Phillip Schofield was left “mind-blown” after he learned how to cook a jacket potato in half the time.
TikTok user @johnlawrencedean regularly shares the best bits from our favourite TV shows, like when Phil Vickery showed the presenters of This Morning, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, a handy life hack.
In the clip, Phil explains how to speed up the amount of time it takes to cook a jacket potato – and Phillip couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
The TV chef can be seen putting a metal teaspoon at each end of a white potato as he said: “If you put one either end it will cook in half the amount of time.”
“Is that like a heat element?” Holly asked.
Stunned by how simple the tip was, she said: “No way?”
Phillip, on the other hand, said: “Oh wait a second” as he gestured that he was mind-blown.
As Phil explained that the trick could also work by poking a metal skewer all the way through a potato, he said: “It will act as a heat transfer.”
However, this method can only be used if you’re cooking your potato in the oven – not the microwave.
We repeat, this is not a tip for the microwave.
Putting metal in the microwave can cause a fire, as when enough electrons build up, it can cause sparks to jump between the metal and the electromagnetic transmitter.
Phillip wasn’t the only one who was impressed with the hack, as a number of stunned viewers praised the tip in the comments.
One person said: “Just don’t put it in the microwave.”
Another asked: “Why don’t they teach you stuff like that in school?”
A third said: “Woooooooah.”
Someone else put: “Been doing this for years.”
Whilst a few people said instead of putting the spoon in the potato you could just put it in the microwave for 10 minutes before you pop it into the oven.