I had to write this here because every time I look up how to bake a potato in the oven I always get different instructions and different temps. On the search for how to make the perfect baked potato, I finally figured it out!
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Wash and pat potatoes dry, then pierce them with a fork to let out steam while cooking.
3. Place potatoes on rack in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes to an hour or until tender.
You get a soft tender inside and crisp skin. Just the way I like them!!