The Whirley Pop
Hot, fresh popcorn is best made the old-fashioned way: on the stove in a hand-cranked pot designed to turn crunchy corn kernels into one of America’s favorite snacks. In less than 3 minutes, 1/2 cup of corn kernels (or 2/3 cup of tiny kernels) can be turned into 6 quarts of hot, fresh popcorn with the Stainless Steel Whirley Pop: a durable pan and lid with a patented “crank and stir” mechanism that continuously moves the popcorn around, evenly distributing the oil (1-2 tablespoons per 1/2 cup of kernels, depending on the brand) while preventing the popcorn from burning.
Easy to use, the Whirley Pop has a contemporary , natural hardwood handle that stays cool and keeps your hands away from the heat and the strategically located steam vents that allow moisture to escape during the popping to ensure the popcorn is always tender and crisp. The Stainless Steel Whirley Pop is also induction ready (but also works on a regular stove) with an encapsulated carbon steel disk on the bottom of the stainless steel pan to ensure perfect popcorn every time.
The appeal of homemade popcorn is as much about the cooking experience as it is about the aroma and taste of outrageously delicious fresh popcorn for the whole family. So take a whirl with the Stainless Steel Whirley Pop and go from a popcorn enthusiast to an outright fanatic.
The Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker is made by Wabash Family Farms in Monan, Indiana (about 100 miles north of Indianapolis), which also happens to be the top popcorn producing county in Indiana. To watch a short youtube video about the company and how to use the Whirley Pop, click here.
The stainless steel version (highly recommended) sells for about $35-$50 at retailers nationwide (Bed, Bath and Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, JC Penney) or on-line directly from the company or through Amazon.
To read more about the Stainless Steel Whirley Pop and other Whirley Pop Poppers, go to the company website: www.whirleypopshop.com.