The button on the microwave is a lie. I’ve tried that Popcorn button on many a microwave and not one delivers me that holy grail of perfectly popped corny goodness. On a movie night, sitting around the tv with friends, what is better than reaching into a bag of popcorn when almost every single kernel is popped yet nothing is burnt?
It takes precision and practice and you must be well versed in your microwave’s particular functioning but once you nail that butter number for popcorn perfection it salty buttery goodness all movie long. That makes me smile.