Do you use the Popcorn button on your microwave? Are you one that says, "Yes, I use it, but it doesn't really pop the popcorn very well"? Is your bag usually not full? Do you have lots of kernels left over?
If so, you're not using it properly! I'm going to assume you don't know the little trick. Every time I tell someone, they're so appreciative... Most times, when you hit the popcorn button, you have to hit the 30 second extender, and sometimes you have to hit it twice as the corn is still popping. Who wants to leave all those kernels in the bag?
Granted, I only know the trick to the GE microwaves, but I'm sure all the other brands have something similar if you want to google it, but the most common is GE and that's what I've had in my last 3 houses.
When you hit the Popcorn button, immediately push the 9 button twice. You should see two + signs if you did this properly. This automatically extends the time so you don't have to worry about waiting to see if you need to extend it or not.
Most of the time, when I hit the 9 twice (as you can just hit it once if you want), I stop the microwave with about 10-15 seconds left on it. That means, I definitely needed the first extension and needed only part of the second, but you get so much more popcorn in those 15 extra seconds you give it to pop.
Next time you're popping corn in the microwave, hit the 9 and see if you can make some better popcorn!
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