Adding a Wonder Oven to your Supplies: 4 ways

My Food Storage Cookbook is proud to offer 4 new options to acquire a Wonder Oven!

Through the years while offering patterns and promotions, I’ve sent out hundreds of patterns to those wanting to make them, while hearing from others wanting to know where to get one ready-made.  I’m now bringing you 4 options to get one for yourself!

Four Ways to Get Yourself a Wonder Oven

The biggest hurdle for the DIY’er has been finding the right sized beads to purchase.  I’ve blogged at length about the need for tiny (bebe) sized beads for best heat retention and most of the time those beads are hard to find.  For those who want to do it themselves, I’ve made arrangements with a supplier I trust to bring the beads directly to you!

For groups or even a few friends who want to get together for an order, there’s the appeal of saving money by buying in bulk and doing some of the work yourself.  At the same time, for those who just want to buy one already done, I’ve made arrangements through a friend of mine to offer completely finished sets as well.

I’m excited to bring these options to you!  For more specific information on each product and to order, just visit my shop.  All DIY options are built around the amount of beads (cartons) my supplier offers.  One carton is equal to 37 gallons of beads and each Wonder Oven set requires 10 gallons of beads. I’ve translated these quantities to the tables below in relation to this project.

Also, shipping (to all US locations, including Alaska) is included in all of the options you see here.  Shipping costs to Canada, while I’m happy to offer it, has a slight increase in shipping costs for the beads in Canadian currency.  I can still make it work, but please contact me directly by emailing me at myfoodstoragecookbook@hotmail.com.

Wonder Ovens For Sale

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{New} Wonder Oven Cooking Video

Hello again – it’s been a while!  Getting back to posting, I’m excited to announce that I’ve finished a video Wonder Oven cooking class and you’re invited!  I know I always learn concepts better if I can see them demonstrated, and now while learning to cook with a Wonder Oven you can too!

This video begins with a 5 minute introduction of myself and what has driven me to create an online resource of over 160 100% food storage recipes.  From testing those recipes, I learned how essential using a Wonder Oven truly is.  I’ll introduce you to what they are, how they work and we’ll spend another 14 minutes together stepping through making bread and sharing other tips.  I can’t wait to help you get comfortable using this tool while making some of the most delicious bread you’ve ever tasted!

Here’s a preview of it:

There are two ways you can get it!

First, you’ll find it here in my new “Video Store”.

Second, a limited-time value which will be available for 7 days (from January 18th until midnight on January 24th), is to get it through the Back to Basics Living 2016 Bundle, where it will be included.  This bundle includes more than 60 digital products and vendor coupons and allows you complete access to all the products for a full year.
(Update: this bundle offer is now over so all links have been removed.)

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New Wonder Oven Retailer + Give Away!

01/19/16 Update:  While this website link no longer works, Joyce has agreed to make completely finished Wonder Ovens for me as I begin offering them myself.  Details will be posted within the next week.  All of the quality you see here in the Wonder Ovens she makes will be offered just the same except she’ll be making them to sell through me.

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Exciting news!  For those who’ve been wanting to buy a wonder oven pre-made, Joyce from Prepared in Every Way.com (who’s blogged, authored and been involved with preparedness podcasting for many years) has now begun making and selling Wonder Ovens full time.  I’m so excited that she’s decided to take this project on for all the rest of us!  You can find her at My Wonder Oven.com (love that name, btw!).

To kick off this new adventure, she’s giving away this very cute October “pumpkin” of a Wonder Oven!  Details are given below.

**This giveaway is now CLOSED, however please continue to utilize this post for information on where to go to BUY a Wonder Oven** Read more

Cooking Meat in a Wonder Oven: a Better Container

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a couple of you whether there was another way to cook meat in a wonder oven other than the plastic bag method I originally posted here.

I’m SO glad for the question because it caused me to look at things in a different way which now has gotten me thinking about other directions this style of cooking can be taken!  Plus, going forward it’s going to save me supplies and money since the improved container (at least the one I’m going to be using from now on) negates the need for me to buy bags anymore.  (Yay!!)  More on that in a minute. Read more

Keep your Cool this Summer: Wonder Oven Tip!

