WellHung
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What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:28 am

Nothing beats a good, solid batch of popcorn. Except of course, a nice, uneventful shower, but that's another thread. Modern technology has given us myriad ways to pop popcorn, but many people stick to one technique for the majority of their popping.

This is a poll regarding home and general consumption, so movie theater popcorn is not on the list.

1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
2. Microwave
3. Popping machine
4. Those stovetop premade popper thingies that develop the bubble as the corn pops
5. Don't pop - eat store bought prepopped (not really a way of popping popcorn, I know, but the lazy should be included, too)

Also, feel free to share your preferred toppings such as salt, butter, etc. and how you deal with those pesky, unpopped kernels.

The results will be updated as votes come in.

I'll start.

1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
sometimes plain, occasionally with butter
unpopped kernels are recycled into the next batch

RESULTS SO FAR:

1 vote - 1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
0 votes - 2. Microwave
0 votes - 3. Popping machine
0 votes - 4. Those stovetop premade popper thingies that develop the bubble as the corn pops
0 votes - 5. Don't pop - eat store bought prepopped (not really a way of popping popcorn, I know, but the lazy should be included, too)
 
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:32 am

And yet another one of Wellhungs stellar topics.  Big grin
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:34 am

Microwave. We have a microwave popcorn popper in which you pour the popcorn, oil, salt, etc into the bowl, which has a disposable microwave material liner on the bottom (like that on the inside of a bag of microwave popcorn), put the lid on it, pop it into the microwave, and about 3 minutes later, popcorn. I like using it as opposed to buying bags of microwave popcorn because microwave popcorn is to greasy.
 
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:34 am

Wasnt there some release last week that said microwave popcorn causes lung cancer, or some sh!t like that?
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:36 am

Really? ........... I like microwaved best too, and theater popcorn, (not with that sick butter poured all over it).
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:39 am

So theater popcorn is not in the list.... mmmmh... What the heck: THEATER ! Big grin

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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:51 am

I use my handy-dandy Presto POPlite Gourmet/Regular Hot Air Popper....it must be 15 years old and hasn't failed me once.

The butter goes into a small pyrex dish....the dish then goes into the microwave, where it is perfectly melted (the butter, that is).

You know what????.....I think I will go make some right now!  Smile Thanks for the great idea.

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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:55 am

I'd say either pan and oil... or one of those air pop machines. I had one before I moved out of my parents house and it was great!
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:08 am

2 votes - 1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
2 votes - 2. Microwave
2 votes - 3. Popping machine
0 votes - 4. Those stovetop premade popper thingies that develop the bubble as the corn pops
0 votes - 5. Don't pop - eat store bought prepopped (not really a way of popping popcorn, I know, but the lazy should be included, too)

Theater...  Pissed

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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:24 am

I'll go with microwaving it, thats always suited me just fine.
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:31 am

Microwave popcorn w/ tonnes of the butter that it comes w/ and the theatre, popcorn w/ extra butter! yum! Artery-clogging butter.


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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:47 pm

2 votes - 1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
4 votes - 2. Microwave
2 votes - 3. Popping machine
0 votes - 4. Those stovetop premade popper thingies that develop the bubble as the corn pops
0 votes - 5. Don't pop - eat store bought prepopped (not really a way of popping popcorn, I know, but the lazy should be included, too)
 
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:03 pm

Air popt stinks, JMHO.

I do like skillet, with Olive OR Sesame oil and a tinge of butter.

Theater Popt should be there on the list as it gets my #1 vote!  Big thumbs up
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:07 pm

Air popped makes it too dry imho, unfortunatly that is the popper type I own. So you have to butter it, or tobasco it quite a bit.

Microwave is ok, but you run a great risk of burning it if you leave it in too long.

I prefer the oil popper machines.

Pan frying with oil, is a good way to set your house on fire

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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:04 am

I like the stovetop premade thingies. It is more fun than microwave or airpopped, you have to put some effort into it. I wouldn't try oil popping at home but that tastes the best...
 
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:59 am

Theater is too easy and obvious - that's why it's not in the running

3 votes - 1. Skillet/pan - popcorn and oil
4 votes - 2. Microwave
3 votes - 3. Popping machine
1 votes - 4. Those stovetop premade popper thingies that develop the bubble as the corn pops
0 votes - 5. Don't pop - eat store bought prepopped (not really a way of popping popcorn, I know, but the lazy should be included, too)
 
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:15 am

I think WellHung works for the worst market research firm ever.
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RE: What's Your Preferred Way Of Popping Popcorn?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:38 am

Wasnt there some release last week that said microwave popcorn causes lung cancer, or some sh!t like that?

Yep, here it is:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,114009,00.html
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