Making Popcorn on the fire with the Coleman Popcorn maker


We spend a lot of time outside. We have over an acres and love the outdoors. Many of our nights are spent outside by the fire pit. The kids love to use the fire to cook all kinds of yummy snacks.  When Coleman sent us the Popcorn maker they could not wait to try it out.  Assembly was pretty easy and quick. I would have liked the handle a little bit bigger as we have a big fire pit but for smaller pits it would have been perfect. 


I followed the popping instructions on the side of the box. Added 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels and oil to the popcorn makers. Closed the lid and let hubs take over. 

Well the first batch burnt lol 

It took a bit to get the right shake to the popcorn maker and know just where to set it in the fire pit. Second try, our son took over and it was perfect. 


We poured the popped popcorn into the bowl and then melted some butter to add. The kids loved listening to it sizzle and pop while cooking on the fire. The popcorn tasted great! 


Making this popcorn on the fire was so much fun! We all had a great time and made a few bowls full ( there were five of us ) 

Hubs and the kids all said that it was really cool and they had fun making it on the fire. We gave our son the option to go in and make some with the popper. He said he preferred this way. Turns out our neighbour has the same Coleman popcorn maker and has had it for years. 

Get the perfect evening snack going in the backyard fire pit or the campsite campfire with the Coleman® Popcorn Popper. Just slide open the popping box, throw in a handful or two of kernels and hold it over the fire using the cool-touch wooden safety handle. You’ll have up to two quarts of nature’s perfect snack food just in time to start the ghost stories.

  • Outdoor popcorn popper, no need for oil

  • Easy to use—slide the lip open, throw in some kernels, slide the lid back into place and hold it over the fire

  • Cool-touch wooden handle for added safety

  • Cooks up to 2 qts. of popcorn at a time


  1. this would be so fun! I bet it sounds hilarious popping away in there!

  2. Doris Calvert says

    We have had one for years and we love it! taste's even better outside doesn't it, yum

  3. nenasinclair says

    I absolutely love popcorn! I didn't know Coleman made these, but I'm going to have to look for one, I've gotta try it!

  4. I have 10 Children, and we all Love popcorn over here. Never thought of doing this or until now heard of this, What a great way to spend time with the family doing something so fun and easy to do! Thank you for sharing =)

  5. How fun! I didn't know that Coleman made those! We're pretty addicted to popcorn in the evenings ever since I discovered using paper bags in the microwave to pop it in!
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  6. The instructions says “no need for oil”. Check your instruction post. It says the same on their website. So, do you NEED oil or does it work without oil? Please reply. Thanks.

    • GingerMommy says

      I did not use oil

      • That contradicts what the text of the blog stated: “…Added 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels and oil to the popcorn makers….” I actually came to this page to look for recommendations on this specific topic. Oil or no oil.

        Guess we’ll experiment with using a small amount of the coconut popping oil we normally use in our popcorn machine.


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