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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.
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