If you like using your microwave to make popcorn, but you’re tired of buying unhealthy, prepackaged microwave popcorn, you should get yourself a popcorn cooker.
What kind of cookers are there?
The sales of these models have been rising steadily in the past decade. If you find the health risks associated with eating microwave popcorn overwhelming, getting a glass popper could be the easiest way to develop new eating habits.
A major advantage of glass poppers is that it is incredibly safe for microwave cooking. Chemicals will never find their way into your popcorn if you are using glass. Glass poppers are also very easy to clean, unlike pans, where the popcorn burns and sticks to the pan unless you keep stirring it.
On the downside, you have to be real careful with glass poppers. It will chip in the dishwasher and break when dropped on the floor or another hard surface.
The biggest advantage of a commercial popcorn machine is that the popcorn tastes real superb. You can also use it and make money at fairs, carnivals, congregations and other events. Commercial poppers are quite affordable, and the returns on them are immense and immediate. Yes, greasy and salty popcorn isn’t healthy, but that’s what people at a social event want. In fact, your popcorn could be the only perk at such an event.
What is a tabletop popcorn machine? It is a popcorn popper that comes in two versions: one for businesses and one for consumers. Business models are made of steel and other durable materials, while consumer models (for home use) are usually constructed of aluminum, plastic and low-cost metals.
These poppers are nifty, featuring cool designs and unique lighting. The interior lamps are intended to keep the popcorn warm. When you turn the lights off, your room will look like a movie theater.
The downside? Tabletop poppers are very hard to maintain. They are often hard to clean as well. If you make microwave popcorn, the fact that these don’t make popcorn right away. It might come as a shock to you and the guests in your improvised home movie theater; (make sure to keep the HD running).
A few other tips
Have you decided on a type and model of popcorn machine already? Are you sure you have? There are some other things to consider, such as:
- Does it pop all the kernels?
- Is it durable?
- Does it pay off to shop around for a popcorn popper?
Look for a popper with the longest possible warranty term. Do shop around – prices can vary. Look online for the best deals and never settle for something that doesn’t pop all the kernels – there is nothing worse in life than biting down on a saggy, yet the hard remnant of popcorn. It’s dangerous too – many have chipped or even broken their teeth by biting down on an uncooked, hard kernel. In every case, a popcorn popper is an investment worth making.
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