How To Use Silicone Popcorn Popper

Popcorn. The classic king of crunchy snacks. There are hardly any other snacks that bring about the feeling of nostalgia like popcorn. One sniff, and you are transported to a cinema, popcorn is the ultimate crunchy snack and is almost always bound to please.

Not only is popcorn delicious, but it is also the perfect snack to suit different tastes. It can come in salty, sweet, buttery, caramel, chocolate, and much more. There is hardly a flavoring that does not work with popcorn, which is why it is one of the most popular snacks out there. 

Back in the day, you used to put your popcorn in a pot, add some oil, and wait for that signature popping. Next, it was microwave popcorn and now there is the silicone popcorn popper which you can easily put in a microwave with your popcorn kernels, and in a few short minutes, you will have your delicious treat. 

This article will show you how you can use this new popcorn popper and what you can expect from it as a product. So, without further ado, let us see how it works. 

How To Use Silicone Popcorn Popper

How To Use It 

The instructions for using this silicone popcorn popper could not be easier, all you have to do is follow these simple steps, and you could be eating popcorn in 3 minutes. 

The First Step

Will be to stand the silicon bowl up, it can fold down smaller so all you have to do is pop it up so that it stands at its full height.

Next

You will need to add roughly ¼ cup of popcorn kernels, there is a small line on the button of some of these bowls which allows you to see the amount you should put into the bowl. So, you can follow that or add about ¼ cup to the bowl.

Place

The lid on the bowl, make sure that it is loose and not pushed down too tight, this is so that the popcorn can push the lid up as the bowl starts to fill up with this delicious and crunchy snack.

Finally

Place the bowl with the lid on in the microwave and set it for about 2 to 3 minutes. This should be ample time to allow all your popcorn kernels to pop so that you can have a delightful bowl full of popcorn

If you follow these simple steps, you should be munching on handful after handful of delicious popcorn in no time. Once all the popcorn has popped, add your choice of topping, whether that is salt, caramel, butter, or chocolate. You can make a delicious bowl of popcorn with ease using this silicon popcorn popper. 

Some Simple Toppings 

So you have your delicious, freshly popped popcorn, and now you need a delicious flavoring for it. The first thing you will need to do is find a way to make the flavoring stick to the popcorn.

The best way to achieve this is to lightly spray a little olive oil on your popcorn and toss it so that it reaches all the kernels. Just make sure not to add too much, you will be most displeased if your popcorn ends up soggy. 

So, what kind of flavoring can you make at home to add to your popcorn? Below are a few great ideas if you are feeling a little adventurous. 

Savory Or Sweet Popcorn Flavors

If you are a fan of savory popcorn, this will be a great selection of recipes you can try for yourself. 

Ranch:

For this popcorn flavoring, you will need to mix together the following ingredients and amounts: 

  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dried Chives
  • Dried Dill
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

Dorito:

To make a Dorito-esqu flavored popcorn you will need to mix the following ingredients together before adding it to your bowl of popcorn:

  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Onion Powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • Paprika
  • Nutritional Yeast

Taco:

This could be a fun flavoring to try if you are a fan of tacos and the unique seasoning it uses. If you would like to try this flavor on your popcorn add the following ingredients to your bowl of popcorn:

  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Taco Seasoning

Coconut Curry:

This sounds like a strange flavor for your popcorn but the deliciously spicy and sweet taste is truly a delight to the senses. To make this popcorn flavor, add the following ingredients to your popcorn:

  • Salt
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • Curry Powder

Cinnamon Sugar:

We all love a cinnamon and sugar combination, and what is to say it will not be delicious on popcorn. Add the following ingredients if you fancy trying this topping idea:

  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar

Gingerbread:

Gingerbread is always a favorite, especially around the holiday season. Adding this delicious flavoring to your popcorn can only be a win:

  • Tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • Ground Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger

Mexican Chocolate:

Chocolate makes everything better, and in the case of popcorn that is definitely true. Add these ingredients to try out this delicious popcorn. 

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon

FAQ

Can The Popcorn Kernels Poop Dry, Or Do You Need To Add Butter Or Oil?

This device allows you to pop your kernels dry, so you can have a healthier version of popcorn. But if you would like to add butter or oil for the flavor, you can easily do that as well. 

Does The Microwave Need A Turntable?

While a turntable in the microwave will help distribute the heat more evenly, you do not necessarily need to use this silicone popcorn popper. 

Are Plastic Popcorn Poppers Safe?

Yes, but obviously a glass, aluminum, or stainless steel popcorn maker will last longer. The silicon popcorn maker is however safe and easy to clean, meaning there should be no problems with it in regard to the high temperatures it requires. 

How Do You Clean A Silicone Popcorn Maker?

Because silicone is so easy to wash, it is recommended that you simply use hot water and dish soap, and avoid the dishwasher. All you need to do is clean this amazing little dish by hand, and you will be ready to make more popcorn. 

How To Get That Burned Popcorn Smell Out Of Silicone?

The best way to do this is to put your silicone popcorn popper into a sink of boiling water, add some white vinegar. You will need about one cup of vinegar for every two cups of water. Leave your dish to soak for about half an hour, and then clean with a cloth and soap. 

Conclusion

That is all for this article, popcorn is easy to make in any method you choose. But this silicone popcorn popper is a new and even easier method you will simply just have to try out for yourself. 

No matter how you like to have your popcorn, this is a very easy way to go about making yourself or your friends a delicious treat. It is easy to clean, easy to use, and makes a healthier popcorn without the added oil.

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