advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Buck
Date: February 11, 2015 12:46PM
Our ancient popcorn machine is toast.
What is the preferred no-mess machine these days?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Buck
Date: February 11, 2015 12:53PM
Here's one that looks like it. Apparently they still make it, so it must be a good one.
[www.amazon.com]
Presto PopLite
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 11, 2015 01:10PM
We have a red Cuisinart that's the same machine (an air popper) for about the same money. Works fine.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 11, 2015 01:31PM
Buck,

I use a microwave popper:

[www.amazon.com]

They do a great job and last a very long time. I give them to people as housewarming gifts.

Robert
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 11, 2015 01:53PM
Quote
Buck
Here's one that looks like it. Apparently they still make it, so it must be a good one.
[www.amazon.com]
Presto PopLite

I bought one of those from Amazon Warehouse for something like $14 a month ago. I figured somebody used it and didn't like that air pop taste. When it came the box was messed up (disclosed in their listing) but I'd bet the thing wasn't used at all. It works fine.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: February 11, 2015 01:57PM
Nothing simpler than using a plain brown paper bag...

[chocolatecoveredkatie.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 11, 2015 03:10PM
Everyone around here likes my hot air popcorn. Just melt a little "real" butter and drizzle it over while
stirring and add a dash of plain salt. I made a big batch night before last. My son even gave up those
nasty little bags of microwave popcorn for my hot air popped.



Grateful11
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 11, 2015 03:20PM
I use one almost exactly like Roberts. I bought it after one of our previous discussions on popcorn makers. It does a good job but it gets extremely hot to the touch. We eat a lot of popcorn in our house and I wouldn't mind something easier to handle.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
[colquhoun.info]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 11, 2015 03:27PM
On a related note someone turned me on to paragon yellow popcorn and I really enjoy it. Very light and fluffy. The flavor is so good we don't add butter. There are more old maids than I would like but I don't know if that is the fault of the popper or the corn.



Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
[colquhoun.info]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 11, 2015 03:28PM
Presto air popper. I use it about six nights a week. Just don't over fill it.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 11, 2015 03:37PM
Nor really "no mess" per se, but we just pour a couple of tbs of oil in a sauce pan, handful of kernels and put the lid on. A few minutes later its done.

Perfect every time, never any kernels left.

Rinse wipe out the pan and lid, done.





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 11, 2015 04:14PM
Real Genius -The Movie (1985)









Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 11, 2015 05:25PM
Ok JDC, I had no idea I could make popcorn in a skillet. I gave it a try this afternoon and it worked really well. You are right. No old maids. I did have to shake it back and forth bit to prevent burning but it didn't take very long at all to pop all the corn.





Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
[colquhoun.info]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2017 11:27PM by davemchine.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 11, 2015 05:57PM
I used to make popcorn in an old Revere Ware copper bottom pan.

Almost never an unpopped kernel. I can see how a skillet would work well.

But I really like using a microwave, because I'm impatient and lazy. I just don't care for microwave popcorn packets. Too greasy and too salty.

The mw poppers are much bigger than I want. A "single-serve" popper was big enough to hold eight cups of popcorn. That's too big, not to mention more than I want.

Until I can find something smaller for the mw, I'll give the paper bag a try.

Now, what about storing popcorn? Yes, it lasts that long around here. Airtight jar in the 'fridge? Tupperware glass with lid?






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 11, 2015 06:19PM
video here==> [news.sciencemag.org]

