Yes wet foods can be safely packed next to dry foods in our Bento lunch boxes if you use food with the recommended consistency and follow the 4 easy steps in the packing instructions or listed below in ‘How do I pack wet foods’.
The seal in our Bento's is designed to stop the transfer of wet foods with the consistency of tub yoghurts (not squeeze packs) and dips, not liquids such as salad dressings, soups or sauces.
Follow these four easy steps to avoid transfer of foods:
- Use only foods with the recommended consistency above.
- When packing foods such as tinned or cut fruit, particularly fruits such as watermelon and citrus, ensure you remove all excess liquid with paper towel before placing into the lunchbox. If you are worried about the transfer of certain foods place the food into the empty lunch box and stand it on its side for 15 minutes to test.
- When placing food or wet foods into each compartment leave a 5mm gap between the food and the top of the compartment to ensure the lid is able to close properly allowing the seal to engage.
- Once you have finished packing your Bento box close the lid and latch, place both palms on top of the lid and give it a firm push to ensure the seal has engaged. We recommend you pack your Little Lunch Box Bento into a cooler bag with a cold pack to keep the contents cool and avoid spoiling.
Our Bento lunch boxes are suitable for all ages. They are compact yet hold a deceptively large amount of food to help fuel growing bodies as well as being suitable for adults. If you or your child are big eaters you can pair one of our larger Bento's with a Bento Two for a full days fuel.
We recommend that you avoid prolonged direct sun exposure to our products to keep the bright colours and fun designs looking their best. Always store your lunch box open when not in use to allow the seal to fully dry between uses. We also recommend you hand wash your Bento lunch boxes and air dry to prolong the life of your seal.
Little Lunch Box Co products are all made of durable hardwearing BPA free food safe materials. Our standard design lunch boxes are top shelf dishwasher safe <40°C unless stated differently in the product description. We do recommend hand washing and air drying to prolong the integrity of the seal in our Bento lunch boxes. Please note our glitter lunch boxes are not suitable for use in the dishwasher.
Yes our Bento lunchboxes can be packed the night before and kept in the fridge ready to go in the morning.
Yes all Little Lunch Box Co products are made of durable hardwearing BPA free food safe materials.
Little Lunch Box Co products are all made of durable hardwearing BPA free food safe materials. We have a full 12 month manufacturers warranty on our products. Wear and tear is a normal part of any product and common with products made for, and used by, children. Wear and tear or damage caused by drops are not a fault created during the manufacturing process and will not be claimable under our manufacturers warranty. We recommend that you always store your lunch box with the lid open when not in use to allow the seal to fully dry. Storing your lunch box with the lid closed can result in mould growth. This will not be covered under your manufactures warranty. For warranty issues for purchases within Australia please email a description of your issue along with photo's and your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are outside of Australia please contact the stockist you purchased the product from and they will provide you with our sales and warranty representatives details within your country. Proof of purchase will be required for all warranty claims.
Little Lunch Box Co products are not designed to be used in the microwave or freezer.
The outside dimensions of the Bento Three and Bento Five are 17.5cm x 17.5cm x 5.6cm. The outside dimensions of the Bento Two are 12.3 x 12.9 x 5.6cm.
Using a Bento style lunch box is great for the environment and will save you money by allowing you to buy in bulk, which is cheaper and creates much less waste compared to individually packaged food.
We offer free shipping on orders over $100 (after discounts). For orders under $100 a flat fee of $10.95 will be charged at the checkout.
Your order will be dispatched within 1-3 business days via either a courier service or standard Australia Post parcel post, which generally takes within 5-7 business days. A tracking number will be sent to you once your products are dispatched.
We do not offer refunds on products if you change your mind. If you feel your product is faulty in any way please see our Warranty FAQ for further information on Warranty Claims.
To keep our prices competitive our products are made in China although they were designed in Australia and Little Lunch Box Co is wholly Australian owned.