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How Popcorn Actually Pops

Posted by popcornpopper on January 5, 2009

Many people wonder why popcorn actually pops, no matter if its microwave, hot air or movie popcorn. Check out this video to see why popcorn pops happen in slow motion:

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Sunday night movie popcorn

Posted by popcornpopper on December 27, 2008

Do You Like Movie Theater Popcorn? Make it at Home!
by Tom Fischer

Many popcorn lovers go to the movie theater just to eat great tasting popcorn, but only a few know that you can get that yummy movie popcorn taste at home as well.

If you want movie style popcorn in your home as well, I would recommend the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper. This home popcorn popper is a stovetop popcorn maker, which is a simple, yet great kitchen accessory. It is made up of an aluminum pan with a clip on top, that has a stay-cool handle attached to it, which you rotate. The rod in turn rotates a stirring mixer inside of the Whirley Popcorn Maker’s pan, which makes sure that all popping corn kernels stay in motion during the popping process, and are recieving the same amount of oil and heat. The Whirley Popper also has steam vents on its lid, which lets moisture escape.

1. Neither the popper, nor the oil need to be preheated.

2. Mix the required oil and amount of corn in your Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker and place it onto your stove (either electric or gas) and turn the stove to medium. At this stage you don’t need to add any seasoning, just the corn and oil.

3. Start slowly turning the wooden lever. You may need to adjust temperature of the stove so popping is finished after about 3 minutes.

4. Turn the crank through the entire cooking process until there is only an occasional pop every 2-3 seconds.

5. Take the popper off the stove immediately.

6. Pour the popcorn into a serving bowl.

7. Put some butter, salt or popcorn seasoning and Bon Appetite!

Tips on Using Your Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker

* Don’t set the heat too high, medium heat is enough.

* Don’t use too much oil, 1-2 tablespoons is enough.

* Use quality corn.

And there you have it! Its time to enjoy your home made move popcorn, all it takes is a couple minutes of preparation. And the good news is that popcorn made with your Whirley Popper will be much healthier than movie theater popcorn, because they add lots of “secret” ingredients to their recipes, which generally consist of artificial ingredients.

You might also want to try a an air popper if you are very concerned about your diet. Hot air popcorn makers utilize very hot, rotating air to pop the corn instead of hot oil, thereby keeping the calorie and saturated fat count to a minimum. Add some salt, butter or seasoning at the end, but know that every extra ingredient changes the nutritional values of your snack, and not for the better. But if you want that movie theater taste, you will deffinitelly want to try a Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker.

If you feel like enjoying Movie Theater tasting popcorn at home as well, do not hesitate on visiting Tom Fischer’s site to find a great popcorn machine selection, as well as the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper mentioned in the article.

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Popcorn music video

Posted by popcornpopper on December 27, 2008


Great tasting popcorn making is easy with quality popcorn machines are here to stay, so are music videos.

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Air Popped Popcorn – A Healthy, Low Fat Snack

Posted by popcornpopper on December 27, 2008

Air Popped Popcorn – A Healthy, Low Fat Snack

by Tom Fischer

If you are a popcorn lover, you must have heard of popping corn with the use of revolving hot air. But, you may not know, that this results in one of the healthiest, yet most delicious snacks ever! Popcorn popped with revolving hot air in an air popper will contain practically no fat, cholestorol or sodium, and is a good source of dietary fibers. Air popped popcorn can be seasoned at the end, so your popcorn snack can be unique each time you pop a new batch.

How do you make the snack you never have to feel guilty about?

Air popped popcorn is naturally popped corn kernels made in a hot air popper. An air popcorn maker is a standing popcorn machine about 30 centimeters tall, which has a kettle with an opening on its top, where the popcorn is added.

After adding the kernels, you place the hot air popcorn popper under power. Your children will have fun watching the next stage, as the unit circullarly revolves hot air in the kettle, which sends the kernels round and round the side wall of the kettle. All of this can be watched, as the spout of the popper is usually see-though. The kernels pop due to the intense hot air they are being circulated in, and as the kettle starts to fill, the finished popcorn pours out through the spout of the air popcorn maker into a bowl.

