Vivo Kids Bento Box, Orange and Pink
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
These hold up well in the wash- you can put them in the dishwasher. I love the colors, and I feel like like their "cuteness" makes my girls less resistant to taking their healthy lunches.
Edit- I've been using these for a little over a year now, and they still look new. I think I get more compliments on these than I do on anything else we own. I've taken to using sushi grass and plastic silicone baking cups (regular size and mini) as well as bento accessories (like the tiny sauce containers) to make this container more versatile. I can put some sliced tea sandwiches in the bottom, and then put in olives, cous cous, potato salad, fruit or tomatoes in little silicone muffin cups, and it keeps everything separated, and looks quite attractive too. I can put dates in the cups, or cookies, and keep them separate from whatever I've put in the top, too. I've got a few pictures of how I use this bento on my food blog-
hmmm- it won't let me add a link. So if you want to see the pictures of this and other Amazon lunch containers full of various lunches, google "A year of lunches"- my sopressata roll up was the first link that came up for me.
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.(picnic lunch or portable romantic dinner for two comes to mind)
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.
When I ordered it, I was a little nervous about the "kids" description: I was afraid it would be tiny. Not the case! It holds more than enough for my lunch, and I'm not an especially light eater. In fact, my initial hesitation over the size of the thing is what prompted me to review it.
The only downside to this tiffin is the fact that there's no sort of partition in either of the bowls. However, I remedied this by picking up some Wilton silicone dipping bowls (in hot pink, natch) so I can keep little amounts of snacks separated. I'd imagine that jumbo-sized silicone baking cups would work beautifully (and yes, jumbo-sized - the bowls are pretty deep, about 2").
I also tend to stack the bowls differently and put the orange one on top, but that's just me. I think it looks nicer that way. Admittedly, though, I'm a wee bit obsessive.
Definitely 5 stars, though. I really do love this and would highly recommend it.
Aesthetically, it's bigger than one would expect for a children's bento box and adorable to boot, though getting the sticker they put on it off was a bugger -I'd recommend a hairdryer to melt the adhesive. Not so much a detriment to the product itself but definitely enough of a nuisance to mention.
As for function, like others have mentioned it is quite roomy -you won't need to waste your money getting the more expensive adult size, the only problem being the lack of any partition and the fact that it doesn't seal very tight AT ALL. Even when clasped shut the lid and layers rattle, making it bad for handling anything wet or very loose, or for longer trips. Granted, this is usually well taken care of by wrapping the bento in a matching cloth before snapping it into its metal handle, but it's not ideal.
It also lacks a few other practical conveniences of other bento boxes - like chopsticks.
Overall it's very cute but not the most well made or practical bento box for your buck.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this adorable sturdy lunch box. It's big enough for an adult lunch and for a kids lunch. Pieces fit together well.Published 10 months ago by Heather
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
I bought this lunchbox after trying out several canvas, tin, and even plastic Goodbyn lunch boxes. The canvas gets dirty easily and needs to be washed and scrubbed often. Read morePublished on October 6, 2010 by K
I got this for myself. If has plenty of space for an adult lunch. Very well made and easy to just throw in the dishwasher every day.Published on March 11, 2010 by Robin E. Stoll