What Kind of Lunch Container Option Do You Prefer?

What exactly do I mean about SAFER school lunches? This time, I’m not talking about WHAT we are packing for lunch, but rather the types of lunch container that we are choosing for our children.

Back when my children were starting Kindergarten, I searched high and low for the best lunch container option that was:

  1. Easy to open.
  2. Easy to close.
  3. Was spill-proof.

Back then (and it wasn’t that many years ago either), I settled on leak-proof plastic containers for all of the above reasons. The only other option that I considered (for a BRIEF moment) was glass, but decided that glass was not a safe or practical option as it can break AND it is quite heavy. Their little backpacks were heavy enough as it was without adding glass lunch containers to their lunch bags!

Here is what I don’t like about plastic lunch containers:

  1. They are hard to clean.
  2. They often retain smells.
  3. They can leach into the food.
  4. They crack.

MY after school routine includes SURVIVAL, stuffing food into the kids’ hungry bellies preventing meltdowns, emptying backpacks, emptying lunch bags and washing the lunch dishes. I cannot stand washing dishes, but I know that washing plastic by hand is much better, from a health and safety perspective, than putting them in the dishwasher. Therefore, I choose to hand wash the lunch dishes. I cannot stand that greasy feel, despite using a fair amount of dish soap (and yes, I have tried many different brands), that is often left on the plastic after I have scrubbed it “clean”.

Last Fall, at the Babytime Show, I was introduced to a new kind of lunch container that is made out of stainless steel. I was immediately intrigued. After having a lengthy chat with Nita, the founder, I loved her mission of helping families learn of a new lunch container option that is convenient, safe and is LONG-LASTING!
lunch container

Dalcini Stainless lunch containers are:

  • 100% plastic and BPA free
  • made of medical grade stainless steel
  • light weight
  • durable
  • easy to open
  • dishwash safe
  • odourless
  • stain free

These containers have become so popular in our house, that there have actually been “fights” over who gets to take them. If they are clean and available, my husband (who leaves the house first in the morning), has been grabbing the square container. He doesn’t often comment on products like that, but he has shared on a number of occasions how much he likes them. They are the perfect size for a sandwich!

I love that the circle-shaped containers nest together once they are clean, which means my messy and FULL plastics bin will eventually look clean, tidy and organized.

My kids both find the containers easy to open, they have commented that their food stays colder AND even when my son drops the containers (he’s a 7 year old boy, enough said, right?), they don’t dent, which was something that initially was concerned about. A large variety of peanut free school snacks fit beautifully in these lunch containers!
lunch container


It’s Giveaway Time!
Prize: A Stainless Steel Lunch Container TRIO
Open to: Canadian Residents
Giveaway Ends: April 18, 2016, 11:59pm ET

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189 Responses to What Kind of Lunch Container Option Do You Prefer?

  1. UglyMummy says:

    i would use these for my kids lunches

  2. Maureen says:

    So much better than plastic!

  3. Christie says:

    These look amazing!

  4. Christie says:

    These look amazing!

  5. Laurie P says:

    definitely for my girl!!! and me!

  6. Laurie P says:

    definitely for my girl!!! and me!

  7. elizamatt says:

    These would be used by my son – he’s an adult but takes lunch with him every day. I know he’d appreciate being able to use these. 🙂

  8. jonnieh says:

    My middle son would love to use these for his school lunch

  9. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I would give them to my husband so he could use them in his lunch

  10. teeslee says:

    I would use them myself

  11. Wanda Tracey says:

    I think they are awesome and I would use them for myself.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win them.

  12. Lynda Cook says:

    I love these containers!! I would use them for myself and for hubby’s lunch!!

  13. Lynda Cook says:

    I love these containers!! I would use them for myself and for hubby’s lunch!!

  14. Carol Denny says:

    I love them. I would use them

  15. Brandee H says:

    I would use them for my sons snacks at school and for my lunch as well! We got rid of all plastic in our kitchen and these would be a perfect fit for our family!!

  16. Judy Cowan says:

    My hubby would use them for his lunch.

  17. Josie says:

    I would use them for school and work lunches

  18. jemrah says:

    for my daughter’s school lunch and snacks

  19. Sarah Alexis says:

    I would use them for lunches or storing things in the pantry!

  20. kathy downey says:

    I would use them for my granddaughter lunches

  21. kathy downey says:

    I would use them for my granddaughter lunches

  22. Julia Barnes says:

    I would use these to keep leftovers in the fridge.

  23. lp says:

    they’re going to be a gift for a friend who loves these tiffin box-like containers.

