If you’re like me, the cold weather has kept you at home instead of dining out. I’ve had my share of delivery, though that gets expensive and repetitive after a while. Time for Wonderbag*.
Wonderbags are non-electric cookers that capture the initial heat from boiling to continue the cooking process. After heating food to a boil, you put the sealed pot inside, close it up, and let it work. The insulated bag does the rest.
And does Wonderbag work?
Yes. If used correctly.
Food cooks in a completely closed environment. It’s important to use less liquid than normal since it won’t evaporate through cooking. Also, fill up the pot close to the top and make certain the top is sealed when it’s removed from the stove. The more heat that can be retained, the better it will work.
There are several recipes on the Wonderbag site to aid beginners. It’s probably a good idea to try one off the site before getting extemporaneous. Me? I jumped right in.
My first attempt at pasta e fagioli was a little watery. However, the Chinese beef from the Wonderbag site came out perfect, as did the vegetable soup I made without a recipe. In all, it’s a great device. I’ll use it from now on in place of a crock pot.
The company believes in doing good as much as it believes in good food. They donate a Wonderbag to a family in Africa for each one sold. If you’re interested, they’re available on Amazon.
*I was sent a Wonderbag to try by the company.