Potatoes are easy to bake in the solar oven. Most sites say to just put the potatoes into the solar oven and let them cook. Well, I tried that method. i didn’t like it. I don’t know how I could have done it wrong — such simple instructions — but my potatoes came out very dry and wrinkly, and the skins were really hard baked. I tried several times, always with the same results. I guess I just over baked them. So I decided to do it my way – the way I have always baked potatoes. I washed them. And dried them. And wrapped them in aluminum foil. In the solar oven, I covered them with a scrap of black cloth. But you probably use anything to cover them. I baked them for about 2 hours. They came out hot, soft, moist, and delicious – perfect baked potatoes.