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#4642168 - 01/21/18 05:55 PM popcorn maker
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1761
Loc: SD
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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#4642175 - 01/21/18 05:58 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
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Loc: Texas (south)
I usually use a pot and the stove. I am not very technical or savvy.
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#4642184 - 01/21/18 06:08 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Are hot air poppers a thing of the past?
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#4642185 - 01/21/18 06:09 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
sprite1741 Offline


Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: Idaho
Bulk bin popcorn, brown paper bag, 2 minutes in microwave. I am cheap.
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#4642191 - 01/21/18 06:12 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: FermeLaPorte]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1283
Loc: Georgia
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.

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#4642195 - 01/21/18 06:15 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: andyd]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 503
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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.

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#4642196 - 01/21/18 06:15 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
oil_film_movies Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2559
Loc: MN
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.


Edited by oil_film_movies (01/21/18 06:19 PM)

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#4642209 - 01/21/18 06:23 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
This should be good.

popcorn
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#4642243 - 01/21/18 06:46 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
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Loc: Texas
Microwavable bags. Yea yea, I know it's bad for you. hide
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#4642244 - 01/21/18 06:46 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: FermeLaPorte]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41775
Loc: New Jersey
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.

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#4642283 - 01/21/18 07:20 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
vwmaniaman Offline


Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 129
Loc: Kevil,Ky
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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#4642298 - 01/21/18 07:44 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
dirtymudder Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 106
Loc: michigan
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

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#4642307 - 01/21/18 07:56 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: AVB]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1862
Loc: Chicago, IL
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!

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#4642317 - 01/21/18 08:14 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10566
Loc: Buffalo, NY
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.


Edited by JTK (01/21/18 08:16 PM)
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#4642323 - 01/21/18 08:16 PM Re: popcorn maker [Re: zrxkawboy]
lawrencerd Offline


Registered: 07/03/13
Posts: 116
Loc: NC
I use an air popper, and sometimes microwave bags.

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