Nothing says modern kitchen convenience like a microwave. Still, pre-packaged microwave popcorns contain a lot of strange chemical ingredients and artificial flavors, which makes home popped popcorn very attractive.
Many of us are also short on counter space. If only there was a way to make home-made popcorn without having to find a spot for another appliance. The answer is a microwave popcorn popper. We have reviewed plastic microwave popcorn poppers, but this review is about glass microwave popcorn poppers.
The Catamount Glassware 1 quart microwave popcorn popper is a personal popper. It only uses about ¼ cup of popcorn and makes small batches.
There have been some reviewer complaints about burning or unpopped kernels. Like all microwave popcorns you have to experiment with the temperature and time. If burning is an issue lower the temp or time. If unpopped kernels is an issue raise the temperature or time.
If your microwave has a popcorn setting, you should get good results with this popper if you use that setting. This is a cool little glass popcorn maker with a silicone lid. Made by a good company.
The Catamount glass company was started by a solo-entrepreneur in his basement. Now it is a US based company that has been going strong for over 30 years. This company takes pride in its products and quality assurance.
If you would like a larger serving of popcorn, you could get this Laroma Micro 3 Quart popper. This is also glass with a silicone lid. The lid also doubles as a measuring cup and a butter melting cup.
Like other microwave popcorn poppers, you have to experiment to get it to come out right. This popper received mixed reviews. Some folks love it, and others didn’t. The glass gets hot so be careful when removing it from the microwave.
Here is a 2.5 quart popper from our friends at Catamount. This one also has the silicone butter melting lid. Besides quality US made glass the ink used on the graphics is organic.
Put a ¼ of popcorn in this popper and microwave for 3 minutes and you should have delicious oil free microwave popcorn. This popper is also easy to clean.
Here is a cool shaped glass popcorn popper by Epoca. Some customers have reported good results with this popper, but be warned it seems to be very fragile. Also, we believe the glass on this one is made in China as are many of our kitchen gadgets.
The Vermont Personal Microwave Popcorn Popper is a cute personal popper with cute cow images painted on the side. It also has the silicone butter melting lid. This is a great looking popper.
This popper has that Vermont artisan charm, and it is actually made in Vermont because it’s from Catamount Glass. This is a personal popper, so it only pops small amounts. Not that it’s a huge issue, since it’s not too difficult to make a second batch.