My husband has a serious addiction to popcorn. He prefers using kernels to buying straight up microwave popcorn thats prepackaged. I agree with him that freshly popped kernels are much better than prepackaged microwave popcorn. My only problem has been that the containers available for popping fresh kernels are so akward to store and are typically difficult to clean.
I've got so many appliances and containers in my cabinets that I am really trying to paid down to things that have multiple uses or are space saving. The Collapsible Silicone Microwave Hot Air Popcorn Popper Bowl With Lid and Handles is fantastic! It works great, is really easy to store and cleans up in a snap. I also love the fact that I only need popcorn kernels to enjoy fresh popcorn. No oil is needed, no chemicals and the container is durable and does not get hot so your kid(s) could use this without hurting themselves.