Paragon 8-Ounce Popcorn Machine
If price is no object, and you want the fastest popping popcorn machine on this list, you'll need to check out the Paragon TP-8 Theater Pop 8-Ounce Popper Popcorn Machine. With a 1250 watt kettle element, you'll get popped popcorn almost as fast as you can feed it into the kettle. This machine is capable of popping almost 10 pounds of popcorn in one hour.
This is popper is considered commercial grade, but with a price tag at almost three times the top rated model, you'll have to decide if just having faster popped popcorn is worth the price of admission. A perforated floor allows un-popped kernels to fall through and there’s also heating elements beneath the floor instead of a standard heat lamp to keep popcorn hot and ready to serve.
At 65 pounds this popper is a beast and isn't exactly the most portable unit around but once situated it will stay in place. The interior is surrounded by safety glass, the motor is industrial quality, and this popper comes with a three year warranty.