You can make great baked potatoes in the slow cooker so that the oven doesn't heat up the kitchen! Serve with sour cream and chives.
I have been making these for years. Just make sure the potatoes are complety dry, from washing them, before rubbing with oil. I have used canola oil, as well. I have never wrapped the potatoes in foil, just rub with oil, salt & pepper and drop them into the crockpot. Wonderfully fresh smell and taste, so different from oven baked. Thanks for the reminder to make these more often. - 18 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Baking potatoes in the slow cooker sounds great! However, one reviewer said she had a roast in the oven all day, at a low temp. It is just as easy to add foil wrapped potatoes to the 5-hour oven baking project. They cook just fine at the lower temp and long baking period. I'm 74 years old, do it all the time, as did my Mother years ago. Works great...saves time, space, etc. You can oil the potatoes before putting in the foil if you wish. - 20 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I have done potatoes this way for a couple of years now and they are truely wonderful. Do them the exact way. yum the family loves them. - 16 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)