Popcorn Maker Instructions

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Popcorn Maker Instructions
Popcorn has been enjoyed for thousands of years. (popcorn image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com)

The great variety of popcorn makers all operate on the same principle: They introduce heat to a popcorn kernel, which then blows up into a fluffy treat. Whichever size machine you're using, always follow the same basic steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Popcorn machine
  • Oil
  • Seasoning
  • Popcorn kernels

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  1. 1

    Set the popcorn machine on a flat, level surface and plug it in. Turn on the heating element, and let the unit heat up for about four minutes before you pop your first batch of popcorn.

  2. 2

    Pour your pre-measured oil and seasoning into the kettle, and then add the popcorn kernels.

  3. 3

    Turn off the heating element when the popcorn starts popping rapidly. Dump the kettle when about 99 per cent of the popcorn in the kettle pops.

  4. 4

    Wipe down the surfaces of the popcorn machine with warm soapy water, and then rinse it with warm clear water.

Tips and warnings

  • If you're popping more than one batch and you take a short break between batches, you don't have to wait as long for the element to heat up.

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