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Thread: Hot potatoe steamer bag anygood?

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    Hot potatoe steamer bag anygood?

    Hi Ive seen them in the stores for sale but are they any good? I hate to waste money on something so simple. I dont have a pattern, Could someone tell me how to make one cheap? Thanks

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    I have seen others post that they can catch fire I will be interested to see what others say about this topic.

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    I think they're silly. No need for them and a waste of time and fabric, IMO. Oh yeah, and the fire hazard is real.

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    I use two large potholders stitched around three sides and I put a strip of velcro at the top. I have used it for years. When my daughter when to college, I purchased a cute oven mit and put velcro across the top. It worked great.
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    I adore mine. The potatoes come out of the microwave so much better than if you don't use one. And much quicker than the oven (plus no need to heat the house up in the summer!)
    We never leave it unattended, and microwave in one minute intervals, then flip the bag, and do another minute (usually takes 6 minutes for up to 2 potatoes).

    It doesn't have a closure- the top just folds over, and the steam holds in fine. I didn't make it, but I know you have to use the exact materials called for- all cotton thread/fabric, special batting.

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    i bought a kit from my local quilt shop..and it caught on fire the frist time i used it.i assumed that all the materials were correct. who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommasewslove View Post
    Hi Ive seen them in the stores for sale but are they any good? I hate to waste money on something so simple. I dont have a pattern, Could someone tell me how to make one cheap? Thanks
    I wouldn't use one - the risk of fire is a very real hazard.

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    We use ours quite a bit and have not had any problems. The potatoes are moist and fluffy.

    We didn't make ours- it was a gift.

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    They make special batting for these. I used what I thought was all cotton but found out later it wasn't. I use mine all the time. I like it for heating up bread and rolls more. You also have to use all cotton thread.
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