It’s such a simple idea that you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t think of it first. Instead of using a chemical-filled paper bag to cook popcorn, why not use a jar?
The popcorn that comes out of plastic or glass microwave poppers is pure white, crunchy and fluffy– unless, of course, you add butter or oil into the mix yourself. You control all the ingredients.
The only downside to these gadgets is that you have to remember to wash them out after you’re done using them. People like microwave popcorn bags because they require zero cleanup. You just heat them up, eat the popcorn up and throw the bag away when you’re finished.
This popcorn popper from Sur Le Table caters to families who want to kick the microwave bag popcorn habit but haven’t made the move to glass because of safety concerns.
This isn’t a glass popcorn popper– the Lekue is made out of microwave safe plastic. Still, it deserves a place on our list. Even though it doesn’t look as nice as a glass popper, it works just as well.