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popcorn maker #4642168
01/21/18 06:55 PM
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zrxkawboy Offline OP
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What do you use to make popcorn? Our old hot air popper is dying. I looked around on Amazon and see a lot of these silicone bowls for use in the microwave, but I have no experience with them. Any input appreciated.


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642175
01/21/18 06:58 PM
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I usually use a pot and the stove. I am not very technical or savvy.


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642184
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andyd Offline
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Are hot air poppers a thing of the past?


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642185
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Bulk bin popcorn, brown paper bag, 2 minutes in microwave. I am cheap.


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4642191
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I usually use a pot and the stove. I am not very technical or savvy.

I decided to get high tech and bought a Whirley Pop on sale at TSC.

Re: popcorn maker [Re: andyd] #4642195
01/21/18 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: andyd
Are hot air poppers a thing of the past?


That's what I was wondering. Hot air poppers are known to work real good by popping all the kernels.

And then there's the added benefit of using no oil which adds fat.

Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642196
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I just got a Presto air popper from Walmart. For the past few years, I've usually either got the microwave bags or just put oil inside a pan with 2 test kernels, then add popcorn on stovetop.

Try any of the ones https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/s/microwave-popcorn-popper
I like the first one listed. Interesting if it works. Anybody use those?

I see Amazon generally has about a 4 out of 5 star rating of satisfaction with the plain big glass "jug" style microwave poppers. 4/5 ain't bad really. Should be OK.

Last edited by oil_film_movies; 01/21/18 07:19 PM.
Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642209
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This should be good.

popcorn


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642243
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Microwavable bags. Yea yea, I know it's bad for you. hide


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4642244
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I usually use a pot and the stove. I am not very technical or savvy.


Me too. My wife got me one with a heated assembly that allows the kernels to be mixed around. Excellent little thing.

Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642283
01/21/18 08:20 PM
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Bought a new West Bend bowl shaped metal popper with a plastic bowl lid that doubles as a serving bowl. I use the movie pop oil and plain kernals. Tastes great.


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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642298
01/21/18 08:44 PM
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michigan
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We have a Great Northern popcorn popper. We pop around 30 lbs a year. A good portion of that is homemade caramel corn. the unit is stainless steel. This one has held up better than the last 2 from another manufacturer. Oh yah it's a stove top model

Re: popcorn maker [Re: AVB] #4642307
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Originally Posted By: AVB
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
I usually use a pot and the stove. I am not very technical or savvy.

I decided to get high tech and bought a Whirley Pop on sale at TSC.


We have a Whirley Pop as well. Works fine!

Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642317
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I went on a quest years ago to find the best tasting home made popcorn. For hardware I use an electric popper. The type with the clear dome lid and electric stirrer. I use coconut popcorn oil that can be had on eBay or the likes in gallon jugs or less reasonably. It's a yellowish/orange dyed oil that is like a thick butter consistency when room temp or less. For flavoring I use the below powdered topping. Again, can only find it by mail order and a jar lasts a long time. Anyone who's tasted this combo goes nuts over it when I make it.

Last edited by JTK; 01/21/18 09:16 PM.

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Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy] #4642323
01/21/18 09:16 PM
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I use an air popper, and sometimes microwave bags.

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