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Popcorn my microwave will absolutely not make popcorn. I've left it in for 10 minutes! I've tried different temperatures....what now?

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  • kat22 Feb 29, 2008

    this did the trick!

  • rogberg-1 Aug 20, 2008

    We are experiencing the same problem with our new convection microwave. Called Viking Service Rep and was told about the same thing about elevating the bag of microwave popcorn. Seems like something Viking should know about and at least mention in their manuals. Or, they should provide a microwave popcorn rack along with their convection baking racks.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. and have this same model. Why do they have a popcorn button if it doesn't work?

  • sherylcampan May 11, 2010

    A microwaveable plate or bowl just to get the popcorn bag off of the convection turntable did the trick. I just popped 2 complete perfect bags 2 different ways  in the same oven with same result. Basically with a bowl or plate cooking at 2:30 (2min/30 sec) was perfect. Thanks for the advice....whoo hoo

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Have you tried putting a plate or saucer underneath the bag?

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Some microwaves specially if convection type you will need to get a microwave safe bowl turn upsidedown and place the popcorn on top of the bowl for it to pop properly.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

  • kmullen251 Sep 06, 2011

    I just got a new Viking microwave/convection. Couldn't get a bag to pop. I put one of the wire racks that came with the microwave in, placed the bag on it, pressed "popcorn" and it worked perfectly!

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What is the best way to cook popcorn in this oven?


It's best to put the popcorn bag on an upside-down paper plate, and be sure it's off-center, not in the center of the turntable.

Raising the plate and keeping it slightly off center allows more even heating and also protects the glass tray from overheating repeatedly in the center, which can eventually lead to its cracking.

If it still won't cook properly, the magnetron, cooling air flow or power line voltage may be less than it should be.

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If the microwave functions normally while cooking everything else, but is only burning popcorn, there is no component problem that will cause this. You cannot adjust or replace any internal component to make it not burn popcorn. All power levels and program options are contolled by the consumer at the control panel. Refer to your owner;s manual for their recommendations.

If the oven is equipped with a popcorn feature button, it is programmed for a recommended power level and time. This is an ESTIMATED program feature. The manufacturers of both the oven and the popcorn will also give directions that tell you to turn the oven off when the popping slows to about a pop every 2 seconds. Failure to do so can result in burning.

If the microwave does not come with a popcorn feature button, the manufacturers of the popcorn have directions on the outside of the box that tell you what POWER LEVEL and TIME to set the oven on for the desired result. Again, the you still have to listen as the bag pops to ensure it does not burn.

In addition, on some microwave ovens, there is a feature that allows you to select the SIZE of the popcorn bag. Some popcorn manufacturers have smaller snack size bags that don't take as long to pop. You have to select the appropriate size to get the correct program option.

In any case, you never are to place popcorn in a microwave oven and walk away from it. All these program features are ESTIMATIONS based on manufacturers testing and recommendations for the best results. All microwave ovens are different and operate at different power levels. Your best judge is to listen as it pops.

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Popcorn is a food that has a very low moisture content, and microwave ovens rely on moisture content (water molecules) in order to cook.

If there is not enough moisture to absorb the microwave energy, much of the the energy is reflected back to the magnetron and damage it.

This is also what damages a microwave when it is run empty.

A simple solution is to add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe container in the back corner of the oven and cook your popcorn a little longer.

You'll have to experiment a few times to get the combination right for your particular model.

But allow our microwave about 15 minutes or so for the magnetron to cool down between popcorn cooking sessions.

Also, I would suggest putting a paper plate upside-down on the turntable tray, then putting the popcorn container on top of that.

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Hi,

You are running the risk of damaging the Magnatron by doing this.

Check the packets you are using, you will have to reduce your power output.

This is because microwaves act by being absorbed by water. There is very little in popcorn and in fat. Once this has been evaporated, the microwave energy builds up (as it is still being produced - but not absorbed), and ends up cooking the magnatron itself.

I have seen countless posts on here after cooking popcorn!

More fun on the hob anyway - and cheaper to buy in bulk!

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use Orville Rickenbacker ah you know who lol set it for five minutes when you hear it slow take it out works for me no the oven don't need repair popcorn's tough the best way i know to make popcorn is an electric skillet yum yum

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To contact Magic Chef about getting an *authorized* servicer, see: http://www.mcappliance.com/contactus/contactus.asp

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