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Cook delicious baked potatoes in your microwave!

Potatoes cook quickly and evenly in this special Potato Baker. Wash and dry potatoes but do not poke holes in them. Put potatoes in the baker and microwave on high. Take potatoes out of the baker and open them with a fork. They’ll be tender, fluffy, and delicious, just like oven-baked.

My Potato Bakers are a generous 10” x 10” and are made of premium 100 percent cotton materials. I’m so pleased to offer a functional item that’s as good looking as it is useful. Each Potato Baker comes with instructions and recipe suggestions.

Potato Bakers make great gifts! For birthdays and holidays, of course. Plus hostess gifts, teacher gifts, and all those gift-exchanges in clubs and organizations. They’re a great thank-you gift for a good neighbor, or a dog groomer or handyman who’s done an exceptional job.

This beautiful fabric has delicious pears and green Granny Smith apples scattered over a black background. It's great for a modern or traditional kitchen, and the black ground goes perfectly with today's new kitchen appliances.

If you’re not familiar with Potato Bakers and how they work, read about them below.

Frequently Asked Questions

-- Do potato bakers really work? How?
Yes, they work. It’s all about moisture control. Think about baking a potato in a regular oven. It’s in that dry heat for an hour or more, and a lot of the moisture in the potato evaporates as it cooks. That’s why it comes out light and fluffy and tastes so good. When you microwave a potato (without a potato baker bag), the microwave cooks it but there’s no evaporation. That’s why microwaved potatoes have that strange gummy texture.

My potato bakers are made from 100 percent cotton fabric, batting, and thread. Put your potato in the baker bag and microwave it, and all that cotton absorbs the moisture that would have evaporated in the hot dry oven. The result is a potato that tastes oven-baked in just a few minutes!

-- How many potatoes can I cook at one time?
It depends on the size of the potatoes. My potato bakers are a generous 10” x 10” size and will hold several potatoes. Put in as many potatoes as you can get in the bag and still get the flap shut. As the potatoes cook and the bag absorbs moisture, it creates a steam pocket. Be careful when opening the bag not to burn yourself.

-- Can I cook just one potato?
Yes, with a bit of caution. One small potato might not contain enough moisture to dampen the bag, and this could create a hot spot. To avoid this, put the potato in the bottom of the bag and fold the top half of the bag over the bottom half. Put it on the microwave turntable with the half containing the potato on top, weighing down the rest of the folded bag. Check the baker bag mid-cycle to see if it’s becoming damp. If it’s still dry, watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t scorch or burn. One medium or large potato should contain enough moisture so the bag doesn’t scorch, but it’s still a good idea to put it in the bottom of the bag and fold the bag in half before cooking. Never leave any microwave unattended.

-- How long does it take?
This depends on several variables: the size of the potatoes, the number of potatoes, and the type of potato. And microwave ovens vary in power. In general, it takes the same amount of time with or without the baker bag. A suggestion is to use the baker bag like a potholder to gently squeeze the potato and test for doneness. If it’s still hard, cook it some more.

-- Can I use it to cook other foods?
Yes. It’s great for sweet potatoes, squash, corn on the cob, carrots, etc. Even apples and onions! Wrap any fruit or vegetable that tends to seep in a paper towel before you put it in the baker. The paper towel doesn’t affect cooking and it absorbs seepage so you don’t have to launder the baker as often.

Experiment with cooking different foods in your baker and send in your favorite recipes. If your recipe is published on the website you’ll receive a free Potato Baker!

-- What about breads?
Warm your dinner rolls, buns, and tortillas in the baker bag. They don’t get tough and chewy like they do when you microwave them without the bag. Keep them in the bag until serving to retain heat.

-- Is it washable? How do I care for it?
Yes, it can be machine washed and dried but you don’t have to wash it every time you use it. Treat it like a potholder and toss it in with other laundry whenever it’s dirty. After you use it, the baker will be damp from all the moisture it has wicked out of the potatoes. Let it air dry before storing.

-- Will the potato baker work in any microwave?
My potato bakers are designed to fit regular, full-sized microwave ovens. Center it on the turntable and the corners will not get caught on the inside of the oven as the turntable rotates. Movement is very important to avoid hot spots or burns. If you use a small, compact microwave, fold the bag in half before you put it on the turntable. See information about cooking one potato above.

There have been a few reports of scorching in some of the newer, very powerful microwaves with high wattage. While these reports are rare, use caution until you know how your microwave reacts. Use your microwave according to the manufacturer’s instructions and never leave a microwave unattended.

Potato Baker - Pears and Green Apples

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 100 percent premium cotton fabric, 100 percent cotton thread, Warm Tater 100 percent cotton batting
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 31 reviews
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