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Old 10-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #31
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I've used my Whirley Pop on electric coils, smooth top and gas with no problems. The only part of the learning curve with any of these types of stove is you have to "play" with the popper in order to learn how the type of stove interacts with it as far as the heat is concerned.

As Zagut said, it makes perfect corn with far less oil that I ever used in the past.

Give it another try cave76. Once you've mastered it, you will love it.

Experimentation is the key.

It beats microwave popcorn in taste and ease of preparation .

But a few less then perfect batches should be expected on the learning curve.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:03 PM   #32
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Thanks to Zagut and KatieH for their encouraging words to experiment. I will---- but will you clean up the mess if it fails? LOL

I hope my learning curve will be short and sweet and I promise (!) not to get too disappointed if I have to try a couple of times. My electric coil stove is old and touchy.

I didn't get any manual with it because I bought it at Goodwill. Anything I should know before trying again? Turn the handle all the time? Adjust temp? Vent the top? Etc.?
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #33
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Oh, and what " butterfly-mushroom thing"? (Whirly Top)
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #34
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I think I've posted this on another thread but... I love the presto power pop (microwave). It's a little fussy but makes the best popcorn I've ever had. You can use your choice of oils or butter or simply air pop. I usually use a butter olive oil blend and then throw in salt and some sage. Since you can add seasonings before you pop, they are evenly spread across kernels.

Over the years, I've tried all sorts of poppers and this one is hands down the best.

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Old 10-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #35
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Thanks to Zagut and KatieH for their encouraging words to experiment. I will---- but will you clean up the mess if it fails? LOL

I hope my learning curve will be short and sweet and I promise (!) not to get too disappointed if I have to try a couple of times. My electric coil stove is old and touchy.

I didn't get any manual with it because I bought it at Goodwill. Anything I should know before trying again? Turn the handle all the time? Adjust temp? Vent the top? Etc.?
You'll have to "discover" the right temp for your stove coils but, yes, once the corn begins to pop, you need to continuously turn the crank to keep things moving.

I'll have to check my folder where I keep instruction manuals and see if there's one for my Whirley Pop. If there is, I'll scan it and send it to you via PM/email.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #36
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Oh, and what " butterfly-mushroom thing"? (Whirly Top)
It's hard to describe but once you've popped a few batches at different temps you'll see it.

A Mushroom has a top and a Butterfly has wings.

Just remember that it's just popcorn and that's always a good thing.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #37
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You'll have to "discover" the right temp for your stove coils but, yes, once the corn begins to pop, you need to continuously turn the crank to keep things moving.

I'll have to check my folder where I keep instruction manuals and see if there's one for my Whirley Pop. If there is, I'll scan it and send it to you via PM/email.

Oh, my !!!! I really didn't mean to make any work for you---- but that would be wonderful. Thank you so much.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #38
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Katie----- I hope you haven't gone to all the work of sending me the instructions for the Whirley Pop which you kindly offered to do.

I found the instructions on the Internet:

One thing I didn't know and which may have been responsible for my failure----- we're not supposed to put the unit on the heat source and heat it and the oil first!

Since that's how I always made popcorn in a reg. pan I probably did that.

So, now---- I'll try again following the manual!

WhirleyPop™ Popcorn Popper - Instructions

Click here to view the Instructional Video.

Please visit the FAQ for the answers to many common questions.

Seasoning Instructions: First Time Use
Wash and season pan:
Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Tilt the pan to coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Heat for 20 seconds or until oil is hot. Do not leave pan unattended.
Remove from heat and let cool
Wipe out with a napkin and start popping!
Popping Instructions:

Do not add any ingredients while the popper is on any heat source
Use the proper amounts of oil and popcorn.
For Popcorn use 1/2 Cup
For Oil use 1-3 Tablespoon
Some gourmet hybrid popcorn such as white, crimson or petite pop-up smaller and should be adjusted accordingly
As you become more comfortable with your popper, you can reduce the amount of oil used to as low as a single teaspoon. That's about 41 calories - 4 1/2 fat grams!
Stove Instructions:

Do not preheat popper and oil
Place popper with added ingredients on gas stove and turn on the burner. Medium heat is best.
If using electric range, heat range only to medium-high; place popper with added ingredients on heated unit
Stir slowly, adjust temperature as needed so popping is complete in about 3 minutes
Continue stirring through entire process until there is only an occasional pop...pop, or until the handle becomes hard to turn. Do not force the handle.
Remove from heat immediately
Transfer into a serving bowl
Add butter and salt or your favorite seasoning
CAUTION:
Never place empty popper on heated stovetop
Never leave popper unattended while popping

Whirley Pop Stovetop Popper Instructions for Use
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:29 AM   #39
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I girded my loins, figuratively, and tried my Whirley Pop last night! Following all the directions! Duh!

It came out perfectly! I'm so happy!
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #40
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I girded my loins, figuratively, and tried my Whirley Pop last night! Following all the directions! Duh!

It came out perfectly! I'm so happy!
Aaah! The sweet taste of success! Good job!
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