What are Wonderbags?
Basically it’s a heavily insulated bag that keeps food cooking at a low, but safe temperature over several hours. In this time you not only are allowing yourself to do other things while you wait (and not needing to pay attention to the stove); there are massive cost and environmental savings too. Imagine all the less energy (and therefore carbon, etc) that you're using when not having to cook a dish for an hour over the stove, and instead only 10 minutes (after which placing the dish into the Wonderbag/slow cooker. Absolutely ingenious invention which we encourage every household to have!
Here how it works in 4 simple pictures:
Wonderbags change people’s lives. Everywhere.
When a woman cooking over an open fire uses a Wonderbag, she burns 80% less firewood and saves hours of time. After boiling her food, she simply places her hot pot in the insulated Wonderbag. The bag keeps cooking the food for up to 12 hours. This method saves up to 2 tons of carbon emissions each year: improving air quality, reducing deforestation, and empowering women to move from living on $0.20 to $2.00 per day. At scale, 3.5 billion people cook over open fires every day. If they all used a Wonderbag, we could make positive changes for women, the forests, and the climate. Funded by carbon credits, Wonderbags help build resilient communities across emerging markets.
- Convenient: Saves meal preparation time and is so easy to use
- Versatile: Can be used to cook a wide variety of your favourite meals
- Portable: Great for camping and braais
- Cost-effective: Using the Wonderbag can reduce your family's annual energy usage by up to 30%!
- Clean: Reduces the need for stove and oven use, cutting down on your household’s CO2 emissions
- Safe: Less use of stoves means fewer accidents in the kitchen
- Sustainable: Cuts down on waste, saves water and food! The constant temperature of the Wonderbag prevents burning and reduces evaporation.
- Healthy: The insulated slow-cooking process stops valuable nutrients from evaporating.
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