And there you have it, the healthiest snack ever, air popped popcorn. Of course, you can than season the popcorn to your liking, but be aware that all added ingredients change the nutritional value of your snack. Some famous quick seasoning fixes are:

– brewers yeast (adds cheese flavor, really!)

– garlic powder

– garlic powder

– chili powder

– sugar and cinnamon (1/3 cup sugar needs 2 teaspoons of cinnamon)

Air popcorn makers are very efficient kitchen appliances, since they will leave almost no kernels unpopped. The popping cycle is around 3 minutes, which means that they are very quick and easy to use. If you are on the market shopping for a hot air popcorn popper, you will find that they are easy on your wlallet. A reliable Presto hot air popper’s pricetag will be around $20, while vintage style designer air poppers cost as low as $39.

You can get popcorn kernels at any grocery store, usually in the same aisle as microwave popcorn. It’s very cheap compared to microwave popcorn, so your initial “investment” into the hot air popcorn popper will be offset in a short while, not to mention the fact that air popped popcorn is so much healthier than microwave popcorn.

Nutrition facts on air popped popcorn (1 serving = 1 cup or 8 g)

– 31 calories

– NO saturated fat

– NO cholesterol

– less than 1 mg sodium

Air popper machine safety advice:

– Vertical space saving poppers push the popcorn through a spout and sometimes hot unpopped kernels can fly out. It is advisable not to stand directly in front of the hot air popper during operation.

– The hot air used to pop the kernels is emitted through the spout, which can burn your skin.

– The hot air emitted by the popper will heat up the serving bowl you place under the spout to catch the popcorn. Metal heats up very rapidly, so it is advisable not to use metal bowls.

Making healthy air popped popcorn is a snap. Find more popcorn recipes at Tom Fischer’s website, as well as a variety of reliable hot air poppers.

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Nutritional Facts of Hot Air Popped Popcorn

Posted by popcornpopper on December 27, 2008

Nutritional Facts of Hot Air Popped Popcorn

by Tom Fischer

Hot Air poppers can be used to make one of the healthiest, fibre rich snacks of all time, air popped popcorn. Air poppers do not require oil to pop the kernels, therefore the popcorn will have practically no fat, cholesterol or sodium whatsoever, while being rich in dietary fiber and manganese.

How do you make the snack you never have to feel guilty about?

First you’ll need an air popcorn maker, which is a small kitchen appliance approximately 12 inches long, and half that in width. It has an attachable spout, where the popcorn will pour out. Underneath the spout is the circular shaped kettle, usually made out of metal, where the popcorn is fed into the machine.

After adding the kernels, you place the hot air popcorn popper under power. Your children will have fun watching the next stage, as the unit circullarly revolves hot air in the kettle, which sends the kernels round and round the side wall of the kettle. All of this can be watched, as the spout of the popper is usually see-though. The kernels pop due to the intense hot air they are being circulated in, and as the kettle starts to fill, the popped pieces of corn pour out through the spout of the hot air popcorn popper into a bowl.

And there you have it, the healthiest snack ever, air popped popcorn. Of course, you can than season the popcorn to your liking, but be aware that all added ingredients change the nutritional value of your snack. Some famous quick seasoning fixes are:

– nutritional yeast (makes it taste like cheese!)

– onion powder

– garlic powder

– garlic powder

– sugar and cinnamon (2 teaspoons cinnamon per 1/3 cup sugar)

Hot air poppers usually pop almost every kernel in under 3 minutes, making the popping process very efficient. Air poppers are very inexpensive as well, a Presto hot air popper will only set you back around $20. You can get retro design vintage air poppers nowadays as well for as low as $40.