  24. Holly O'Gorman says:

    I would use these for my daughter’s lunch 🙂

  25. theponyhalf~ says:

    my whole family would use these happily!

  26. Dreena says:

    These would be perfect for my son’s lunch kit! I’d pack snacks in them.
    Cheers.

  27. Gord says:

    I would use these to get rid of the plastic we now use.

  28. naiddia p says:

    I would use it for my daughter’s lunch.

  29. voncorvus says:

    I would use these for myself. I’m just finishing mat leave and will need to start packing myself lunches again.

  30. Tara B says:

    I would use them for my son and daughter. Each morning I make them a hot lunch and require something that will keep the food warm. Their lunches are usually pizza pockets, pizza mini’s or even soups.

  31. Chocolata Majora says:

    I’d probably use them for me. I’m the one who usually has the messiest lunches, most likely to stain a plastic container and most difficult to wash up after.

  32. Julie says:

    I would use these for hubby’s lunch

  33. Jennifer L. says:

    I would use it for packing snacks and lunches for our outings.

  34. Trish Hope says:

    This would be great for my SIL whop works all sorts of weird shifts.

  35. Trish Hope says:

    This would be great for my SIL whop works all sorts of weird shifts.

  36. Silvia D says:

    I would use them for my daughter.she would love using them for her lunches.

  37. Silvia D says:

    I would use them for my daughter.she would love using them for her lunches.

  38. Kristy Reid says:

    My oldest is starting JK in the fall. She would be using them. Thanks for the chance !

  39. Cheryl says:

    I would use them for my daughters lunch 🙂

  40. Cheryl says:

    I would use them for my daughters lunch 🙂

  41. Wendy Hutton says:

    I would keep them for putting snacks and leftovers in

  42. Iulia Zwicker says:

    I have to take my lunches to work everyday and I’m constantly complaining about my stinky plastic containers (ask my coworkers!) – I’d definitely use these a lot and hope that no one from work steals them haha 🙂

  43. Kim says:

    These containers would be great for snack items.

  44. Erinn Lishman says:

    I would definitely use these containers for my three girls lunches!

  45. Carole Dube says:

    I would use them for my own lunch!

  46. Brittney House says:

    I would use them for lunch.

  47. Brittney House says:

    I would use them for lunch.

  48. Andrea Amy says:

    I would use these for my 7 year old son. He had a plastic bento box, but it dropped at school and the lid cracked in half. Thanks for the chance.

  49. Robyn B. says:

    I would use these for my daughter’s lunch.

  50. caroline m. says:

    Our whole family would use these containers for lunches, picnics and on the go

  51. Amy says:

    I would give these to my best friend Jo to take her lunch to work in.

  52. Maggie Cheung says:

    to keep vegetable/fruits fresh and also to put my rice in to bring to work!

  53. Nicolthe pickle says:

    To store little snacks like nuts and grapes.

  54. lori b says:

    I would use them for lunch snacks

  55. EN Donnelly says:

    sending in my son’s lunch

  56. nickie burke says:

    I would use it for lunch

  57. Catherine R says:

    I would use them for my lunch and snacks for work.

  58. June Murphy says:

    I would use theses containers for my lunches. Love the versatility and sleek design. My co-workers would be jealous : )

  59. Jennpup says:

    These would be great for our lunchboxes! Thanks for the chance.

  60. Soozle says:

    Id use these myself!

  61. Soozle says:

    Id use these myself!

  62. selbys says:

    These will be perfect for my lunches and my husband’s.

  63. selbys says:

    These will be perfect for my lunches and my husband’s.

  64. Stella Louis says:

    I would use them for whole spices.

  65. Stella Louis says:

    I would use them for whole spices.

  66. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux says:

    I would use them for my childrens lunches and snacks as well as mine.

  67. billiondollarprincesss says:

    for my lunches

  68. Lee Peck says:

    for my lovely family

  69. Lee Peck says:

    for my lovely family

  70. erin2470 says:

    IT WOULD BE FOR MY LUNCHES …THOUGH I SEE MY NIECE SNEAKING AND TAKING THEM HAHA

  71. angela says:

    I would use them for myself and my son

  72. jontcons says:

    These would definitely be all mine.

  73. sarah stickney says:

    i’d use them myself

  74. Jenness M says:

    I would use these for my kids lunches.

  75. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    I would use these for my university kids 🙂 healthy lunch and snacks

  76. Nate Fuller says:

    My son is starting school in September I would use them for him!

  77. Nate Fuller says:

    My son is starting school in September I would use them for him!

  78. missbobloblaw says:

    I would use these for my teen’s lunches.

