How To Use a Popcorn Maker?

Do you want to learn how to use a popcorn maker? That’s awesome. Let’s get started! Read this article to understand how it is done.

How To Use a Popcorn Maker
How To Use a Popcorn Maker

The smell and taste of freshly popped popcorn are amazing. Plenty of popcorn machines are available, including a stirring popcorn maker, air popper, and also a large commercial popcorn machine. All of them give excellent results but functions slightly differently. Let’s see how to prepare popcorn using.

  • Popcorn with a hot air popper
  • Popcorn with a stirring popcorn maker
  • Popcorn using a large commercial popcorn machine

1) popcorn with hot air popper: The items that are needed include:

  • popcorn bowl
  • air popper
  • seasonings
  • measuring spoons

The result of the popcorn that is prepared using a hot air popper is that it comes out to be fluffier and airy. There is no oil coating added to it. To prepare a healthier version of the popcorn: butter and oil can be added as per your choice. Collect all the above-mentioned items and the ingredients that are needed and plugin the hot air popper. Place the large bowl underneath to collect all the popped corns. Some of the models contain a measuring device. If not, take about half or three-quarters of the popcorn kernels, pull out the guard and pour the popcorn kernels inside from the top of the device along with some butter. Certain devices contain a measuring reservoir at the top for melting butter. Otherwise, the butter can also be melted using the microwave. Then switch on the machine. Within a few minutes, you begin to hear the popping noise. The popped corns will fall into the bowl. Tilt the bowl to remove the remaining popcorn. Switch off the machine. It is now time to enjoy the freshly popped corn. You can add some seasonings of your choice if you desire.

2) Popcorn with stirring popcorn maker: The items needed include:

  • Popcorn kernels
  • Stirring popcorn machine
  • Oil
  • Bowl
  • Measuring devices
  • Seasonings

The stirring popcorn maker comes with a lid, either metal or ceramic. It also has a large bowl with a dome-shaped lid. It needs to be attached to the base and locked so that when the popcorn kernels begin to pop, it does not spill out. Add some oil to the kernels. If your device has a detachable portion, open it and add all the ingredients. Butter should not be added at this point as there are chances of butter being burnt. Different variety of oil as per your choice can be added. Oils like coconut, canola, even sunflower or vegetable oil can be added. If there is a butter reservoir, add some butter, it will melt and fall over the popcorn and get coated well. Before plugging on, close the lid. Depending on the freshness of the popcorn kernels, your cooking time may vary. When all the popcorn kernels have been popped, it is time to switch off the machine, remove the popcorn to a serving bowl and enjoy the freshly cooked popcorn.

3) Popcorn using a large commercial popcorn machine:

The items that are needed include:

  • Popcorn machine
  • Measuring devices
  • Oil of your choice
  • popcorn kernels
  • Seasonings
  • Bag or bowl

Switch on the machine and pour about three tablespoons of oil into the hopper and let the oil begin to sizzle. When the oil is hot enough, add about half a cup of popcorn kernels into the hopper and close the lid and the doors. Within two to three minutes, you will hear the popcorn kernels beginning to pop. They will spill out the hopper to the base of the machine, as the popping noise slows down, tilt the hopper and remove all the popcorns, put it in a bag and enjoy the dish. You can add some of your favorite seasonings as toppings to enhance the taste of the snack.

Also read this article: Best Popcorn Makers

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