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        All the best lunchboxes - ratings and reviews  http://www.soundfeelings.com/free/lunch_box_reviews.htmPlastic food container reports and buyer's guides. Over 20 brands. Ziploc, Yubo, Laptop Lunches,
        EasyLunchboxes, Tupperware, etc... We’ve come a long way since the classic metal lunch box. Our lunchboxes reviews and comparisons will help you select the best lunch box system for you and your family. We’ve researched all the top lunch box products, lunchbox companies and food storage containers and eco-friendly choices from new companies. We’ve evaluated their pros and cons. Our lunch boxes ratings are based on several factors which lead to the best value for your money. These rankings include quality, ease of use, adaptability, appearance, lunchbox convenience and price. Each parameter is graded between 1 and 5 and then these are averaged together to create the overall rating. Certain categories carry more weight. For example, if it is a great product but not actually convenient as a lunchbox system, then that brings the rating down. If you hear of a great product that you want us to check out, please let us know about it.

        —Howard Richman (and Staff)

        Japanese Bento BoxMany of the lunch box systems that now compete for your attention are inspired by the classic Japanese Bento Box. An authentic bento box is usually made of high-quality wood that is lacquered to a shiny finish and provides an elegant way to serve a meal. The feature of the bento boxes that is so practical is that it has several compartments which keep various foods separated from one another. A true bento box, of course is not portable at all as there is no cover! But using different materials, it is exciting to see how different companies present variations of the bento box theme.

Single-Lid, 3-Compartment Containers
from
EasyLunchboxes.com

 OUR TOP CHOICE! LunchBoxRating-5

        Easy Lunch boxes System Top ChoiceThis is our new favorite! Easylunchboxes.com is the current winner in our lunchbox system review. This company offers the perfect lunch-making solution with their ultra easy-to-use lunch containers, dip & sauce containers, and carrying bags. The lunch containers are durable and made of high-quality materials. (FDA Approved, no BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead or vinyl.) The clever design of one lid and one bottom with three food compartments makes clean up a breeze. Their Mini Dipper sauce containers are the perfect size, they don't leak, and unlike Tupperware, they are very easy to open. The carrying bags come in fun fashion colors and they’re roomy enough to include other lunch essentials like an ice block, water bottle, thermos, additional snacks, or even a second container. This is an adaptable and well-designed product that will actually save you lots of time since minimal pieces can be used to pack so many different items. Lunch container sets come in a pack of 4, which is cheaper than a SINGLE lunchbox from many competing companies.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 5
        • Adaptability 5
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 5
        • Price 5

The Buddy Box
from
Sunsella

LunchBoxRating-3 

        The Buddy BoxThis is an uncomfortably-close copy of our favorite EasyLunchboxes (above). It seems that they are attempting to capitalize on the success of the name brand, original, EasyLunchboxes. However, while identical in shape and size, the quality is quite different from EasyLunchboxes. The plastic is thinner, less flexible, and the edges of both the lids and bottoms have a “sharp” feel to them all the way around. EasyLunchboxes are thicker and smoother. While we like the lid colors of The Buddy Box, the lids are not translucent like the EasyLunchboxes, making it more of a challenge to see what's packed. The main problem we have with this set, in addition to it's clear “copying” from EasyLunchboxes is that the containers came so tightly nested together, they were extremely difficult to separate and, in fact, one bottom cracked along the long edge as we were trying to pull it apart from the others. We are careful to not nest them together now, for fear they'll get stuck again, which really defeats one of their selling points about nesting to take up little space.

        • Quality 1
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 5
        • Appearance 3
        • Lunchbox Convenience 5
        • Price 4

Her Lunch Set
from
Tupperware

LunchBoxRating-4 

        Tupperware Her Lunch SetYou can’t go wrong with Tupperware with their excellent quality. “Her Lunch Set” is one of Tupperware's many that allows you to take the food directly from the freezer or refrigerator right to the microwave for fast and easy reheating - perfect for leftovers or a meal on-the-go. We really like this all-inclusive set, but the price may be considered prohibitive by many. Neoprene lunch bag includes CrystalWave® 4-Cup/1 L Rectangular, CrystalWave® Soup Mug, Small Eco Water Bottle and 4-oz./120 mL Snack Cup with virtually airtight and liquid-tight seal.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 4
        • Price 2

