Catamount's Glass Popcorn Popper
11.05.13 Catamount's Glass Popcorn Popper
For those of you popcorn lovers, the solution for safe microwavable popcorn is solved with this fabulous glass microwave popper! And not to mention the bonus of a rich amount of antioxidants - especially the hulls caught in your teeth, which have the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber in this "nutritional gold nugget" of a snack.
Some of you may have read a popular post here at MightyNest about the dangers of microwavable popcorn bags. In a nutshell, the microwavable bags are coated with a yucky chemical called flouorotelemor (PFC), which breaks down to become perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) when heated. This chemical is used specifically to prevent the bag from leaking oil. The EPA's scientific advisory board has recommended that PFC be listed as a, "likely human carcinogen". PFOA has been linked to both cancer, birth defects and higher rates of thyroid disease. The EPA has asked manufacturers to work towards eliminating PFOA from products by 2015. So, in the meantime, this glass popper is a fantastic and safe alternative.
A good rule of thumb: try to steer clear of grease-resistant food packaging. Paper on the outside + plastic on the inside is a red flag.
With Catamount's Microwave Popcorn Popper, making healthy and delicious popcorn is simple. just as easy to use as one of those pre-packed popcorn envelopes, with the advantages of better health, lower cost and increased deliciousness.
Pour your kernels of choice into the 2.5 quart container, place your desired amount of butter (if any) on top of the silicone melting lid, and microwave for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. As the butter melts, it will drip through the lid and evenly coat the kernels as they pop. You don't need any oil to pop the corn, though you can put some in if you want. It works great - the corn pops up light and fluffy.
If you're looking to pop smaller amounts, Catamount's 1 quart glass personal popper is an easy and quick way to pop a healthy snack.
Made by a Vermont company, the Microwave Popcorn Popper is made from borosilicate (laboratory glass), which is one of the purest forms of glass without heavy metals. The popper is also dishwasher safe. The large glass handle becomes warm, but not hot, for easy transfer to bowls. Dimensions: 7.5" tall x 6" diameter (3.5" long handle).
And if you prefer the traditional stovetop method, we recently added a stainless steel popcorn maker. The vented lid is ideal for popping dry popcorn while the rotary handle (which stays cool) keeps popcorn moving, ensuring that all of the kernals are popped.
Have you ever tried a popping kernals in a glass popper? Or with a whirlypop style popper? Any special toppings to share for fellow popcorn enthusiasts?