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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Microwave potato bag

    We picked one up a few months ago - they work.

    no crisping but nicely baked.


    This simple bag creates a "just right" baked potato in your microwave. The
    inside is well done, yet moist, and the skin remains tender.

    The bag will cook one to four medium sized potatoes at once.



    Instructions:

    Simply wash and dry your Potatoes. DO NOT PRICK!!
    Wrap the potatoes in a paper towel and place in bag.
    Microwave as instructed by the microwave manufacturer. Time will vary per
    microwave.
    When serving, do not cut with knife, simply use a fork. potatoes will be
    very fluffy.
    Let the bag air dry. ENJOY!!

    http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-potato-baker-bags/

    Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web archive
    here: Potato Baker Bags
    Caution: Please do not leave unattended and make sure to use only 100%
    cotton materials. From a comment below: If your microwave is too hot to use
    the bags, either turn down in temperature or don't use the bags (sparking,
    small burn hole problems in the fabric, or can cause fire).

    Dimitri


  2. #2
    heyjoe Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:

    > Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web archive
    > here: Potato Baker Bags

    <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bags..pdf>

    Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. Why does this work better
    than other methods?


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  3. #3
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag


    "heyjoe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    >> archive
    >> here: Potato Baker Bags

    > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bags..pdf>
    >
    > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. Why does this work
    > better
    > than other methods?
    >

    I have no idea why it works. It does. Maybe because it traps more heat
    than not having a bag. It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted with ??
    inside.

    Dimitri


  4. #4
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 18, 3:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    > >> archive
    > >> here: Potato Baker Bags

    > > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bag....>

    >
    > > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > > better
    > > than other methods?

    >
    > *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more heat
    > than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted with ??
    > inside.
    >
    > Dimitri


    ==
    Who needs a new gimmick when the old method of placing clean potatoes
    on a paper towel after pricking both sides a few times works very
    well? Having done this for at least twenty years, I find that it works
    well.

    ==


  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    In article <ciIyn.60083$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > We picked one up a few months ago - they work.
    >
    > no crisping but nicely baked.
    >
    >
    > This simple bag creates a "just right" baked potato in your microwave. The
    > inside is well done, yet moist, and the skin remains tender.
    >
    > The bag will cook one to four medium sized potatoes at once.
    >
    >
    >
    > Instructions:
    >
    > Simply wash and dry your Potatoes. DO NOT PRICK!!
    > Wrap the potatoes in a paper towel and place in bag.
    > Microwave as instructed by the microwave manufacturer. Time will vary per
    > microwave.
    > When serving, do not cut with knife, simply use a fork. potatoes will be
    > very fluffy.
    > Let the bag air dry. ENJOY!!
    >
    > http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-potato-baker-bags/
    >
    > Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web archive
    > here: Potato Baker Bags
    > Caution: Please do not leave unattended and make sure to use only 100%
    > cotton materials. From a comment below: If your microwave is too hot to use
    > the bags, either turn down in temperature or don't use the bags (sparking,
    > small burn hole problems in the fabric, or can cause fire).
    >
    > Dimitri


    I used to just wrap them in waxed paper, but this does sound
    interesting. At the moment, I put whole potatoes into a covered
    corningware with a little water and they come out perfect.

    If I want to save time on baked spuds (like I did last week), I'll
    partially cook them in the m-wave then put them into the convection oven
    for about 25 minutes to crisp the skin and finish cooking them. They
    come out very good this way and saves time.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  6. #6
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 18, 4:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:5f9h60ao9gt0.dlg@example.in[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    > >> archive
    > >> here: Potato Baker Bags

    > > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bag....>

    >
    > > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > > better
    > > than other methods?

    >
    > *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more heat
    > than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted with ??
    > inside.
    >
    > Dimitri



    It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    cotton one. I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.

    Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    in one square of paper towel.

    But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.

    N.

  7. #7
    Ms P Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag



    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Apr 18, 4:17 pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010
    >> 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    >> >> archive
    >> >> here: Potato Baker Bags
    >> > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bag...>

    >>
    >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. Why does this work
    >> > better
    >> > than other methods?

    >>
    >> I have no idea why it works. It does. Maybe because it traps more heat
    >> than not having a bag. It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted with
    >> ??
    >> inside.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > cotton one. I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.
    >
    > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > in one square of paper towel.
    >
    > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.
    >
    > N.


    It's just as easy to find cotton batting as it is poly batting. You're not
    looking in the right place.

    Ms P


  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Mon 19 Apr 2010 08:49:07a, Nancy2 told us...

    > On Apr 18, 4:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -

    0
    >> 700, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    >> >> archive here: Potato Baker Bags
    >> >> <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%

    20Potato_Baker_Bag.
    >> >> ..>

    >>
    >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    >> > better than other methods?