Stainless Steel Containers and Lids
from
Lunchbots.com

LunchBoxRating-4 

        LunchBotsWonderful high-quality stainless steel construction. Eco-friendly and reusable. Basically Bento Box components. You would need to buy a few of these for each lunchbox. They are not inexpensive though. In fact the set is quite pricey, which adds up if you have more than one child. No carrying bag offered to fit the whole set.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 1

Wrap-Around Ice Block Lunch Box Kit
from
Rubbermaid Lunch Blox

 LunchBoxRating-4

        lunch-bloxWe love this Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich kit. It comes with a sandwich container, two sauce containers for small side items and one side container, for small portions of items like pasta or potato salad. The kit all snaps together around a medium blue ice block that keeps all of your items cool and they won't go bouncing around inside of your lunch bag. It's durable and Leak-Proof, as well as Microwave, Dishwasher and Freezer Safe, BPA Free. The only drawback is that there are a lot of pieces to wash every day.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 5
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 4
        • Price 5

Environmentally-Friendly Lunchbox
from
Yubo

 LunchBoxRating-3

        Yubo LunchboxThese are very attractive and fun! They're dishwasher-safe, antimicrobial, and bpa-free. You can personalize the carrying box with changeable faceplates that you order from the manufacturer. This allows kids to update the look of their lunchbox as often as they'd like, but this will certainly add to the base cost, especially if you get a few different designs. The strap can fit either the wide or the narrow side. Both sides of the container come off for easy cleaning. The inside containers come in various sizes and are interchangeable. While this is a very eye-appealing system, the inside containers don't hold much food, and the outside container doesn't allow room for anything else like a small yogurt or juice box. If what you want to pack doesn't fit into the small containers then you can't use this set. We love the look of this one, but it's not particularly flexible and there sure are a lot of different parts to keep track of and to wash.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 2

Nesting Plastic Containers
from
Fit & Fresh

LunchBoxRating-3

        Fit & FreshThis is pretty much a dressed up set of different size plastic containers that all fit into one box with an ice block. The large container holds a sandwich or entree, as well as the thin ice block and the two smaller “side cars” (as they are called), which hold 2 side dishes. Different ways of stacking or using the components make this a flexible choice for your lunch box, but so are different shaped plastic containers and an independent ice block. Not sure why you would need to spend a little more for this. Pretty and relatively affordable, but not a time saver or a more efficient way of packing lunch.

        • Quality 4
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 4

The Ultimate Food Storage Solution
from
Always Fresh Containers

LunchBoxRating-3 

        Always Fresh ContainersRemoves gas and toxins to Keep all edibles frsh longer. Eliminates freezer burn, No harmful chemicals. Environmentally fiendly anti-microbial with nanotechnology. These containers really do work and they are great at keeping food fresh over a longer-than-average period of time -- at home! However, if you want to use them as a lunchbox, you would need some type of carrying bag to tote them around. So, for that reason, even though this is a very cool product, it is not necessarily ideal as a lunchbox.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 2
        • Price 5

100% Plastic-Free, Waste-Free, Lead-Free Stainless Steel Containers
from
Ecolunchboxes.com

LunchBoxRating-4 

        EcoLunchboxThe ECOlunchbox Kit comes with a lunchbag, a stainless steel food container, three matching napkins and a bamboo "spork." Quality and eco-friendly features are unsurpassed with this beautifully-made unit. The separate lids make for more cleanup than some other designs. Also, the price on these is one of the most expensive you will find. But if price is no option, you will be happy with this unit and you will also feel good that you are not polluting the environment.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 1

Personalized Lunch Boxes
from
Frecklebox.com

LunchBoxRating-4 

        FreckleboxThese are adorable! This is just the lunch box that carries the food/food containers, not the food containers. Personalize any of these adorable designs with a name of your choice. We don’t think these are big enough for your average eater, so these small lunch boxes are best suited for small children with small appetites. Well-priced for a personalized item.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 5
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 4

TakeAlongs
from Rubbermaid

LunchBoxRating-4 

        RubbermaidRubbermaid is a reputable plastic storage container company and they have an excellent line of food storage products. Their TakeAlongs come in all sorts of sizes. They don't really offer a "lunchbox system" but you could improvise one by getting some of their containers and then getting a separate carry bag. The down side is that you have a lot of separate components to clean each day.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 2
        • Price 5

Divided Rectangle Container
from
Ziploc

LunchBoxRating-3

        ZiplocZiploc is another reputable plastic bag and storage container company. This review is about their “Snap n Seal” “divided rectangle” container that has three compartments and offers a “Smart Snap Seal.” The great thing about this product is that it is a very good seal, making it good for runny items like sauces or salad dressing. But you would need to find a lunch cooler that this will fit into. This container is up to Ziploc's usual good standards in the throwaway or reusable category and quite affordable. However, this container will surely not last as long as some of the other thicker, more rigid plastics offered by other lunch box companies. This is a good option for that occasional meal on-the-go, but something sturdier would work better for a long term solution.

