Presto® PowerPop® Microwave Popcorn Popper Instructions

Instructions for Presto® PowerPop® microwave multi-popper popcorn popper
Use 1/3cup popping corn
begin popping at full power (High).
Popcorn will usually be done in 2 to 5 minutes.
Do not use “Popcorn Setting” on your microwave
"Listen carefully". When popping slows to apx. 2 to 3 seconds between pops, stop microwave. It's done!
*More detailed instructions below.

Presto® PowerPop® microwave multi-popper
Presto® PowerPop® microwave multi-popper

Presto PowerCup Concentrators
Presto PowerCup Concentrators

Presto PowerCup Concentrator ( 6 Pack)
Presto PowerCup Concentrator ( 6 Pack)


*Presto® is a registered trademark of National Presto Industries Inc.
Cooking and Canning Company is a reseller of National Presto® products.

Presto® PowerPop® microwave multi-popper
Your Presto® PowerPop® microwave multipopper is designed to make popcorn just the way you like it!
With oil, without oil, and even butter flavored!

How To Use
Follow these easy steps:
Attach the popping bowl to the PowerBase by positioning the popping bowl locking tabs in the grooves on the PowerBase Rotate the popping bowl clockwise or counter-clockwise until it locks into place. The bowl’s tabs will be underneath the base’s locking tabs.
Place a Presto® PowerCup® concentrator in the popping bowl. Be certain you are using only one concentrator (concentrators may occasionally stick together). Push it down, so it is seated tightly against the bottom of the inside of the popping bowl.
Important: Use only genuine Presto® PowerCup® concentrators. Use of any other concentrator or microwave crisping paper will damage your Presto PowerPop® multi-popper.
For oil popped corn, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil onto the concentrator. Add 1/3cup popping corn, If desired, sprinkle with salt. For corn similar to air popped corn (without oil), pour 1/3 cup popping corn onto the concentrator, For butter flavored popcorn, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter flavored oil onto the concentrator. Add 1/3 cup popping corn, If desired, sprinkle with salt.
Put the cover on the popping bowl and place in the center of the microwave oven. All microwave ovens do not cook alike, causing cooking time to vary. Popcorn will usually be done in 2 to 5 minutes. Do not use “Popcorn Setting” if your microwave has this feature. For the first use, set microwave timer for 5 minutes and begin popping at full power (High). Listen carefully. When popping slows to approximately 2 to 3 seconds between pops, stop microwave. If more or less time is necessary, adjust timer accordingly for your next batch of popcorn. Do not overcook as popcorn will scorch. Never leave microwave oven unattended during popping. Note: When using 1/3 cup premium yellow popcorn, the popped corn may push the cover up at the end of popping. This is normal.
Use the popping bowl carrying handle to carefully remove popper from microwave oven. Carefully lift the cover toward you to keep any steam away from you. Serve popcorn in popping bowl or pour into another bowl if you would like to make additional batches of popcorn. Caution: Some hot oil residue may remain in the bottom of the bowl after popping; use caution when pouring popcorn into another bowl as the residue could drip out and cause burns. The PowerCup® concentrator becomes very hot during popping. Use a tongs to remove a hot concentrator or allow concentrator to cool before handling.
Before popping additional batches, wipe the PowerCup ®concentrator with a cloth or paper towel to remove remaining salt and oil. Because microwave function varies, some microwave ovens perform better when allowed to cool 10 to 15 minutes before popping additional batches of corn.

Before initial use and after each subsequent use, remove the popping bowl from the PowerBase by rotating the bowl either clockwise or counterclockwise until the locking tabs on the bowl are no longer aligned with the locking tabs on the base. Lift the popping bowl off the base and wash the bowl and cover in warm, sudsy water, rinse, and dry thoroughly, or wash in the dishwasher.
Do not immerse the PowerBase in water. Wipe the PowerBase with a damp cloth to clean.
Do not immerse the PowerCup® concentrator in water. Wipe the PowerCup® concentrator with a cloth or paper towel to clean. Avoid getting the PowerCup® concentrator wet.

Helpful Hints

This popper is designed to pop all kinds of popcorn -- yellow, white, baby rice, and premium brands. Try different brands to find the one you like best. Yellow popcorn generally pops into larger kernels than white.

Always use fresh popcorn. Fresh popcorn pops into larger kernels and with more consistency than older dried out corn. You can vary the amount of popcorn popped. Since the popping bowl has a 3-quart capacity, you can pop as much as 1/3 cup of premium yellow popcorn. For other types of corn that produce smaller kernels, a heaping 1/3 cup is recommended. If you want just a little popcorn, you can pop as little as a tablespoon of corn. When popping small amounts, make sure you monitor popping closely as popping will be completed faster than normal.

Because of its fine texture, popcorn salt works best. It is available at most grocery stores. Table salt works well too, however. You can use any kind of cooking oil (corn, vegetable, peanut, olive, canola, sesame etc.) or any kind of solid shortening or lard in the popper. No more than 2 tablespoons should be used for any batch of popcorn. Feel free to mix oils or shortenings. Butter and margarine may be used. When cooked at high temperatures, like those in the microwave popper, butter and margarine both tend to brown, imparting a different, but delicious flavor.

You can preseason your corn by adding salt and other fine powdered seasonings to the oil prior to popping. Avoid the use, however, of cheese powders or powders made with granulated sugar or chocolate, as they tend to burn. They may be added to corn after popping.

If you want oil flavored popcorn, but don’t want the added fat or calories that oil gives you, either before or after popping, spray popcorn with a no-stick cooking spray. This will give you a hint of oil flavor and will also allow salts and other seasonings to stick to the popcorn better. For a hint of butter flavored popcorn, use the butter flavored sprays.

If you like extra butter or margarine on your popcorn, you can add more after popping. Simply place a few 1⁄8-inch pats of butter/margarine on the popped corn, cover popper, and reinsert in the microwave oven for approximately 20 seconds. Butter/margarine will melt and can then be mixed through.

You can enjoy the taste of theater popcorn with less harmful fats by using a butter flavored oil, like Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet ® Buttery Flavor® Popping Oil.

*Presto® is a registered trademark of National Presto Industries Inc.

Orville Redenbacher’s® is a registered trademark of ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Cooking and Canning Company is a reseller of National Presto® products.