Recently, I reviewed the thinkBaby Kids Cup, a product that we recently added as a part of our Back to School collection. I'm back this time with the thinkBaby Bento Box to see how it fares in my kitchen road test.
The thinkBaby Bento Box is a BPA-free polypropylene snack container with a BPA-free stainless steel liner. I was sort of surprised by how small it is. I was envisioning something that I could put a sandwich in, but it's really more of a snack container. Even though Bento boxes are normally compartmentalized, this one does not have any dividers.
Although I was disappointed by the size of the bento box, I did find that it was the perfect size for carrots and apple slices. I packed up my box and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Then, I left it out for 2 hours to simulate being at school. The metal inside of the bento box was still a little cold to the touch, and my veggies and fruit were still delicious. The apple hadn't even browned that much the way it would in a plastic bag.
The bento box was simple to clean in the dishwasher. I put it on the top rack, and it came out looking as good as new.
The thinkBaby bento box is definitely made for little ones because of its size, but an adult could use it for snacks, especially for ones that you' like to keep cold. The lid is very easy to open, but it's also easy to lock in place. I imagine a child would have an easy time with it, and after turning it over, I can tell you that it doesn't leak when the lid is on as well as when one of the four flaps on the lid wasn't turned over. The only thing I don't like about the bento box is that the stainless steel has a bad smell that is more metallic than my cup. It seems to have diminished some since the first wash. I hope it continues to fade.