I thought I found the trick to prepare my own microwave popcorn. I perfected a system of popping corn in a small paper lunch bag. Sometimes the popcorn would clump together and burn and sometimes half the bag would be filled with unpopped kernels, but this was my solution to pre-packaged and preservative-filled microwave popcorn bags. But a new popper I found online makes my paper bag method seem completely archaic!
This popper is essential a laboratory grade glass container which allows corn to be popped in the microwave without oil or butter. Pour the corn kernels into the container, close the lid, microwave for two and a half minutes and your popcorn is ready! The lid is perforated so if you would like freshly melted butter on your popcorn, add butter right from the refrigerator and it will melt as the corn pops. Genius, right?
The handle stays cool enough to pour the freshly popped corn easily and it's dishwasher safe.
What's your favorite way to make popcorn?
• Microwave Popcorn Popper, $21.95 on Amazon
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