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Old August 31 2013, 04:33 PM   #31
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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I think the last time I ate popcorn was years ago. It was from a bag, and it tasted like eating salted nothing.
Salted nothing with butter, usually

Anyway, I rarely make popcorn and never trust the popcorn button, so I can't comment. My friend who worked in a movie theater is somehow really good at making popcorn so it doesn't burn, which is great because burned popcorn is a terrible smell that has a tendency to linger (particularly in a dorm room, which is the last time I ate popcorn).
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Old August 31 2013, 06:24 PM   #32
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^You know... like on the TV

...and the stereo.
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Old August 31 2013, 06:27 PM   #33
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

And the phone
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Old August 31 2013, 11:24 PM   #34
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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And the phone
The phone?! But then how do you use your apps?!
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Old August 31 2013, 11:41 PM   #35
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

When I think of "telephone" or "phone," I still get this mental image:



So either I'm getting older, or my brain simply does not update itself regularly.
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Old August 31 2013, 11:57 PM   #36
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

Texting the word "dial" on older mobile phones with predictive text gave me some unexpected results...



Anyway, to the popcorn question. It's been a while since we bought "pop your own" corn for popping, and our old trusty microwave (complete with dial and pinging bell) was the go-to appliance of choice, operating at "standard" operational mode - no "popcorn" setting for us - but back then I didn't like popcorn so I can't really comment on its quality.

I don't know if our current 1100W rig has its own popcorn setting, but then again I only ever use it on full blast for anything remotely microwaveable, and trust in the gas cooker, grill and oven for everything else.

These days my popcorn comes pre-popped and from a bag (plastic or paper).
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Old September 1 2013, 12:16 AM   #37
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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And the phone
The phone?! But then how do you use your apps?!
I only use "apps" on my Nokia N900 micro-tablet device.

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When I think of "telephone" or "phone," I still get this mental image:

WOW, that model seems to be a lot more advanced than mine, it even has letters on it

Here's mine:


It even has the "HELP - DIAL 000" on it still!

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I don't know if our current 1100W rig has its own popcorn setting, but then again I only ever use it on full blast for anything remotely microwaveable, /.../
But everyone knows you get better results (in heating stuff by microwave) by using the half energy but double time-method!!!
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Old September 1 2013, 12:30 AM   #38
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

My Popcorn button on the microwave is doing fine, and thanks you for asking.

It only controls time, with no adjustment for bag size, because it's a cheap piece of crap that was about $50. One click presets to 2:30, but if it goes that long, the popcorn is likely to get burn spots.

But since it only controls time, there are fabulous moments throughout history I can visit.
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Old September 1 2013, 01:16 AM   #39
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I think the last time I ate popcorn was years ago. It was from a bag, and it tasted like eating salted nothing.
Salted nothing with butter, usually
Butter on popcorn is not particularly common in Italy, usually it's served with salt only.
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Old September 1 2013, 01:26 AM   #40
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

^I still remember the horror on the faces of some Germans I once made popcorn for.... they were horrified that I'd put salt, not sugar, on them!

Meanwhile even Germans have realised that salt should be the primary taste of popcorn (and accepted umami as a possible other taste).



As there are quite a few German members right here, perhaps one of them might have a comment to this post!?
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Old September 1 2013, 01:32 AM   #41
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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WOW, that model seems to be a lot more advanced than mine, it even has letters on it

Here's mine:


It even has the "HELP - DIAL 000" on it still!
Well, I do stay on the cutting edge of technology!
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Old September 1 2013, 01:43 AM   #42
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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Well, I do stay on the cutting edge of technology!
Does your phone also have this new-fangled "Mute-button"?


Whenever you do not press it the person on the other side won't hear any sound from your side!
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Old September 1 2013, 07:25 AM   #43
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

Apparently you're supposed to wait until the pops are 2-3 seconds apart for perfect popcorn. If you don't have this button. It's written on some of the packages. Any longer and it will start to dry out/burn.
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Old September 1 2013, 07:37 AM   #44
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

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Well, I do stay on the cutting edge of technology!
Does your phone also have this new-fangled "Mute-button"?


Whenever you do not press it the person on the other side won't hear any sound from your side!
No, but mine does have an exclusive "tap the cradle a few times to clear the line," feature.
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

^That is almost as cool as the someone called while you were out-capability of my model: You balance a small coin on the receiver before you leave home, if the coin has fallen down when you return, you can be sure that at least one person tried calling you when you were out!

Either that, or the cat's been up on the telephone-table.
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