Sunday, July 26, 2009

Popcorn Makers Add A Excitement To Any Movie Night

By Matthew Penrod

When people sit down to watch a movie, or visit a theater or drive in, chances are highly likely popcorn will be included. Some people decide the faster making of this traditional treat, does not necessarily require the presence of a popcorn maker.

While camping, in most situations, electric popcorn makers are not used. The reason being, old style camping introduces how to live off of the land with no modern privileges. Therefore, the earliest popcorn making techniques are exercised. Included with this, is the soaking of kernels of corn in butter. Then sizzling the kernels over an open flame until the heat becomes hot enough to pop the kernels into a nice, enjoyable snack for the whole family.

After the camping technique wears thin, or is not used on a daily basis. The next step in popcorn making evolution is the method of using the stove top or the oven. All that is needed for making oven popcorn, is some aluminum foil. Simply wrap the amount of kernels desired in aluminum foil with some butter and wait for the finished treat to pop. A thin skillet works best for the stove top method of making pop corn.

Another method for making popcorn is using an already made disposable tin foil package that can be purchased in stores. All that a person has to do is open and remove the plastic packaging and heat a burner on the stove. Then place the aluminum container on the burner and wait for the popcorn to be heated to perfection. Simply open the top and enjoy. The butter and everything is already included. The empty container can be recycled.

One less popular method of popcorn making used to be completely experimental, but more and more people are doing it know. This is the solar powered popcorn maker. While constructing a solar powered popcorn maker, a person just makes a funnel out of card board that can be closed to fit inside the steel container that holds the kernels. Then the funnel gets wrapped in tin foil and set in the sun. Use heavy thermo gloves while using this method, the funnel reaches degrees that will burn the skin easily.

The best thing about any type of corn used for popping is, it is very inexpensive. Even if you like caramel popcorn, it is very easy to make and very good to eat. Some industrial snack companies have taken traditional popcorn a step further by mixing peanuts with popcorn in clusters. This snack is very fattening, but tastes awesome with a huge glass of milk.

New household popcorn makers generally do not take the time of older popcorn makers. Sometimes through perfection takes time. Keep this in mind while evaluating your method of making popcorn. Decide which is better and stick with it. Sometimes new things are not as reliable as the old appliances. Advice given, do not change a tried and true method of making popcorn, unless the old maker wears old or breaks. Then the old popcorn makers cannot be found on a shelf of a department store. So you will have to look at auctions or yard sales in order to replace your old popcorn maker.

Whichever way an individual decides to pop the kernels is not important. All methods of popping corn have the same result. Excellent popcorn.

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