So, I got a Lekue silicon popcorn popper to use in the microwave. It’s kinda cool because it collapses for storage. Website claims a 90% kernel popping rate after 2-3 minutes. YMAMMV (your microwave and mileage may vary).
Okay, I have a hoity toity Miele microwave (sore subject between myself and China wife). I do the popcorn on 900 watts for 4:10. Any longer and kernals start to burn. Problem is that maybe 2/3 of the kernals pop. I’m using Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn (and have a couple of bags left). I can eat the popped popcorn and then re-microwave the leftovers and pop maybe half of those.
So, anyone ever really experimented with this? Do I need to pop at a lower power level? Use a different kind of popcorn? Something else to get towards a 90% or better kernel pop rate? Or just put up with the wastage?