Hot Popcorn Popper

Movie Theater Popcorn at Home

Many people go to the movie theater just to eat great tasting popcorn, but only a few know that you can get that wonderful movie popcorn taste at home as well.

movie popcornThe best home popcorn machine for this is a Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper, which is a stovetop popcorn popper. It consists of an aluminum pan with a clip on lid, that has a stay-cool handle you rotate while popping, which turns a stirring metal rod inside of your Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper. This stirring system keeps the kernels in motion across the bottom of the Whirley Pop's pan, distributing oil and heat evenly. The steam vents on top of the Whirley Popcorn Maker lets moisture escape.

First of all, you'll need to prepare the ingredients, based on the amount of popcorn you want to have in the end, check out the ingredients for the whirley pop popper.

Once the ingredients are prepared, follow these steps:

  1. Neither the popper, nor the oil need to be preheated.
  2. Mix the required oil and amount of corn in your Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper and place it onto your stove (either gas or electric) and turn the stove to medium. At this stage you don't need to add any seasoning, just the corn and oil.
  3. Start slowly turning the wooden crank. You may need to adjust temperature of the stove so popping is finished after about 3 minutes.
  4. Rotate the lever during the entire cooking process until there is only an seldom pop of about 1 every 3-4 seconds.
  5. Take the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper off the stove immediately.
  6. Pour the popcorn into a serving bowl.
  7. Sprinkle with butter, salt or popcorn seasoning and enjoy!

Check out out tips on using your whirley pop popcorn maker.

You will see, that the it is very possible to make movie theater style popcorn in your own home with a Whirley Pop. If you are concerned about nutrition, don't worry, your home ingredients will be much healthier than the movie theater popcorn, since they tend to add a lot of artificial ingredients.

If you want a virtually zero calorie popcorn snack, go for a hot air popper, as it uses revolving air to pop the kernels instead of oil. The result will be a fibre rich snack, but it won't have the same taste. You can prepare seasoning and sprinkle it on, even add some butter at the end, but it won't have the same movie taste.