Aladdin BENTO Lunch Box £4.99 @ Home Bargains Instore

Aladdin BENTO Lunch Box £4.99 @ Home Bargains Instore

Found 12th Jun 2011
This is a thermos sort of lunch box, supposedly keeps your lunch warm/cold for 4/5 hours. I saw them before at full price (never seen them less than £15) but didn't bite. When I saw then for £4.99 at Home Bargains I thought I'd give them a shot. They had grey and black ones in the Aberdeen store.

It's the big lunch version with 2 compartments, although you can separate it and use a smaller one if you want. There's also a divider on one of the compartments. Initial observation seems to suggest that it's pretty good quality.

Here's the blurb from Firebox...

If you’d rather gargle raw sewage than eat another boring sandwich for lunch, help is at hand. The amazing Bento Box lets you make the most of packed lunches as it keeps food warm for up to five hours or cool for up to four. Simply cook (okay, microwave) your bits in the morning, pop them in this highly portable vacuum-sealed cylinder and enjoy home cooking wherever you may roam.

Also in white

Set to revolutionise picnics, packed lunches and long journeys, the Bento Box comprises two stackable compartments, a 0.6L top section and a 0.35L lower section, so you can mix and match food, putting hot nosh in the top and cold stuff in the bottom. Soup and salad? Mmm! Better still the top section has a removable dish with a central partition, allowing you to put curry or bolognese in one side and rice or pasta in the other. Butties in cling film? Blurgh!

Tucking into all kinds of culinary creations, anywhere you fancy, is simple. Three course Chinese banquet? No problem. Lamb hotpot with separate veg and dessert? A doddle. Chicken tikka masala with baked potatoes and salad? Peasy. Porridge with last night’s kebab and a side of coleslaw? Erm, if you want.

Made from double-walled, insulated polypropylene, the sturdy Bento Box is completely free from dubious BPA plastic (it says here). It’s also microwave/dishwasher safe, and infinitely more eco-friendly than planet-hating plastic bags and clingfilm.

We think this miraculous container will reignite your love for homemade food. And if you currently fork out for a hot lunch every day it will pay for itself in no time. Here at Firebox HQ the Bento Box is already a huge hit – and chef’s not happy, because for once, everyone looks forward to lunchtime. Bon appetit!

More Info

Bento Box measures: 20.5cm (H) x 15cm (W) x 15cm (D)
Bento Box packaging measures: 22cm (H) x 15.2cm (W) x 15.2cm (D)
Technical Specifications:
Double-wall foam insulation
Contents for .6L stay hot/cold* for up to 5 hours & .35L for 4 hours
Stackable bento style food container for combined or single use
100% leak proof, sealing lid
Microwave safe
BPA free
*temperature of contents was measured from 95ºC to 60ºC for hot and 1.67ºC to 10ºC for cold, outside temperature was held at 23ºC
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bought one from home bargain the other day, thought its worth a try for £5. Havent try it out yet!
Also got one. Also had a smaller one for about £3 in a pink flowery design so got one for my daughter.

They get some poor reviews on Amazon for their heat retention - apparently food is only luke warm after 4 hours. However, they're microwave safe so are handy for keeping food separate and fresh and if you have access to a microwave at work or wherever you could heat it up then.
Just beware not water tight I put soup in and it spilled out but is handy popped in micro and was lovely and warm very quickly.
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