

If you want the ultimate movie theater popcorn experience at home, you’re in luck! We’ll let you in on a secret, Flavacol! Yes, it’s the coveted secret ingredient the movie theaters season their popcorn with. However, we suggest reading our article on it to learn more about it and its potential health risks. (link to What is the Secret Ingredient in Movie Theater Popcorn?) Once you buy Flavacol, making movie theater popcorn seasoning at home is actually very easy, the rest is a breeze. Here’s how to make this addictively tasty popcorn seasoning at home:


NOTE: These ratios are for 16 cups of popped popcorn


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