How to Use a Popcorn Machine: Who doesn’t love a bucket of popcorn? They are the perfect snack for watching a movie or if someone just wants to have a late midnight binge snack. The popping of the corns is extremely satisfying and the aroma which fills up in the room while the popcorn is being made is to just go in food heaven for.
The best thing about popcorns; you can make them in your house rather than going to the market every time you’re craving them. They are extremely easy and fun to prepare!
However for those folks who are wondering that how a popcorn machine operates then this article is for you!
Let’s get started.
There are various types of popcorn makers however in this article we would discuss how to use a popcorn machine that can be kept at home and a commercial popcorn maker that outside vendors use in their carts or shops.
- 1 How to Operate a Popcorn Machine
- 2 Make Popcorn Using a Stirring Popcorn Maker
- 3 Make Popcorn Using a Commercial Popcorn Machine
How to Operate a Popcorn Machine
Make Popcorn Using a Kettle
This is the most old-school method! Anyone can make popcorn using this method.
Step 1: Heat the Kettle
Use any kettle; a tea kettle can also be utilized. Keep that on the stove for about 7-9 minutes.
Step 2: Pour Oil into the Kettle
Put oil in the kettle. Use about 2-3 tablespoons full depending on the quantity of popcorn you will make.
Step 3: Add the Kernels
Once the oil in the kettle is heated, add the popcorn kernels into the kettle and keep the lid airtight shut.
Step 4: Popping of the Popcorn
You’ll hear noises of the kernels popping and once you can no longer hear anything from the kettle, this means the popcorns are done.
Step 5: Enjoy
Dump the kettle into a bucket and enjoy the scrumptious popcorn.
There are various popcorn machines through which you can popcorn as well.
Make Popcorn Using a Stirring Popcorn Maker
This particular popcorn maker comes with an E-shaped ceramic metal that stirs the kernels for the popcorn to be ready.
Step 1: Add the Kernels to the Popcorn Maker
The kernels can be found in any department store. Buy those and dump them in the popcorn maker. Don’t be fooled by the tiny size of the kernels as they would become large-sized popcorn.
Step 2: Add Oil
Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of oil on top of the kernels. Make sure you don’t add in extra oil as the popcorn might become soggy and oily. You can use any type of oil; vegetable canola or even sunflower. Don’t replace oil with butter as it can burn the popcorn.
Several Stirring Popcorn makers have detachable lids and separate portions in which you can add in all the ingredients.
If you have the latest model it would also have a butter department in which the machine would automatically add it on top of the Popcorn in the end for seasoning.
Step 3: Close the Lid and Turn on the Machine
Once you have added in all of the ingredients, shut the lid tight and turn on the button. The number of kernels you have added would determine how long it would take for the popcorn to be ready.
The best tip is to listen to the sound of the popping kernels. Once the popping stops turn off the machine as the popcorn would be ready.
Step 4: Season and Devour
You can season the popcorn with salt or any artificial flavor. You can also butter to the top. Use a knife and cut a square of better and place it on the popcorn. It would met automatically. Remember to eat the popcorn fresh and hot!
Make Popcorn Using a Commercial Popcorn Machine
For those who plan on selling popcorn to the general public, we recommend that you buy a commercial popcorn machine as they can make popcorn in larger quantities and popcorns remain hot and fresh in the commercial popcorn maker.
Here is how to use it!
Step 1: Add 3 Tablespoon of Oil
Turn on the machine and add the oil into the oil compartment. Use any type of oil. Once the oil has been added, wait for it to sizzle.
To confirm if the oil is ready, you can add one popcorn kernel to test.
Step 2: Add the Popcorn Kernel
Add about half a cup of kernels into the hopper. As the oil would already be hot, you would start hearing the popping sounds in the next 2-3 minutes. You’ll see the popcorn coming out of the hopper.
Step 3: Take out the Popcorn
Once the popping stops, take out all the popcorn from the hopper. You can season them as you wish and serve them in a bag or bucket.
Get Ready to Eat and Serve Popcorn!
Now that seems fun, doesn’t it? Who knew using a popcorn maker would be this easy! Best of all, you don’t necessarily need a popcorn machine if you don’t have one at home. Just simply use a Kettle. So get going and fulfill your popcorn craving!