KITCHEN GADGET TESTING – MICRO POPCORN POPPER

KITCHEN GADGET TESTING – MICRO POPCORN POPPER


– Welcome to Kitchen Gadget of the Week, a segment that may or may
not actually be of the week, you know, there’s nothing
like reassurance, is there? Truth be told, I have done lots of kitchen gadget videos in the past and some of them, as has been welcome, is I haven’t given them a fair crack of the kitchen gadget testing whip, so I plan to delve into it more, like, some of them might be 20 seconds long, some of them might be 20 minute
epic, directors cut styly and hopefully that’s cool with you. Let’s also take into account one of my most popular videos ever was when I just reviewed a banana corer, a banana corer that does
not even have a core, a banana doesn’t have a core, I don’t know what that was,
I still called it a core, because I felt like a banana had a core, that was why I did that. Also, throw into the mix the fact that I’ve got tonnes of
kitchen gadgets still to review and I just wanna get rid of
them in a steady process, I went live on YouTube the
other day just testing it out, it worked a charm, thank you
to everyone, that watched that, I plan to review a gadget
every week hopefully and then like literally give
it away, that actual gadget, maybe a day or two later on a Live Stream, I just don’t know how to do it, maybe I’ll just do like random MVK trivia, I actually don’t know, so you can tell me if this is a thing. Today we are looking at the
Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper, cha-ching, can you see that alright there? Lush, this is made by a
company called Ecolution, which I think was a nightclub
I went to in my teenage tears, Cook Well, Do Good is
their tagline right there, which is a good motto in life, Cook Well, Do Good, Cook Well, Be Good, Cook Well, Be Good. – What? Cook Well, Be Good? What you on about? (laughs) – [Barry] Sorry, it’s Cook Well, Do Good. – Cook Well, Do Good, oh-oh, watch out for the
cannon ball. (laughs) – We’re having it explode, whoa! – It’s got temperature-safe
glass, piece of mind, dishwasher-safe, of course, of
course I use the dishwasher. – This is the dishwasher, you could try using it
sometime, you know. (laughs) – Alright.
(laughs) And a dual function silicon lid, that measures the kernels
and melts the butter, that’s like two things
at once, I can’t do that and hopefully it’s not just a Barry thing, I can’t do it, I can’t do it. How many things can you do at once? – Two. – That’s good. (laughs) So why is this good? Well apparently, it will pop the popcorn without any oil or butter needed, so it’s kind of like healthy
popcorn, that’s good, it’s popping-tastic, pop-alicious, pop-pop-poparooney, pop’s your uncle. Apparently another feature is the fact, that it’s Movie Night Snack Size, well for me, when I’m
having a movie night, I want a bucketload of popcorn and also I fall asleep anyway, but I want a lot of popcorn
and I will eat it all. What does it replace? Well, it replaces cooking
popcorn in a pan, right, in a saucepan, which is
actually really, really easy and I’ve done a few
recipes on the channel, which you should check out,
if you want to, be a love and it also replaces those
microwave bag, poppy things, which spin around and do
actually burn quite a bit, actually one of the first
things I ever cooked, when I was a teenager was one of those microwave popcorn bags and it just, it stank. So what do the punters say? Let’s have a look at a good
and bad review and opinion. “I can’t live without my Popcorn Popper, “it makes the best.” in capitals, you know someone’s serious
when it’s in capitals, “My only complaint is
this is my second one, “because it is made of very fine glass “and boy, does it break easy, “if you aren’t very careful washing it, “I hit mine on the faucet
and hence, got a second, “however, I love it,” that makes it sound like
she actually struck it on the faucet, what is a faucet? Genuinely forgotten what a faucet is. I just Googled what a
faucet is and it’s a plane, look, no wonder she broke it, she smashed the Popcorn maker on a plane, but she still gave it
five stars, nice one, Jan. One on the negative side with the tagline, “This is awful,” by Nature Nut, “as a corn popper,” is that his job? “Hi, I pop corn,” “this makes a nice fishbowl.” (dynamic band music) “It sure doesn’t work for me “and for all the reasons
other reviewers mentioned, “who also gave this
product one or two stars. “It’s back to the air popper for me, “this one’s a real waste of my money “and yes, I tried all
different times and powers “to try and make it work.” Sorry to hear that, Nature Nut, incidentally, I do have
an air popper upstairs, it’s in the gadget
conveyor belt to review. What other uses are there? Well, here’s two ideas, one, you could use it as an
instant filter for your dog to make them look like
they’re an astronaut or you could use it as a seashell, ahh, I can hear the waves,
