Microwave Popcorn Does Not Pop
Popcorn may not pop due to the following reasons:
- An improper utensil being used, such as placing the corn in a bag or container.
- The wattage of the microwave oven may be too low. Usually, at least 500 watts is required to generate enough heat to pop popcorn.
- The popcorn is stale or of poor quality. Use fresh, good quality popping corn with a high moisture content specifically designed for microwaves. Old popcorn may not have enough moisture to pop.
- Remove the microwave rack, if applicable, before attempting to cook the popcorn.
- Other reasons that popcorn may not cook properly:
- Using low fat popcorn instead of regular
- Using a small bag size
- Putting the bag upside down on the tray
- Refrigerated popcorn may take longer.