by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Do you remember those microwave potato bags? I still have mine, I use it all the time. Everyone I knew got one to. Everything 100% cotton, fabric, thread and filler.Now, let's see,if I was doing an evaluation of these bags, I would say they are just like a cute vessel to hold the potato while the potato cooks in the microwave. That's all. They do not really make a potato cook any faster than if the potato was wrapped in paper towel. But, I use mine all the time. Maybe because I made it. Below is a link to where I learned about them. Carole, NB, Canada.

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by mlbell70 14 Feb 2014

Do you have to have a separate bag for each potato? Yours look very nice.

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

No, this bag will take 3 large or 4 medium potatoes.

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by jackieforzone 14 Feb 2014

I've made many of these with embroidered potato on them and also embroidered "tater baker on it " they turned out so cute! oh and now as seen on tv selling for 9.99 lololol

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Yes they are getting more popular.

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by lenamae 13 Feb 2014

they are nice I made a hundred and 5 of these for Christmas every one loved them. I used printed fabric and quilted them..
now I still have to make me one.
Lenamae

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mycarole by mycarole 13 Feb 2014

You made 105? OMG Lenamea.

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by sewilso 12 Feb 2014

These are very nice!!!

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mycarole by mycarole 13 Feb 2014

thank you

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by Hedera 12 Feb 2014

Super. Looks great. You wrote that the potato don't cook faster in it. But I look so much better with these.

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

That's all I use to cook my potato in the microwave now, but before the bag came along, I would wrap my potato in paper towel. One thing though, the potato stays hot for at least 1/2 hour in the bag.

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by littledoodlebug 12 Feb 2014

was this an ITH project? I would love to try making one of these. How do I find the pattern?

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

Check the link under my pictures. That is where I learned how do do them.

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by pldc 12 Feb 2014

they taste so much fluffier this way, well done, husg Loralye

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

Yes they do.

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by pennyhal 12 Feb 2014

Guess if a potato was in a bag, if the potato exploded it wouldn't make such a mess! Cute bags!

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

Funny you say that, I've heard people say a potato could explode but it never happened to me.

sewilso by sewilso 12 Feb 2014

I've had a potato explode if I didn't prick them first, so I always prick mine. Not always, though, could have been my oven temperature.

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by gerryb 12 Feb 2014

I love mine. They aren't faster, however I think the potatoes taste better in them. I did read somewhere (here?) to wash them! The starch from the potatoes can cause them to scorch inside.

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mycarole by mycarole 12 Feb 2014

Actually, yes I was my potatoes first, then dry it, but no pricking.

lenamae by lenamae 13 Feb 2014

wrap your potato in a paper towel while the potato is wet and it is much better.
Lenamae

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by bbalbanese 11 Feb 2014

Nice Potato cookers. I think they do cook faster. I made a few a couple of years ago and they serve as a potholer in a pinch. !00 % cotton is a must

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by cfidl 11 Feb 2014

I still need to make mine. We have some designs, someone will post from where.

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by basketkase 11 Feb 2014

My mom bought me one years ago, Carole, and I use it weekly....it is about 10 years old now....these are lovely.....

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Thanks basketkase. They were so much fun to make. Now I am making potholders for soup bowls for microwave. Carole NB Canada

mops by mops 12 Feb 2014

When you take the time to go through projects you'll find lots of soup bowl holders (as well as potatobags) by different cuties, noah a.o.

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by lidiad 11 Feb 2014

Well done!
Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 11 Feb 2014

yes i love these and use mine weekly for me and hubby hugs

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mycarole by mycarole 11 Feb 2014

Husgs back Noah

littledoodlebug by littledoodlebug 12 Feb 2014

was this an ITH project? I would love to try making one of these. How do I find the pattern?

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