Review: LunchBots Trio

by Wendy Copley on August 13, 2012

Are you ready to get this party started? I’m kicking off back-to-school week with a review of the LunchBots Trio!

Lunchbots Trio

I’ve wanted to try out a LunchBots lunch box for a very long time now. Two years? Three? I’m not even sure anymore. They’ve been showing up onĀ  my favorite bento blogs for quite awhile now and from what I’ve seen it’s almost impossible to make a bad looking lunch using one of these babies. And now that I’ve had the chance to use one for the last month or so, I know that to be true for a fact.

Lunchbots Trio

I selected the LunchBots Trio to test, because I liked how the interior was divided into two square-ish sections and one long thin one. The box is made of high grade stainless steel and you can choose a blue, red or stainless finish for the lid. I went with the stainless lid and it looks super. It’s sleek and sophisticated enough for an adult to use but it still works fine for kids. My three-year-old calls this the “robot” lunch box — high praise from him.

Though the lid fits snugly it is not water tight so I would stick to packing dryer foods in this box. If you would like to pack yogurt, applesauce or a container of salad dressing, I’d pick up one of LunchBots new leak proof containers.

The LunchBots Trio sells for $19.99 which I think is a fair price for what you get. It costs a little more than some other lunch boxes but it’s extremely sturdy and will obviously last for years (as long as you don’t lose it!).

Preschool Bento #307

A few other things worth noting:

  • Though small in size (5 x 6 inches) this box holds plenty of food for my seven- and three-year-old’s normal and hearty appetites (respectively).
  • The standard silicone baking cups I use in most all of my bento lunches fit perfectly.
  • Because it’s made of stainless steel, this baby can go on the top or bottom rack of the dishwasher. Woo hoo!
  • The shapes of the three compartments have inspired me to get a little more creative with my lunch packing. I love trying to think up something fun to do with the long compartment.
  • Because this box is only made up of two pieces — the lid and the main piece — it’s easy to keep track of them.
  • My three-year-old (almost four) had a little trouble opening this himself at first. We practiced a few times at home and he managed to figure it out. If you are thinking of buying this for a younger child, please keep this in mind, or be sure that her daycare provider/preschool teacher is willing to help open lunch boxes.
  • If you are wary of using plastic, stainless steel is a great alternative.
  • If you’re using colorful fruits and veggies, it really is impossible to pack a bad looking lunch in this box! Check out the LunchBots category in the gallery for some examples of lunches I’ve put together using this bento box. My husband even made one!

(The giveaway that was originally featured in this post is now closed.)

Disclosure: LunchBots sent me a Trio lunch box to review. This post contains affiliate links, but I have received no other compensation for this post and the enthusiastic opinions I’m expressing here are solely my own.


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