Hi, not only can you use it with the plastic part of the lid off, you should. My finding is that if we make popcorn with the plastic part of the lid on, moisture can't escape and it makes the popcorn soggy.
The plastic LID remains OFF while the corn is being popped. This lets the steam escape so the popped corn stays crisp and doesn't come out "chewy". Put the LID ON when popping is done and turn the top over to remove from the cooking base. It's its own serving bowl. Very simple, very convenient.
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unless you have the instruction manual, only trial-and-error will tell you. Start with 2 tablespoons of oil and 1/2 cup of corn kernals. If there is oil left after the corn is popped, decrease the amount of oil by a teaspoon. If the popped corn is burned, increase the oil by a teaspoon. As for the corn, if the pot is full when the popping is done, 1/2 cup is the right amount. If the popped corn over flows, 1/2 cup is too much. Vary the oil and corn until you get it right. Good luck! I love popcorn, so I wish you the best.
I just took over a position as Activiyies Director for a community association. Found the popcorn popper in the closet, no maual of course, I just cleaned it up, added kernals to metal cup & plugged it in. Within 3 minutes I had a huge bowl of fresh popcorn for the kids to enjoy. They love watching it pop. Only problem is finding the perfect way to season. Any suggestions???
single layer of popcorn on bottom of entire maker...no oil is needed but you can use a tablespoon if you like...butter melts through the hokes in lid....Place butter pats over top holes in lid before popping starts if you want butter to drip down on the corn ( it does pop better with a little oil!)
I have the directions for this; send me your address and I'll mail you a copy or I could probably just I have a Presto Caramel Corn'r. These are the directions:
You need a large mixing spoon, wax paper and the following ingredients:
2 T cooking oil
¼ c popcorn
¼ c butter or margarine
½ c brown sugar
2 T light corn syrup
¼ t salt
1/8 t soda
Then follow these steps 1)Pour cooking oil and popcorn into the unit base.Place cover on base.Plug cord into base and then into wall outlet.The signal light will glow when unit is heating.When popping is completed, the signal light will go out indicating that the heat has shut off automatically.Unplug the cord from the wall outlet.Tip unit upside down so popped corn falls into cover.Set cover with popped corn aside.You may want to use a paper towel to remove excess oil and unpopped corn or hulls from the base before making caramel sauce.NOTE:I pop corn for all the batches I intend to make first then do the next steps because you don’t have to clean it each time to make a new batch. 2)To make caramel sauce, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in the base.Plug into wall outlet.Heat mixture stirring constantly until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.Continue cooking, stirring occasionally for three minutes.Unplug cord from outlet and unit. 3)Place the mixing band on the base.Add baking soda and stir until mixture is evenly colored, light and foamy.Add popped corn, stirring to evenly coat with caramel sauce.Remove mixing band.Pour caramel coated corn onto wax paper and separate kernels.Let stand a few minutes before serving.Wash unit before popping more corn.