What is a Hot Air Popper?

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We all know of popcorn machines and microwaveable popcorn, but how much do you know about hot air poppers? Did you know that Charles Cretors invented the first popcorn machine in 1893? Cretors was immensely successful and went on to patent the first air popper for industrial use in food processing plants in 1968. Hot air poppers

Game Day Foods that are Fan Favorites

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With the NCAA tournament quickly approaching, you’ll want to know that wherever you watch it, you’re ready with the game day foods you like the most. It doesn’t matter if you are more into sweet treats or savory snacks, Cretors has the basketball snack ideas that will help you commiserate or celebrate accordingly. Figure out

How to Clean a Popcorn Machine - Daily Maintenance

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With popcorn being the most popular snack to eat at the movies, no one wants to be put off this most delicious food by seeing it made in a popcorn machine that looks less than sparkling. Follow this simple Cretors guide to learn the best way to clean your popcorn machine. What to Use to Clean A

Valentine's Day Date Ideas for Popcorn Lovers

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Valentine’s Day. Two words that fill you with joy, or dread? For you, movie lovers and popcorn lovers, we have four Valentine’s Day date ideas that will show your significant other that you’ve made an admirable effort. We’ve done the hard work for you, so you can sit back, relax with your freshly popped movie

Who Invented the Popcorn Machine?

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Popcorn is a snack that feels wholly American. It is enjoyed at every American movie theater, popped in every American household, and was said to have been enjoyed at the first Thanksgiving feast. Yet, this tasty snack existed for centuries before the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, and, though we hate to admit it, popcorn being

What Oil is Best for Popcorn Machines?

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Microwave popcorn can be a quick and easy way to prepare your favorite snack. Admittedly, though, it doesn’t compare to the taste of popcorn that is authentically prepared in a popcorn machine. When pursuing this classic route, you’ll need to choose a type of oil for your popcorn. With so many options out there, it

What Makes Popcorn Pop? A Fun Guide.

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The perfect accompaniment to a movie night at home and a snack synonymous with movie theaters, popcorn has been popular with movie lovers since the Great Depression when there were popcorn salesmen selling these corn kernels outside the movie theater doors on the street. It was an inexpensive treat that is still going strong today.