        • Quality 3
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 3
        • Lunchbox Convenience 2
        • Price 5

Minimize Landfill Waste
with
Go Green Lunch Box

LunchBoxRating-3 

        Go Green LunchboxGreat idea but not very flexible. Your food needs to fit in this box as there is no additional room inside the offered carrying bag for any other food additions. The 5 compartments hold a generous amount of food, but to make it leakproof, you have to be careful to close it properly. If your young child doesn’t finish all their runny food, they may not seal it correctly for the trip back home and then you would have a mess to deal with. Small removable parts can get lost or damaged. Carrying bags are a bit pricey.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 4
        • Price 3

Prevent Squished Sandwiches
with
lunchsense

LunchBoxRating-3 

        LunchSenseThis is a very attractive and well-made lunch box system. However, it is so full of moveable parts you may spend more time putting the containers and carrying bag together than actually preparing the food. Even though they have a very professional and convincing website , this product will not make your lunchmaking routine easier. This is an overly fussy system with many different parts that need to be kept track of. We don’t see a real need for your lunch carrying bag to be opened flat and reassembled every day (to use as a placemat or for cleaning) so the moveable parts & snap closures, while impressive, add extra cost. Too complicated for small children and really an unnecessary feature for any lunch box.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 1
        • Price 1

Customizable High-Quality Plastic Lunchboxes
from
Goodbyn

LunchBoxRating-3 

        GoodbynAdorable, well made, and very eco-friendly. But this all in one lunch container/carrying bag is short on practicality! There is no way to keep all the food/compartments cool. You could freeze the drink bottle that is included, but it will only keep the lunch semi-cool, as it doesn’t touch all the compartments. The snap lock feature that has to be done very carefully and correctly to keep messier/wet items from leaking into the other compartments is not easy for a child to master. The fun stickers that are included is a very cute feature, but the bulky size and high cost of the Goodbyn doesn’t make up for what it lacks in ease of use.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 4
        • Price 2

Lunchbox Geared for Small Children
from
Yumbox

LunchBoxRating-3 

        YumboxYumbox is clearly made with small children in mind, as the compartments only hold a small amount of food. Sandwiches must be cut into small pieces to fit. The plastic is BPA-free and sturdy. The inner tray has some cartoon-like drawings on it to remind parents (or kids) to pack items from different food groups. We would have preferred this product without the childish cartoons so that it could double as a nice teen or adult-friendly snack box. It's supposed to be leak-proof for thicker, runny foods (not liquids) and it can be if closed “just right,” but we had some leaking applesauce and yogurt during a few test runs. This lunch box doesn’t have room for an ice block so if you want to keep food cold, you'll have to find another, larger cooler to put the whole thing in. The outside box is not dishwasher safe, which is not terribly convenient. Long term, this lunch box is not the most flexible or convenient choice for most foods or age groups.

        • Quality 4
        • Ease of Use 3
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 3
        • Lunchbox Convenience 2
        • Price 2

Insulated Lunch box and Four Containters
from
New Wave Enviro Lunchopolis

 LunchBoxRating-4

        LunchopolisVery eco-friendly, well-made and attractive. You’re paying for all the “green” value here. A set of different sized containers, drink bottle and nice carrying bag. No more, no less. Lots of separate container parts to wash and keep track of. But there is room to add an ice block in the carrying bag, so that’s a plus.

         

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 3

Americanized Bento Box
from
Laptop Lunches

LunchBoxRating-2 

        Laptop LunchesThis Americanized Bento Box system is quite pricey for the poor to average quality, and not particularly efficient when it comes to functionality. The lunch container is designed to hold food horizontally, but the lunch bag then holds the inserted container vertically, so food gets shifted around quite a bit and the flavors combine. All the little insert pieces can tend to get lost (especially by small children) and since they offer replacement pieces on their website, this obviously happens often. The drink bottle is of very poor quality/leaks, and the container lid(s) don’t always fit properly. Since many people include a sandwich in their lunch, it’s unfortunate that the sandwich must be cut into extra small shapes to fit into the “sandwich” compartment. The sizes offered do not hold much food or whole pieces of fruit. OK for small children, but not great for adults, even small eaters. We feel that the high price of this product is not warranted.

