How to Make Popcorn

Welcome to the How To Make Popcorn website. We're here to celebrate the joys of popcorn. Perhaps more than any other food, the smell of popcorn can spawn a flood of memories in folks of all ages: being curled up on the couch with your family taking in a video; gathered around a campfire with friends making Jiffy Pop; licking the butter off your fingers while scarfing up a big bucket of popcorn at the movie theater. Popcorn is the ultimate "comfort" food.

If you want to learn "How to make popcorn" there's not just one right answer. That's because there are numerous methods of popping popcorn. Moreover, for each of the methods there is always a healthy debate over the exact technique to use to get the perfect popcorn we all strive for.

We've tried to cover the bases by providing our recommended steps for how to make popcorn for each of the most popular methods. If you like to use your stovetop to pop popcorn we suggest steps for the traditional method of using your own pan and also the steps for using one of the specialty poppers designed for use on the stovetop. The recommended steps to make popcorn in an electric popper are similar to the stovetop since they are all based on popping in oil.

As you would suspect the steps for making popcorn with an air popper are quite different. The steps we recommend for making popcorn in the microwave assumes you are using a microwave popcorn popper. Surprisingly the recommended steps to make Jiffy Pop are quite important to get acceptable results.

Popcorn is unique in so many ways. Unlike most of today's popular snacks it's been around for thousands of years. Moreover, popcorn is a snack that both tastes great and is good for you. Come immerse yourself in the world of popcorn by jumping into one of the sections below.

How to Make Popcorn Information

About Popcorn

About Popcorn image Popcorn is a favorite snack of many Americans as well as others throughout the world. It is one of those rare snacks that people love and that is relatively good for you as well. Of course this depends on what other ingredients you add to it.

When learning how to make popcorn some background information can be useful. Popcorn has been around for thousands of years during which it was used in a multitude of interesting ways. Today, however, the majority of popcorn is consumed with some butter and salt. There are many other ways that popcorn can be prepared and we hope to open your eyes to many of these on this website.

In this section we'll present interesting information about popcorn to provide you with some background on this wonderful snack.

Methods of Popping Popcorn

Methods of Popping Popcorn image There are countless opinions regarding how to make popcorn. The technology for popping popcorn has come a long way from the time when the Native Americans would put the popcorn on flat rocks in a fire. As the corn popped, it would fly into the air. It was a game to catch the popcorn before it hit the ground.

Over the years, with the advent of new cooking technologies, many different methods for making popcorn have been developed. I'm surprised that someone hasn't adapted a laser to pop popcorn! Some methods gained in popularity and are still in use, others have disappeared from the popcorn popping landscape. We will present all of the popular methods, each with its own legion of proponents who believe they know best how to make popcorn great. For each of the methods we will provide the detailed steps we recommend for implementing that method.

Best Popcorn Popper For You

Best Popcorn Popper For You image A variety of companies have designed a popcorn popper for the different methods of making popcorn. As you would suspect, some work better than others. In this section we'll provide information on the most popular popcorn popper of each type.

For each of the ways to make popcorn we will make a recommendation of what we feel are the best popcorn popper(s) for that particular method. There will also be additional information on the poppers we recommend.

Popcorn Supplies

Popcorn Supplies image You can have the snazziest popcorn popper around and know the perfect way to use it but it will be useless without any popcorn supplies. At a minimum you'll need some popcorn kernels to get you started. But there's such a wide variety of popcorn supplies available that will help you pop and flavor this versatile treat.

Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn Recipes image We have a wide range of popcorn recipes and they incorporate anything from chocolate to caramel to fruit and nuts...and even hot peppers! Follow our recipes and you'll learn how to make popcorn great.

About Us

About Us image Welcome to the How To Make Popcorn website brought to you by Primolicious LLC. The company is comprised of a father-son team of entrepreneurs creating products that inform and entertain for communities with a shared passion. We are both popcorn enthusiasts so we decided to create a site around our favorite snack. We hope you'll find the website both informative and fun.

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