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Popcorn--Microwave or Popper?

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    View Poll Results: What do you use?
    Air Popper 6 54.55%
    Microwave Popcorn 5 45.45%
    Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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        02-17-2011, 01:53 PM
    To be honest, I can't tell the difference between either one. My fiance likes the fancy, expensive popper made popcorn. We don't have a popper tho. I might invest in a good one for christmas??
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        02-17-2011, 02:28 PM
    I like both
        02-17-2011, 02:31 PM
    My parents are old (fashioned haha) so they do it on the stove.

    I like microwaved popcorn, though.
        02-17-2011, 03:36 PM
    I don't really mind which one, but I voted for microwave popcorn as its easier and quicker.
        02-17-2011, 04:01 PM
    I use the one you put on your stove :) tasty and healthy :)
        02-18-2011, 07:08 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    Velvet... get a bag of popcorn kernels and try making it on the stove.

    You don't need any special poppers or doohickeys, just a metal pot with a lid. Pour about 3 TBSP oil into the pot (I personally use slightly less then 2 and use Olive Oil as I like the taste and for health reasons) and 1/3 cup kernels into the pot. Put the lid on and shake or rock the pot over a medium heat until the popping slows.

    Gas stoves are the best, you literally rock the pot up and down on the burner the entire time. I have a crappy electric, so I gently shake the pot for a few secs, then rock for a few secs, than repeat.

    It's a really cheap way to see if you'll enjoy air popped as all you need to buy is the popcorn kernels.

    Thanks for that Delfina!! I bake my own bread, make my own pasta, cook almost exclusively from scratch.... but I have never EVER made popcorn that wasn't in the microwave! I'm going to have to try this...

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