        • Quality 2
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 2
        • Price 1

Reusable Sandwich Bag Alternative
from
ReUsies

LunchBoxRating-3

        ReUsiesThese are reusable food bags. No lunch tote offered. For the same reasons cited about the food bags offered by Love My Planet Lunches (above), we don’t recommend these very cute bags as a practical way to pack lunch every day. A lunch system that does not use hard containers means that, for the average active child who drops his lunch or has it thrown in a pile with classmates’ backpacks etc., the food will invariably be squished and unappetizing by lunchtime. Not recommended for much more than a pretty and reusable way to tote a few crackers in the car or diaper bag to give to baby. However, if combined with a hard lunchbox container, you could probably work out a system that would help save the environment!

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 1
        • Price 2

Washable Sandwich Bags
from
Fresh Snack Pack

 LunchBoxRating-3

        Fresh Snack PackSame concept as the other reusable food bags offered by the two companies directly above, but these bags are made of a very food-safe type of plastic called EVA. Kudos to this company for using high quality materials, but again, for the same reasons cited above, we don’t recommend these very cute bags as a practical way to pack lunch every day. Furthermore, the FAQ’s on this site state “I know it's hard, but try to wash them as soon as you get home and hang to dry. Food sitting in the bags and left in your lunchbox can stain. Below is a list of some foods that can stain the bags.” We think most parents have bigger priorities than immediately washing and drying food bags after school.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 1
        • Price 2

Bag Substitute/Sanitary Placemat
from
Wrap-N-Mat

 LunchBoxRating-3

        WrapNMatThe coolest thing about this product is that each pouch opens completely flat to create a clean eating surface. It provides a wonderful alternative to the disposable baggie. This is a reusable food sack/wrap for sandwiches, chips or other dry snacks, but this one is made of a thick, food safe plastic. The designs are cute and the quality is nice, but this product is best suited for toting and serving small snacks or just a sandwich, than for actually packing an entire lunch. No carrying bags offered.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 2
        • Adaptability 2
        • Appearance 4
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 2

Reusable, waste-free lunch kit
from
KidsKonserve

LunchBoxRating-4 

        KidsKonserveBeautfully-made lunch system that combines hard and soft containers in an attractive recycled cotton tote. The high price shows in the excellent quality and design of the different components. Stainless steel containers nest when not in use. This is an expensive set. There are a lot of pieces to clean and dry every day, but the high prices would deter the user from buying extra components to keep on hand for use if some are dirty.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 4
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 1

Stainless Steel Food Carriers
from
To-Go Ware

LunchBoxRating-4 

        To-Go WareMade from hygienic, non-leaching food-grade stainless steel, the food carrier is an alternative to plastic and this company offers a very well designed, excellent quality product. We don’t think this system is child friendly because of parts that need to fit and lock together. It seems more of an upscale adult design. The lunch containers are bulkier and take up more room in a dishwasher than other food containers. You aren’t going to get the portioning options that other lunch systems offer, but the generous size of the 2 tier or 3 tier container system does offer some flexibility. Cute bamboo utensils and their essential cotton carrying bag make this a very attractive lunch set. It’s sleek and cool. Pricey, but if looks are important, this one may be for you.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 4
        • Adaptability 3
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 3
        • Price 2

Lunch Transportation for the Green Generation
from
PlanetBox

 LunchBoxRating-4

        PlanetBoxWe love this box and carrier. So many great features and very well-made. High-quality stainless steel. Kids can have fun decorating it with different magnet designs. A couple of leakproof containers included for sauces or wet food make this a flexible system. The carrying bag holds all the components, a drink bottle, and there is room for a reusable ice pack. A bit cumbersome to wash or put in the dishwasher. The only thing we don’t like about this product is the price. A complete lunch set is almost $60 and that’s before shipping! Yikes - hope you don’t have a lot of lunch eaters in your family! These would be a serious investment.

        • Quality 5
        • Ease of Use 5
        • Adaptability 5
        • Appearance 5
        • Lunchbox Convenience 5
        • Price 1

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