I have a Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper that I absolutely love. This is my go-to popper mostly because there are less unpopped kernels in the end of the process. And the seasoning that we get for our theatre style popcorn is sooo good.
When I make my caramel popcorn, I generally search through the popcorn, inch by inch, ensuring that there are no kernels left. I have learned the hard way by breaking a tooth and having to have dental surgery to repair it. And of course, this was at Christmas time and their office was closed. Merry Christmas! So I always do my family and friends the courtesy and make sure that it is completely safe to eat.
I used to use an air popper that goes on the counter top, but the cord would get hot and there would be popped corn as well as hot kernels flying around my kitchen. When I was using this method of popping my corn, I would have to sift through the popped corn between each batch as there were so many unpopped kernels. I figured it was time to retire this popper, since I was almost burning my hand just by unplugging it from the wall.
After the air popping style, I evolved into using the EasyPop Popcorn Maker. This one lasted me a couple of years, but then the motor or something inside it stopped working. The centre piece would still rotate along the bottom, but it would not heat up anymore. It was a very sad day for me when this happened. But, as they say in show business….the show must go on.
What style do you like use and like best?