*have to choose between a burned taste or finding half of the kernels unpopped*

*have to choose between a burned taste or finding half of the kernels unpopped*
why do so many people use this shitty method when popcorn machines are cheap and making popcorn on a stove is equally easy?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you actually moronic? Sweet spot is 2 and 1/2 minutes. If you don't hear a pop for 5ish seconds then you're golden and you end the cook with perfect popcorn.
    I haven't burned microwave popcorn since I was a teenager because I'm not a fricking moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My microwave, it's 3½ for the bagged supermarket stuff and only 2½ for the kernels-in-a-brown-paper-lunch-sack trick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you moronic? mash up the oil/butter mixture so it's evenly distributed, toss it in the microwave for like 2 - 2 1/2 minutes, when it starts taking like 3-5 seconds for the next pop, you're done.

      Fricking moron

      if I exactly do this (stopping when the pops start becoming sparse), the yellow part of the popped corn turns black, giving it a burnt taste. If I remove it earlier, the taste is fine but I find a lot of unpopped kernels in the bag.
      some kernels pop in 2 minutes, others need 4-5 minutes. If I wait for the latter to pop, the former start to overcook. mostly the yellow husk, the white part is still fine, but that is enough to alter the taste.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're really losing sleep over a few kernels that didn't pop?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just accept that a few kernels won't pop you fricking fatass always undercook rather than overcook popcorn make another bag if you are so upset about it

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >stove takes more time
    >popcorn machine takes time and wastes space
    >bag in a microwave takes 2 minutes and the space taken up by these bags is extremely minimal
    >oh no my cheap bag of popcorn has a few kernels unpopped...mommy im so sowwy...

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you moronic? mash up the oil/butter mixture so it's evenly distributed, toss it in the microwave for like 2 - 2 1/2 minutes, when it starts taking like 3-5 seconds for the next pop, you're done.

    Fricking moron

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Popcorn machines are for boomers and if you can't make microwaved popcorn well you are moronic or your microwave is shit. The real reason to do it on a stove is it comes out much better. If it doesn't taste like movie theater popcorn you're doing it wrong.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well mine doesn't because I use oil, with curry and garam masala.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I make microwave popcorn in a silicone container

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mine has a popcorn button that works well. You can just do the stop when non pop for 4 or 5 secs like somebody else mentioned. Isn't that hard. This one the best.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that popcorn fricking sucks the cheese is bizzare yellow salt

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No its not. Its nice greasy yellow goop that soaks into the corn and tastes very cheesy. You must have got some inferior shit tier dollar store version.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >*presses popcorn button*
    Poors will tell you this doesn't work.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't owned a microwave in 15+ years. They're not essential for anything.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're essential for microwaving.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same. The only mild utility they have outside of low quality premade food is to heat up leftovers more easily than using a pot/the oven but even then some categories of leftovers get a weird texture when microwaved.

      >stove takes more time
      >popcorn machine takes time and wastes space
      >bag in a microwave takes 2 minutes and the space taken up by these bags is extremely minimal
      >oh no my cheap bag of popcorn has a few kernels unpopped...mommy im so sowwy...

      >stove takes more time
      Maybe ~6 minutes instead of 2 and you have to be active during that time to shake it yes. But overall lower effort and usually cheaper since you can bulk buy plain kernels and control your portion size more easily. Also far easier to find plain kernels you can season yourself (healthier and better tasting) which oddly are a premium product in microwave popcorn.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >usually cheaper
        This implies that sometimes, it's not cheaper which begs the question: when is it not?
        Kernels are $1 per 20oz bag. That's 14 big bowls of popcorn, barely over 7¢ per. Add the butter costs and it's more like 26¢ per bowl. I've never seen a three pack of microwave popcorn go for less than a dollar. It's more expensive and worse quality.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >This implies that sometimes, it's not cheaper which begs the question: when is it not?
          I was thinking of cases where you might not have the full product range available like only having shitty small shops nearby. In those cases if they stock the actual kernels at all it'll be as a speciality thing though granted you could just bulk order the raw kernels online instead. The other case I can think of would be if you wanted the weird ~cheese or whatever flavourings since while they can be bought separately and if you wanted a bunch of options you might have to buy large containers that would go off before you used them.

