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Microwave Popper

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:13 pm

I'd like one I could just put in my microwave. Where would I look? Anyone got one?
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:34 pm

I buy 'em fifty to the package.

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alto ... index.html

(I assume you're talking about popping popcorn in a microwave, and not popping microwaves in larger microwaves.)
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:03 pm

Bwis53 wrote:I'd like one I could just put in my microwave. Where would I look? Anyone got one?

It would look something like this:
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Had a similar one, but I found the bagged microwave popcorn much more convenient.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby msnflyer » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:37 pm

I just bought one at the kitchen store in Ashwaubenon, Waube and Oneida exit. It's Nordic Ware beige plastic with a translucent cover. Looks a bit like the one above without the large base. Had one years ago and liked it because you can use oil or not. The paper bag method works well too, as long as you don't want more than a bag o' corn.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:38 pm

The paper bag looks intriguing for it's sheer simplicity. Does it work well?

Henry, how is your bagged popcorn more convenient than that popper? I'm thinking of the type that would fit into the microwave, although I've seen the variety on Amazon.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:49 pm

Bwis53 wrote:The paper bag looks intriguing for it's sheer simplicity. Does it work well?

Henry, how is your bagged popcorn more convenient than that popper?

Cleaning. Also my version left a lot more unpopped kernals. Maybe more recent models are better than that. And since no oil is used, the popcorn is very dry. I don't have it often at home and there are semi-healthy bagged varieties available.

That's the compromise I make.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby morriskatze » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:24 pm

I love using a paper bag for popping popcorn. Works great. Just put in a handful of popcorn, fold over the top, and put it in. Keep an ear out so you can stop the microwave before your popcorn burns, as always.

I have to salt the corn very quickly after popping or else there's not enough moisture for anything to stick.

I suppose it's not as environmentally friendly as a reusable popper, but the ease of storage can hardly be beat.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby keelio » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:34 pm

We've done the paper bag method, tossing the corn kernels in olive oil before placing in the bag. Worked OK, but our favorite method is still the old air popper - especially with freshly de-cobbed popcorn. No risk of burning the corn. Fave seasoning of the moment is fruity olive oil & salt.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby LargeMarge » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Any reason that it has to be a microwave popper? I love the West Bend Stir Crazy. It makes the best popcorn. It is so much better than airpopped or microwaved. It works much easier than popping on the stove. Don't use the butter melter on top. It works much better to melt the butter separately. Farm & Fleet has them on sale often.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:45 pm

I'm disappointed in my air popper because I get too many unpopped kernels.
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Re: Microwave Popper

Postby keelio » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:28 pm

The trick with our air popper is in the popcorn. Definitely needs to be "fresh", or have the right moisture content to pop consistently. Works great with the popcorn that's hitting the farmer's market or CSA's right now.
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