Wonderbag, thermal cooker, energy saving

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Have you heard of Wonderbags?* They are a thermal cooker, which is similar to a slow cooker. However, they don’t need to be plugged in, meaning they use no energy!

To use a Wonderbag you need to heat up and cook the pan of food first for a bit. Use a pan with short handles so it fits into the bag. Then place the hot pan on a trivet, or heat proof mat in the bag. You can put the cushion lid inside, pull the drawstring, and leave it to do it’s magic for a few hours.

Wonderbag, thermal cooker

How to make pasta sauce in a Wonderbag

I tested it out by making a use-it-up variation on my basic pasta sauce recipe . I made the basic recipe. Then I added in various chopped vegetables from my fridge that needed using up including some broccoli, courgette and carrots. To start, I cooked the sauce on the hob for 30 minutes and made sure it was heated through. Then I placed it in the Wonderbag on a wooden mat. Finally I left it for around 3 hours to continue slow cooking! Although the sauce was cooked before it went in the Wonderbag, slow cooking it brings out the flavour in the tomato and makes the sauce much tastier. It came out great and after it had cooled down I portioned it out into containers to freeze and use another time!

More info about Wonderbags

I like the ethos behind the Wonderbag. For each bag bought money is donated to the Wonderbag foundation to “support Wonderfeasts and subsidize Wonderbags to communities across the world”.

The Wonderbag comes with a handy cookbook and guide to timings for how long different foods can be left in the bag.
You can also check out their website for recipes and information about how to use it here:
wonderbagworld.com . I’m looking forward to experimenting with it more and seeing what else I can make in it!

If you are thinking of buying one, make sure you get the right size bag for your pans.