Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by greenhoney Thermos but better..
I got this for my boyfriend who works 12 hour shifts to make sure he is eating well :)
I got one for myself and make the same Mr. Bento when I go to the office (i work from home several days a week). I usually make a salad, something that can be heated or eaten without being heated, a vegetable and a snack/treat. It doesn't seem like very much, but the serving sizes are plenty. I also put a piece of fruit in the bag or a pudding or granola bag for a quick snack. The lid of one of the containers got weird in the microwave and doesn't quite fit as well as it used to, but is still functional. Also, liquids have leaked on occasion- a soup or a salad dressing.. it would be a better product if it could better handle the microwave and also liquids a bit better. It is still a great purchase that we use regularly.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lismarie5 Functional
I've had this for several years now but am just reviewing it today. It is by far the best lunch carrier I've ever owned.
It has stood the test of time (purchased in 2011) and it is very functional and practical. Keeps food hot or cold for several hours. I like using it for soup. Easy to carry and I can easily fit a cloth napkin and silver wear in the carrier. Perfect for work lunches.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BamaNana Ingenius!
I use my Mr. Bento every day. I load it with my lunch AND a morning and afternoon snack. I save a fortune by packing lunch. Everything stays hot or cold until lunch. Very well made. Clever carry bag too. You can carry it by the top handle or fling it over a shoulder if your hands are full Google Mr. Bento images and find a gazillion ideas for nutritious, beautiful lunches. Mr. Bento is the best way to pack lunch.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ssinderella Works Great!
I have been looking for something like this for a long time! Thermoses just don't keep my food hot enough. This is great! A compartment for soup, NOTHER LARGER COMPARTMENT FOR MEAT OR RICE, AND 2 MORE for additional items like vegetables and such. Like all thermos type jugs, it works best if you pre-heat with hot water for a few minutes (I do this while heating my soup for the day). By the time I get to lunch, my food is still hot enough that I don't need to re-heat it (which, of cpuirse wpu;d defeat the purpose). I normally take soup, chicken or beef and rice, a smattering of veggies and whatever else I find to fit in the small container. I live the bag and included spork as well. There is a stacking technique to use for optimum results, but it isn't hard to understand and there are instructions. It diesn't leak and like I said it maintains the hot food really well for at least 5 hours (I normally eat at noon-1 and pack my lunch at 7am)
Oh, and having a bowl as opposed to trying to pour hot soup into a flimsy thermos lid is a big plus for me, too.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Laurie B Nice idea but....
Thought this would be the answer to my husband's problem of no microwave at the worksite, but this is just to time consuming to use. Not only do you have to put hot water in certain areas to heat them, but you also have to heat the food seperately. One bowl is not suitable for anything with a liquid as is the eating utencil supplied with the set (small with a fork on the end). After reading the directions, my husband said "send it back."