Join the Wonderbag revolution!

Join the Wonderbag revolution!

Loadshedding and increasing electricity costs are putting financial strain on so many households. All the more reason to invest in a Wonderbag.

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The Wonderbag is a non-electric slow cooker that uses heat-retention technology to continue cooking food once your pan or pot has been removed from the heat source.

The Wonderbag was founded by Sarah Collins in 2008 as a solution to the increasing rolling blackouts across the country. Inspired by a method her grandmother used in the 1970s to help save power when cooking, and similar to the concept of a haybox - which was used to keep food warm and preserve fuel during World War Two - Sarah first tested her idea by surrounding a pan of hot food with cushions after she had turned off the stove. The experiment worked and the Wonderbag was created.

So how does the Wonderbag actually work? It's really quite simple, the cushioned bag is stuffed with repurposed foam insulation, which retains the heat within the pan, and maintains it for several hours, helping to continue cooking the food without the need for additional energy. If used correctly, your food will continue cooking inside the bag for up to 8 hours and will remain warm for several hours after cooking is completed.

The best part about the Wonderbag is that when you support them by purchasing one, you're helping the fight against hunger, poverty, and gender-based violence and helping support education and job creation initiatives. They are an NPO committed to social development and upliftment. So, buying one not only helps alleviate pressure on your expenses, but also provides for communities in need.

We're giving away a Wonderbag to one lucky reader! All you need to do is answer the poll question below and fill in your details on the form.

READ: Mzansi has endured a record-breaking 332 days of loadshedding this year!

Visit to purchase your Wonderbag now, you’ll also find more information on their social projects and some great recipes to try.

Why not try out this easy recipe with your new Wonderbag:


1 Tbs oil

1 onion, chopped

2 tbs Mild and Spicy Curry powder

1 tomato, chopped

400g mince

½ cup frozen peas

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 Beef stock cube or stock pot

1 cup water


1. In a pot, brown the onion in oil.

2. Add the curry powder and tomato and fry for 2 minutes.

3. Add the mince and fry until well browned.

4. Add the stock cube, potatoes and water and stir well.

5. Allow to simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Stir in the frozen peas.

6. Place the lidded pot into the Wonderbag for 2 hours to finish cooking.

7. Before serving, add salt and pepper to taste.

READ: Recipe: Three cheese Christmas tree ravioli

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