Home Popcorn Popper and Making Great Tasting Popcorn

Well, you have finally had it. No more of that burned microwave popcorn that makes the house smell for days.  So, you go out and buy a good home popcorn popper, make that first batch of popcorn – and instead of great tasting theater popcorn, it tastes worse than the microwave stuff.

Making great tasting popcorn from your home popcorn popper takes more consideration than just plugging the thing in and adding popcorn.  If you want that movie theater popcorn taste, then you need to be sure that you are using the kind of popcorn and other critical ingredients that will give this to you – especially the popcorn oil, which may be the most important ingredient of them all.

No, you are not going to get great tasting popcorn by using any cheap discount store kernels, popped in vegetable oil, and then salted with regular table salt – here are some tips for getting great tasting popcorn from your home popcorn popper.

Popcorn For Your Home Popcorn Popper

Let’s start with the popcorn.  After all, we know that the best home popcorn popper that is made cannot make great popcorn out of inferior kernels.

This is not the place you want to cut back on in quality.  Do not use discount popcorn or kernels that are of dubious quality – those tend to give smaller popped corn, along with more kernels that remain unpopped. Also, be sure than your kernels are fresh, and have always been well sealed so there is no issue that moisture has gotten into them.

And if you buy popcorn kernels in bulk, which can be a good way to reduce the cost, remove them from the bag they came in and immediately transfer them to an air tight jar or container. This way, no moisture can seep in, and you will keep them as fresh as possible.

Use the best quality popcorn possible, that has always remained dry and fresh, and you will be on your way to getting the best tasting popcorn possible from your home popcorn machine.

Paragon Popcorn

Paragon, who is a top rated name in popcorn machines and high quality ingredients, makes a 12.5 pound bag of yellow corn that I have been very happy with for a good price, and finished popcorn that is tender with good size and good taste.

Paragon TP-4 Theater Home Popper Popcorn Machine

Paragon Reviews

“I bought this recently for hosting movie nights at my home (with 10-12 guests). I decided to spend a “little” extra for an American made product and couldn’t be happier. It’s built like a tank, easy to use (remember- the popping kettle is hot!), has a fairly quiet motor when running, and simple to clean.  It is well worth the price difference from imported poppers- for example, the Waring popper that can be seen at major retailers is much smaller and looks like an easy bake oven when comparing materials and construction.”

“I did quite a bit of comparison shopping and decided on this machine and can’t be happier. When I took it out of the box I was amazed at how well made it was, and felt happy that I had chosen to pay a little more for a very great value. My sister has another brand the same size but made in china and it looks and is cheaply made. This one has a warming plate on the bottom, a light, old maid catcher, and a higher watt kettle than most.”

Oil For Your Home Popcorn Popper

You have the best popcorn kernels to use, but If you want that great movie theater popcorn from your home popcorn popper – the popcorn popping oil may be the single most important component.

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