In this article, we will be reviewing the Tasty Microwave Popcorn Popper. Here, let us examine some information on it, its creation, aspects of the packing, and its general direction and much more. Popcorn lovers, you are going to find something amusing here. Let us see!
A Tasty Rewind
I think there would not be a soul existing without viewing Tasty’s video on social media. Anybody with access to social media would have viewed the addictive and calming Tasty’s food video. They have various videos which were notable like the watermelon and rubber bands. I think these guys are giving wonderful ideas to young minds in the field of cooking. I love scrolling through their videos which have 65 billion views. These guys have a whopping 95 million followers on Facebook, and 35 million Instagram followers. Originally Buzzfeed created Tasty for Facebook. Later, following the success, pages came up on all the other social media platforms. They are also coming up with some of these cute little products like our essay’s hero microwave popcorn popper. The cute little design of this popper is for sure an eye-catcher.
Some Tasty Fact
One might get confused by reading the different names involved in this product. So let us get all cleared out.
Also known as the Ecolution micro-pop popcorn popper, the tasty microwave popcorn popper is found at different sites by either of the names. It comes from the same company with different names for marketing purposes. Both these products are run and produced by Epoca International, Inc.
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design’s 2016 Good Design Award was given to The Tasty Microwave Popcorn Popper.
The way it is designed is visually appealing. It looks like a cute coffee pot, and I think we can also use this for storing other things. It is packed with directions and some of its qualities, and some funny quotes. I did not expect a popcorn popper to have some funny quotes on its packaging. The popper is found in the stores with or without the box. If you are buying online, it comes with a box. After removing the paper, there is a plastic zip tie locking the lid and the handle making sure that the customer gets everything in one piece. After discarding that, when we open it, we will see a booklet inside with instructions for our safety, warnings, and some tips.
Front, Top, and Back
Now we will see what is written on the front, back, and top of the package.
The front describes popper, with a few more brief words to catch your attention and convince us to get one.
The top grabs our attention by telling us to prefer these poppers, which gives us the privilege to eat fresh rather than buying the prepacked ones filled with chemicals.
In the back, it shows how easy it is to make in just three steps.
Since some of the microwaves available in the market vary, the way the kernels pop differs. So, that little booklet comes with handy tips. It also comes with safety information, which kind of kernel to use, how to store, how long to cook, and what to do if something goes wrong. They also have a yummy recipe for “everything bagel” in the booklet. I also think there are various other recipes on their social media platform. On the other side of the booklet, they have warnings, and safety and care instructions. They are recommending that we store the kernels in air-tight containers for better results. Do not refrigerate the kernels, or use them past the expiration. Do not try to repop the unpopped ones, as it might even cause fire and damage the microwave. Do not stop and restart it while it is cooking. Be patient and wait for two and a half minutes. Using an oven mitt is highly recommended.
Add the kernels until the line in the lid(1/8th of a cup)
Put the kernels in and close the lid
You can add butter to the lid if you desire to
Close the lid and keep it in a rotating microwave preferably for two and half minutes to three minutes
When the popping slows down to about 2-4 seconds in between pops, stop the microwave
Wait for a minute. Then season and enjoy!
The popper comes in two sizes and different colors like red which is the most common, and blue, pine green, lime green, yellow, and fuchsia. The bowl is made of borosilicate glass, which can withstand heat. The lid is made of silicone which makes it easy to lift off and on and can be used to melt the butter too. It comes in a 1 ½ quart snack size, and 3-quart family size. The original 3-quart has the holder, while the family size offers the option of doing without it. Here it is going to be all about the 1 ½ quart snack size. Nowadays, people are going crazy over twinnings, and matching sets, so it is also available in 2 packs. It costs around 10 dollars. The cost varies at different sites. It is affordable right? It has 4.1 out of 5 in Walmart and weighs around 550 grams. It measures about 20.6 x 18.5 x 20.3 Centimeters. Since the brand Tasty is all over the internet, it is such a popular product.
- It is dishwasher safe.
- It is BPA and PFOA-free.
- It costs around 10 dollars which is quite cheap for a wonderful popper.
- Holders are present. The large one can be ordered with or without a holder.
- There are three ways by which the lid can be used.
- It is very easy to use.
- Butter melting time.
- Another concern is about the easily breakable glass.
- It Works only with a rotating microwave.
I was a bit concerned about the melting time of butter, it melts way earlier before the popcorn cooks properly and got the kernels burnt. So I tried freezing the butter before using it or melting the butter separately and pouring it into the bowl of deliciousness. For uniform popping, you can try heating water in the popper for 60-90 seconds, then dumping it, filling it with the kernels, and proceeding with the instructions.
Here, we saw some fun facts, the instructions, and the review about the Tasty Microwave Popcorn Popper. I hope it helps the reader. It is such a wonderful product, so we can make a few mistakes, or do some minor changes before getting the perfectly popped tasty popcorn