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Would you believe it's also a steamer?
from Reston, VA
About Me Casual Cook
Comments about Microwave Popcorn Popper:
W bought this to use w/ the type of Orvil Redenbacher popcorn that comes in a jar. Roughly 1/4 C. to 1/3 C. of kernels serves two, as we don't eat a lot at once. It works great, although we don't recommend melting butter in the top center. It gets messy, and butter may end up coating the microwave. (To melt butter or a combination of olive oil/butter, use a microwave-safe custard cup or something similar, covered with a small, upside down paper plate instead, in a separate operation.) What I wanted everyone to know is that it can be used to steam frozen veggies too. Just dump in the veggies from one of those pesky frozen food bags that AREN'T designed as "steam in" bags, add a couple of tablespoons of water and sprinkle with something like all-purpose seasoning and/or salt/pepper. Snap the lid on the bowl, cover the slots in the lid with the center portion of the "boil over preventer" also sold on this site (fits perfectly), and zap the covered bowl on high for the usual 5 or 6 minutes mentioned on the veggie bag. Our local grocery sells mixed frozen squash that isn't in a steam-in bag, but we love squash, so this combination of handy kitchen items gets frequent use. May even buy a second popper to use, as the two of us need to run the dishwasher only every two days. My husband enthusiastically adds butter or butter w/ olive oil to the squash in the bowl right after it comes out of the microwave, instead of adding butter to his own serving or melting butter separately. That means I can't just rinse the popper clean and reuse the next day.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Handy little popper
By Gramma of 2
Popcorn maker, I wouldn't use it for anything else.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By The Warrior Princess
from Sacramento, California
This is my second purchase of this item. I loved mine so much, I bought one for my 91 year old father, who loves popcorn. (I didn't want him to continue exposer to the chemicals in the microwaveable bags.) His microwave is a different wattage than my own, so after a bit of adjustment, he gets perfect popcorn every time as well! Cheers daddy.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I love popcorn, but the store bought bags, although convenient, contain a lot of carcinogens. Making it from kernels is not only healthier, but with this popper, it is convenient and saves a lot of money. Directions say that it pops 2/3 of the kernels, but I find that it popped more than that. Not a single kernel was burnt and the butter dispensed more evenly than anything I have ever seen. Very practical and economical. All microwaves vary, so you just have to find the right popping times for yours. I am going to buy another one for my 91 year old father.
About Me Avid Cook
Easy to use, easy cleanup. Pop and serve in same bowl. Healthier than the bagged popcorn and no grease in microwave.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from PORTLAND MAINE
WOULD NOT RECOMEND TO BUY THIS PRODUCT, IT POPS THE KERNALS SOMEWHAT, BUT WHEN YOU PUT A PAT OF BUTTER ON THE KERNALS DO NOT POP RIGHT AND THEY BURN I TRIED IT WITHOUT THE BUTTER BUT THEY STILL DIDN'T POP ALL THE WAY LIKE THERE SUPPOSE TO. I'M STILL LOOKING FOR A GOOD POPPER
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Perfect size Perfect PopCorn
from White Haven, PA
It is perfect for controlling the amount I want, it is easy to use and washes up easily.
not 10 cups but good snacks
I have used it a lot but doesn't make a lot at one time (for one person)easy to use
I can pop healthier popcorn by not using any oil. It makes just the right amount. I have nothing bad to say about only good. You won't be sorry if you buy one.
Healthier Way to Enjoy Popcorn
By AZ Dancer
from Sun City, AZ
We're trying to eat healthier, but still enjoy snacking. With packaged microwave products you get preservatives and artificial ingredients. This products lets us enjoy good old fashioned popcorn. Add a little olive oil & sea salt for added flavor. Unlike popping in a bag, you can see the kernels as they pop. Very happy with this purchase.