No, the Popcorn popper pops the popcorn kernels with evenly distributed hot air, so there is no need to add oil or other fats to pop the corn. This hot air process allows you to have healthy, fat-free popcorn. You can use the Silicone Lid to add butter to melt during the microwave heating process. The butter will seep through the perforated Silicone Lid during the cooking process onto the popcorn for extra flavor.