legitimately this seashell thing, oh, you can hear the
sea, that is exactly it, I can.. smell popcorn. Of course, everyone is
entitled to their opinion, but as a lot of Amazon sellers use my name to endorse their product, thank you to everyone
that’s sending me the links, Endorsed by Barry Lewis, I
don’t even know these people, alright, they’re just,
they’re just doing it, if you’re gonna do that, that’s fine, but help me out, bit
of cash machine, yeah? Woo! I headed out to the
shops to get my pop on. Alright, this is my
rustic dog walking look, I’ve literally just
finished walking the dogs, it’s a horrible day, it’s raining and I am gonna go and
get some popcorn kernels, these kernels gotta stand to attention. Here we go. That’s what we need, stand to attention, kernel, nice. I was getting some
funny looks in the shop, ’cause I look like a Smurf with my hat, I don’t mind, you know, the
corn is here, I’m so corny, you are lucky, this guy’s lucky, he’s not gonna be just any old corn, you’re gonna be gadget corn. (laughs) Oh my gosh, look at
that, it’s like a big teapot, better give it a quick wash, you know. Fill the silicon lid with
popcorn kernels to the Fill Line, okay, this is my liddy
thing and there’s a line. (pouring corn kernels) That’ll do, I think, seems pretty good. (pouring corn kernels) Optional, add desired amount
of butter or margarine to the silicon lid, so literally in here, the perforation lid allows
the butter or margarine to melt onto the popcorn,
butter is not necessary, you butter believe I’m
gonna do that one as well. So this is the critical
thing, as far as I can see, it is not telling me the standard
wattage of the microwave, mine is an 800 watt microwave,
as many of you know, I tell you that a lot. Heat the first batch for
two minutes, 30 seconds on subsequent batches, time may be added, until the popping slows
to two seconds apart. So that’s how many are in there, let’s do it. (beeping microwave) Do you think it’s gonna work? I don’t know, here we
go, right, let’s grab it, ♪ Da da da da da ♪ Two minutes 30. (beeping microwave) Noises are happening, I just heard a psst, this is a Snapchat territory. (whirring microwave) Smells like the cinema in my microwave, it does, guys, honestly, it does. This is great. (whirring microwave) I’m gonna take it out early. (gasps) Oh my gosh, look at it. Ooh crikey, I’m scared to touch it, ’cause everyone said the glass was so hot, yeah, that’s hot. This shouldn’t be hot though, this handle, oh no, it’s not, look, popcorn. Ah-ah, it’s hot, ooh! Come on, out you come, oh,
a few unpopped kernels, it did warn about that. (pouring popcorn) Popcorn, oh yeah. (pouring popcorn kernels) Uh. (pouring popcorn kernels) You’re gonna go all over my popcorn, mate. (beeping microwave) The butter is actually
raining down on our popcorn. (thudding of corn popping) Look at it go, that’s crazy. Oh yes! That smells both buttery
and burnt. (laughs) Well, we butter take your lid off. (pouring popcorn) I tell you what, it’s worked though, there is no burnt
popcorn, I don’t see any. It’s a little bit like
the movie, Gremlins, when they get water on them, why does one kernel of popcorn end up turning into like a whole bowl? Why can’t everything be like that? Imagine if you clicked your
fingers (clicks fingers) and then another one of you appeared (clicks fingers) and then another (clicks fingers) and then another, really bad Wayne’s World reference, I don’t even know how
I’m going to edit that. This thing actually worked a charm for me, no broken glass, Nature
Nut would be upset with me, tastes amazing! Don’t take my word for it though, take the word of some
expert popcorn tasters. ♪ Popcorn cam, popcorn cam, popcorn cam ♪ – Mm. It’s got a, mm. (laughing) popcorn cam, popcorn cam. – Ooh, smells amazing. – [Barry] It’s popcorn,
it always smells amazing, well, unless you’ve burned
it, then it’s like horrible. – Oh yeah. Ooh, nice. – [Barry] You like it? – Mm. (jaunty orchestral music) – Jeez, wow, nearly bit me hand off. Well, I think that answered
that question, didn’t it? In conclusion then, should
you get this gadget? Yes, you jolly well
shall, I think you should. If you wanna get it, I’ll
earn 2p or something like it, if you click a link down
below in the description, I’m gonna go Live and
give this actual one away, I’m not even gonna wash it, so you can have the actual
stains from my house, (laughs) that sounds wrong. If you enjoyed this video as
much as I’ve enjoyed making it, don’t forget to give
the video a thumbs up, subscribe to regular videos and maybe share it with a friend, that you think might enjoy
it as much as you did too and then you can laugh about
it over a coffee and popcorn. Seriously though, thanks for watching and if you’ve seen any other cool gadgets, let me know what they are down below and I’ll work my way through
them, cheers, kernel. (upbeat pop music) Ugh!

