If you are a certain age, you will remember Orville Redenbacher, the geeky guy from Valparaiso, Indiana, and how he always blew his lid right off the popper. Our family has coughed up the big bucks for his popcorn since it first came out, nothing else compares with his big fluffy kernels, but we don’t do the microwave bags, too unhealthy. We have had several Presto Microwave Poppers, you know the ones with the nasty little paper disk in the bottom. But the poppers worked well, so I just spent a chunka change replacing those disks.
A couple of weeks ago, hubby was popping corn and the whole lid just broke in half and fell apart, so it was obviously time for a new one. I checked them out on Amazon, decided that I just couldn’t handle that Presto one any longer, it’s time to update to silicone.
This silicone popper had good reviews, the price was right, $12.97 Prime, so I ordered it. It’s pliable, folds flat, easy to store, at first hubby thought it was a bit small, but we quickly found out that it pops just the right amount.
No more nasty disks, you can put oil in the bottom (Orville Redenbcher’s Popping Oil, of course) and salt along with the popcorn, 1/4 cup seems to be the right amount, and in less than 3 minutes you have popcorn. When you put the lid on, it sinks down in the bowl, but raises as the corn pops.
It’s a winner, winner, chicken dinner, check it out here if you need a new popper, too.