With everyone commenting on microwave popcorn's alleged negative side-effects
, I thought I'd weigh in as well. Those little bags are expensive. There's a better alternative. It's called the Presto PowerPop microwave popper
. With a jar of Orville Redenbacher
kernels, some cooking oil, and a little salt, you can have delicious popcorn for a lot less. You can use butter instead of oil if you have to have yours buttered. You can even make tasteless air-popped popcorn if that is your desire. You have to purchase reusable Popcentric filters for the bottom of the popcorn, but they make it through several uses before needing to be disposed. Clean-up is easy.