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Safer Popcorn. List of Glass Microwave Popcorn Poppers

By Kristie Turck •  Published 05/12/11 •  2 min read

Last updated on August 20th, 2022 at 12:30 am

We have written before about the hidden dangers of microwave popcorn.  I know, I know… always the bearer of bad news. I’m settled in my role of letting you know things that cause you cancer.  I’ll gladly be the messenger that everyone wants to shoot. So let us talk about how we can enjoy microwave popcorn again with these glass corn poppers!

To summarize back in 2008 we wrote about the liners of microwave popcorn bags. How they have a coating that is known to break down into a substance known as PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic. (Say it with me… great.)  This was a blow for me.  I love my nightly popcorn ritual.

Luckily we now have glass popcorn popper options. Glass instead of icky-lined bags, sounds pretty genius and has no pesky carcinogenic chemicals screwing up your popcorn.

To use it you simply pour your kernels into the container, place your butter (if you like) in the silicone melting lid, and microwave for 2 minutes and 45 seconds ( but follow the directions for the one you choose to purchase). That’s it. Easy peasy.  What’s even cooler is that as the butter melts, it drips down through the lid and coats your popcorn for you, while it’s popping. I totally need this thing.  It’s made of borosilicate (laboratory glass) and is dishwasher safe.  How cool.

List Of Our Favorite Glass Microwave Popcorn Poppers

  1. The Original Popco Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper with Handles
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  2. Great Northern Popcorn Original Stainless Steel Stove Top Popcorn Popper
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