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Thread: Potato Bags are just not worth it!

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    Senior Member kclausing's Avatar
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    I just poke the potatoes and put them in the nuker. No water, no towel, no bag.

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    I never got the urge for a potatoe bag, I put mine in a pyrex bowl/lid.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    It's probably the batting. It has to be 100% pure cotton, no scrim batting. The only batting I know of that is safe to use in the microwave is Warm Tater Batting. Why use batting anyway? I roll a potato up in a cotton kitchen towel and it works just fine.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I live in Southern California and many of us order front and rear dash board covers to protect them from the sun. I have a friend who makes steering wheel covers using Insula-bright. I keep an oven mitt to prevent burning my fingers when using the gear shift. The interior of the car can quickly reach 140F to 150F from early spring until late fall. There are laws against leaving children, elderly or pets in parked cars as the extreme heat can quickly cause death.

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    I have one bag that has worked ok so far, was given to me as a gift and has all cotton batting etc. Another one I bought at a craft show was SUPPOSED to be all cotton, I gave it to my daughter and she said it caught on fire the second time she used it !!
    I don't get the big deal either, you can get the same results with damp paper towels or a damp dishtowel !

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    Pippi65, Did you really have your son put out in the pick-up pile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I made a lot of the soup bowl pads. We never heat a serving of food for more then 2 min. so the bowls pads work great. I never leave the microwave unattended when using. The only thing I've ever had start a fire was a paper bag. DD was making her own microwave popcorn using a brown paper bag.
    Do you know why the brown bag with the popcorn caught fire? Had she tried it before or was it the first time she tried it? Did she use any oil? I'm asking because I recently read about using the paper bag for popcorn and I sure would like to avoid a fire in my microwave

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    I am so glad to read this thread. I have a kit a friend gave me and now I will not bother with it and just repurpose the fabric. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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    I wrap mine tight in saran wrap poke a couple of holes and NUKe it. warm and moist.., love it this way
    "I do not understand ,how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to" ( and mine is my summer houseboat on a beautiful KY lake.) quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

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    I believe in the LWP(least work philosophy) no potato bags and no nylon net scrubbies. I use the plastic onion bags which are recycled, if I'm having a good week I cut off the staple. Yes, most of the time the staple is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    Do you know why the brown bag with the popcorn caught fire? Had she tried it before or was it the first time she tried it? Did she use any oil? I'm asking because I recently read about using the paper bag for popcorn and I sure would like to avoid a fire in my microwave
    A couple of years ago, I popped 10 gallons of popcorn in the plain brown paper bags, took all afternoon, no fire. Just put 1/4 cup kernels in a bag, folded the top shut, and nuked them, listened for the popping to slow down.. Dumped out the popped corn into a popcorn can, and repeated until I had 2 cans full. No oil, no seasoning. We wanted to make enough for a children's activity to make chains to decorate Christmas trees. Nothing burned at all. I even collected the old maids and repopped them, about half did pop. Worked very well, and trees were charming.
    I scrub my potatoes well, stab them in a couple of places, toss em in the microwave, nuke them until soft.
    But for baked potato nirvana, scrub well, rub with oil, then with sea salt, leaving potato well covered with salt, bake at 450 until soft. Roll each between hands salt protected with hot pads, then squeeze to break skin. DO NOT use a knife, it will crush the flesh. Top with salt and pepper, sour cream and chopped chives. Often, this is our whole supper. with a salad and hot rolls.
    Last edited by Cosy; 12-16-2011 at 06:19 PM.
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