100 thoughts on “KITCHEN GADGET TESTING – MICRO POPCORN POPPER

  1. Also just want to add I didn't like the idea of you doing vids of just 1 item… But after watching I think it was awesome, really enjoyed

  2. I'm ok with the idea of one gadget videos. Its nice to just focus on one of in depth ones. But the style … I wasn't a fan of all the silly cut aways and question overlays. If you want to bounce of others then film with them there

  3. I still prefer when Barry does a whole bunch of gadgets in one video. I wait all week for this and one gadget just isn't enough.

  4. Makes one video to explore kitchen gadget deeper, spends same amount of time as in old video style with multiple gadgets on actually testing the gadget… why fix what wasn’t broken, Barry? :C

  5. Just to advise you Barry, its not available at Amazon at this time! So I'm sad that I can't buy one for Christmas..😞

  6. I think this format for bigger gadgets is great. Let's you take the time and really test things out which sometimes suffers in the multi-gadget videos. But I would still like to see you test similar products against each other as well. Battle of the Kitchen Gadgets.

  7. I don't know why people can't be bothered to just make it in a pan! It's not like it's any more difficult and the microwave popcorn bags are terrible for you!

  8. I bought my wife the Lekue silicone microwave popcorn maker off amazon and she loves it, super easy to use and it can be used as a bowl to eat the popcorn out of and it collapses down flat for storage too. great piece of kit.

  9. I like that you're back in your own kitchen. It's nice seeing the family. In their "natural environment" XD Also, what about testing multiple gadgets of the same theme in one episode? Like all popcorn gadgets in part 1 and part 2 etc?

  10. I have never should have watched this…. I just had a Berrithon and in the last 3 days watched every gadget video and ordered one of them for a Christmas present…

  11. We still have our old air popper. I think it was made by Wear-Ever. It had a built-in measuring thing that you just tilted to dump the kernels in. It also had a little tray that you could melt your butter in. Still works after all these years.

  12. You can make oil-free popcorn in a frying pan! 2-3 tablespoons in a medium high pan with a lid, then just shake a bit! so easy, so tasty

  13. Barry a faucet is what you brits call a tap. The thing above your sink that gives you water for those of you that don't know what either of those are XD

  14. The video is very funny and ur family and dogs are great.   Well done.  Cute gadget, but I feel I must interject that the popcorn world has been lying to the public for far too long and just taking our money hand over fist selling us gadgets, microwave bags with mystery ingredients, and unhealthy chip-type bags at the grocery.  If you want to make easy popcorn fast with no chemicals, just place 1/3 cup in lunch-size paper bag, loosely fold closed top, and just microwave (no oil needed) for 2-2.5 minutes (until popping slows to about one pop per second.  All done, healthy, and you can season with whatever you choose – salt, butter, spices, etc., or not.  STOP THE POPCORN GADGET INSANITY!  Cheers.