The secret behind the sound: Why popcorn 'pops'
By Emily Conover
10 February 2015 7:15 pm
Researchers know why popcorn kernels burst open, but they’ve long puzzled over the source of the "pop" sound. When popcorn heats up, the moisture inside turns into steam, building up pressure until the hull splits and fluffy white corn bursts out, often as the kernel sails into the air. The pop, slow-motion videos reveal, happens out of sync with the hull's rupture and the corn's launch into the air, eliminating two possible explanations for the noise. That left one remaining cause: The sound comes from the release of water vapor as the kernel opens, the team reports online today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The sudden change in pressure when water vapor is released causes cavities inside the popcorn to vibrate and produce sound, the researchers suggest—much like a champagne bottle's pop when uncorked. The scientists also discovered the mechanism for the kernel's acrobatic hop into the air. Like a gymnast doing a flip, the popcorn "pushes off" with a starchy leg as it expands—visible in the video above—causing it to jump and somersault. In the snack Olympics, the nimble popcorn gets a perfect 10.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: bruceko
Date: February 11, 2015 06:47PM
4 quart pot with a lid. Why clutter you kitchen with one trick appliances?
People think my Tabasco pop corn is the best. They even like it without butter, just salt.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 11, 2015 06:48PM
Quote
davemchine
Ok JDC, I had no idea I could make popcorn in a skillet. I gave it a try this afternoon and it worked really well. You are right. No old maids. I did have to shake it back and forth bit to prevent burning but it didn't take very long at all to pop all the corn.

Awesome. Takes a few times to figure out just how much oil and corn to throw in, but worth it. Good thing is that it really doesnt need to be all that precise.

We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly movie theater good.





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 11, 2015 07:05PM
Quote
Michael
I figured somebody used it and didn't like that air pop taste.

I am one of those people. Air-popped popcorn tastes metallic to me - blech.



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 11, 2015 07:08PM
Quote
jdc
Quote
davemchine
Ok JDC, I had no idea I could make popcorn in a skillet. I gave it a try this afternoon and it worked really well. You are right. No old maids. I did have to shake it back and forth bit to prevent burning but it didn't take very long at all to pop all the corn.

Awesome. Takes a few times to figure out just how much oil and corn to throw in, but worth it. Good thing is that it really doesnt need to be all that precise.

We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly Better than movie theater good.

Fixed.



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Drew
Date: February 11, 2015 07:17PM
If you want to invest in a one trick appliance, the Stir Crazy is it for good tasting popcorn.

[www.amazon.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: February 11, 2015 07:45PM
Quote
Drew
If you want to invest in a one trick appliance, the Stir Crazy is it for good tasting popcorn.

[www.amazon.com]


I've got the newer model and it's just as good and $10 cheaper:

[www.amazon.com]



richorlin
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 11, 2015 07:52PM
OK, that stir crazy looks pretty dang easy -- same concept as a pan -- and way better than the air pop.





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 12, 2015 07:19AM
Quote
jdc
We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly movie theater good.

If your butter is salted (as most butter is), then try skipping the salt.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: 3d
Date: February 12, 2015 08:13AM
Quote
richorlin
Quote
Drew
If you want to invest in a one trick appliance, the Stir Crazy is it for good tasting popcorn.

[www.amazon.com]


I've got the newer model and it's just as good and $10 cheaper:

[www.amazon.com]

We got this from some office holiday white elephant gift exchange thing:
"Stir Crazy Rev.1.0" (Whirley Pop). Daughter (4 yo) likes to stand on a chair and crank it on the stove.
Coconut oil, kernels, flame. Solid wholesome family entertainment for 3.82 minutes!

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 12, 2015 11:57AM
Quote
Speedy
Quote
jdc
We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly movie theater good.

If your butter is salted (as most butter is), then try skipping the salt.

Unsalted butter is readily available.

And why the motherly advice on salt? Didn't we just recently establish in another thread that salt consumption is not a health risk?



It is what it is.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/2015 11:58AM by N-OS X-tasy!.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 12, 2015 03:30PM
Quote
N-OS X-tasy!
Quote
Speedy
Quote
jdc
We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly movie theater good.

If your butter is salted (as most butter is), then try skipping the salt.

Unsalted butter is readily available.

And why the motherly advice on salt? Didn't we just recently establish in another thread that salt consumption is not a health risk?

Who said anything about health? Flavor, because a little salt goes a long ways. As does a little butter, speaking from experience.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Popcorn Machine - which one?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 12, 2015 03:56PM
Quote
Speedy
Quote
jdc
We heat up a little butter in a dish, pour it on, add salt and stir. Nearly movie theater good.

If your butter is salted (as most butter is), then try skipping the salt.

Yeah, we always buy butter by the stick and unsalted. Theres plenty of salt in everything.

Tried any campbells soup lately? Good old fashioned chicken noodle, even the low salt version tastes like straight salt. eww.





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 92
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020