Unitasker Wednesday: Potato Express

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

Have you ever wondered how adorable a potato would look in a sleeping bag? Wonder no longer! Introducing the cutie-patootie Potato Express:

They look precious, don’t they? They are all snuggled up, ready for a night out under the stars. Darling little spuds! Snuggly wuggly wittle ‘taters!

What’s that? The Potato Express isn’t a sleeping bag for potatoes? You say they’re a steam bag for cooking potatoes in the microwave? Way to rain on my parade, especially since all you need to steam potatoes in the microwave is a plate and bowl. Put plate in microwave, poke a few holes in a potato with a fork, set potato on plate, rest inverted bowl over potato, close microwave door, run microwave on high for necessary time (in our current microwave this is five minutes, in our previous microwave it was seven), open microwave door, using oven mitts remove the bowl from over the potato, take cooked potato on plate out of microwave, and eat potato.

But, as a sleeping bag for potatoes, it sure looks cuddly!

9 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Potato Express”

  1. posted by Nana on

    Easier (and less to wash): loosely wrap potato in waxed paper before microwaving. Have to admit that these potatoes do look awfully cute, though.

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    posted by Erin Doland on

    Nighty-night, potatoes!

  3. posted by Pat Reble on

    Looks like a good way to get your fingers scalded/burned – do they come with a first aid kit?

  4. posted by G. on

    Interesting – I made an all-cotton version and it holds the heat in, but NOT the steam. The potatoes turn out more like oven-baked potatoes. There’s no reason wrapping in a towel wouldn’t work as well though, for those trying to cut down on single use items like paper towels or wax paper. If steamed potatoes are what you want – the plate & bowl method is great.

  5. posted by Connie on

    No matter what you wrap your potatoes in, be sure the paper towel (or whatever you choose) is wet and you will have nicely steamed potatoes – not all wrinkled up.

  6. posted by Susan on

    My husband bought one of these and he says it works pretty good. I thought he was nuts, but he also has bought the egg poachers that didn’t work. Funny thing is he is always complaining that I buy junk. He has bought more junk than I have

  7. posted by Jay Melo on

    I wrap my potatoes in a damp kitchen towel. Has the same effect as the potato bag. Just make sure your towels don’t smell too strongly of detergent or fabric softener.

  8. posted by Shannon on

    I bought one, and I love it. I use it several times a week to make a sweet potato for lunch when i don’t have time to wait. Perhaps I could use a damp kitchen towel (but why would I want to?) It doesn’t take up any space I didn’t already have (in a drawer with my oven mitts and kitchen towels).

  9. posted by jual rpp 2013 on

    You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be really something which I think I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely extensive for me. I’m looking ahead for your next put up, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!

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