Here’s a great new tip, courtesy of Alton Brown that will take your popcorn making to the next level. All you need is a heavy gauge stainless steel bowl and you have the perfect popcorn machine.
According to Brown, the bowl helps popped kernels move away from the bottom of the bowl so they don’t burn. The oil and kernels slide to the bottom near the heat to keep the kernels popping.
Checkout Alton’s video as he walks you through the process. There are two keys to using this method: 1) Covering the bowl with heavy duty foil / poking slits it in for steam to escape and 2) Continuously shaking the bowl over a medium heat until the kernels pop.
If you don’t have a big stainless steel bowl, then you can use a wok. In need of a great bowl, then checkout this really affordable one from Amazon.