Stainless steel container for waste-free lunch
This isn't your kid's Spongebob lunch box.
Wed, May 13 2009 at 9:26 AM
It’s product review time. I was sent the stainless steel rectangular container with stainless steel lid
from Healthy Kitchenware ($15.99) to test out. The container comes with a small container with plastic lid (polypropylene) that can be put inside the larger container or used separately. I tested it out in my son’s lunchbox.
The stainless steel rectangular container is a good option for packing a waste-free lunch and would make a very useful bento box
. It is large enough to hold an entire lunch’s worth of food. In fact, it’s too large to hold a single sandwich – it needs more to fill it.
The smaller, round container with the plastic lid passed the applesauce test. I sent it with applesauce with my first grader and it didn’t leak. The lid stayed on tight until lunchtime. That’s important.
Packing a waste-free lunch is an effective way to reduce your impact on the earth. Remember that students can save 67 pounds of waste
each school year by going waste-free with their lunches. Adults who pack waste-free lunches for work will save a similar amount of waste from ending up in landfills. These stainless steel containers are a stylish way for adults to do that – they're about as opposite from a Spongebob lunch box as you can get.
Here’s some information about the rectangular container from their website:
- Fits inside most lunch boxes.
- Stainless steel does not leach toxins unto your food.
- Dishwasher safe.
- 6.4” (length); 4.92” (width); 2.32" (height)
Healthy Kitchenware offers other waste free lunch container options including a small 3-tier stainless steel lunch carrier, a small (2 1/2" diameter X 1 1/2" depth) stainless steel container that’s ideal for snacks, and a wrap ‘n mat for sandwiches, and several stainless steel water bottles.
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.