This New Microwave Achieves Perfect Popcorn by Listening as it Cooks


Whirlpool’s latest microwave, the 1.9 cu. ft. Microwave Hood Combo with TimeSavor, has the ability to listen to itself cook, which has some serious implications on perfecting the cooking of popcorn. The product utilizes a new technology called the Accupop cycle, a feature powered by a sound sensor that helps the machine adapt its cooking time between kernel pops.

What does that mean? Apparently, a perfectly popped bag of popcorn, every time.

Since the system can hear the deviation in pops between remaining kernels and adjust the cook time accordingly, you no longer need to know the size of the bag you’re popping or deal with those obnoxious unpopped kernels. No more waiting by the microwave, listening for the 4 seconds in between popping, this first-world gadget ensures you never set your house on fire again.

The microwave launched earlier this month, and starts at $419 at available retailers.

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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  • Linda Lovelush

    “ensures you never set your house on fire again.”


    For some reason that struck me as funny because a friend of mine set her microwave ablaze one night from cooking – you guessed it – popcorn. She set the timer too high and forgot about it. The whole thing literally caught fire. And man oh man, what a horrid smell that creates. She had that smell in her house for weeks after.

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