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Old 01-12-2012, 12:58 AM
 
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Well if you eat a lot of popcorn that might be the way to go. Popcorn is still pretty cheap I assume in bulk. We're not using much these days ..
I do eat a lot. My 2 favorite snacks- popcorn and ice cream (not eaten together)
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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We use a pan ( my oldest battered pan), a teeny amount of oil and it always comes out really lovely, fluffy and tasty. And takes virtually no time at all.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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When I learned how bad the microwave bagged popcorn is for you I switched to making it on top of the stove. There is something in the mix of the corn in the micro bags that we should not be consuming. Can't remember now what they called it. I know that when I stopped eating it I lost 5 lbs in a short amount of time.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Either way, but when i make popcorn in the microwave, I don't do the bagged kind, I just use the same stuff I do on the stovetop. The weird oil in the bagged stuff pretty much ruins popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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we have done it on the stove in a pot with a little oil too.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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I don't care for microwave popcorn, and it's not healthy. I use a heavy skillet with a tight-fitting lid and a little olive oil on the top of the stove.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I pop corn on the stove, in an heavy aluminum Dutch oven that my mother got for a wedding gift in 1957. I use safflower oil, and crack the lid a bit when the popping starts to subside, to let the steam out. I use a teeny bit of salt.

Best corn ever.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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We have an electric popper but it's a pain to clean. I prefer a regular pot on the stovetop.

Seasoned salt on my popcorn.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I have a Whirly Pop, but it is a pain to clean. I usually just make it in a bowl in the microwave.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Stove top for me too...same as others mentioned , use a heavy bottomed pan, good fitting lid and a tablespoon or so of oil. I also use popcorn salt (less salt goes further since the particles are finer).

I don't really care for the taste for microwave popcorn. And the things I read about the people who worked at the places that made it getting some sort of cancer kinda freaked me out...

And there's the cost. Even if I spring for the Name Brand stuff (vs. the bulk food kernals) it's still way, way cheaper than microwave...

The downside... being made to feel old by 18yo and 9yo cousins who were shocked (and maybe a little impressed") that I could make popcporn "from scratch" You would have thought I was milking a cow and churning my own butter or something.
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