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Today we have four microwave popcorn popper reviews for you. Here at popcorn maker reviews we have popping corn down to a science, but some people just want a fast easy way to make some home made popcorn. This is where microwave popcorn poppers come into the picture.
Just in case you didn’t know, you can make microwave popcorn in a glass bowl with a plate on top or in a paper bag with the edge folded over. Your mileage may vary, but you can try these methods in a pinch. You could also check out some of these specially designed microwave popcorn poppers.
Nordic Ware 60120 Microwave Popcorn Popper 12 Cup
This is very popular choice. This Nordic Ware popper is made from an unbreakable heat proof plastic called gemstone. It is dishwasher safe, and specially formulated to direct the heat from the microwave onto the popcorn kernels.
This popper also doubles as a serving bowl, but it is hot when it comes out of the microwave. Our testers thought the popcorn tasted great and most kernels popped. This popcorn seems to have a better texture than the air popped corn. It may have something to do with trapping moisture in the lid.
If you are wondering how to use the microwave popcorn popper, you may have to experiment a bit. The directions say pop for 3-10 minutes, but times vary depending on the temperature of your microwave. The lower the temperature, the longer it takes to pop.
Usually, around 3 minutes is enough, but if your popcorn is burning you may need to lower the temperature or the popping time. If you have many unpopped kernels you may need to lower the temperature and increase the popping time. Once you know your ideal time and temperature, you are good to go.
Presto 04830 PowerPop Microwave Multi-Popper
The Presto PowerPop is an interesting popper. It is actually a 4 part system. It comes with a dishwasher safe cover and popping bowl. Then it has a popping base that you insert a paper concentrator into. The base and the concentrator focus the microwave energy for superior popping results. Which means hardly any unpopped kernels.
The base is not dishwasher safe, but can be easily wiped off. The concentrators are disposable paper disks. These can be reused about 12 times if you add oil, about 24 without added oil. 8 concentrators come with this unit and you can easily order refills from Amazon.
This is a good popper and taste tested approved. You can add oil and salt directly to the popper before popping or go all natural and add nothing but popcorn kernels. This popper works great, but may a bit complicated for a microwave popper.
Lekue Popcorn Maker 0200226R10M017
This Lekue popcorn maker reminds me of something you would find in IKEA. Lekue makes innovative silicone products designed for healthier cooking options. This popcorn maker is a sleek simple design and is dishwasher safe.
This popper is simple and straight forward. It pops delicious microwave popcorn with or without salt and oil. It’s easy to use and easy to clean up. It also looks nice.
Nordic Ware Quick Pop Single Serve Popper
Let’s just say you are having a movie night for one, social implications aside, how do you keep from making too much popcorn? Nordic Ware has an easy, no mess solution to your dilemma.
This Nordic Ware single serve popper will pop a single serving in the microwave in a couple of minutes. Easy to use, easy to store, and easy to clean up this is great single serve microwave popper.
This popper is BPA and melamine-free and makes about 8 cups of popcorn. It’s upper rack dishwasher safe, and just to add to its mystic Nordic Ware ships out random colors. Just another surprise for your party of one.