#popcorn machine rental
Popcorn Machines for Rent for your party or event!
Very easy to use- its just like popcorn at the movies!
Bag 1oz Popcorn
This colorful popcorn bag holds approx. 1oz of popped popcorn. 3 1/2 x 9 . We have it in red and yellow classic bags. Send them home with their own bag of popcorn!
Extra Popcorn If you think you will need more popcorn we carry these products for purchase. Our traditional Popcorn is simply the best tasting popcorn in the world! You can enjoy our popcorn in convenient, pre-measured portion packs called Naks Pak. Naks Pak are easy-to-use and goof-proof, ensuring that you get the perfect popcorn every time you pop! Weaver Naks Pak Popcorn is certified Kosher by Kosher Certification of America.
Everything you need to make popcorn in one convenient kit. Coconut oil is the standard, traditional, movie style smell and taste. Its as easy as open, pour and pop. Great butter flavored taste. These kits include the popcorn seed, salt and butter flavored oil. For use in 6oz kettle machines. A good idea to add to your list of popcorn supplies. We have provided the Nutrition Information that is printed on every package of our Coconut Oil Naks Pak Popcorn. Click here for Coconut Oil nutrition label.
Popcorn ‘Naks Pak’ 8oz sunflower oil
Everything you need to make popcorn in one convenient kit. Sunflower oil is the lower in saturated fats. Its as easy as open pour and pop. Great butter flavored taste. These kits include the popcorn seed, salt and butter flavored oil. For use in 6oz kettle machines. A good idea to add to your list of popcorn supplies. Click here for Sunflower Oil Nutrition label, the one pictured on the right is for the Coconut Oil only.
A Toting Box that safely protects a Popcorn Popper on the way to a school carnival or kid’s birthday party – easy to open – easy to remove. After the cover is removed, strap it back on and it doubles as a tabletop for your party, just put the machine on top of the red table! Built-in wheels similar to roll about luggage make this easy to wheel out to your location. Really protects the equipment.
Please DON’T clean our machines!
We stock additional party snack food supplies, so you can buy extra!
Category: popcorn machines
Product ID : Popping Instructions
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO POP POPCORN.
1. TURN ON ALL SWITCHES.
2. PREHEAT THE KETTLE FOR 5-10 MINUTES.
3. CUT TOP OF BAG OPEN WITH SCISSORS OF THE NAKS PAK POPCORN. PUT OIL AND SEED/SALT INTO KETTLE. WHEN POPCORN HAS POPPED, EMPTY KETTLE. CONTINUE POPPING 4-5 MORE PAKS/BATCHES.
4. TURN KETTLE SWITCH AND KETTLE MOTOR SWITCH OFF. OPEN BOTH KETTLE LIDS.
5. REMOVE LEFTOVER POPCORN FROM BOTTOM OF MACHINE. PUT IN PLASTIC BAGS WITH TWIST TIES. IT WILL STAY FRESH FOR TOMORROW.
Science, History and Nutrition of Popcorn
People have been fascinated by popcorn for centuries. Popcorn is scientifically known as Zea mays everta. It’s a type of maize, or corn, and is a member of the grass family. Popcorn is a whole grain and is made up of three components: the germ, endosperm, and pericarp (or hull). Of the 4 most common types of corn—sweet, dent (also called field), flint (also called Indian corn), and popcorn—only popcorn pops! Popcorn differs from other types of corn in that its hull has just the right thickness to allow it to burst open.
Each kernel of popcorn contains a small drop of water stored inside a circle of soft starch. Popcorn needs between 13.5-14% moisture to pop. The soft starch is surrounded by the kernel’s hard outer surface. As the kernel heats up, the water begins to expand. Around 212 degrees the water turns into steam and changes the starch inside each kernel into a superhot gelatinous goop. The kernel continues to heat to about 347 degrees. The pressure inside the grain will reach 135 pounds per square inch before finally bursting the hull open. As it explodes, steam inside the kernel is released. The soft starch inside the popcorn becomes inflated and spills out, cooling immediately and forming into the odd shape we know and love. A kernel will swell 40-50 times its original size!
Early Popcorn History
· Biblical accounts of corn stored in the pyramids of Egypt are misunderstood. The “corn from the bible was probably barley. The mistake comes from a changed use of the word corn, which used to signify the most-used grain of a specific place. This is similar to how we use the word cereal. In England, corn was wheat, and in Scotland and Ireland the word referred to oats. Since maize was the common American corn, it took that name — and keeps it today.
· It is believed that the first use of wild and early cultivated corn was popping. The oldest ears of popcorn ever found were discovered in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico in 1948 and 1950. Ranging from smaller than a penny to about 2 inches, the oldest Bat Cave ears are 4,000 years old.
·Popcorn was integral to early 16th century Aztec Indian ceremonies. ·In 1519, Cortes got his first sight of popcorn when he invaded Mexico and came into contact with the Aztecs. Popcorn was an important food for the Aztec Indians, and decoration with popcorn for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and ornaments on statues of their gods, including Tlaloc. ·An early Spanish account of Aztecs reads:
. momochitl, a kind of corn which bursts when parched discloses its contents and makes itself look like a very white flower . ·Around 1612, early French explorers through the Great Lakes region noted Iroquois popped popcorn with heated sand in a pottery vessel. Writing of Peruvian Indians in 1650 the Spaniard Cobo says, They toast a certain kind of corn until it bursts. They call it pisancalla, and they use it as a confection. The use of the moldboard plow became commonplace in the mid-1800s and led to the widespread planting of maize in the United States.
Recent Popcorn History
Popcorn was very popular from the 1890s until the Great Depression. Street vendors used to follow crowds around, pushing steam or gas-powered poppers through fairs, parks and expositions. ·During the Depression, popcorn at 5 or 10 cents a bag was one of the few luxuries down-and-out families could afford. While other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived. ·During World War II, sugar was sent overseas for U.S. troops, which meant there wasn’t much sugar left in the States to make candy. Thanks to this unusual situation, Americans ate three times as much popcorn as usual. ·
Popcorn went into a slump during the early 1950s, when television became popular. Attendance at movie theaters dropped and, with it, popcorn consumption. When the public began eating popcorn at home, the new relationship between television and popcorn led to a resurgeance in popularity. ·Microwave popcorn — the very first use of microwave heating in the 1940s — has already accounted for $240 million in annual U.S. popcorn sales in the 1990s. ·Americans today consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. The average American eats about 54 quarts at home, movies, carnivals, backyard parties, state fairs, school events, the circus, boardwalk, malls, conventions, corporate functions, cafeterias, fund raisers, theaters, slumber parties, and zoos!
It’s hard to believe a snack food that tastes so good can actually be good for you! With suggestions from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA), there’s no doubt popcorn is a perfectly sensible snack to fit into any meal/fitness plan. Source; Popcorn Board Education Exchange www.popcorn.org The USDA National Agricultural Library and Air Castles And Slides http://AirCastleRentals.com
Edible Treats and Party Supplies.
Popcorn machines, Snow-Cone machines and Cotton Candy machines, all available for rental! Get the WOW factor – kids will run for popcorn, snow-cones and cotton candy made fresh at your children’s party!
Give your kids a moonwalk bouncing, jumping, good party, call Air Castles and Slides today to book your party.
908 222 1111 or 732 642 2194