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Do you actually bake your baked potatoes, or do you just nuke 'em in the microwave?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (18970 points ) April 14th, 2011

I’m wondering how many people actually take the time to bake them…

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Rub ‘em in salt and stick them in the microwave. Takes too long for them in the oven.

ddude1116's avatar

I cook them for literally a second with my Nuclear Microwave. At least I used to, I have to get myself a new lead vest..

deni's avatar

Oven for the win! Microwaves make me uncomfortable so I don’t have one.

chyna's avatar

They taste much better in the oven, but I seldom have the patience or time for oven baked potatoes.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I bake them in the oven, on the rare occasions I eat them.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

They taste so different, much better in the oven but I feel guilty using the oven just for them or almost any foods anymore, it’s weird. The microwave makes the ends dry and chewy which I don’t like at all.

blueiiznh's avatar

Whats a microwave? “D

shego's avatar

I don’t like the taste of the ones done in a microwave. So the oven is a winner.

math_nerd's avatar

I use the microwave. But I consider a baked potato a sour cream and butter delivery device.

yankeetooter's avatar

To me they taste just as good microwaved as baked in the oven…hmm…good idea for dinner tomorrow…

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@chyna Huh – I cannot taste a difference, for the life of me.

chyna's avatar

They are fluffier in the oven.

tianalovesyou's avatar

Always in the oven(:

WestRiverrat's avatar

I wrap them in foil and bury them in the coals of the fire pit.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Wrap them in aluminum foil and put Extra Virgin Olive Oil on and a little salt. Put them on a rack in my ceramic cooker for about 2 to 3 hours at 300 * F.

hug_of_war's avatar

Both, it depends on whether it’s pre-planned or if I’m like want baked potato now RAWR!

jonsblond's avatar

If I make a baked potato it’ll be twice baked, so it’s always in the oven.

YARNLADY's avatar

I rarely bake them in the oven, but if I am roasting other food, then I will put the potatoes in there. I usually microwave or crock them.

Cruiser's avatar

I micro them for 3–5 minutes depending on size then throw them on the grill or in the oven with the rest of the meal…always cooked to perfection that way!

optimisticpessimist's avatar

Oven. The microwave may only get used once a week in my house and that is usually to reheat leftovers.

JLeslie's avatar

Lately I make “baked” potatoes in my Advantium oven. I used to microwave them halfway and finish them up in the toaster oven.

Coloma's avatar

I don’t like the microwave version, gotta bake ‘em in the real oven for perfection IMO.

Mmmm….baked potato with sour creme and salsa…OMG! It’s been for-EVER!

everephebe's avatar

I’ve heard of this microwave thingie before…
I bake them or roast them. I vote oven!
Who said bakers aren’t lazy, just because they are patient?

Kardamom's avatar

I love baked potatoes, but I rarely make them at home unless I’m going to make at least 4 or 5 at a time. They take too long and it’s a waste of energy to heat up the oven for just one potato. Every now and then I’ll heat one in the microwave, but the texture is just different, not horrible, but not great.

I do love to eat baked potatoes when I go out to Souplantation! Sour cream and green onions, yum.

talljasperman's avatar

I slice and fry them in butter…. or cook them for 10 minutes covered in salt and butter in the microwave and flip half-way… Naturally I poke them with a fork 20 times first.

Coloma's avatar

STOP IT NOW! no frying in butter, my heart be still. Literally. lol

WestRiverrat's avatar

@Coloma correct no butter, they are much better fried in bacon grease. You put the butter on at the table, with the pepper and the salt.

Sunny2's avatar

I prefer the oven, but if I’m short on time, I use both. The microwave cooks from the inside out, so maybe 4 minutes nuking. Then the oven finishes the skins and makes them a little crisp.

downtide's avatar

I don’t like them done in the microwave and the oven takes too long so I don’t do them at home at all. I’ll only have a baked potato if I’m in a restaurant. Cooked in someone else’s oven.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I also like roasted turnips, especially when they’re crispy on the outside!

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