Turns out you can bake potatoes in a slow cooker or crock pot. Maybe you, Gentle Reader, already knew that, but I didn't. It's simplicity itself to do, too: wash a potato, prick it several times with a fork, wrap it in foil, and put it into the crock pot. My recipe book suggests 6-8 hours at low heat (200 F), up to about 4-6 hours at high (300 F). My best results so far are from cooking at about 250 F for 6 hours or so. The potatoes emerge so soft they almost flake apart with a glance, and they're very juicy. Mmmm.