You can buy popcorn kernels at any grocery store, usually in the same aisle as microwave popcorn. It’s very inexpensive compared to microwave popcorn, so your initial “investment” into the hot air popcorn popper will be offset in a short while, not to mention the fact that air popped popcorn is so much healthier than microwave popcorn.

Air popped popcorn nutritional info, one serving (1 cup, 8 g)

– 31 calories

– ZERO saturated fat

– ZERO cholesterol

– less than 1 mg sodium

Air popper machine safety advice:

– As you already know, the popper circulates the kernels with hot air, and once they start popping, they are pushed out the spout of the top see-through lid. sometimes hot, unpopperd kernels can fly out, so its advisable not to stand directly in front of the spout.

– The hot air used to pop the kernels is emitted through the spout, which can burn your skin.

– The hot air emitted by the popcorn maker will heat up the serving bowl you place under the spout to catch the popcorn. Metal heats up very rapidly, so it is advisable not to use metal bowls.

Healthy, hot air popped popcorn is easy to make, and your family will love it. Find more popcorn recipes at Tom Fischer’s website, as well as a variety of reliable air popcorn makers.

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Movie Theater Popcorn at Home

Posted by popcornpopper on December 27, 2008

Making Popcorn at Home Taste Like Movie Theater Popcorn
by Tom Fischer

If you are like most popcorn lovers, you will sometimes go to the movies just to get have some great tasting movie theater popcorn. Don’t worry, many people do, but only a few know, that home popcorn can be just as great as movie theater popcorn.

I’ve found that the best home popcorn machine for this is the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper, which is a stovetop popper. Its durable aluminum pan has a clip-on top, which has a stay-cool handle attached to it. Once you fire it up, you have to rotate the handle, which rotate a rod in the pan. This rotating rod makes sure that all kernels receive the same amount of heat and oil. The Whirley Popper has steam shafts on its lid, which allows steam to escape, keeping your popcorn free of excess moisture.

So prepare your Whirley Pop, decide how many people will be enjoying movie popcorn at home, and prepare the ingredients:

Quarts of Popcorn | Amount of Oil | Amount of Corn

2 |1 tablespoon | 1/3 Cup

4 |2 tablespoon | 2/3 Cup

6 |2 tablespoons | 1 Cup

8 |3 tablespoons | 1 1/4 Cups

Once the ingredients are prepared, follow these steps:

1. Neither the popper, nor the oil need to be preheated.

2. Place the above ingredients into your Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper and put the popper onto your gas or electric stove. Turn the stove to medium heat, and do not add any seasoning (salt, butter, seasoning mix) yet, just the corn and oil.

3. Start slowly turning the wooden lever. You may need to adjust temperature of the stove so popping is finished after about 3 minutes.

4. Turn the crank through the entire popping process until there is only an occasional pop every 2-3 seconds.

5. You need to take the popcorn maker off the stove when the popping is finished.

6. Pour the popcorn into a serving bowl.

7. Sprinkle with butter, salt or popcorn seasoning and enjoy!

Some Advice on Using Your Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker

* Medium heat is plenty, setting it too high will burn the popcorn and leave many kernels unpopper.

* 1-2 tablespoons of oil is enough, drenching it in oil will ruin the popcorn.

* Use quality corn.

And there you have it! Its time to enjoy your home made move popcorn, all it takes is a couple minutes of preparation. And the good news is that popcorn made with your Whirley Pop will be much healthier than movie theater popcorn, because they add lots of “secret” ingredients to their recipes, which generally consist of artificial ingredients.

If you want a virtually zero calorie popcorn treat, go for an air popper, as it uses revolving air to pop the kernels instead of oil. The result will be a fibre rich snack, but it won’t have the same taste. You can prepare seasoning and sprinkle it on, even add some butter at the end, but it won’t have the same movie taste.

Movie theater popcorn is great, and you can make some at home as well, by visiting Tom Fischer’s site to find a great popcorn popper selection, including the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper mentioned in the article, plus dozens of tasty popcorn recipe.

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