A baked potato with bacon, sour cream, and chives
Baked Potatoes Are Only As Good As The Wire Rack Beneath Them
Baking potatoes on top of a wire rack can help them cook evenly, since the hot air in the oven is able to circulate evenly around the spuds during the entire baking time.
You can simply place a wire rack onto a baking sheet, then arrange the potatoes on top of the rack and bake them. Potatoes with low moisture such as Yukon Gold work the best.
Leave ample space between each potato to allow the heat to circulate properly on all sides. You can bake the potatoes slowly at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour and a half.
If you want the potatoes to be done faster, you can also bake them at 450 degrees for 45 minutes. The finished spuds will have soft, mildly crispy skins and a pillowy interior.