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How to Make Baked Potatoes in a Roaster

author image Michelle Kerns
Michelle Kerns writes for a variety of print and online publications and specializes in literature and science topics. She has served as a book columnist since 2008 and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Kerns studied English literature and neurology at UC Davis.
How to Make Baked Potatoes in a Roaster
How to Make Baked Potatoes in a Roaster

A medium-sized potato baked with its skin intact is a versatile, low-fat source of dietary fiber and essential nutrients like potassium, copper, iron, manganese, vitamin B-6, vitamin C and niacin. If you're traveling or have limited kitchen space, you can prepare baked potatoes without the use of a conventional oven by using a roaster oven. Roaster ovens are available in a number of sizes, ranging from 5-quart to 18-quart options. The exact procedure and cooking times may vary depending on your brand of roaster oven: Check the manufacturer's instructions before using the appliance to bake potatoes.

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Step 1

Scrub the potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush under cool, running water. Dry them with paper towels. Use a fork or thin-bladed knife to pierce each potato several times.

Step 2

Preheat the roaster oven to the temperature recommended in the manufacturer instructions and for the length of time advised. Place a rack in the oven's cooking well if it is included with your particular brand.

Step 3

Place the potatoes into the roaster oven, either on the rack or on the bottom of the cooking well. Fit the lid securely in place.

Step 4

Allow the potatoes to bake until they can be easily pierced with a fork, approximately 60 to 70 minutes. Remove the potatoes with tongs and serve.

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