4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I won't bore you with details that I'm sure will be obvious to everyone looking at this product, but I will tell you things about these cups (and related products in the "Take & Toss" product line) that parents especially will want to know.
First and foremost: YES, THESE CUPS SEAL! You can fill a cup with milk or water or whatever, put a lid on it, turn it upside-down and it WILL NOT LEAK. You can even give it a fair amount of shaking before the lid threatens to come loose. In the four years or so that I've been using these cups, I've only ever seen the lid come off (from shaking) twice. The tightness of the lids can be a blessing or a problem for parents; it will prevent smaller (weaker) children from opening the lid, which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your viewpoint. My now-four-year-old daughter can easily open them and she has been able to do so for at least the past year.
YES, the cups are dishwasher-safe. However, I've found that washing them by hand keeps the cups in better condition than washing in the dishwasher. They tend to remain shinier for longer periods of time if you hand wash. Also, if you put a cup in the dishwasher and something else happens to rest upon it, there's a decent chance that the cup will (slightly) deform from the heat and pressure.
The cups are pretty vividly colored. Some of the pictures on Amazon make them look almost pastel in color. They aren't. The colors are very primary and rich.
The cups are very sturdy and will not collapse. I've rested perhaps 30 lbs on top of a cup (with lid) and it did not crush or otherwise deform.
Added bonus: The "Take & Toss" line includes several different sized cups. Most of them share the same lids, so you can easily interchange the lids with one another. That was particularly nice to discover.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
These cups are the perfect size for small snacks, and for making individual servings of pudding or gelatin for packing in lunches/saving money. They're sturdy enough that they can be washed and used again and again, and inexpensive enough that losing them isn't a cause for concern.
We love these, along with the majority of the take and toss line!
on April 25, 2012
These cups are perfect for snacks in the diaper bag!!! The only complaint I have is that I purchased these for my son, but received the girl colors (yellow, pink, and purple). I realized this was a possibility when ordering them though and don't really care. My husband has never commented that they are girly colors, so it must not be a big deal to him either. They are also a great size to put baby foods in when they need to be microwaved. I purchased these about 6 months ago and use at least 2 each day. They get tossed in the dishwasher each evening and are all holding up well. I have to say, I am impressed that they were so inexpensive and are in such good shape after so many washings. Perfect size for holding puffs, cherrios, yogurt drops, etc. in the diaper bag too.
on July 28, 2012
These Take & Toss snack cups are a bargain. And the name is definitely a misnomer. I have over a dozen of the snack cups because we have twin toddlers and I think I've only ever "tossed" one or two of them. We use them over and over. We use them for storing food or snacks in our children's lunch bags, the fridge, or freezer. The snack cups are great for snacks, fruit, soup, leftovers, and so forth. We also use them to serve soup or cereal for the girls. And they are great to take to restaurants so that we can share our food with the girls. A must have for parents with babies or toddlers. They are very durable. I bought 2 sets when our girls were about 6 months old and they'll be 2 in just a few weeks.
on March 1, 2014
I use these to carry snacks to work, etc. They are small, light and convenient to carry around. I love that they come in different colors so I can mix and match. They are so cute! It's comforting to know that the plastic material they are made from is free of harmful chemicals like BPA!
on January 12, 2012
I love these little containers for snacks. They fit perfectly into the Graco carseat cupholders while others are too big. I've had some for over two years now, and with regular use, they still look brand new.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2011
I really like these containers namely for their size & being BPA free. I use them to pack little snacks,veggies/fruits (baby carrots, grapes, raspberries...) in my daughter's lunch. She is 6 and in Kindergarten, I didn't realize (or notice in the picture) that there are little animals printed on the exterior of the containers. She mentioned that they kind of looked like a baby cup. Once you put the food it, it's not as visible. Just an FYI, as this was not in the description of the product.