I've always loved popcorn and have even been known to have nothing but that for supper.
I also have fun during the holidays making popcorn cakes, Christmas trees, balls, etc. Our grandchildren love it. I even make colored ones (using powdered Jell-O), such as orange ones at Halloween and adding candy corn to them.
At any rate, the popper we've had for years and wouldn't trade for anything is a Whirley-Pop
. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, it's easy to use, easy to clean, quick, uses very little oil, and (best of all) rarely leaves any unpopped kernels.
We get our corn from an area Amish market and, so far, like the Ladyfinger the best.