April 16, 2012

Pop! How to DIY a Hot Air Popcorn Popper

Posted by Kristin

I love popcorn. Sweet, salty, spicy...you put it in front of me and I'll eat it. Pair that with the fact that our hot-air popcorn popper recently went kaput and it resulted in this face:


Well, maybe I wasn't quite that dramatic (and I was wearing clothes mind you) but a little exaggeration never hurt anyone right?

But before I could pout for too long, Mike discovered this DIY air popper in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine. Even better- it actually worked and only requires 1 ingredient besides the popcorn. 

Step 1: Grab a clean brown paper bag, measuring cups and fresh popcorn kernels (old kernels don't pop well).

Step 2: Place a 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in the bag.

Step 3: Fold the end of the bag over a few times to a make a tight seal. You can also tie it closed with string. Just don't use a clip with any metal on it or you'll have a lightning show in your microwave.

Step 4: Microwave the popcorn for 3-4 minutes until you hear the popping stop, or the kernels are only popping 1-2 seconds apart. It all depends on how power-licious your microwave is.

Step 5: Remove bag using an oven mit and tear it open to see the oil-free popcorn in all its glory.


  1. That's a very practical way to cook popcorn by yourself. Popcorn is my favorite snack but I'm looking for commercial popcorn machines for sale because I want to make a business out of this snack.

  2. Commercial micro wave popcorn is terribly unhealthy. Oils that sit on shelves that are essential rancid and cause much free radical damage and cellular aging,.. much more than most people realize.

    Then there is the perfluorooctanoic acid content in store brought Microwave popcorn (google or Wikipedia if you don't know about it)

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