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Sur la table- Microwave Popper

viperlush Dec 14, 2010 04:02 PM

I was looking at getting this for my parents for Xmas. I'm trying to wean them off of microwaved popcorn. This looks like it is smaller than an air popper. Does anyone have any experience with this or similar products?



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    jorjagirl Dec 16, 2010 09:01 AM

    Look for the Presto Powerpop-I have had mine for years and it makes great popcorn! You can get it at Walmart or Target.

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    1. re: jorjagirl
      Parrotgal Apr 15, 2011 11:46 AM

      This is old; I hope it gets picked back up. How do you get it to have any flavor? I'm also trying to wean myself off packaged microwave popcorn but gotta have a little flavor too!

      1. re: Parrotgal
        tanuki soup Apr 15, 2011 11:59 AM

        I received a West Bend Microwave Popcorn Popper from Amazon.com the other day, and I really like it. Just put about a third of a cup of popcorn and a tablespoon of safflower oil in it and microwave for a couple of minutes. After it pops, I put some butter and ground salt on top, stick it back in the microwave without the lid for 20 seconds or so to melt the butter, put the lid back on, give it a good shake, and then eat right out of the bowl.

        I also have one of those "Stir Crazy" poppers with the rotating wire thingie. It works great, but I almost never use it because it's such a pain to clean. With the microwave popper, you just have to wash out the bowl you eat from and the lid. So easy!

        1. re: Parrotgal
          ferret Apr 15, 2011 12:15 PM

          Plenty of stuff makes even dry-popped corn taste much better:

          Truffle salt
          Bacon salt
          Salt and lime (or lime powder if you can get it)

          And adding real butter is even better.

          1. re: Parrotgal
            Parrotgal Apr 19, 2011 11:23 AM

            I neglected to mention that I'm also trying to cut fat and calories! Butter and/or oil sound awesome, but the goal is to avoid them. I also have a stovetop Whirly one, but that Presto Powerpop is what I'm looking at. You use a little oil with that?

            1. re: Parrotgal
              jorjagirl Apr 19, 2011 12:22 PM

              You can use oil, but I do not-you can add any seasonings to the kernels before or after popping, or spray with Smart Balance or other "buttery" sprays after.

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          Velda Mae Dec 16, 2010 08:52 AM

          My only experience was finding out that the popper was too tall to fit inside our GE Spacemaker II microwave.

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            Chowrin Dec 15, 2010 07:31 PM

            popcornpopper.com sells a whirley pop. i luvs it!

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            1. re: Chowrin
              viperlush Dec 16, 2010 05:47 AM

              Thanks, but I'm looking @ the microwave poppers. Not stove top or air popper.

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