Making A Popping Treat

Food and Drink

The smell of popcorn is usually enticing for many people. You can get a small machine to use at home if you want to enjoy the treat with your family or a large machine that can be used if you want to make a batch for a fund raiser or a special event. There are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re using a Gold Medal products popcorn machine so that more kernels pop and so that your popcorn doesn’t burn.

Keep the lid on the machine as much as possible. This will help to keep more moisture in the machine, which often results in a fluffier texture. You should also use a small amount of oil in the machine instead of butter to keep the popcorn from burning. When you’re measuring the kernels that you’re going to put in the machine, you need to keep in mind that the number of kernels won’t equal the cups of popcorn that you’re going to get. About a quarter of a cup of kernels will yield close to two ounces of popcorn.

When you begin looking at a Gold Medal products popcorn machine, you need to consider the number of people you’re going to serve. A larger machine is ideal for special events, such as school carnivals or festivals. There are smaller machines that are a good option if you only plan to pop a small amount for when you watch movies at home, or you want a crunchy treat for a family celebration. Make sure you stay close to the machine while the kernels are popping. When the sound of the kernels popping gets slower, then you can usually remove the popcorn from the machine so that it doesn’t burn. If you want flavored popcorn, then add the flavored ingredients to the oil for the best results.