Friday, April 30, 2010
Laptop Lunches update
If you are considering the purchase of a Laptop Lunch Box, you should know that the original (1.0) bento sets have been discontinued and are on sale now. Inner containers and replacement parts will still be available, so a bento 1.0 is still a great option.
We've had original bentos for nearly two years, and they still look like new. Initially, we used them to pack picnic lunches during the summer and a few times during the preschool year (3 or 4 lunches total - for both kids and a parent or two). Now that my kids are are eating lunch at school, I pack lunches every day. Since we have 4 bento sets, the boxes don't get used quite as often - and we always have a clean set on hand! However, we could easily use one set per child with an extra set of inner containers or just one set per child and wash each day. By the way, ours go through the dishwasher 98% of the time.
In case you wonder what's replacing the original bento, it's the bento 2.0 - and I've compared them here. I think either one is a great choice. nb - If you are considering the 1.0, I strongly recommend adding the stainless utensils. We've also used Zoo Pals plasticware that we already had on hand, which fits nicely into the utensil section of the bento.
Don't forget to use my discount code, momsmagic, at checkout!