    >>
    >> *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more h

    eat
    >> than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted wi
    >> th ?? inside.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > cotton one. I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.
    >
    > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > in one square of paper towel.
    >
    > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.
    >
    > N.
    >


    I find I get even crispier results if I use the toaster oven. If I'm
    really in a hurry, I nuke them until about half done, then in the toaster
    oven at 500 for about 20-25 minutes.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  9. #9
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 19, 2:39*pm, "Ms P" <ms_peac...@wbsnet.org> wrote:
    > "Nancy2" <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 18, 4:17 pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010
    > >> 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:

    >
    > >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    > >> >> archive
    > >> >> here: Potato Baker Bags
    > >> > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bag...>

    >
    > >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > >> > better
    > >> > than other methods?

    >
    > >> *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more heat
    > >> than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quiltedwith
    > >> ??
    > >> inside.

    >
    > >> Dimitri

    >
    > > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > > cotton one. *I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.

    >
    > > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > > in one square of paper towel.

    >
    > > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.

    >
    > > N.

    >
    > It's just as easy to find cotton batting as it is poly batting. *You'renot
    > looking in the right place.
    >
    > Ms P- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I worked in a large franchised fabric shop for 6 years. Sometimes
    they had cotton batting; sometimes they didn't. I was speaking from
    my experience. Thanks, anyway, for your helpful comment.

    The warning remains - pre-quilted fabric rarely is quilted with cotton
    batting, so my warning was for people who might tend to look at fabric
    that is already quilted. Duh. I wouldn't want anyone to microwave a
    potato in a polyester-quilted bag.

    N.

  10. #10
    Ms P Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag



    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Apr 19, 2:39 pm, "Ms P" <ms_peac...@wbsnet.org> wrote:


    >>
    >> It's just as easy to find cotton batting as it is poly batting. You're
    >> not
    >> looking in the right place.
    >>
    >> Ms P- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > I worked in a large franchised fabric shop for 6 years. Sometimes
    > they had cotton batting; sometimes they didn't. I was speaking from
    > my experience. Thanks, anyway, for your helpful comment.
    >
    > The warning remains - pre-quilted fabric rarely is quilted with cotton
    > batting, so my warning was for people who might tend to look at fabric
    > that is already quilted. Duh. I wouldn't want anyone to microwave a
    > potato in a polyester-quilted bag.
    >
    > N.


    TSWLTH isn't the right place to find cotton batting. You need to look in a
    non chain quilt store. I am speaking from 20 years quilting experience.

    Definitely do not buy the pre-quilted stuff!

    Ms P


  11. #11
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > cotton one. I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.
    >
    > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > in one square of paper towel.
    >
    > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.
    >
    > N.


    Last time I made baked spuds (last week), I nuked them first for the
    initial cook then finished them in the convection toaster oven.

    Got the crispy yummy skins I was after in a fraction of the time... :-)
    The insides were soft and fluffy too.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  12. #12
    Ostap Bender Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 19, 1:09*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    wrote:
    > On Mon 19 Apr 2010 08:49:07a, Nancy2 told us...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 18, 4:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -

    > 0
    > >> 700, Dimitri wrote:

    >
    > >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    > >> >> archive here: Potato Baker Bags
    > >> >> <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%

    > 20Potato_Baker_Bag.
    > >> >> ..>

    >
    > >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > >> > better than other methods?

    >
    > >> *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more h

    > eat
    > >> than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quiltedwi
    > >> th ?? inside.

    >
    > >> Dimitri

    >
    > > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > > cotton one. *I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.

    >
    > > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > > in one square of paper towel.

    >
    > > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.

    >
    > I find I get even crispier results if I use the toaster oven. *If I'm
    > really in a hurry, I nuke them until about half done, then in the toaster
    > oven at 500 for about 20-25 minutes.


    If you are not into crispiness and really in a hurry, you can bake
    your potato in the microwave in 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size.
    When I am in a hurry, I don't have 20-25 minutes to waste.


  13. #13
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Ostap Bender <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Apr 19, 1:09*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    > wrote:
    > > On Mon 19 Apr 2010 08:49:07a, Nancy2 told us...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > On Apr 18, 4:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > > >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message

    > >
    > > >>news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -

    > > 0
    > > >> 700, Dimitri wrote:

    > >
    > > >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web
    > > >> >> archive here: Potato Baker Bags
    > > >> >> <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%

    > > 20Potato Baker Bag.
    > > >> >> ..>

    > >
    > > >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > > >> > better than other methods?

    > >
    > > >> *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it traps more h

    > > eat
    > > >> than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted wi
    > > >> th ?? inside.

    > >
    > > >> Dimitri

    > >
    > > > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > > > cotton one. *I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be sure the
    > > > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.

    > >
    > > > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > > > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > > > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > > > in one square of paper towel.

    > >
    > > > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.

    > >
    > > I find I get even crispier results if I use the toaster oven. *If I'm
    > > really in a hurry, I nuke them until about half done, then in the toaster
    > > oven at 500 for about 20-25 minutes.

    >
    > If you are not into crispiness and really in a hurry, you can bake
    > your potato in the microwave in 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size.
    > When I am in a hurry, I don't have 20-25 minutes to waste.


