Chief executive Sarah Collins stirring breyani cooked in a Wonderbag. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo
Chief executive Sarah Collins stirring breyani cooked in a Wonderbag. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo

Wonderbag is a decade old this year

By LUTHO PASIYA Time of article published Feb 25, 2018

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Wonderbag is a decade old this year, and to celebrate their milestone, the company has announced a ‘Pot Luck’ promotion which will be launched in the coming weeks. It will offer people an opportunity to own their very own Wonderbag.
This was announced earlier this week by Wonderbag CEO and founder Sarah Collins, at a Wonderfeast held at the Tongaat Wonderbag factory.

Although the Wonderbag was designed to help the poor cook their food without the use of too much electricity, it’s just as useful for those who are more short of time than money.

A Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. It continues to cook food which has been brought to boil by conventional methods for up to eight hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel.

Explaining why people should invest in a Wonderbag, Collins said the product was widely used during the days of load shedding, and now everyone from restaurants to hotels to individuals in their private homes will likely look to this indigenous bag again to help save precious water resources.

She said the only water loss when cooking with the Wonderbag was when food had to be brought to the boil on a stove or fire before placing the pot into the Wonderbag.

“Cooking in the Wonderbag keeps the moisture inside your food, and the nutrients don’t boil away, thus promoting healthy food. Slow cooking in the Wonderbag uses less water, and the food does not burn.

“Cooking in the Wonderbag tenderises the meat, keeps vegetables firm and allows flavours to develop so that meals are tasty and delicious. It’s also perfect for transporting meals to picnics and to friends - ready to share and eat piping hot,” she said.

The Wonderbag can be used to cook almost anything - from soup, samp and beans and roast chicken to chocolate brownies, and corn bread. Street vendors often use it to cook and sell food.

To purchase the Wonderbag, visit or visit outlets that stock it like Outdoor Warehouse and Ballito Lifestyle Centre.

The Sunday Independent

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