Kitchen Myths

Facts and fiction about food and cooking, by Peter Aitken

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You can make a baked potato in the microwave

The microwave oven certainly has many legitimate uses, but baking potatoes (or anything else) is not one of them. Sure, you can cook a whole potato in the microwave, but what you get is a steamed potato. The crispy skin and fluffy interior of the genuine baked potato require a long cooking in dry heat.

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