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Woohoo is correct,good point.I watched a show and it was about the steam that drips off of the plastic into the food while it is being heated in a microwave.The steam actually carries the chemicals from the plastic into the food.Good tip woohoo.
From one potatohead to another...Woohoo is right about the plastic. Apparently the heat changes the plastic. Plastic is made of some very lethal chemicals that can leach into your food. My better half works at the big cajone plastics plant in Pt. Comfort; he uses a few old dishes to take his lunch.What I do is wash the potatoes well and poke them with a fork a few times and give them a canola (or oil of your choice) massage. Once your potatoes are relaxed and happy, put them in a bowl cover them with papertowel and zap for about 12 mins. Top it with your favorite stuff. Zap again if necessary. For dessert, make Rebecca's sweet potato recipe. I love baked potatoes. It is a great source of fiber, soluble (inside potato) and insoluble (peel).
I like a baked sweet potato with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. ;)
Please don't wrap your baked potato in plastic. Microwaved plastic causes cancer.Just thought you should be informed.