December 12th, 2011

Product Review: LunchBots Stainless Steel Lunch Containers

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LunchBots stainless steel lunch containers

Lunch boxes are a hot topic of conversation these days. It’s hard not to talk about them when children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to a crazy 18,760 pounds of trash annually from an average sized elementary school. That’s a lot of waste.

The Sierra Club estimates that families spend $85/year on disposable plastic baggies. Over the years our family has gradually switched to reusable products and phased out the single-use, disposable, plastic baggies.

Investing in reusable products might be a bit of an investment upfront, but the savings over the life of the products is substantial.

LunchBots for squishables

LunchBots have been a great addition to our reusable collection. They are a green and eco-friendly option for any adult or child’s lunch box. We use LunchBots for our squishables and more. What are squishables? Any type of food that could get squished in a reusable bag: grapes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, sliced apples and bananas. We even use our LunchBots for cheese and crackers.

LunchBots watermelon and apples

Abe’s Market offers LunchBots in 4 different sizes and colors. They are made from stainless steel with colorful, tightly fitting stainless lids (they aren’t leak proof so don’t pack them upside down or sideways if something could potentially leak). Pop them right in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

The Pico (yellow lid) fits perfectly in a lunchbox.  It has a divider so we can pack our favorite foods together, but they won’t touch. The Uno (blue lid) is a bit larger and perfect for a sandwich. The Duo (orange lid) is the same size as the Uno, but has a stainless divider to separate food.

The Eco (green lid) is the largest of the group and doesn’t have a divider. It works well for a salad or other larger lunch options. I’ve also seen it used to bring home restaurant leftovers. You can also buy all 4 containers at once with the LunchBots set.

Abe’s Market is offering FREE SHIPPING on their products through the end of December, 2011.

Have you tried LunchBots?

Full disclosure: Abe’s Market is sponsor of this site. I am an affiliate for their site and receive a few pennies in my pocket for any purchases made through the affiliate links in this post. I received the full set of LunchBots from Abe’s Market in exchange for my honest opinion.

11 Responses to “Product Review: LunchBots Stainless Steel Lunch Containers”

  1. I love mine!

  2. I really like them too Tiffany. My kids take fruit for lunch all the time and it’s been hard to find a container that works.

  3. This looks so great! I will have to check these out!!

  4. They are great Alicia. Let me know what you think!

  5. Those look great! I credit my own baggie elimination to the recycled plastic food storage made by “Preserve.”

  6. Hi Sarah-what is Preserve? A storage container? I haven’t heard of it.

  7. Those sure look good. I’m using glass containers, which are quite heavy. Plus, the lids are plastic. BPA-free, but still! My next purchase will be stainless steel for sure. I like that the different sizes are in different colours so you can quickly grab the right one. Also, bright colours always make me smile!

  8. Hi Andrea-I use glass containers for food storage and they are healthy. I sent my son in with a glass container and the school wasn’t happy. This is a great alternative for us. Bright colors make me smile too 🙂

  9. […] you know that children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to a crazy 18,760 pounds […]

  10. […] Children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to 18,760 pounds of trash annually from an average sized elementary school. Think of all the paper napkins, plastic utensils and plastic water bottles that go straight to the landfill! […]

  11. […] Children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to a crazy 18,760 pounds of trash annually from an average sized elementary school. That’s a lot of waste. Making a lunch box zero-waste through the use of reusable products will minimize the amount of garbage kids create through their school lunch. Check out some of my favorite waste-free lunch gear HERE. […]

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