If you’re planning your next fundraiser, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the right size popper for my event?” There are many popcorn machines available, so start here with these general guidelines to help you start to narrow down your choices.
Popcorn machines are categorized by how many ounces of popcorn kernels it takes to pop a full amount. They come in a variety of sizes to accommodate everything from a bank lobby to a busy movie theater. Technically speaking, the sizes range from 4 to 60 ounces. Knowing what size you need based on the scale of your fundraiser will save you money and help you get the most for your investment.
For most fundraisers, Gold Medal 12/14-ounce popcorn machines are ideal. They come in a variety of models, all of which are durable, reliable, and efficient. These qualities are important because they’ll add to the simplicity of running them during your event – you don’t want to find yourself with a jammed popcorn machine during your peak time for sales.
The 12/14-ounce models are also ideal for fundraisers in particular because they’re easy for your volunteers to operate after basic training. With the removable E-Z Kleen kettle, the machines are also a breeze to clean at the end of your event.
Other practical aspects of the 12/14-ounce popcorn machine is that it easily fits on a countertop, or it can be paired with a cart so that it stands alone. Most models run on a standard 15-amp plug, so there’s no need for a special outlet.
Bonus Tips for Selling More Popcorn
When you sell popcorn for your fundraiser, your profit margin starts at about 80%. See even more money come in for your cause when you add Glaze Pop® to color and flavor your popcorn or use special packaging! Plus, pop up extra bags of popcorn as a take-home gift to and upsell by suggesting patrons buy a bag for later.
Having the right equipment and supplies makes all the difference. Let our concession specialists help you make your fundraiser a great success – it all starts with a simple phone call or email to our customer service team. Click here to browse more blog posts about selling popcorn, and visit us on Facebook where you can share your best fundraising tips!