Vivo Kids Bento Box, Blues and Greens
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- Efficiently designed, reusable food box is great for school lunches, office lunches, or avid pick-nickers
- Crafted from durable melamine, with 2 layered sections that stack and latch together
- Metal handle makes it easy to carry the bundled sections, and lively color combinations make the whole setup more fun
- Pieces are dishwasher safe for super easy care
- Each layer measures 2 by 4-3/4 inches
Top Customer Reviews
I was very suprised at the large size of the square ones, they will hold 4488 ml and are way too large for a lunch container unless you're feeding two people and packing one layer completely full of green salad.
Those would be good for a picnic lunch or portable romantic dinner for two.
This one is perfectly sized. It will hold 977ml so it's an ideal size for a man's bento style lunch, and filled to 2/3 capacity it works for a woman too. The metal carrier is sturdy and secure yet it's easy to open and close. The containers fit together much better than the square ones, but they are not watertight and wouldn't contain even a thick chili.
The only other problem is that they're made of melamine and so are not safe for microwave use. That's the reason for 4 stars instead of 5.
They are very brightly colored and attractive containers. I would buy more if they offered the grey/white and red/tan combinations. These are colored nicely for a woman or child, but a little too cutesy for a man.
For anyone who's interested, the metal carrier and the melamine bowls are made in Thailand. It would be nice if Amazon would include the country of origin in the description, but since they don't, I've added it here.
The only reason I haven't given it five stars is that it has a small design flaw. The metal bracket holds the two bins and the lid together fairly tightly, but not enough to prevent it from falling apart when tossed around. The lid gets jostled ajar when it is dropped. I would expect an item built for childrens' use to be able to withstand a little more abuse. My own bento box has separate brackets that hold the lid to the top container, so it doesn't fly off as easily as this one.
The size is almost perfect for a high school age girl, like me, although it's a little on the tiny size if I use the bottom for an ice pack. (Which is slightly a problem: there isn't a really good place for an icepack in this bento, so if you're planning to have large lunches that should be kept cold, might not be a good choice. I usually use a circular ice block in the bottom, with maybe something small that fits, and then my basis of lunch in the top. This keeps everything nice and cool, and so it's not bacterified.)
The plastic parts are basically just two (estimated) 2 inch tall bowls. The bowls fit together in what ever order, blue to green, or green to blue and the plastic lid sits on top and the clamp, clamps it all together. I had a slight problem with the metal brace thing, because it was easily bent and the clamp is slightly messed up, so if you're planning on buying this for a destructive child who might drop it, throw it, hit people with it, etc... don't. I think something a little less fragile, like a complete rubber-like plastic bento box might be good. :D
Anyway, lunch has been much more enjoyable since I bought this! I recommend egg molds too~ because they are so cute, and the hard boiled eggs really fill me up. If you're a kid, great size! If you are an adult woman, may be a great diet idea! Or for someone who has a small-ish diet. This bento box is actually a lot larger than most of the other ones I saw!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This bento box is much larger than I expected! It's a bit clunky to put in my bag for work, but is perfect for days at the park or when bringing food to a friends house. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by dface
bought both the pink/orange and the blue/green for my 2 girls. they swap out the colors and mix and match. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by amazonaddict
It is exactly as I expected and hoped for. After reading current reviews, I choose to buy the kids size bento box, and it is just the right size for me.Published on June 27, 2010 by Amazon Customer