Here are a couple examples of poppers that stir. I have the one on the left. I know I have seen a couple others, but could not find pictures of the others,
Step 1: Have sugar and popcorn kernels measured and a bowl set out ready before starting.
Step 2: Pour oil into pot and heat on medium high heat (4 Tablespoons-ish depending for 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Step 3: Add popcorn kernels. When the first kernel pops add the sugar. I usually add a little bit more sugar than called for. Quickly shake the pan to help spread the sugar around.
Step 4: The popcorn will stop popping for about 30 seconds. Once the popping begins again, quickly stir the popcorn until you do not hear any popping for 3 seconds.
Step 5: Pour the popcorn into the large bowl and let it cool for a few minutes. There will be a glaze covering the popcorn and it will be really hot for a few minutes. I learned this the hard way!
Step 6: Once the popcorn is cool use the spoon (or your hands) to break it apart. Sprinkle salt to taste over the popcorn while mixing.
**Warning: This is a very fast and hot food project. Once the sugar is added to the oil, it may splash out. Keep any helpers at a safe distance. Little helpers can help measure at the beginning and help with the salt at the end.