Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Colonel Popper Silicone Microwave Popcorn Maker Review

I eat a ton of popcorn and I've tried making it every way imaginable. So I jumped at the chance to review the Colonel Popper Microwave Popcorn Maker. I can honestly say, this is ~the one~ that works in the microwave! Easy, mess free popcorn in it's own bowl (read easy clean-up) that's a healthy, fiber rich, whole foods snack. Gotta love it! Now, I will say, the key to having a happy popcorn experience will take a little trial and error... The most important thing is to learn your microwave and what power level and time setting is best for you. I have a very strong microwave with 12 power levels, I use 2:36 minutes at level 6. Every microwave is different.
The bowl collapses for easier storage (see picture of box below).
You can click HERE to find all of my popcorn posts. 

I'm hoping the boys don't see this post...
I'm a believer and did buy one for each of them for their birthday.
Oh and, um, Christmas is coming... Just sayin🎅

Observations:
  1. A 2 lb bag of popcorn is $1.66 at Walmart. A single serving of popcorn = 1/4 C. Colonel Popper will accommodate up to 1/2 C of popcorn.
  2. It's true that you can make popcorn without oil or butter in this popper. My personal experience has been, it works a little better with just a tad of oil. I've been adding a dime size drop of vegetable oil to the Colonel Popper, then swishing the popcorn around until the kernels are a little shiny from the oil. 
  3. They say you can re-pop any unpopped kernels, I tried it and it's ok, but I prefer to just toss them. Refer to #1 above:@)
  4. You want to listen to the popping, even when I set it to 2:40 I might stop the microwave 10 seconds or so early if I notice the popping has stopped.
  5. The popcorn stays hotter longer. Whether that's because of the silicone or the unpopped kernels on the bottom, I don't know, but I like it!
  6. They say the Colonel Popper is dishwasher safe. I can't speak to that, my dishwasher's name is Lynn, and while she doesn't do a very good job, she's been with the family forever:@) Mine washes up fine with hot soapy water.
  7. I've tried the glass microwave popper with a handle that looks a little like a tea pot... I think that one creates too much condensation because it's shaped like a ball, the water runs back down the sides resulting in wet popcorn. The Colonel Popper is a better design and does a better job at allowing excess steam to escape.
  8. I've seen a similarly designed cheaper brand on the market, but the silicone seems thinner and that one doesn't have handles. Steam is hot folks, I think you'll be much happier with handles!
  9. Amazon link HERE.
*I was generously gifted the Colonel Popper for review, but all opinions are my own, 
and I'm always honest with you!

Enjoy a healthy snack and have a happy day:@)

8 comments:

  1. This is a very thorough review! Wow Lynn, you really did your homework! I love that the bowl keeps the popcorn warm for a while! Looks like a great gadget!

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  2. I was thinking the other day I need to find a good microwave popcorn popper and here you are with a review.Thanks!!

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  3. I have that same popper and it is the best thing ever!

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  4. I almost never do things like this, but I just went and impulsively bought one on Amazon.

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    1. I've been using mine daily, I hope you like it too:@)

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  5. I'm a fellow popcorn lover Lynn, I'm SOLD! Thanks for the review. ♥

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  6. I love your review and that the popcorn maker collapses. The boys will be most appreciative, Lynn. What a great gift idea!!

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  7. I'm a popcorn addict, too! I have kept it out of the house this week and now you've given me a huge craving. I need one of these gizmos, too. Thanks for sharing!!

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