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Thread: Warm Tater Batting

  1. #26
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    Aug 2010
    Hi Lizzy,

    I don't know if you have ever experienced your potatoes drying out a bit in the microwave. I have done it several times by poking them and nuking them.

    What the cotton batting does is act as an insulator, making sure that the moisture is contained in your potato. Try making a potato bag,
    cook a couple of potatoes in it and see, feel and taste the difference.
    I was skeptical at first, too. The potatoes made in the bag come out
    fluffier because the moisture has been retained.

    Using a microwave can be dangerous using any fiber. BUT, since most
    economical battings are made from polyester (a petroleum derivative),
    it is strongly advised not to use anything made from polyester for microwave use. Thus the reason for the creation of Warm Tater.

    Cotton is safer to use in the microwave. Make sure you wash your
    cotton fabric before use to rinse out any chemical additives such as sizing. The cotton batting is very clean with no chemical additives.
    Keep an eye on your microwave for safety sake. Also, since potatoes
    produce a natural starch, it is wise to turn your potato bag inside out
    and wash it every few days. You wouldn't want the starch to scorch -
    as it would using spray starch and when ironing. An unexpected fire may start in your microwave.

    If you need more information, just let me know!


  2. #27
    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Thanks Cynthia, I think you answered all the questions I had about this product. I will make one to use.

  3. #28
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    AZ/Utah border
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    I had heard that all materials used to make a potato bag should be all cotton. Why is the potato bag better for baked potatoes ? I just wash mine, punch holes, and microwave. Does the potato taste differently?
    I think the 'taters are a bit more moist when wrapped. I've often used a huck sack kitchen towel, and it works fine. One time I used a kitchen towel with poly in it, and it came out scorched.

  4. #29
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    Jan 2011
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    Jo Ann Fabrics stores carry Tater Batting by the package. One yard for 7.99 pkg. It is also available on line by the bolt and by the package. I purchased a package today and made a bag. I love it.

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