Originally Posted by swarm87
wish i had the space/funds for a real machine(more than likely my mom would kill me/kick me out for spending 100+ on a popcorn machine), but i like my whirley pop stove top machine. just need to find and perfect the perfect recipe. who would you guys recommend for portion packs stargate cinema or popcornpopper.com, ive only tried the ones from popcorn popper as i got 4 packs for free with my whirley pop and they are better than at movie theater, just a little more salty than id prefer but they also make a less salt version and i used it before i realized i had to preheat my stove.
Re. the Whirley-pop stove-top popcorn popper, it is an affordable popcorn maker. I bought some, for me and friends, on Amazon, for about 20 bucks a "pop," and I also purchased at a local store. The good thing on Amazon was, that since I wanted to buy at least 3 of them anyway, I got the 4th for free as it qualifies for the 4-for3 promotion.
But I'm using the Whirley pop not only for popcorn. I like to roast coffee beans by myself, and the Whirley is one interesting way to do it on the stovetop and it yields fairly good results (with some level of experience). When I purchased it in a local store, they told me they'll come over to enjoy some good popcorn, but they were surprised to learn that I'll use it to roast coffee with the popper....
I've also compiled a video on my coffee site roasting coffee with the Whirley popcorn popper, so if you want to make another use out of this stovetop pop, you can watch that on my site (Whirley-Pop coffee bean roaster
), or go to YouTube and you'll find plenty of videos demonstrating how to roast with the Whirley on your stove top.