Pinterest Fail: Can you bake potatoes in the Crockpot? No. No you can’t.

How do you make baked potatoes in a Crockpot?

You don’t.

Just don’t.

How to make baked potatoes in a Crockpot or slow cooker: Pinterest Fail

Don’t do it! You can’t make baked potatoes in the Crockpot!

I’ve seen this idea float by on Pinterest so many times.

It’s hotter than Hell here so I fell for it: Summer Crockpot Recipes! Keep Your Kitchen Cool!

Here’s what will happen – and please note that your results will be much worse if you follow the various instructions to wrap the potatoes in foil and/or oil and salt the skins before baking:

You will end up with moist and dense Crockpot-roasted potatoes.

You will not end up with fluffy and dry baked potatoes.

You’ll suspect it didn’t work when you remove the Crockpot lid and smell that damp potato smell. You’ll know for sure it didn’t work when you slice a potato down the middle and try to squeeze the ends to fluff it and it doesn’t fluff, or even smoosh. And of course when you go ahead and serve the roasted potatoes dressed up as baked potatoes, hoping no one will notice and you’re just being picky, they’ll notice.

Gross.

Pinterest fail.

Baked potatoes in the Crockpot? Save your money. Save your reputation as an awesome cook. Save the baked potato making for cooler days and use the oven to make them the right way.

Don’t make baked potatoes in a Crockpot.

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3 thoughts on “Pinterest Fail: Can you bake potatoes in the Crockpot? No. No you can’t.

  1. I didn’t see on Pinterest but have a recipe posted on my frig and was going to try it – thanks for the warning.

  2. I make my baked potatoes in the microwave when it’s hot out but the oven is the best choice. I’m also glad to know that I’m not the only one who doesn’t always have the best luck with those Pinterest recipes.

  3. HILARIOUS! I’ll stick with the microwave or oven. got to love those pinterest experiments

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