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Salty, savoury popcorn with a sharp burst of cheesy goodness and a mild, Italian herb flavour. Do not adjust your computer monitor. You HAVE just stumbled on the perfect popcorn, popped in the perfect popcorn popper.
Now I’m not one to mince words, so I’m just going to come out and say it. You need the Hamilton Beach Kettle Style Popcorn Popper in your life. You need it like meat needs salt. Like apple pie needs cinnamon. Like Kanye West needs an awards show. And once you have it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Introducing… the very best small appliance for every popcorn lover you know.
Yeah, that’s it right there. Kind of looks space age, doesn’t it? But whether it’s a date night in or a movie-watching party with friends and family, this popper delivers. Enjoy hot and delicious theater-style popcorn that can be prepared and served right in the same bowl! Simply measure your oil and kernels into the popping chamber and turn it on. (I swear, that’s all there is to it.) When the popping slows down to two seconds between pops, your popcorn is ready to eat.
Even better? The Kettle Style Popcorn Popper is dishwasher safe, and the top and bottom nest for space-saving storage. Plus, you can pop up to 24 cups per cycle, so your family is never left waiting for more. It’s actually kind of perfect.
(I won’t be offended if you want to stop reading here and just buy it. Honestly! I don’t blame you.)
‘Round here, we take our movie night snacks seriously – and we know good popcorn. That’s why I’m so pleased to share with you this recipe for Italian-Style Popcorn. It’s my tried-and-true recipe for creating the perfectly savoury topping, and chances are, you already have the ingredients on hand.
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
22-24 cups popped popcorn
First, go on and grate that Parmesan cheese. If you have a pair of strong hands available, lure him into the kitchen with promises of popcorn. (It never fails, trust me.)
Next, set up your Kettle Style Popcorn Popper, using 1 cup of popcorn kernels and 3 tablespoons of oil to yield 22-24 cups. Press “ON” and wait for the magic to begin.
In about 3-5 minutes, your entire home will be filled with the aroma of freshly popped popcorn. (Can’t find a kid? No worries. When you use the Kettle Style Popcorn Popper, they’ll find YOU.)
Peek-a-boo popcorn below!
Now listen up because this is very important: when the popping sounds diminish to between 2-3 seconds per pop, that’s when you want to turn the unit off. Because as awesome as the Popcorn Popper is, it’s not foolproof. (Translation, you can burn a small portion of the popcorn if you’re not careful.) But if you follow my instructions to a tee, you’ll be left with nothing but the tastiest, fluffiest golden popcorn.
Next, dress it up with melted butter and your spice mixture, and toss to coat. Grab your favourite movie, et voila! Perfectly popped and perfectly delicious.
(Peter Pan was Ryder’s pick. The kid could literally watch that movie every night.)
If you’ve decided that you need to have the Hamilton Beach Kettle Style Popcorn Popper in your life, go forth and enjoy! Movie night will never be the same again. The Kettle Style Popcorn Popper retails for $129.99 and is available online at hamiltonbeach.ca.
Of course, you know you can WIN one here too! One lucky reader will win a Hamilton Beach Kettle Style Popcorn Popper. To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries.