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Dec 14, 2010 04:02 PM

Sur la table- Microwave Popper

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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  1. sells a whirley pop. i luvs it!

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    1. re: Chowrin

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

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

      1. 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

          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

            I received a West Bend Microwave Popcorn Popper from 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

              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

                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

                  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.