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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
This does two things: It keeps the extremely hot popcorn off the tray, reducing the chances it will crack, plus it raises the popcorn up so it will heat more efficiently.
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Posted on Dec 25, 2008
SOURCE: Have lost the instructions to
No -- it's a dry popper. Here's a link with more info.
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
SOURCE: I lost the instruction on
A Tablespoon of oil for 1/4 cup of popping corn should do the trick; this is what I use in the West Bend StirCrazy.
Most manufacturer's have instructions posted on their websites for their machines. With brand name and model number you should be able to find. Reply if you need help.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
SOURCE: popcorn popper 50030178
What type of popper is it? The 50030178 model isn't one I'm familiar with.
For most of the small air poppers, such as the Presto Air poppers, fill the measuring cup lid with popcorn so that the popcorn is level with the top of the cup. Add this amount of popcorn to the popper. On those units, there is a fill line inside the popping chamber. Do not fill past the line. For these air poppers, if you want to have butter or margarine on the popcorn, add 3 tablespoons of the extra to the lid after you replace it on the popper.
For the Hamilton Beach Hot Oil Poppers, the manual for the 73300 is available here: http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/use-and-care/use-and-care.php . Fill in the type of device and then the model. The amount of oil and popcorn will depend on how much you want to make. For a single serving, you need 2 T (tablespoons) of kernels and 1 - 1 1/2 t (teaspoon) of oil. For enough popcorn for a family, you should use 1/2 cup of kernels and 1T of oil. http://useandcares.hamiltonbeach.com/files/840190701.pdf has a full chart of the amounts on page 6.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the brand of popper and I'll check for a specific chart for that unit.
(It's been a while since I used the air popper that I used to have.)
Posted on Jun 21, 2011
SOURCE: I only ned the bowl
We can't sell you the bowl at Fixya as we only can help with instructions and so on. What I can help you with is where and who to contact about the bowl.
I believe your popper is made by WestBend. So you have a couple of choices. You can look for a repair shop that will have replacement parts. These are not that common these days but they are around. You can search on the net for them and I would talk to the store you purchased the popper from and ask where you can get parts. They may have a local repair depot that will be able to help. If that doesn't get you a source then you need to try Westbend.
Go to http://westbend.com/ and click on the support tab. Then click on replacement parts then Westbend and then popcorn popper. Select your model and it should now display all available parts. Unfortunetly the replacment parts tend to be power cords and covers so there may not be a bowl available for your model. It is still worth using the Westbend contact information and asking if they have one just in case.
Aside from other sources such as ebay or thrift shops you may not be able to find a bowl. And what you have to keep in mind is the replacement cost of the bowl plus shipping if you can find one. You may find that you will have to buy a new popper as it would cost less than getting the bowl.
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
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