Making perfect popcorn can be a hit and miss affair, but not with this handy microwave popper. Ideal for when the grandchildren come to stay - or just as a treat for you!
Product: Available online from www.onlinekitchen ware.com or for your local cookshop. For stockists call 01730 811811. Price: £22.99 Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
What it says it does:
Chef’n PopTop™ Microwave Popper is ideal for those seeking a healthy, high fibre/low fat snack (only 31 Kcal a cup) or for making your own accompaniment to family movie night. Enjoy delicious, fuss-free, homemade popcorn, a low calorie, unprocessed snack.
Made from flexible, heat resistant silicone, the PopTop™ is just one structure with a lid that folds in like a concertina and then once the popcorn is ready it opens like a flower. Use the tabs on each side of the lid to lift it out safely
Our tester said:
If you have ever made popcorn using a saucepan on the hob – or even bought the ready-made stuff in microwave bags – you’ll know it’s a bit of a hassle and can be a little disappointing when the majority of the kernels don’t pop properly.
The Chef’n PopTop™ Microwave Popper is an ingenious little device that makes perfect popcorn. It’s really simple to use, too, so would be safe for grandchildren to make their own popcorn (with supervision as it does get hot).
Small and flexible, it makes a good amount of popcorn in one hit and you can also add sugar and salt to spice things up a bit.
Simply pour in some popping corn kernels (not supplied, but available very cheaply at all good supermarkets) until they come to the top of the base measure (approx 5 tablespoons), fold in the lid, then microwave on full power for about 3 minutes. When the popcorn is ready, the lid gently opens revealing perfectly popped popcorn.
There are handy tabs either side of the lid to help you remove it safely from the microwave but you do need to let it cool for at least 30 seconds before pouring it into a dish. It’s a small and flexible device (approx 10x17cm when folded) so is easy to store and as it’s dishwasher-safe, it’s totally hygienic too.
At £22.99 it’s not cheap, but it should last for years. Let the munching commence!