    But I have yet to get any kind of "crispy" results in the microwave,
    unless you like a charcoal coating. :-(

    Microwaves steam. They do not bake nor roast without special containers
    at least.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  14. #14
    Ostap Bender Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 18, 12:07*pm, heyjoe <sam...@example.invalid> wrote:
    > On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    > > Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on the web archive
    > > here: Potato Baker Bags

    >
    > <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%20Potato_Baker_Bag...>
    >
    > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work better
    > than other methods?


    Yes. The potato will taste much better if you make this bag. Sure oven
    mitts or christmas socks or small pillows would work exactly the same,
    but why use something that you already have when you can spend your
    entire fun-filled afternoon first going to a shop to buy the materials
    and then making the bag and then baking your potato? Too lazy? Your
    baked potato will taste so much better after you spend 6 hours on
    preparing it, because you will feel very hungry by then. As Socrates
    is rumored to have said, hunger is the best sauce.


  15. #15
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 19, 4:23*pm, "Ms P" <ms_peac...@wbsnet.org> wrote:
    > "Nancy2" <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 19, 2:39 pm, "Ms P" <ms_peac...@wbsnet.org> wrote:

    >
    > >> It's just as easy to find cotton batting as it is poly batting. *You're
    > >> not
    > >> looking in the right place.

    >
    > >> Ms P- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > I worked in a large franchised fabric shop for 6 years. *Sometimes
    > > they had cotton batting; sometimes they didn't. *I was speaking from
    > > my experience. *Thanks, anyway, for your helpful comment.

    >
    > > The warning remains - pre-quilted fabric rarely is quilted with cotton
    > > batting, so my warning was for people who might tend to look at fabric
    > > that is already quilted. *Duh. *I wouldn't want anyone to microwavea
    > > potato in a polyester-quilted bag.

    >
    > > N.

    >
    > TSWLTH isn't the right place to find cotton batting. *You need to look in a
    > non chain quilt store. *I am speaking from 20 years quilting experience..
    >
    > Definitely do not buy the pre-quilted stuff!
    >
    > Ms P- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I have never used cotton batting in my quilting because I just plain
    don't like it. However, I am 20 miles away from the nationally-known
    Kalona (Mennonite) area here in southeast Iowa, and can find many
    quilt experts, shops and hand-quilting groups if I need them.

    N.

  16. #16
    Ostap Bender Guest

    Default Re: Microwave potato bag

    On Apr 19, 10:58*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <1337a5ee-2ad6-44b6-93ba-2bda858b7...@v12g2000prb.googlegroups.com>,
    > *Ostap Bender <ostap_bender_1...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 19, 1:09*pm, Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwri...@arizona.usa.com>
    > > wrote:
    > > > On Mon 19 Apr 2010 08:49:07a, Nancy2 told us...

    >
    > > > > On Apr 18, 4:17*pm, "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > > > >> "heyjoe" <sam...@example.invalid> wrote in message

    >
    > > > >>news:[email protected]..> On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:35:53 -
    > > > 0
    > > > >> 700, Dimitri wrote:

    >
    > > > >> >> Free pattern/tutorial to make your own potato bags found on theweb
    > > > >> >> archive here: Potato Baker Bags
    > > > >> >> <http://www.atimetostitch.com/Text%20files/ATTS%20-%
    > > > 20Potato Baker Bag.
    > > > >> >> ..>

    >
    > > > >> > Color me skeptical - quilted bag made of cotton. *Why does this work
    > > > >> > better than other methods?

    >
    > > > >> *I have no idea why it works. It does. *Maybe because it trapsmore h
    > > > eat
    > > > >> than not having a bag. *It's not just a layer of cotton it's quilted wi
    > > > >> th ?? inside.

    >
    > > > >> Dimitri

    >
    > > > > It's really easy to find a synthetic batting - not to easy to find a
    > > > > cotton one. *I would warn anyone wanting to make this, to be surethe
    > > > > batting is cotton, in addition to the fabric.

    >
    > > > > Me, I really like the crispy skin on an oven-baked potato - I
    > > > > microwave them now and then, but don't need any bag to do it properly
    > > > > - they turn out perfectly with soft skin - I wash them and then wrap
    > > > > in one square of paper towel.

    >
    > > > > But if I have the time, it's oven-baked for me.

    >
    > > > I find I get even crispier results if I use the toaster oven. *If I'm
    > > > really in a hurry, I nuke them until about half done, then in the toaster
    > > > oven at 500 for about 20-25 minutes.

    >
    > > If you are not into crispiness and really in a hurry, you can bake
    > > your potato in the microwave in 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size.
    > > When I am in a hurry, I don't have 20-25 minutes to waste.

    >
    > But I have yet to get any kind of "crispy" results in the microwave,
    > unless you like a charcoal coating. :-(
    >
    > Microwaves steam. They do not bake nor roast without special containers
    > at least.


    Microwaves don't really steam. In fact, if you overcook the potato in
    the microwave, it will come out dried up. But if you cook it for the
    right amount of time, it comes out tasting the same as baked. The only
    difference is, as you correctly say, that the skin is not going to be
    crisp. But the skin is not important to me. I am in for the white
    stuff inside. And since I always wait to cook my food until I am too
    hungry to wait, the microwave speed is of great importance to me.

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