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Old 08-13-2019, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default Popcorn poppers?

I need a new popcorn popper. Had a Whirlypop for years and really liked it. The wire inside is bent and I cant' seem to get it exactly back where it's supposed to be.

Grew up with a hot air popper. Haven't eaten hot air popcorn in a long time.

What do you like?
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:21 AM   #2
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We just pop popcorn in a brown paper bag. Quick, easy, and less to store. Maybe not so great if you need to make a lot at once though.
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We just pop popcorn in a brown paper bag. Quick, easy, and less to store. Maybe not so great if you need to make a lot at once though.
In the microwave? Put any oil in it?

I did use just a pot on the stove last week and that worked pretty well.
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Default Re: Popcorn poppers?

I just use a stainless steel pot with a glass lid on the stove. Works great!

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We do ours on the stove with oil or in a bag in the microwave with butter and salt
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In the microwave? Put any oil in it?

I did use just a pot on the stove last week and that worked pretty well.
No, just dry popcorn. We add salt and butter after it is popped.
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No, just dry popcorn. We add salt and butter after it is popped.
Will have to try that. A paper lunch bag with 1/2 cup popcorn or less and fold it over?

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I did that last week and it did great. Today it popped fine, the popcorn was just too hard, it was wierd, you know, the hard kernel pieces.
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Yes, about half a cup is good. Just beware it may start coming out of the bag and spilling into the microwave. Depends on how big the bag is and how much you fold it over. Ours only needs 3 minutes. Much longer and it starts to burn.
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When my air proper dies I gave it up and I just pop it on the stove top

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