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A Potato Exploded In Oven Yesterday. How Do I Clean Hard Potato Residue?

Q:

A potato exploded in oven yesterday, so how do I clean hard potato residue?

A:

Oh no! Fortunately, there are several tips online from those whose expertise falls in the oven-cleaning realm: How to Clean an Oven. Whichever method you select, for safety’s sake, turn off the oven first and allow to cool before proceeding.

Potatoes can indeed burst open unexpectedly during the baking process. Because a potato is on average 79% water, pressure can build within to the bursting point. To avoid this, be sure to pierce the skin of the potato on several points after scrubbing and before placing on a baking sheet.

Learn how to make the perfect baked potato HERE!