The Nordicware Popcorn Popper is one that actually works in the microwave. The 3-Qt. Popper makes light and fluffy popcorn in about 4 minutes. Just place 1/2-cup of popcorn kernels in the bottom bowl and cover with the lid. No oil needed, makes up to 12 cups of popped corn.
Betty Crocker Budget Tip
Buying popcorn in bulk might be cheaper. Known as a low budget snack, it's a snap to make with this gizmo.