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What’s the point of having a popcorn button on the microwave, if the instructions on the popcorn bag specifically say to not press the popcorn button 🙃

I don’t know if this is the right place to vent about this but I still don’t get why do we have so many buttons on the microwave, with all those instructions if at the end of the day we only use 2 or 3 buttons max. 🤷🏻‍♂️

What really didn’t make sense to me is that on the popcorn bag, they specifically say to not press the popcorn button on the microwave. Like what?

I don’t know where I’m going with this lol. I guess I just wanted to talk about it. Feel free to share your microwave adventures and tips 🙋🏻‍♂️

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23 Comments

  1. I have two microwaves in my house. One cooks popcorn perfectly when the popcorn button is pressed. The other slightly overcooks it. The popcorn company cannot guarantee which it will be so they tell you not to use it so that they don’t get blamed for the result.

  2. I thought it had something to do with the power of microwaves

    Different microwaves have different power settings. Some microwaves are 800W while others are 1100W. Because different power comes different cooking times.

    Someone else mentioned humidity sensors too and that makes sense as well.

  3. You guys are still using the microwave?

    You haven’t fucking lived till you used an actual popcorn popper on the stove. I can put anything i fucking want on my popcorn, while you chumps are stuck with shit “butter” and too much salt.

    Olive oil and pepper? Kerrygold butter and smoked sea salt? Truffle oil and parmesan? Lard and hamhock?

    I can do it all, bay-bee.

  4. The popcorn button is just a suggestion. The real value is just listening for when theirs 5 seconds between each “pop”. The popcorn button just allows for less button presses

  5. Every microwave I’ve ever had has had a popcorn button. I used it once when I was a kid and the shit fuckin’ caught on fire. Never again. I just put it in for 3:00 and listen to the pops, usually take it out around 0:50-0:40.

  6. I’m guessing that it is an issue where the popcorn button “works” for the general use case of “popping popcorn,” but is sub-optimal for any particular brand and variety of popcorn. In other words, it is probably optimized more for not ever causing a truly bad outcome (fire, or no kernels popped) rather than for producing the ideal outcome under a particular set of circumstances.

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