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Thread: Potato Bags are just not worth it!

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    Mythreesuns- that's funny! Who puts taters in an oven! Lol
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    wow, this is news to me. I have made many and never had a problem. Now I pray no one I gave them to had problems.
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    Thanks for all the information. I was going to make these for some gifts for next Christmas, but I'm going to cross those off my list. Better safe than sorry.

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    Since I have seen this, I think that I will give the bags that I have done as 'Bun Warmers'. They will not have to be in the microwave that long and with a little wet papertowel they will make the buns soft and moist.

    Charlie

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    UPDATE: The weird thing though is I thought the dog ran off with the bag last night when I put it outside but when I looked later there were just big pieces of 'ash' and a square burnt area on the CEMENT steps! I think that bugger literally went up in flames! I hope I can get the burn spot off the steps since they're only a year old!! Oh my...what next, huh?
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    One of the quilt guilds I belong to gave out those bags to each member last year on their birthday and it works wonderful. I have a high voltage microwave and it works wonderful in it.

    Did you ever consider that instead of actually putting a potato in the bag than a damp paper towel may be the reason it burned. There is a reason they have settings on those machines. The setting is for the item stated and not a substitute.

    I have heard no reports out of over 30 members that their bag did not work. Did you put batting with it and if so what type. They have a special batting for such things that go into microwaves and this one is called tater batting.

    Since this was a kit you purchased does not matter if it said 100% cotton, it's possible it really wasn't or an inferior piece of cotton fabric.

    Anyway I love the one I was given by the guild and use it often. Cooks alot better than what I use to use in there.
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    Count me among the wash, poke, and zap community . Have never been disappointed with the way they turn out. Use the microwave for 3 or less spuds. More than 3, I oil the skins and cook in conventional oven. Either way, I've always been happy with the turnout, so never entertained the idea of making a bag. I do like the idea of post cooking for keep warm though. The supper bell is usually rung just before the potatoes are finished, giving everyone time to clean-up, and get their drinks. Nothing has time to get cold.

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    We received a potato bag for Christmas last year. We've used it quite a bit and never had a problem.

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    Potato Bags

    Our craft group has made these to sell at our Church bazaar for years, with no problems. The instructions say not to prick the potatoes....maybe to keep the juices from escaping? Also, with newer microwaves, it's best to start with 4 minutes of cooking time. I've never heard of wetting the paper towel either.

    This year, we also made "corn bags". A larger version of the potato bag and made with "corn" fabric, of course!
    psumom

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    The proof of them working is in the Warm Tater Batting and 100% cotton material to make them-I have made many of them-with no problems, and use mine all the time with no problems-check to make sure you are using the right batting.

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