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Tuesday
Jul062010

Review: LunchBots

I just couldn't fathom buying thousands of plastic baggies over the next few years for the kids' school lunches and afternoon snacks, so I did a bunch of research and decided on these LunchBots stainless steel storage containers.

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We've been using these about six months, having ordered one in each of the four sizes. We use the Pico (yellow lid) the most frequently due to the divided tray and small size, perfect for one side of cheese and grapes and the other side of NutThin crackers. The Uno (blue lid) is a bit larger with no divider. It's perfect for small meals for the kids or a lunch portion to take to the office. The Duo (orange lid) is another divided stainless steel container, except it's as big as the Uno. The Eco (green lid) is the largest of the bunch, and it's big enough to bring home restaurant leftovers. I also saw someone at my office building's deli take one in and have their take-out lunch put into one of these instead of those space-hoarding styrofoam containers. The LunchBots aren't leakproof, but I knew that going in.

At $12.99 to $14.99 each, they aren't the least expensive thing out there, but I considered the purchase an investment in the environment that I'll make my money back on within a couple years.

(As with all my reviews, I do not receive compensation or goods in any form for reviewing a product).

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Reader Comments (5)

I have seen similar versions to these in plastic and I admit that I don't love the whole plastic thing. Do these rust if not dried all the way? I would guess that if you've been using them for a while they are fairly sturdy?

07.6.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbattynurse

I read tons of reviews before purchasing and people seemed to like that they didn't rust. We haven't had any issues and we hand wash them and then put them in the dishwasher rack to air dry (that's what dishwashers are for, right?) They're pretty sturdy for sure.

07.7.2010 | Registered CommenterRachel

love these.. im totally going to invest in them!

07.10.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

Oooh, thanks for the review. I am totally in the market for these. And you had me until you mentioned not leakproof. Hmmm. How does that work? Are the things you use just not drippy enough to leak? I suppose most stuff isn't, but I'd love to not have to find out the hard way....

We definitely put juicy things in there (fruit) and that doesn't leak. I'm talking full on liquids like soups or even applesauce or yogurt. Those aren't going to be fully contained without a tight seal, you know? I purchased a couple other items for that and will list them soon! love those too!

07.10.2010 | Registered CommenterRachel

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