If you want to make less you can use this basic formula: 1 Tablespoon of popcorn + 1 Teaspoon of oil = 1 Quart of popped corn. Stir wires should sweep along bottom of popper pan distributing popcorn evenly.
If wire becomes uneven, you can gently bend back to original shape. While straddling index finger and thumb across center crossbar, hold clamp like trigger and squeeze upward.
When making Sugar Corn or Gourmet Recipes: Clean after every use with warm soapy water. Wipe out with a paper towel after every use or every 4-5 uses, is a normal cleaning cycle.
When making Real Sugar Glazed Popcorn or Gourmet Recipes: We recommend cleaning popper with warm soapy water. When making Real Theater Popcorn or Traditional (popcorn & oil): You can wipe out the popper with paper towels or use warm soapy water.
Always hand wash both the popper and the lid using warm soapy water and a grease-cutting dish soap. If you have questions about cleaning the popper, please contact our customer service team at 877-888-7077.
If you are using less than 1 tablespoon of oil, then we recommend stirring through the entire process which is only 2-3 minutes. If you are using more oil or our Real Theater Popcorn Pouch then we recommend stirring at the beginning of the process to coat the kernels and then through the popping process.
Yes, if your lid does not fit snug to the pan call our Consumer Customer Service Hotline at 800-270-2705 & let us know. Keeping in mind that popping your popcorn should take no longer than 2-3 minutes, we recommend you start at the following settings and then adjust your temperature if necessary to reach the optimum popping time of 2-3 minutes.
You can call our Consumer Customer Service Hotline at 800-270-2705 for the nearest retail location that carries our poppers, popcorn, cookbook, seasonings & accessories. Most of our customers store their popper on the stove top or on top of the refrigerator.
It makes a fun conversation piece and keeps it accessible for convenient popping. (If the oven is accidentally turned on, the popper could be damaged & this is not covered in the warranty).
If you’ve already got a Wiretap in your kitchen, this information should help you get the most out of it and pop the most delicious popcorn for years to come! Let’s start at the beginning… your Wiretap is either an aluminum or stainless steel pot with either nylon or metal gears.
Remember, if you have an induction type stove, you’ll need the Stainless Steel Wiretap. There is a 25-year warranty on the mechanical parts of the lid provided by the manufacturer, Wabash Valley Farms.
There is an option to receive a Popcorn Party Set during registration, and this will require you pay the shipping fees. For Canadians the shipping from the U.S. is a little pricey, but it’s not mandatory to opt in for the Popcorn Party Set in order to register your Wiretap.
If you ever need warranty service for your Wiretap, just give the folks at Wabash Valley Farms a call at 1-877-888-7077. Pop the lid off and wash all surfaces in warm, soapy water and rinse.
When you season your Wiretap, you a creating non-stick coating of oil in the bottom of the pot which will prevent popcorn from sticking and make cleanup much easier. Put a tablespoon of vegetable (corn, canola, etc., but not olive) oil in the pot.
Once the oil is nice and hot, turn off the element and remove the Shirley Pop. Give it a couple of minutes to really heat up and then put in your oil, kernels, and optionally, seasoning salt.
Once everything is inside the Wiretap, close the lid and start turning the handle at a nice easy pace. Have your bowl ready, and when the popping really starts to die off, turn off your heat and immediately remove the Wiretap from the element.
After popping a batch of popcorn, and your Wiretap has completely cooled down, it can be easily wiped clean with a paper towel and put away until you’re hankering’ again. If you popped with sugar or glazes, you will want to give it some extra attention by removing the lid and letting it soak in some soapy water for a few minutes before rinsing and drying.
Sitting down on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn is the best way to start or end the evening. There are numerous ways you can make this delicious treat, but nothing beats the convenience of a popcorn maker.
These makers easily sit on your counter and allow you to pop endless amounts of popcorn for whatever you desire. Popcorn makers, both microwave and electric ones, are easy to use and store, and usually come at a decent price.
Kewpie Store Hot Air Popcorn Machine With the Kewpie Store hot air popcorn machine you don’t need oils or additives to make a delicious snack. The popcorn maker is made from BPA-free plastic and comes with a removable cover that can prevent splashes and kernels from popping up.
The plate that cooks the popcorn is made from a nonstick material and is easy to clean, and it comes with a stir rod that helps improve popping, especially on large batches. We love that the popcorn maker can be transformed into a bowl and that the lid locks into place when it needs to be moved.
The storage is easy with this one and wiping it clean at the end of the night is simple since it is made from nonstick material. The popcorn maker is made from a heat-resistance BPA-free plastic that doesn’t melt when the kernels are being popped.
The measuring cup is included with this popper, which can make fluffy and delicious popcorn in under three minutes. The chute that is attached to the lid allows the popcorn to easily escape the maker and go right into your bowl.
The under three-minute popping time is awesome and the chute is great for easily getting popcorn to our bowl without a mess. The bowl comes with a lid and built in handles that will evenly spread heat and make your delicious popcorn.
The silicone is easy to clean and the bowl folds up for a simple storage when you’re finished with it. The lid is dual functioning and comes with a measuring up to easily pour your kernels into the maker.
The recipe book that is included gives you amazing ideas on how to make popcorn that will cook in under three minutes. It does not absorb any acid or chemicals and is made without BPA, hypoallergenic, and thermal shock resistant.
This popcorn maker does take a little of muscle work to use, but it reminds us of the good old days and is still simple to use. Cleanup is really easy, and the lid is great for more gourmet popcorn recipes if you want to change it up a little.
The stainless-steel design has a built-in stirring system and has a dual hinged lid that will easily empty popcorn into the holder. The lighted interior allows you to see your popcorn being made and the tilt door makes it easy to serve once you’re ready.
This is great if you want a cool popcorn maker that makes your house feel like a movie theater. It takes up some room in the kitchen but not a ton and the lighted interior is cool for watching your popcorn being made.
Ruth Mia Davis Stay at home mom to two girls by day and author by night. This popper features a stainless steel lid and pan with die-cast metal gears.
The encapsulated carbon steel disc is located on the bottom of the pan to ensure perfect popcorn every time and usage on an induction cook top stove. Each popper is hand assembled and checked for quality. Premium Materials Pan and lid are made out of high-quality stainless steel with metal gears and hardwood handle and knobs.