I don't know many people who have commercial popcorn machines in their homes, but let me just tell you how awesome they are! I found a used one from a local restaurant on Craigslist about 3 years ago for about $100. I have been making large batches of homemade popcorn ever since. I've tried a bunch of seasoning salts and found a way to use very little oil. Our current method is to start by heating up a little oil (about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil), then we measure 1 cup or organic popcorn and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Flavocol seasoned salt on top of the popcorn. When the oil is hot, we dump the seasoned corn into the kettle and start poppin'!
This is the popcorn machine I have
My mission in life currently is to make AZ state fair kettle corn. I didn't go this year, as the vegan options at the fair seemed incredibly limited. I must find a way to make kettle corn in my popcorn machine!