Homemade popcorn is a thousand times better than any alternative and is really simple to make. We’re talking all about the magic of How to Make Stovetop Popcorn at home (without any fancy equipment) that you can customize to your taste.
You can use another oil such as avocado oil.
If at any point you smell smoke, or you see smoke (not steam) shut off the heat. You will have to start over as the oil and kernels have burned and the smell will permeate the popcorn.