Potato Express is a bag that allows you to bake up to four large potatoes in the microwave in as little as four minutes. Sold under the “As Seen on TV” brand, Potato Express is a product of Ontel Products Corporation based in Fairfax, NJ.

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How the Potato Express Works

The makers of Potato Express claim that the “unique insulation design” creates a steam pocket while cooking that gives your potato just the right amount of moisture so it will have a tender skin and fluffy inside.

You simply put up to four full-sized potatoes into the bag and put it into the microwave for four minutes.

It can also be used to cook corn in the microwave and soften hard bread.

The Potato Express has few reviews online, but one review stated that it could not hold four full-sized potatoes as claimed, but only four small potatoes. That review also stated that it only cooked a single potato in four minutes and actually took about 10 minutes to cook the four small potatoes. The single potato did cook as advertised, though.

It also mentioned that there were less expensive alternatives available that do approximately the same thing and that the Potato Express cannot exactly duplicate a real oven-baked potato.

There are many people online who said they were put off purchasing the Potato Express due to what they feel is exorbitant shipping and handling costs for what many people claim is just a cloth bag.

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Potato Express Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies

The Potato Express sells for $10, plus $6.99 shipping and handling and comes with a recipe guide and a Super Slicer for free. If you pay an additional shipping and handling fee of $6.99, your order will be doubled except for the super slicer. That means for $23.98, you will receive two Potato Express bags, two recipe guides and one super slicer.

The website offers a 30-day money back guarantee, but you will not receive your shipping and handling back and would have to pay for the shipping to return it to the company.

The product website does not cover how to return the product, but if you have questions, you can contact the makers at 1-877-883-9082 or via e-mail at potatoexpress@customerstatus.com.

Pros

  • Claims to save you time
  • Can also be used for corn and to soften hard bread
  • Reusable and machine washable

Cons

  • May not work exactly as advertised.
  • Almost certainly less expensive alternatives available