Last edited: 26 February 2022
The Wonderbag is a commercially-produced heat-retention cooker that allows food that has been brought to a boil on a stove, to continue cooking for hours after it has been removed from the fuel source.
As of 2014, over 650,000 bags had been distributed in South Africa, for which the first round of carbon credits have been registered and issued. It is also being manufactured locally in Rwanda and Turkey, with pilots poised to launch in Kenya, Nigeria and Somalia in 2014. Also, over 4,500 bags were been sold in the UK, with a buy-one-give-one model to support getting Wonderbags into humanitarian relief.
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- October 2014:
Articles in the media
- October 2014: Many more articles can be seen at: Wonderbags in the Press
- September 2014: Wonderbags transform waste, empower women - Sunday Tribune
- August 2014: From 'Wonderbags' to solar cooking, brilliant solutions to Africa's alarming charcoal problem - Mali & Guardian Africa
- April 2014: The Slow Cooker That Requires No Electricity - The Atlantic
- March 2014: Farm Girl from South Africa and Unilever's CEO Conspire To Change The World - Forbes
- November 2013: The Wonderbag is an electricity-free slow cooker that can slow deforestation, reduce violence and make a hearty stew! - treehugger
- Reflectix is a commonly available quilted insulation with a reflective surface. It has been suggested to add one or two layers to the inside bottom of a Wonderbag to help retain the heat, as the bag bottom will compress over time with heavy pots.
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