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Far better than the silicone popcorn poppers
on January 14, 2018
I had one of these that lasted for years, being used about 2 times a week. When the lid finally warped so popcorn kernels were jumping out all over the microwave, I decided to try the newer style of collapsible silicone poppers. If you're trying to decide between the two styles of poppers, the Nordic Ware one is far superior. This has a lip so you can pick it up without scalding your fingers, which the silicone ones don't. Also this one pops more evenly, and it's easy to tell when the popping has slowed. Because of the style of the raised base, you can put the hot bowl in your lap and not burn your thighs. It's also easier to butter the popcorn in this one, because of the flared shape of the bowl; the silicone ones are deep and straight, so you can't toss the popcorn as well to evenly distribute the butter. I also got far fewer unpopped kernels with this Nordic Ware one. This is such a good popper, but as the trend seems to be towards the silicone ones, I'm ordering several of these Nordic Ware ones to keep for future years, in case they become unavailable.