Elegant Survival has found that the stirring popcorn makers make the best fluffy stuff. Here is what I posted a few months ago on the subject:
The stirring popcorn maker by West Bend, Stir Crazy, available at Target for $19.99, makes wonderfully fluffy popcorn every time. This model is superior to the analogous product made by Presto, which costs ten dollars more at Wal-Mart and has a very weak bowl and useless lid. This popper is much more well-made. Instead of popping the corn in vegetable oil, I use coconut oil for a more health-promoting snack, then sprinkle Himalayan salt on the fluffy, fibre-rich stuff.
One of the better bagged raw popcorn brands is Wal-Mart’s Great Value. I find that it is superior to that of Orville Redenbacher. Pop Secret is good too, though it tastes a little less corny.
©M-J de Mesterton