@hchavers Yeah, I have a microwave oven too yet I got one of these back in March. I will probably never make popcorn in the microwave again. The popcorn from this contraption is awesome and is far superior to what comes out of that bag of chemical laden junk called microwave popcorn.
Hey, this sounds great! I make great stovetop popcorn and had never bought an airpopper since you can’t put oil and flavorants on it. I’ll definitely get one of these. Thanks, meh! I love it when you sell kitchen crap
@haydesigner Microwave popcorn is cheap, easy, and mediocre at best, always get some burnt and unpopped. Air poppers are harder to season without getting soggy kernels, but no burnt popcorn.
This one does a great job at not burning, and using good oil makes it delicious. The holes at the top for butter are a lie though, it never melts as well as it should unless it’s sliced super thin at room temp.
@Andywbeg@haydesigner Really the best popper I’ve used is the Whirley Pop, that works on a stove top. It’s able to pop every kernel consistently without burning, and far easier cleanup than the electric types. Just a hot rinse in the sink and it’s done.
Stove top is reliable, not having the thermostats and heating elements that tend to go bad over time.
Microwave types are inconsistent, giving you a choice between burned popcorn or old maid unpopped kernels.
I don’t review products, but if you dig oil.popped corn to microwave this thing is the shit! It.pops all kernels,.you can use your choice of oils to pop it in and the ability to melt butter as it pops.
Easily justifiable at this price unless you prefer microwave popcorn.
Microwave popcorn is reportedly bad for the health with the contents of the additives used for longer storage and popping. General cautions on eating too much of that stuff.
Using two tablespoons of coconut oil and 1/4 teaspoon of Flavacol salt with the popcorn kernels is best mix.
I already have one of these, but it’s really my favorite popcorn popper. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all. It makes great popcorn, you can use the lid as a bowl, and you don’t have to do any manual labor like a whirly pop or the old “shake the pot” method.
The only downsides are cleanup and storage.
It’s electric, so submerging it is a no no, but wiping down the base and spraying it off isn’t a big deal.
The bowl is dishwasher safe (top rack, I think), but it’s big, so I usually hand wash it, too.
It’s kinda big, so finding space in a small kitchen can be tough, but it does nest nicely. The base can flip upside down in the bowl, and be placed face down on a shelf.
Bought one last time it was offered. LOVE it! Yes, it is a pain to clean and I melt my butter separately and pour in on when it’s done popping and in the bowl ready for serving. But, that said, it does popcorn right!
Bought last time. Corn pops big, no burnt, every kernel popped. Used Nutiva butter flavor coconut oil and flavacol buttery seasoning salt. Pop enough to store in zip lock bags to snack on during the week. Low enough carbs to grab a handful now and then. Not to bad to clean either. Worth every bit of $22.
@itsthebrod Check that the stirrer rod is actually in place correctly. Mine made a noise when I first got it, turns out the stir rod was not properly seated. Once I fixed that it quit making any janky noises.