  15. Lets see what I'm doing

    Blinking
    Heart beating
    Breathing
    Watching this video
    Commenting on this video
    Thinking on what to comment about
    Wondering what is that voice in your head that people use to read stuff

  16. i love when you lean your head in towards the camera when you have that wide angle lens, it makes you look like jimmy neutron or something. very funny

  17. Thanks for conspicuously checking the safety of feeding popcorn to dogs before showing it! I've never forgotten a series some years ago where they kept giving their dog chocolate and I was on the verge of screaming at the TV. Also, now I want some popcorn, but when I make it the cat gets scared.

  18. Interesting gadget: MUST HAVE. But a year and a bit later; when I clicked on the link you gave: "No sellers are currently delivering this item to Canada." Why bloodly not!! humpth… >:( <–my pouty face

  19. Wait, you have never heard the word faucet used for a spigot or water tap? I get that British English and American English have quit a lot of differences but I would have assumed that it coming from a French word that it would be more common there then here… well then again it's used more in the north closer to French Canada then it is in the south but still.

    The part I am from we mostly use faucet for the sink valve, spigot for an outdoor water valve, and tap for things like kegs valves, so we use all three different words for the same things.

    EDIT:
    Also doesn't help that they spelled it faucet like the last name Faucette, you spelled it faucett like the Peruvian airline company, while the spelling of the water or other fluid control valve is faucet.

  20. You can do the same thing with a microwave-safe glass bowl covered by a plate, as long as you have oven mitts (or a towel, I suppose) to take it out of the microwave, since it DOES get pretty hot. I used that in college to make popcorn since stovetop made too many dishes and trying to microwave popcorn in a regular brown paper bag went badly, to say the least.

  21. I actually bought this a week ago and the second time i tried to use it my microwave broke 🙁 i used real butter and the butter got too brown. Did you use margarine?

  22. The dog thing was hilarious, and I'm totally going to offer popcorn to my dog now… next time I make it, that is… XP

  23. Dude, I wasn't convinced about this item until I saw you spoon butter onto the lid and stick it in the microwave, but then I got legitimately excited!

  24. we have that exact product in my store across the pond, only it's by the company Tasty. worked great the first time or two, now i always burn the popcorn.

    literally looks exactly the same. 0.0

  25. I have one of these. 2 minutes 30 is not enough to pop all the kernels and neither is 3 or 3 minutes 30. Going to 4 minutes burned the popcorn so I have no idea how long to set it for in the future.

  26. We came to this video because the first time we used it, just seconds into microwaving it, our 950 watt microwave started making noises and smoking, with light flashes inside. As near as we can tell, this thing just ruined our microwave, so we went to YT to see if it is happening to others. It seems to microwave fine after the incident, but everything smells like burned wires and we don't know if we can trust it now.

  27. I saw this at my local Walmart and almost bought it. Figured it was a rip off but now I’m so disappointed that I didn’t get it coz they’re not selling them now😩 If ya snooze ya lose I guess. Love your vids

  28. Is it just me or do u like watching old vids aswell as the new to see how much he changed, its probs just me tho

  29. The Husks i don't give too my doggies, but just the solid bits i pick off. I was told the husks can cut the dogs lining in their intestines once. Scared me so i am just careful. Love that pop corn popper though. Great video again Barry and Family.

  30. Smells like the cinemq in my microwave??!! Not your house, not your kitchen……but your microwave ha 😀

  31. yeah its ok, it only costs $3 so how can you go wrong? mine didnt come with a box, just the instructions shoved into the glass thing .. I dont use it much, though

  32. i need this gadget! most microwave recipes and gadgets are for at least 1000 watt. i read some reviews on amazon. i'm guessing the melting they either had a really low wattage or they had it set for convection/microwave. saw one picture of the silicon lid melted. don't know how hot that would have to have been and damaged microwaves which i'm guessing were already in bad shape. can't image 2 minutes cook time would melt the inside of a microwave.

  33. Nice idea, but that makes no where near as much popcorn as I need in 1 sitting 🙁 Alternatively, you can put some kernels in a paper bag (double it up) and microwave it the same way you woukd the microwave popcorn bags.

  34. I have watched a lot of your videos in the last two weeks(which are so much fun) but this one was flowing so nicely 🙂 it has a nice touch with added effects

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