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Maximizing Your Microwave Popcorn Yield

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Fill a mug full of water and microwave it for 1 minute. Then take out the mug and put in your bag of popcorn. Set to desired time. The "pre-heated" microwave will leave fewer unpopped kernels in the bag, and more popcorn for you to enjoy!

- Submitted by DRAMAQUEEN1913 6/13/2010 in Cooking | 9 Comments
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DONNABRIGHT 10/2/2010 8:31:00 AM

    I have given up on microwave popcorn due to the hulls - gone back to air popped with a no calorie butter flavor spray.
ARNETTELEE 10/1/2010 4:53:00 PM

    great tips!
SUNSHINENHOPE 7/20/2010 7:38:00 PM

    great tip!
BROAX523 6/15/2010 10:31:00 AM

    I will try pre-heating next time - thanks!!
LIZ-GS 6/14/2010 10:44:00 AM

    That's amazing! Thanks for sharing.
DRAMAQUEEN1913 6/14/2010 2:10:00 AM

    The additional upside to that is that I'm a big tea drinker, so my mug of hot water seldom goes to waste!

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USMAWIFE 6/13/2010 10:46:00 AM

    I was also taught to run the bag on defrost for 30 secs to help the kernels and oil separate before starting the popping process.
JAMBUTTER 6/13/2010 5:15:00 AM

    I sure should try this out.It looks kind of easy.
COLOURFULME 6/13/2010 5:03:00 AM

    I will give it a try.

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