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Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers Review

Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers Review

My kids and I love bringing picnic lunches to the park, zoo, and other family outings. One of my favorite styles of food containers in which to pack a picnic lunch is the bento box. The multiple compartments make keeping foods separate so much easier. I also use bento boxes without the lids as plates for my kids. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review some Prefer Green bento lunch box containers in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

Price

A six-pack of Prefer Green bento lunch box containers currently retails for $14.99 on Amazon, meaning each container costs approximately $2.50. I have previously purchased similar bento boxes for the same price per container. I therefore rate the current price positively.

Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 1 Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 2

Design

Measuring 9.4 by 6.1 by 2 inches, Prefer Green bento lunch box containers consist of high-quality FDA-approved polypropylene #5 plastic that is free from BPA, PVA, and phthalates. The set of six reusable containers comes with six colored lids in red/pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Designed with kid-friendly lids that are easy to open, Prefer Green containers are not leak-proof but do keep food fresh and safe from contamination. The three compartments keep foods separted and prevent sogginess. The high quality lunch boxes are safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. The lids and containers nest together to save space when not in use. Prefer Green offers a money back guarantee.

Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 3 Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 4

Performance

Created as bento-style food containers, Prefer Green bento lunch box containers are perfect for any school, work, or picnic meal. I have been using mine to carry food when my kids and I go out for the day and to serve my preschool daughter her meals. My daughter tends to eat more easily out of a dish with sides than a flat plate still, and the three compartments of the Prefer Green bento lunch box containers help her eat more effectively because she does not have to chase her food around her plate. When my son starts eating more on his own without dumping his food on the floor for the dogs, I will use these food containers as serving dishes for him as well. Additionally, if my daughter does not eat her entire meal, I can snap on the lid and save the rest of her meal in the refrigerator for a snack for later.

As previously mentioned, the lids of the Prefer Green bento lunch box containers are not leak-proof. However, most food containers that I have previously received do not offer freedom from leaks. The best idea is to keep the lunch box upright during transport. I also do not put extremely wet foods in the containers when I am going out with my kids. The containers, however, work great for dry foods while out and about. A sandwich and some fruits and veggies fit perfectly in the one large and two small compartments. I do also use the containers for wetter foods if I am storing the container in my fridge only. The key is to keep the container upright.

The Prefer Green bento lunch box containers can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. So far I have used the containers only in my fridge. If you are going to put the container in your freezer, I recommend leaving the lid on until the food thaws and the container warms up to prevent cracking the plastic. I have previously broken other plastic lids while opening containers that were still frozen, and I definitely do not want to break any of these fun colored lids!

Washing the Prefer Green bento lunch box containers is incredibly easy. The plastic lids and bottoms dishwasher safe, so I have been placing the dirty containers in the top rack of my dishwasher with the rest of my dishes. My dishwasher thoroughly cleans the lunch boxes without causing any damage. You can also hand wash the containers and lids in hot, soapy water. Because I hate washing dishes by hand, I love that I can use my dishwasher to clean my Prefer Green containers. That these bento boxes are dishwasher safe makes using these containers so much more convenient.

Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Container with Food 1 Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Container with Food 2

Final Verdict

If you are shopping for some new portable and reusable food containers, I highly recommend the six-pack of Prefer Green bento lunch box containers. The set of six is extremely reasonably priced at $14.99, which comes to $2.50 per reusable container. The bottoms and lids are made of high-quality FDA-approved polypropylene #5 plastic that is free from BPA, PVA, and phthalates. The lids are bright and colorful and easy for kids to remove but not leak-proof. Using these bento boxes is as easy as filling the three compartments with your favorite foods. I have been using mine to carry food when my kids and I go out for the day and to serve my preschool daughter her meals. Clean-up is a breeze in either the sink or the dishwasher. Because I hate washing dishes by hand, I love that I can use my dishwasher to clean my Prefer Green containers. Definitely check out the Prefer Green bento lunch box containers if you are in need of some new reusable food containers.

Purchase a six-pack of Prefer Green bento lunch box containers on Amazon via my affiliate link.

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Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Containers 4 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Container with Food 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Prefer Green Bento Lunch Box Container with Food 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson

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