Here's Tony's recipe for perfect microwave popcorn.
brown paper bag (recycled from the grocery store?)
1/3 cup popping corn
2t. olive oil
Put the olive oil and the popcorn in the bag. Staple it shut. Microwave for exactly 2 minutes or just a few seconds longer. Tony found that in our microwave 2:15 results in burning. Your mileage may vary.
(We like ours with melted butter from Homeland Creamery and salt!)
1. Does it have to be olive oil? Yes. Other oils have different heating temperatures. It will not work as well without olive oil.
2. Does the staple mess up the microwave since it's metal? No. It's such a small amount it has no effect.