I am buying someone a popcorn maker for Xmas and everything about it is fine. However, its only half cup capacity. For some reason that doesn't sound like many kernels. I've always pretty much had microwave popcorn so I'm clueless.
that makes plenty, about 10 cups... depends if you use white or yellow popcorn, too.. white pops up smaller, lighter, & crisper (best)... yellow pops up bigger & is chewier; it also tends to burn easier... =)
WHat type of popper is it? An air popper?
Most all air poppers use just 1/2 cup at a time & you can easily & quickly add another 1/2 cup right after... I have this one & a stir one for kettle corn... =)
THe stir one I have is like this one (where you hand crank it yourself).... =)
1/2 cup of kernels will pop up to be a big bowl full, plenty for about 4 people. It will be two or three times more than a microwave bag of popcorn.
That much kernels will pop about as much as you will get from a standard 3 oz microwave popping bag.
1/2 cup of kernels will pop up into a huge bowl of popcorn.
One (1) ounce (or 1/8 cup or 2 tablespoons) of unpopped popcorn equals about a quart popped
* 4 ounces in ½ cup
* 4 cups in a quart
If you?re using ½ cup kernels, you?ll yield about 4 quarts of popped popcorn (or 16 cups of popcorn) which would make a sizeable snack for several people (or one very hungry person) and come in just under 500 calories (496)."