  79. lisa bolduc says:

    We have to pack a special snack for my son at daycare . I would.pick use them there

  80. Christie says:

    I would use these for my kids’ school lunches, camping, hiking, you name it!

  81. Christie says:

    I would use these for my kids’ school lunches, camping, hiking, you name it!

  82. Monique Shuell says:

    I often take my lunch to work, so I would use them myself.

  83. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would use them for myself

  84. Larissa Calder says:

    Daughters lunches

  85. Larissa Calder says:

    Daughters lunches

  86. julie_bolduc says:

    I would use these for my children’s lunch

  87. Tainan Lu says:

    I would use them for myself

  88. Travelbuds says:

    I would use them for both my kids

  89. HappyGoLucky says:

    Pack my lunch, of course!

  90. Cassie Fancy says:

    I would use them for packing my little ones and my hubby’s lunch aswell as for leftover dinner

  91. Julie Anne says:

    I would use these containers for myself and my kids’ school lunches. My hubby would love them as he loves anything stainless steel.
    juliknob

  92. Erika Letson says:

    I would use these for my teens and my husband! Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. disqus_TiF89YSMsu says:

    They’d be perfect for my son’s lunch!

  94. Amy says:

    I would use them for my kids lunches.

  95. jessica eapen says:

    I’d use these to bring my lunch to work.

  96. alisa1 says:

    I’d use them for my kids. I try to avoid plastic at all costs and that meant that the only kids lunches option I had left was a thermos jars. Which is great, actually, but not always convenient and limits the variety of food choices.

  97. retrophiliac says:

    veggies, fruit and dip

  98. nicolerf says:

    I’d use them for work

  99. Gillian Morgan says:

    I would use them for snack containers for Sophie for her school snacks.

  100. David Gibb says:

    I’d use these to bring my lunch to work.

  101. David Gibb says:

    I’d use these to bring my lunch to work.

  102. sherry Lambing says:

    We could use them in our lunches..either mine or the kids!

  103. sherry Lambing says:

    We could use them in our lunches..either mine or the kids!

  104. cng261974 says:

    I would use these for my lunchs

  105. cng261974 says:

    I would use these for my lunchs

  106. Jay French says:

    I think I would start taking lunches to work if I had these cool-looking containers.

  107. kim says:

    I would use them for my lunches like soup or dip or a side dish

  108. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    these would be sooo good to have

  109. Joanne Donaldson Frank says:

    these would be sooo good to have

  110. Treen Goodwin says:

    I would use them for my Lunches or for when my grand kids are over for their snacks , thanks for the chance 🙂

  111. Tracydeanne says:

    These look pretty good, odor free and dishwasher safe! I’d use these for myself. 😉

  112. Tracydeanne says:

    These look pretty good, odor free and dishwasher safe! I’d use these for myself. 😉

  113. Richard Hicks says:

    They would be great to fill with nutritious snacks for the kids school lunch or breaks

  114. Sweet Panda says:

    I would use these for my kids or for my lunches

  115. binabug says:

    I’d use them for myself mostly, I know I’d use them and take good care of them by washing.wiping them out right away (sabina edwaRDS)

  116. Juliee Fitze says:

    I’d use them for my grand kids snacks.

  117. Juliee Fitze says:

    I’d use them for my grand kids snacks.

  118. Julie-Lynne McCann says:

    I think I would use them for crafts supplies or little trinkets !! so adorable

  119. JustPlainSuzi says:

    I’d use them to take my lunch to work

  120. Bo Simms says:

    I would use these stainless steel lunch boxes for my kid’s lunches for school. I love them as a great alternative to plastic boxes.

  121. Bo Simms says:

    I would use these stainless steel lunch boxes for my kid’s lunches for school. I love them as a great alternative to plastic boxes.

  122. I would absolutely love to use these for my lunches.

  123. Emily Ann says:

    Definitely would use them for lunches – no doubt about it. But they would also be great for traveling since I do a bit of that!

  124. Mandy says:

    My husband and I will use it for work lunches. You know, testing them out before the kid goes to school and will need to pack lunch for her then.

  125. Jennifer P. says:

    Our whole family would use these containers, but mostly my oldest child and me.

  126. Darwin says:

    We would use these containers for lunches! My son’s school has a litterless lunch program.

  127. Darwin says:

    We would use these containers for lunches! My son’s school has a litterless lunch program.

  128. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would use these awesome containers for my whole family.

  129. Lucy says:

    I would use them daily for lunch.

  130. Derek Haukenfreres says:

    Afternoon cheese snack.

  131. fossie55 says:

    I would use them my myself for lunches and snacks.
    Florence C

  132. Erin says:

    We go on a lot of picnics, I’d use these for that!

