Rental Stores Carry Popcorn Machines and Supplies

Rental stores that rent popcorn machines usually offer everything needed to make the popcorn. Keep in mind that some rental stores offer discounts if you rent the popcorn machine with other concession items or an inflatable. When you go to rent a popcorn machine, make sure to rent or buy everything you will need to go with it. To ensure that you pick up the right size of popcorn maker and enough supplies, tell your ARA-affiliated rental store professional how many total 1-ounce servings of popcorn you will need to make and in what timeframe. Some of the items related to making popcorn that rental stores offer include:

Popcorn machine. Rental popcorn machines come in a variety of sizes from small to large. Usually the popcorn machines consist of a kettle in a glass case. Typical kettles on these machines can hold 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 ounces of popped popcorn. When the popcorn in the kettle finishes cooking, the operator can dump it into the case that often holds 100 servings or more of popcorn, depending upon the model. Then, a heat lamp keeps the popcorn in the case warm until the time comes to pack it up for distribution. Rental popcorn machines often rely on oil to make the popcorn, but some use air. Some popcorn machines come with their own cart or stand.
Popcorn warmer. Equipped with a heat lamp, this rental item enables you to serve warm popcorn that you did not have to pop yourself. Some of these units hold as much as 100 servings of popcorn. Be sure to ask your rental professional if they also carry the pre-popped popcorn for these machines.
Wheeled popcorn carts or stands. When you rent a popcorn machine, you will need a place to put it if it does not come with a cart or stand. Any stable table or counter usually will do. However, by renting a wheeled cart or stand designed especially for the popcorn machine, you not only have a place for the popcorn machine, but it also advertises the popcorn you will make because they usually have “Popcorn” written on them. They also often contain storage areas for extra supplies.
Popcorn signs. For those who do not want to rent a cart that advertises the popcorn product, a “Popcorn” lighted sign may serve as another option for drawing attention to your product. Check on availability of these signs at the rental store where you rent your popcorn machine.
Popcorn bags, boxes, cups and buckets. Many rental stores carry these printed containers. Styles of boxes include those that you can use to scoop the popcorn or ones that have tops that close. You also often can use cups and buckets to scoop the popcorn.
Supplies. To make popcorn, you need corn. Most rental stores that rent popcorn machines also sell popcorn, oil and flavorings. Some rental stores may include supplies in the cost of the rental.
Accessories. Do not forget additional items that you will need to make your popcorn experience complete. These items may include a popcorn scoop and kettle cleaner.

Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your popcorn-making needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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