The ability to make "baked" potatoes in a slow cooker is pretty appealing: I can bake potatoes while at work without heating up my house or having to worry about fire hazards. After reading several recipes on the internet, it seemed that a cook time of 4 - 8 hours was normal.
However, my slow cooker has been cooking potatoes for about 14 hours now and most of them are still not cooked. On the other hand, after opening up the potatoes on the bottom layer they are over-cooked.
Judging by the plethora of recipes online, there must be some way to do this. Is there something I am missing?
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