Popping Instructions

Stovetop Cooking Instructions

  1. Pour about 4 TBSP of oil (or to cover the bottom) into at least a 6 quart Heavy Bottom Pan.
  2. Drop three kernels of popcorn in oil. Oil will be heated once they pop.
  3. Once the popcorn pops, add 4 oz. of popcorn (1/2 cup), lower the heat slightly and cover pan with lid.
  4. Continuously agitate pan until the popcorn ceases to pop.
  5. Season to taste.

Note: If using a Popcorn Popper follow manufacturers instructions.

Whirley Popper Popping Instructions

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.

Never place empty popper on heated stovetop.
Never leave popper unattended while popping.