Wabash Valley Farms Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper Compliment - Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper
As a gift, I received the Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper. It's basically a lightweight aluminum pot, with a clamp on lid. The trick to the thing is that it has a hand-operated crank that turns wires through the grain as it's heating up to pop. Simple in design, well, to the point that I thought it was just another kitchen gadget that was "all show and no go."
Let me tell you, I was not only surprised, but also impressed. I followed the directions and measured out the popcorn (Orville's) and oil, put the thing on the burner and turned the crank. Again, I thought to myself, "come on, this is not gonna work."
A few minutes later, I was pleasantly surprised with an overflowing bowl of some of the fluffiest popcorn I'd ever had. With this thing I was able to use less oil, and get more yield and virtually NO old maids.
Again, it's not some sort of modern marvel, but rather a throw-back, wooden hand crank and all. That being said, I believe maybe it's a new spin on an old idea that really works well. (tr)