          Though as the other anon mentioned in the unlikely event it turned out to be cheaper you could generally just buy the microwave popcorn, cut the bag open and pop it in a pot anyway. In that situation you'd technically pay a little more for whatever small amount of fat you needed to use in the pot I suppose but that should be negligible.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ah, fair enough. I be m sending want popcorn with anything but salt and butter but on the rare occasions that I do, it's actually /cheaper/ than buttered popcorn. Soybean oil is three red cents per spoonful and any powder seasonings you wanna add are pretty cheap, too, except real cheese (which benefits from using actual butter, anyway).
            I found a work around for flavocol, btw.
            Do the lunch sack microwave trick to airpop your kernels then dump them in a metal bowl and spray with butter spray. Lidl's is the best tasting I've tried, better even than the name brands. I spray, salt, toss about and repeat two more times
            It's got the double benefit of also helping the salt stick so you can theoretically have microwave buttered popcorn flavour for only a few cents per bowl.
            As for cases not being available, 20oz bags of JollyTime are sold at Dollar General for a buck and Dollar Tree for $1.25. Those places are omnipresent throughout the US. I don't know about buying kernels elsewhere.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >be m sending
              SELDOM
              What the frick happened there, holy c**ty c**ting c**ts.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I also stick to salt and butter so for me it's not a problem either.

              >Do the lunch sack microwave trick to airpop your kernels then dump them in a metal bowl and spray with butter spray. Lidl's is the best tasting I've tried, better even than the name brands. I spray, salt, toss about and repeat two more times
              Basically just spray with some sort of cooking spray? Interesting, I suppose that'd work. Not sure I've seen butter spray here though usually just cooking oil.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I'm not from this side of the pond originally. While we have oil sprays back home, butter sprays (IE oil sprays with flavocol added) aren't a thing.
                It's just something I came up with that worked well so I've been doing it ever since.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I make popcorn on the stove but sometimes I just like the industrial fake butter sludge of microwave. tbf you can buy that stuff to use yourself but it's only sold in giant 40 gallon jugs.
    related food hack, you can cut open a microwave popcorn bag and cook it on the stove, it's kind of pointless though because the popcorn still ends up tasting a bit stale for whatever reason.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i used to refuse to own a microwave and would popcorn on the stove
      always got burned oil and shit on the bottom that was undesirable to clean
      tips?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the unpopped kernels are for sucking the butter and salt off of then spitting them at your brother or sister

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just pop the kernels back in, they'll pop.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just eat the kernels

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have to choose between a burned taste or finding half of the kernels unpopped
    moron

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Popcorn is shit. It tastes bad, gets stuck in your teeth forever, and the microwave/movie theater stuff is covered in industrial chemicals.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Consult this ramsay twat

    [...]

    since you're both useless homosexuals.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop buying this crap. All you need is kernels and olive oil in a pot with a lid. It takes 3 minutes to make fresh homemade popcorn and sprinkle salt on it. And it actually tastes good.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    While we're at it, what's so secret about pop secret?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how the frick did the injuns figure out how to pop corn. it's so weird how it just looks and feels like a completely different food

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Likely an accidental discovery, like how adding ashes to cornmeal mush makes it fluffy when cooked in a pan IE injuns discovered bicarbonate of soda AKA baking powder.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got you
    the secret is....
    keep the stuff in the freezer until it's time to microwave it.
    I thought everyone knew this

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Overpriced slop. Same goes for a rice cooker. You apes cant even make rice or popcorn unless a machine does it for you.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my microwave does it perfect. i can't explain. i hit the popcorn button twice and it leaves no kernals or burns at all.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not owning a microwave with a popcorn button that actually listens for when the kernels have stopped popping
    I hate welfare cucks.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not having ears to listen for when the kernels have stopped popping
    I hate lizard people.

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