  133. Erin says:

    We go on a lot of picnics, I’d use these for that!

  134. Nancy T says:

    For my 2 girls (or maybe me – I deserve some awesome lunch containers :op)

  135. writeanu says:

    I would use them for my lunch to take to work, leftovers and for my kids lunch!

  136. misty says:

    I would use them for my three children and my husband to to take their lunches in.

  137. Patricia Furlong says:

    would love to win them for my kids 🙂

  138. 12carebear says:

    My son would use these , but me to if needed they are so cool

  139. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    For my brother 🙂

  140. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    For my brother 🙂

  141. sara rai says:

    For my family:)

  142. Kim D says:

    I would use these for snacks in the diaper bag or for my lunch!

  143. Sarah p says:

    I would use these for snacks while we are out and about, and for when my daughter starts school in September.

  144. Sarah p says:

    I would use these for snacks while we are out and about, and for when my daughter starts school in September.

  145. Amber B. says:

    These would be perfect for picnic lunches!

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  147. Diana Powell says:

    Trying to eat better so I bring my lunch in everyday . I would get a lot of use out of these.

  148. Diana Powell says:

    Trying to eat better so I bring my lunch in everyday . I would get a lot of use out of these.

  149. L H says:

    I would use these containers for my work lunches.

  150. L H says:

    I would use these containers for my work lunches.

  151. Denise S says:

    I would use these while hiking.

  152. dawn gordon says:

    i would use these for picnics i take with the family

  153. Lisa Voyce says:

    I would use as snack containers for my granddaughter.

  154. Erica Carnes says:

    These would be great for my daughter.

  155. mommakoala says:

    We go on a lot of road trips, so these would be handy for snacks.
    (Debbie W)

  156. Caryn Coates says:

    I would use these for my kids and my hubby.

  157. Caryn Coates says:

    I would use these for my kids and my hubby.

  158. rajee says:

    for my kids and hubby to pack healthy snacks

  159. Milo says:

    I bring lunch to school with me, so these would be very handy! 🙂

  160. Carol says:

    These would be awesome for family snacks, summer picnics and school lunches :D! <3 the blog!

  161. Carol says:

    These would be awesome for family snacks, summer picnics and school lunches :D! <3 the blog!

  162. sexybrat says:

    I would use them to pack food for picnics 🙂

  163. Betty Spry says:

    I would use the containers will be great for daytrips

  164. susansmoaks says:

    i would use these for my bathroom to store little trinkets and stuff

  165. susansmoaks says:

    i would use these for my bathroom to store little trinkets and stuff

  166. Gina A says:

    I would share this with my daughter! We both take containers for lunch!

  167. Katie R says:

    I have to take my lunch to work everyday as I have celiac disease (and am a vegetarian and so I can’t just get food in a pinch). I would use these in my lunchbox!

  168. krystyl olson says:

    My youngest starts KG in September, it would be nice to present her with some containers that are ‘just hers’ and new 🙂

  169. Bunny says:

    I would use these containers for my daughter.

  170. Bunny says:

    I would use these containers for my daughter.

  171. Susanne McCarthy says:

    These would be great for my girls lunches for school and work!

  172. Susanne McCarthy says:

    These would be great for my girls lunches for school and work!

  173. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would use them for myself for lunches and snacks on the go.

  174. veraprunn says:

    I’d use them as snack containers for my son.

  175. veraprunn says:

    I’d use them as snack containers for my son.

  176. trisha mckee says:

    These would be great for me and my lunches at work!

  177. Stephanie Shreve Baker says:

    This set would be amazing for my husband to take his lunch to work in. He is the art teacher, so he takes pride in his funky lunch boxes (usually his nostalgic TMNT box). I think it would also be great for snacks to toss in the diaper bag for my toddler. Such a neat set!

  178. jules mcnubbin says:

    i would use them for my lunches, i could bring leftovers or make salads ahead of time!

  179. Janet Boyanton says:

    I would use them for my sons lunch.

  180. Janet Boyanton says:

    I would use them for my sons lunch.

  181. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I would use these to take nuts and snacks for lunch at work

  182. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I would use these to take nuts and snacks for lunch at work

  183. BreanneT says:

    I would use them to take my lunch to work.

  184. Melanie Comello says:

    I would use them for my daughters lunches, and occasionally for my hubby 😛

  185. Sand says:

    I would use these to carry my lunch.

  186. Sand says:

    I would use these to carry my lunch.

  187. Danielle Wood says:

    I would use them for myself to take my lunch to work

  188. Danielle Wood says:

    I would use them for myself to take my lunch to work

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