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

I tried to cook microwave popcorn, but the corn do not explode well in the specified time (3 minutes).

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    Hi . are you using a pre packaged , microwaveable pop corn? or some other product? How old is the corn? -

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Years ago, my dad decided he'd try putting the popcorn in a bowl of water for 30-60 minutes before popping. The results of his experiment were amazing! The added moisture in each kernel probably added at least 25% to the volume of the finished product. If you have the time, I'd recommend trying this.

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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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You should always turn a paper plate upside-down on the turntable (slightly off-center for better heating) and place the popcorn container on top of that.

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That's enough for popcorn, but a magnetron does lose power once it starts to age.

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