We all know wonder ovens keep things hot for extended periods of time, however it’s useful to know they also keep things cool, even frozen in the very same way!  

As an example of this, last summer our family took a road trip at which at one point – going from point “A” to point “B”– we knew we were going to be arriving to a family reunion the very same night our family had been assigned to make dinner for the group.  We wouldn’t have time to visit a store, so before leaving we picked up frozen hamburger patties and packed them in the wonder oven to travel with us.  Once we’d arrived and were ready to make dinner, a full 12 hours later, we pulled the hamburger patties from the wonder oven to use and they were still rock hard frozen. Of course we gathered a group from the family together (those kind enough to indulge me in my thrill of all things wonder oven) and oohed and ahhed at the “wow” of these pillows!!

Keep Frozen Foods Frozen

For this reason, having a wonder oven is extremely useful for many reasons.  If you’re freezer went out for whatever reason, you could save some of your food from perishing by simply bundling it up in your wonder oven pillows.  The more pillows you have on hand, the more food you could save!

In keeping things frozen, another use for them is to keep either a set of pillows with it’s container (if you have room) or just a single pillow –with a way to secure it around your food– in the back end of your vehicle to keep ice cream and frozen foods frozen on your way home from the grocery store.  Here in TX, everyone knows ice cream is the last item you buy when grocery shopping, just to be able to get it home before it melts!  With a wonder oven pillow on hand, you don’t have to worry — you can even go run a few errands afterward — the ice cream will stay frozen.

Keep Cold Foods Cold

Another application, one that I use a lot, is in using my wonder oven pillows (here in the Texas heat) to keep things cool.  Simply by wrapping up the food in one of the pillows, keeping the food surrounded by the insulating beads within the pillow, foods such as lunch meats and cheese can be kept cool for hours (all day if needed) for picnics, etc.  It’s so easy and it doesn’t even require a container! Read more

58 Wonder Oven sets available at the lowest price EVER!

I know for myself how critical owning a Wonder Oven is to being able to cook with your food storage.  There’s no tool out there to compare it to.  The conservation of fuel saved by using a wonder oven — worst case scenerio — could be what literally saves your family from running out of fuel (and starving) before running out of the food you have stored.

Because I believe having a wonder oven is so important, and because there aren’t nearly enough people who have access to one,  I took on a bigger than normal project this summer.   The problem I believe isn’t that people don’t want to try it, it’s that the pillows themselves are hard to come by.  From their specialized beads to their abnormally angled pattern they’re admittedly a hassle for the average person to make.  On the other hand, buying them pre-made costs between $50-$60 dollars, money that many are skeptical to spend on a couple of bean bag pillows that are somehow supposed to cook your food (something they’ve never actually seen work before).  Knowing first hand all the AMAZING things you can make with a wonder oven , I realized something had to be done to get more of these marvelous tools out there!!

So … I decided to give you an opportunity you’ll never see again.  I have 58 wonder oven sets that now need good homes.

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Where to Buy: Wonder Oven Beads

So what do you do in the summer time?  Get busy making Wonder Ovens!!
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02/04/16 Update:  Unfortunately, this source featured in this post has discontinued selling this product.  However, hope is not lost!  Visit my shop, where I’ve found another supplier of the beads and am now working in cooperation with them to bring them to you!
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As those of you who’ve tried know, the hardest part of making a Wonder Oven is finding the beads.  This week I heard back from someone having trouble finding the beads for a reasonable price (esp. shipping)  for where they live, using the ideas I shared here.  I’m so glad she reached out because thanks to her another option was discovered.  If it’s successful for you — or on the other hand, if there are any troubles that arise — leave a comment so we’ll know for the future. Read more

Spaghetti Pie

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Adapted for food storage from this  Mel’s Kitchen recipe, which she says happens to be her family’s favorite dinner, this one’s a sure “kid and family” pleaser.  The recipe calls for 4 oz  “1/3 less fat” cream cheese, which cooperates perfectly with our pantry-made cream cheese recipe!  If making 100% with food storage and trying to cook the Spaghetti Pie in a sun oven (mid morning is best), consider making the cream cheese the night before, (allowing it to strain overnight) so it’s ready to go in the morning.

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