Remember the stainless steel, divided lunch containers I mentioned in My Ongoing Household Detox Resolution, Phase Three: Kitchenware? In my efforts to pack a plastic-free lunch, we invested in a set of LunchBots containers. We’ve been using them for several months now, so I thought I’d do a little review…
The verdict: We really like them!
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What we love about LunchBots:
- No plastic: As I mentioned in My Ongoing Household Detox Resolution, Phase Three: Kitchenware, I’m trying to reduce our use of plastic, so these stainless steel bento containers are the perfect alternative.
- Handy size: They’re just the right size for the boys’ lunches. They even work well for Mr. Native Texan when he joins us for lunch on-the-go, as long as I pack his fruit separately. UPDATE: There is now a large bento box, perfect for adult-sized meals. We also love the smaller pico container, a handy size for smaller snacks or for separating certain foods from the rest of your meal.
- Dishwasher safe: Except for the painted lids, which must be handwashed. We found out the hard way…even though it’s clearly stated on both the website and the product packaging. The actual containers, as well as the stainless steel lids (non-painted) go right into the dishwasher. Easy peasy! UPDATE: Check out these awesome new dishwasher-safe lids!
- Divided sections: Perfect for our on-the-go This-n-That lunches!
- Easy to stack in a cooler: They stack so nicely, and the entire stack fits perfectly in our cooler. Which means that everything stays put–we’ve had absolutely no spillage.
- Built-in plate: The slight lip all the way around the lids make them the perfect plate when removed and placed upside down next to the divided container.
- Multiple sizes: Choose from the regular sizes pictured above, the large bento box, the small pico size, and even round leak proof containers. We also like the tiny, round condiment containers. They work really well for my favorite salad dressing*, hummus, crispy sunflower seeds, dark chocolate squares, and more!
*These tiny containers have a rubber gasket in the lid, which provides a water-tight seal.
We love these stainless steel containers! They’ve held up very well despite frequent abuse from little hands over several years, and I’m confident they’ll last for years to come. Do you have any tips for packing a plastic-free lunch?