This Stovetop Popcorn Technique Leaves No Unpopped Kernels Behind

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Disinfecting:

Disinfecting is the use of chemicals such as bleach and alcohol solutions to kill germs on surfaces and objects. Unlike cleaning, disinfecting does not guarantee dirt, germs, and impurities are being removed from surfaces. However, killing germs does lower the risk of spreading infection.

When to disinfect:

It’s recommended using an EPA-registered disinfectant on high-touch surfaces like toilet handles or sinks regularly. Note, however, a key difference between disinfecting and sanitizing is both the chemicals involved and the length of time you need to let them sit on a surface. About 10 minutes is the appropriate dwell time for most disinfectants, but follow the product’s label instructions.

Fluffy Popcorn is a Tasty Snack

No matter which popcorn kernels you choose, popcorn is always a favorite family snack. The popcorn kernels on this list are the best popcorn kernels, according to thousands of reviews. As you can see, there are so many different types than just the classic movie theater popcorn, which means that you are sure to find one that you like. Happy snacking!

Monthly Cleaning Tasks 

As you might expect, monthly cleaning tasks aren’t required as often but are essential to ensure a healthy office space. Tasks to put on your monthly office cleaning checklist might include in-depth cleaning of HVAC grills and vents, as well as dusting all high surfaces, or challenging to reach areas. Top-down office cleaning might also include all windows and window covers, polishing wooden furniture and hardwood surfaces, and cleaning fabric chairs and upholstery.

Overall, whether you are concerned about keeping an organized workplace to boost productivity day-to-day or concerned about ensuring a safe and sanitary work environment, having a solid checklist will keep you on track. 

Of course, office cleaning checklists can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your office space. Typically, a diligent cleaning company should work with you to identify those needs and craft a plan that fits your schedule and budget. 

For more tips on creating your office cleaning checklist, contact Greenhouse Eco-Cleaning today.

Why Do all Popcorn Kernels not Pop?

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If the above is the process, then why do some kernels remain unpopped even after following the instructions precisely? Well, there lie several reasons.

To get perfectly fluffy and popped popcorn, you need to heat them at an optimal temperature. If you cook the kernels at a higher rate so readily without regulating the temperature, the proteins and starch do not get enough time to gelatinize and get exploded immediately. As a result, you end up with partially popped popcorn.

On another side, if you heat them so slowly, the vapor in the hull will leak, resulting in totally unpopped popcorn.

You can even get unpopped ones if the composition of the kernels is not adequately hard. The outer surface of the seed, what we call a pericarp, is made of cellulose. A hard shell exhibits a perfectly aligned crystalline pattern of cellulose. The harder the surface is, the more pressure of the moisture and oil inside it can retain. So you can expect more kernels to pop.

If the shell is weak, it can minimize moisture retention. Thus the moisture inside the starchy center gets leaked through the hull. As a consequence, the pressure cannot rise to the superheated level, resulting in unpopped ones.

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Again, if the oil and moisture level inside the kernels exceeds the optimal quantity, they may not pop the way you want.

Then how can you assure of getting kernels with harder surfaces that can hold the pressure inside? Scientists are relentlessly trying to produce genetically engineered popcorn, having a strong crystalline cellulose formation without hampering the general method of popping. It sounds interesting, right?

Freshness is another vital aspect that significantly influences the popping of popcorn. The fresher the kernels are, the more popping you can expect. You have to go for the seeds that can be stored for longer without compromising the quality. They also pop evenly, offering a more crunchy texture. If the seeds are not fresh enough, you will end up getting chewy and half-popped popcorn. Old kernels cannot hold the moisture inside as they come in contact with oxygen when they are stored for long.

To get that excellently exploded, crispy and airy popcorn, reducing the number of unpopped ones, you have to purchase the premium quality kernels. In fact, it is the foremost step on your way to getting a batch of excellent popcorn.

The percentage of ‘old maids’ is 4 percent when you use kernels of premium quality brands, whereas it is 47 percent with the cheap ones.

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