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post #11 of 80 Old 03-04-14, 09:08 PM
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I just received my Lindy's Stainless Steel Stove Top Popcorn Popper, 6-Quart from Amazon with Arrowhead Mills Organic Popcorn, 28 Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)... My wife made a batch about 15 minutes after I unpacked it. The popcorn tasted excellent. We used Organic Coconut oil. I am glad I saw the thread or we would still me doing the microwave popcorn.
There's a world of difference in the flavor between stovetop and microwave, isn't there? Yes, the microwave is very convenient, but the stovetop version only takes a few extra minutes. You can start preheating the kettle while you get the ingredients together, which saves some time.

Glad to see people get something out of this thread. And don't be afraid to experiment. Popcorn is cheap!
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How do you keep the popcorn fresh? The bags are way bigger than would be used at once... I have a feeling it will be months before a bag is completed.

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I put my corn in a tupperware type quart sized container. it has a small pop-top lid that allows ua to pour out the kernels without unscrewing the entire lid.


We received our coconut oil, and Flavacol yesterday. We made a batch with the "regular, off the shelf" Jolly Time popcorn.
We both agreed it was very good, although we'll be using a bit more "Flava" next time. I used 1tsb of that with one heaping TBS of oil to just over a half cup of corn. With the same amount of corn, we would have generally used 1/4 cup of butter and a TBS of canola oil. So to say that last night popcorn tasted "drier", is an understatement. However it "felt" much more healthy but was surprisingly flavorful (or should I say, "flavaful")?

Suffice it to say that I firmly believe the days of canola oil and butter are behind us.
This stuff is a keeper. But of course that doesn't mean we won't continue to experiment.

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I put my corn in a tupperware type quart sized container. it has a small pop-top lid that allows ua to pour out the kernels without unscrewing the entire lid.


We received our coconut oil, and Flavacol yesterday. We made a batch with the "regular, off the shelf" Jolly Time popcorn.
We both agreed it was very good, although we'll be using a bit more "Flava" next time. I used 1tsb of that with one heaping TBS of oil to just over a half cup of corn. With the same amount of corn, we would have generally used 1/4 cup of butter and a TBS of canola oil. So to say that last night popcorn tasted "drier", is an understatement. However it "felt" much more healthy but was surprisingly flavorful (or should I say, "flavaful")?

Suffice it to say that I firmly believe the days of canola oil and butter are behind us.
This stuff is a keeper. But of course that doesn't mean we won't continue to experiment.

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Is this what you are using?

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No, mine's about half that size. Here's a random Google pic I found (mine isn't pink though, haha)



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I have a 8cup popcorn 'old-school' type I bought a while ago for my man cave. I bought it from an industrial place but they sell the same 'flavor' at amazon. I didn't buy the 'cart' for it since my man cave is small and this one sits perfectly on the small refrigerator. I've been trolling websites looking for ideas on popcorn so glad I stumbled on this one! I've bought two different types of 'pre-made' popcorn packets. These packets contain the oil, kernels, and flavoring that i put the oil and salt in first and let the 'stirrer' warm up the pot and then i add the kernels and pop pop pop!! Both brands create a large set of old maids (I'm at work so I dont' know what brands I've used) and I've heard of using flavorcol so I think I might go the route of buying the ingredients individually. I have a big bottle of 'butter' to use but i need to buy the dispenser to put on the top since 'pouring' it over the popcorn has led to..well..WAY to much butter!


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Just for you, Ellisr63, here's a photo of my popcorn arsenal as of tonight:



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How do you keep the popcorn fresh? The bags are way bigger than would be used at once... I have a feeling it will be months before a bag is completed.
We bought a number of acrylic canisters years ago that we use for our staples, such as sugar, flour, and popcorn. They're similar to these found on Amazon, but they cost a lot less.

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They're large, locking, and look pretty nice.

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Glad to find this discussion going on. I have a Paragon popcorn machine that I would highly recommend
to anyone searching for a popper. We have been using the pre-measured packets from paragon to use with it.
I'm always curious to try something different or perhaps better,, as of late, I've heard a lot of talk about Black
Jewel popcorn. Has anyone heard of it or tried it??? If so, please share some info.

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I've never heard of that one. News to me.

It's fun bouncing from the various typed of oils from night to night, but I'd have to say coconut is my favorite.
Wifey isn't convinced there's much difference, so it's going to hard for me to talk her into spending the extra cash for (what I think is) the good stuff.

The Flavacol continues to be amazing!

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