Popcorn is a healthy whole grain snack that is rich in fiber and gluten free also claiming to have antioxidant properties. Movie buffs would surely love to know its health benefits just for an added advantage to snack away at it. Popcorn is healthy, inexpensive and scrumptious. It will taste delicious whether it is just salted or flavored in any of various ways. Popcorn is usually served salted or sweetened. The salted popcorn may even be buttered with topping or spices. Popcorn may be sweetened with toffee, candy pellets or condensed milk. Popcorn may even be served with jalapeno juice, hot sauce or cheese. Popcorn is popular as a snack at sports events, fests and movie theaters.
Nowadays there are so many food brands that market ready to cook popcorn that it is as easy to cook it in a cooker with the lid turned into the cooker. Microwave popcorn too has gained popularity. The commercially available stove top popcorn popper is designed to prepare popcorn on low flame, with a little oil and corn to pop. They are easy to clean and allow the preparation of popcorn in various styles. Here are a few of the best stove top popcorn poppers to choose from.
Wabash Valley Farms 25008 Whirley pop: This stove top popcorn popper has a six-quart aluminum pan with a wooden hand crank used to turn a stainless steel stirring system. The stainless steel stirring system keeps the popcorn moving on the bottom of the pan and distributes heat and oil evenly. The lid can be clipped onto the bottom vessel and has steam escape vents to avoid the popcorn from getting moist and soft; it helps keep the popcorn crisp and dry. The same can also be used to roast coffee beans. It can be used to prepare 6 quarts of popcorn in 3 minutes and all its parts come with a 25 year warranty period.
Whirley Pop stovetop popcorn popper: This stovetop popcorn popper is almost similar to the above-mentioned model with a variation that it comes in a fancy red color model.
Great northern aluminum popcorn original spinner: This popcorn popper has a capacity of 6 and a half quarts and makes a quality spinning popcorn maker. It is made of lightweight aluminum and can prepare batches of 4 quarts of popcorn at a time. It employs a nonburning spinning mechanism and it is user-friendly and can make several batches of popcorn in minutes. Some models have plastic gears while others are of metal. The metal gears are much sturdier. The knobs and handles are made of wood and prevent burns.
Great northern popcorn original stainless steel: This one again is similar in features to the above-mentioned model, with a variation in being built of stainless steel rather than aluminum. It has metal gears instead of plastic gears, is heavier and uses more oil to keep the popcorn from sticking to the bottom. This again has wooden handles to keep fingers and palm from burning.