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Microwave Popcorn Hack

Like microwave popcorn but hate your hand getting messy? This microwave popcorn hack is for you. Find it on #lifehackWe love popcorn. Pete calls my homemade popcorn world famous. I make it in the pressure cooker, and, honestly, it’s the only thing I use my pressure cooker for. But, if I’m being lazy, I’ll make microwave popcorn. What I hate, though, is when you stick your hand in a bag and it comes out covered in oil and fake butter. So I found this microwave popcorn hack that is a game changer.

I’m trying to remember where I saw it at first. Maybe Snapchat? I’m not sure, to be perfectly honest.

All I really know is I didn’t create the life hack, but I can’t stop using it.

And of course, it’s a silly thing to post. But if it changes your life the way it changed mine, it’s worth a post.

Microwave Popcorn Hack

Step 1: Microwave your popcorn.

Side note: Do you know how to microwave popcorn without burning? It’s simple. Just set the timer on the microwave for about 2-and-a-half minutes. That’s a little higher than the perfect microwave popcorn time, so don’t let the timer go all the way down. That just assures you don’t under pop your popcorn. Listen to the kernels popping. When it goes about 5 seconds without a pop, fly over the the microwave and stop it. Take the bag and shake it. You may get another pop or two from the residual heat. That’s okay. You won’t get any burnt ones, so that’s good.

Step 2: Place the bag on it’s larger side. 

Step 3: Use scissors to cut a slit across the back of the popcorn bag. (The back end is the closed part; the front end is the part you traditionally open.)

Step 4: Cut up each edge of the bag to create a “flap.”

Step 5: Fold the flap open.

That’s it.

Now, of course, I typed it out pretty silly in five steps because it’s really so simple. But it was more fun that way.

Do you have any other fun life hacks? Let me know and I’ll get them posted on the blog. You never know. Your simple life hack could change someone’s life.


Monday 15th of April 2019

Great. Thanks for sharing this hack. I am going to try this, never tried this before. I love such hacks and tips

David Elliott

Sunday 14th of April 2019

If I am keeping the popcorn in the bag this really is a useful tool. I can see doing this at work some of the time. I know it would be easier to give to the kids this way.


Saturday 13th of April 2019

ha this is genius. how have I never thought of this before!?

Alexandra Cook

Saturday 13th of April 2019

That is a really good idea! It really helps to vent a lot of that heat to eat it faster!


Saturday 13th of April 2019

Those microwave popcorn packets are so handy and convenient aren't they? Great hack for popcorn lovers like our family.