I’m Easily Satisfied With Plastic Containers

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 14, 2012

in Being Mom,Mama Likes,Shopping

I’m one of those “I Like It So I Want Everyone Else To Like It, Too” kind of people so I want you to loveEasyLunchboxes like I do. It’s my way of doing my part to save the Earth.

And let me start by saying that this is not a sponsored post, but it does have affiliate links to Amazon. Mama’s gotta pay a bill or two around this MessyHouse.

Last year around this time, I mentioned that I purchased Easy Lunchboxes for my girls’ lunches because I was tired of seeing so many plastic trees dying due to my overuse of sandwich baggies. At the time, I had only read reviews and trusted that what they were saying was true.

So the questions begs: Could this set of 4 lunchbox containers survive the whole school year with my children schlepping them back-and-forth to school, take a beating in the dishwasher, and still stay sturdy under the pressure?

The answer: 100% HECK YES

These suckers lasted 180 days of school with at least one kid using them in her lunchbox at least 4 times a week. In math terms, that a heck of a lot of usage for plastic containers.

I’m sure the nice lady who designed and sells the Easy Lunchboxes kind of wants me to buy more this school year, but I don’t have to because she made her product way too well.

Not a crack, not a chip, no warping, and they still close just as well as they did when I got them a year ago.

My only minor issue with the containers is that they are not leak-proof within the compartments. It’s not often that I put anything liquidy in my girls’ lunches, but if I do, it has to be in a separate container. So really, it’s not a huge problem.

The lunch box containers fit inside pretty much any standard reusable rectangle lunch bag, and from experience, I know they fit perfectly inside the LLBean lunch boxes.

EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers (Set of 4) BPA-Free. Easy-Open Lids (Not Leakproof)

Go order your set of 4 EasyLunchboxes for $13.95 from Amazon then come back to tell me how much you love that I tell you about these things.

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1 Nancy at Spinning My Plates August 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm

The kids’ dad bought them for the kids lunchbox last year and three out of the four migrated to my house (they’re with us 80% of the time). I agree, they’re awesome. Only one lid has cracked. I, too, wish the interior compartments were better sealed so I could put the applesauce in there instead of buying the separate packages, but overall, I couldn’t be happier with them. I’ll probably order another set for this year so I don’t have to worry about them being in the dishwasher when I need them.

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Good point. I probably should get another set just so I don’t have to make sure the dishes are done every 2 days…
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3 Amanda August 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

So glad to hear this. My daughter is going into Kindergarten and our set just arrived today. If I need more I’ll be sure to use your affiliate link :)

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

AWESOME! Thanks!
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5 Kelly Lester of EasyLunchboxes August 15, 2012 at 1:40 am

Angie – I really don’t want you to buy any more. I want you to be this happy with my products that you are compelled to write this amazing post and tell everyone….
WOW! You just totally made my day. Thank you!

Signed,
The (well, my kids think I’m kinda nice) lady who designed and sells the EasyLunchboxes.
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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

I love hearing that I made your day! I’m not buying more now because my youngest is a weirdo and sometimes refuses to use anything but plastic bags (and I’m the pushover at 7:30am who complies).
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7 Kelly Lester of EasyLunchboxes August 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

LOL. I hear you! I don’t argue back until at least 8:00 and 2 cups of coffee!
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8 Charlene August 15, 2012 at 1:52 am

I have something similar to the lunch boxes you bought your kids but they didn’t stand the test of time. I think I will check these ones out. I also seem to experience lid shrinkage even though they usually say dishwasher safe. Great blog by the way.

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9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

NO shrinkage with these. I was pleasantly surprised.
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10 Kelly C August 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Always wondered how well these hold up. I bought a two pack of Ziploc type containers that match these almost exactly. I got them at Publix for like $2 (on sale). They hold up very well as well. However, these come in fun colors which my boys would appreciate. I might give ‘em a go!

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11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

The Ziploc ones will warp over time, unfortunately. These will last at least a year.
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12 Kelly C August 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

No, mine have lasted well over a year. I don’t microwave them, but I do run them through the dishwasher. The kids have used them 5 days a week, and we’ve used them on picnics. They haven’t warped or changed color or anything funky like that. Maybe I’m just lucky? Either way, I’m going to buy a few of these because I think the kids will like the colors. I just wish they were leakproof.

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13 Sarah Rose August 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I actually just bought these a couple weeks ago, but haven’t used them yet, because I couldn’t find a lunchbox/bag that will hold them. I’ll have to go check out the LL Bean ones. Thanks!
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14 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

I’m pretty sure the Lands’ End ones would work, too. You’ll love them!
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15 Joann Woolley September 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

I would be tempted to get these…. but I got the pack-it small size lunch bags – the ones from the commercial and with the frozen bag interior sometimes fitting things in there is tough.
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16 monna walters April 11, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I use these to take lunch to work. My graddaughter loves them also and one fits nicely in her standard school (Monster High) lunch bag with room for a juice box. We use Kelly’s small leakproof containers inside for liquidy items and they work great. Very happy I bought them!

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17 Amanda P April 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

We love our Easy Lunch Boxes too. I mostly the Easy Lunch Box carry bag ( fits, the easy lunch box container, cloth napkin, ice pack – mat style, 2 small snack containers and a thermos funtainer drink). If you haven’t tried the Easy Lunch Box mini dippers I recommend them for times that you want to pack something liquidy like dressing, yogurt, dip etc. They are leak proof and fit inside the Easy Lunch Box.

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18 Tara P. April 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

I also love easy lunchboxes, I use them daily for my son’s school lunch and also for my childcare program for picnics and field trips. As far as the compartments not being leak-proof I have found that using Glad Press ‘N Seal over the small comparment works great! I realize that it is not as environmentally friendly as using another small plastic container but I use it for when I have 6 lunches and no room for 6 extra small containers. :)

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19 Jule {inside9B} August 25, 2013 at 3:06 am

Hi there,
I have ordered a set of four yesterday and it will take a while until I’ll have them here – I am in Germany. I am looking forward to using them for my 7 yo daughter. But I have to find something I can put them in – if I understood you correctly you have lunchbags you put this container into? My daughter goes to school by bike and she now puts her lunch (in several smaller containers) into her schoolbag. I hope this turns out well.
Jule
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20 Teresa September 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

This is at least our third year with EasyLunchBoxes . . . maybe the 4th? We got them the first year they came out, I’m pretty sure. They hold up great. My boys both pack their lunches for the week on Sunday. I love the way they stack when full, and the way they next when empty. Kelly’s cooler bags are a real bargain and they come in tons of colors. My guys have significant dietary restrictions, so they pack their lunches every day . . . and every play practice, and every camp, and every sleepover . . . It’s just a great product.

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21 Allied Plastics Website February 11, 2014 at 1:21 am

Hello,
This blog-post is all about the plastic rigid boxes.These plastic boxes has a very high demand.These can be used for multi purpose.

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