Wonder Box Oven: TAKE 1

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared with you some of our summer powerless cooking adventures. We’ve been busy enjoying the weather, chasing our kids around, and visiting at 2 family reunions. Even though we’ve been busy, we’ve really enjoyed using our powerless cooking tools that we talked about in our powerless cooking class.

Today we’re going to show you Julie’s first attempt at using the Wonderbox oven. If you follow our blog regularly, you’ll know Julie is the one who doesn’t really follow recipes. Well, turns out she should have on this one. The rice turned out ok – however she should have boiled the water longer and maybe cooked the rice for less time. Don’t be fooled by her initial shout for joy. She likes to wing things, and MOST of the time it works… but sometimes it doesn’t. That’s why we practice …. Right?


  • Biankap42

    where is the demo on baking bread?

  • Itsawonderboxoven

    I would use a tad less water, the only reason it would be mushy is that it soaked up too much water…so try a bit less.  That would be my advice!  :o)

  • Alex

    Great post!  Your blog is really informative – keep up the good work! 

  • Gabby_hdz

    Hey AMy how do you do the bread? Do you put it in e oven 5 min then to the wonder box? And for how long?? Thanks that’s very interesting !!!!!

    • Amy

      I boiled it in a pot for ten minutes with a lid on the pot.  I followed the directions from “My Year Living on Food Storage.” http://eatingfoodstorage.blogspot.com/2010/02/word-about-wonder-ovens.html
        Sorry I didn’t see your post until now!

  • Not so sure I would call that a “powerless cooking” option but it definitely reduces fuel consumption and is worthy option when no others exist. Thanks for the video.

  • I also just started experimenting with a Wonder oven.  I have the pillows and a plastic tote box with a lid.  I have successfully made three batches of bread and soup!  Very exciting!  I’m so amazed that I can bake bread in this funny little box!

    • Hecfino68

      So how did you get your bread up to temperature before you put it in the wonder box?

      • Hecfino68

        We put our lunch in the wonder box and stick it in the trunk of the car and do our running around, at lunch time we have a hot lunch ready to eat for a lunch picnic.

      • Hecfino68

        We put our lunch in the wonder box and stick it in the trunk of the car and do our running around, at lunch time we have a hot lunch ready to eat for a lunch picnic.