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Old 06-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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I'm going to get a popcorn popper so I can control the fat and sodium when I make popcorn. Which type/brand do you chicks like best? Thanks!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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hmmm, any hot air popper???
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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I got a Presto PopLite Hot Air Popcorn Popper for less than 20 bucks at wal-mart and it works great. Any Hot Air Popper should work well.
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I think my air popper must be 15 years old Not sure what kind it is. Maybe they have nifty features nowadays that I don't even know I'm missing I have always preferred air popped corn, even when adding butter to it after popping. But I enjoy plain too sometimes.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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Has anyone tried any of the microwave poppers?
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:53 AM   #6
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I pop corn in my microwave steamer. That way I can control the stuff I put on it, like Splenda, a bit of salt, I Can't Believe it's not Butter, etc.

I'll never go back to the little sacks of corn merchandized for the microwave.

But I've had it for years and years so I have no idea what brand it is. Sorry.....
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #7
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JoJo-can you give me directions for using the steamer for popping corn?
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Sloanie, I will try. My microwave steamer is mostly used to steam veggies. It has a base, a tray, and a box-like cover. To steam the veggies you add water to the base, put the tray on top of the water, add the veggies to the tray, put the box-like cover on top, and microwave it for the needed amount of time.

To use it as a popcorn popper you just add the unpopped corn to the base. Put the box-like cover on top, and microwave it until the popping stops. No water is added to pop the corn.

As I said, I've had this thing for many, many years. It works great for me for both the steaming of veggies and also the popping of corn. When it wears out I will be searching for something like it. It really works well for me.

Sorry I can't provide brand names or anything like that. I probably bought it at Kmart or some place similar.

Best of luck to you.
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It's me again, Sloanie:

I surprise myself at times. I found the instruction booklet that came with my popcorn popper. It is an Anchor Ovenware Popcorn Popper Steamer/Roaster. U.S. Patent #4,477,705. It is made by the Anchor Hocking Corporation, Lancaster Ohio 43130. It even has a parts reorder form, with part numbers and order information which I will be happy to share with you if you wish.

I of course have no idea if they are still making the thing. The prices listed for the replacement parts tell me that I really bought it a long time ago.

Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:56 AM   #10
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Thanks Jojo
I'll just google the info that you provided. Are you really 83? If so, that's awesome. You go girl!!!!
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Yes, I am 83, and enjoying life.
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Today I made popcorn using 2 tsp. olive oil and corn - just used my skillet and lid and it turned out really well! So much better than microwave popcorn.
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Sounds good. I must try that!
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:56 PM   #14
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I don't know what you call it but I got this bowl at Walmart specially made for microwaving popcorn, it has a plastic lid that has vents to let the steam out when it's popping... It makes great popcorn... It costs around 20$...
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:34 PM   #15
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I almost got one for the microwave, but you had to buy special inserts that were not reusable. Is that what you have?
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