Back To School Week Giveaway and Special Offer from LunchBots

The second Back To School Week giveaway comes to you from LunchBots, makers of sturdy stainless steel lunch boxes! Stainless steel lunch boxes are a great alternative for anyone who wants to avoid using plastic containers. LunchBots lunch boxes are totally plastic and silicone free, and very sturdy.

LunchBots is offering a 20% discount code for JustBento readers, good for any purchase on their web site. This coupon has no expiry date, so even if you come across this article months after it’s been posted, it will still be valid! (Unless it says otherwise here of course ^_^) Please note that this coupon is valid for U.S. customers only. The coupon code is JUSTBENTO.

The giveaway prize from LunchBots is the Duo, which has a handy divider inside and is a great size for bento lunches for bigger kids or adults. It also makes a nice snack box for nuts, granola, or your secret stash of candy. It’s also their bestselling box. See my in-depth review of the Duo here.

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How to enter the LunchBots giveaway

[Update:]_ This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! The winner will be announced next week.

Please note that this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

To enter, just leave a comment to this post, including your answer to the question - What’s your ideal material for a bento box? (See this comparison chart to see what’s available on the market now.) Be free to let your imagination run wild if you like!

Be sure to include a valid email address where you can be contacted in the appropriate text box! Your comment must be posted by 23:59:59 EDT (U.S. East Coast Time) (or just before midnight) of Saturday, August 21th 2010. One lucky entry will be drawn at random to receive the LunchBots Duo box. Good luck!

This is Giveaway No. 2 of Back To School Week. Stay tuned for more throughout the week! (Non-US residents don’t fret, there will be giveaways later in the week that you can enter too, I promise!)

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I really like glass, but I've never used a bento-shaped bento box before. I've been wanting to try one made out of metal, so this is perfect! *fingers crossed*!

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LOVE the stainless steel idea especially since alot of plastic containers stain depending what food you put in them.

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I bought myself a plastic bento-box a little while ago, only to discover it is both too small and the plastic is scratched and stained very easily. Therefore I am looking for a bigger, stainless steel bento-box to use when school starts again, much like the one from lunchbots!

(Question: Why is the 20% off offer only for US buyers? I got all excited when I read the first part...)

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I would prefer plastic, but I would love a pyrex type of bento. I need them microwaveable!

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I like microwave safe plastic ones because they're really light.

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I think I'd really like stainless steel. This whole Bento thing is new to me and I'm very curious now!

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Honestly, I would prefer a container which is both dishwasher and microwave safe, even if it meant the aesthetics were reduced. Ever practical!

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I am pretty careful with my bento boxes, and plastic seems to work just fine for me. I don't have a dishwasher (unless my husband counts as one - ha ha) so I don't have to worry about them melting in the dishwasher. I would love to try a wood box sometime. Thanks Maki! michmarq (at) hotmail (dot) com

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I prefer the dishwasher safe PBA free plastic. I bought my son a Goodbyn to use this year. I'm anxious to see how it packs when school starts in two weeks. It seems a bit big. I would love to win this one to try out a smaller box. I really like the one piece designs.
Thanks,

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I prefer the dishwasher safe PBA free plastic. I bought my son a Goodbyn to use this year. I'm anxious to see how it packs when school starts in two weeks. It seems a bit big. I would love to win this one to try out a smaller box. I really like the one piece designs.
Thanks,

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In my opinion the best material for a bento box is steal metal. Mainly because it is easy to clean and it is good to put designs on. <3

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Currently my favorite is plastic as that is all I have, but I'd be open to steel.

Not commenting from experience

I don't have a bento box yet, but I would prefer a steel one with some plastic inserts for anything I might microwave. I am interested in really using my steel tiffin and sticking to room temp types of foods, but I still like the option to mix things up a bit. However, I'm a novice here, so I haven't settled on the best options for me yet.

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Hard choice. I like things that don't leak so my bento stuff is all plastic, but I like the idea of stainless steel if it just wouldn't leak.

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Reusable Plastic, like the Easy Lunch Bozes - eco friendly, reusable, microwave/dishwasher safe, made of what we call "safe plastic"

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I love the reusable plastic as well as he stainless steal, makes for easier clean up!!!

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Definitely something sealable! I can't stand the ooze.

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I have always been a fan of bento, and your website finally got me into it! I love being creative with new dishes and your recipes are totally yummy! :) Hope to win a LunchBot!

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I've always wanted a lacquer box, but the practical side of me leans toward a well designed plastic box

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stainless steel I think

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I'm really interested in the stainless steel bento boxes... seal or no seal, I feel safer with stainless steel than with aluminum. Plastic cracks too easily to use around my nephews.

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Tricky. Probably stainless as a first choice. I could never give up my plastic, though, because sometimes I like my foods heated... somebody needs to figure out how to make microwavable stainless! :)

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Dishwasher and microwave safe, BPA free plastic.

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For me it has to be plastic, only because it is so practical. I buy ones that can be put in the dishwasher and microwave!

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Keep warm/hot bento box + leak proof + cute

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I think I the best material for a bento box would be glass. I like that it's microwave and dishwasher safe and also BPA free. I've only ever had the plastic ones before though.

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I haven't gotten any actual Bento containers yet, so right now I use plastic. I would really like to get Stainless Steel its very easy to clean and it looks really nice. I'm going back to school next week for Nursing and we don't have a lot of time for lunch so I think a medium sized Bento lunch would work wonderfully.

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I'm new to bentos but I think I would prefer stainless steel for durability and ease of clean.

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I like dishwasher/microwave safe BPA-free plastic.

For ideal dining in, I'd love an elegant box/tray made of polished stone.

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I like the sound of the stainless steal boxes, as well as the bamboo boxes.

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I use glass with plastic lids. This stainless steel one looks great and I would love to add it to my collection :)

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I'm still thinking about this, but I'm leaning toward metal with a seal as my favorite.

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Currently I use the plastic tubs that lunch meat comes in. Ideally it should be fun and practical and keep my food just right!

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Although I always use plastic bento boxes, I'm dying to splurge a fancy wooden one (lacquered) for a special event!

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My ideal would probably be glass, but since they don't make glass, I guess I am not getting it. I don't like the idea of leeching chemicals into my food from plastics, metals I find make the food take on that taste. I generally use a variety of silicone cups in my bento boxes anyway so I guess it really doesn't matter. Perhaps I'll pose this answer as what is my children's ideal material.

That would be plastic with their favorite disney character on it "racecah" as my two year old says. :)

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My ideal Bento is stainless steel or aluminum. More durable, stays hot or cold longer and no BPA. Of course it limits microwaving, but if things stay warm, I can heat my lunch before I pack it in the morning.

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I'd love a lacquered box, but stainless is pretty hard to beat. Right now most of my bentos are for little kids, so it's mostly bpa-free plastic for us at this point!

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I'd love a lacquered box, but stainless is pretty hard to beat. Right now most of my bentos are for little kids, so it's mostly bpa-free plastic for us at this point!

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Most of my bento boxes are plastic, but the one I like the best is something heavier and sturdier that feels more like resin, maybe it's melamine. I've had it for a couple years and it's been a workhorse. I don't usually microwave my lunch, and I don't mind hand washing my bento boxes, so those aren't issues for me. I would love to have a laquered wood box, but until I strike it rich I will have to be content with my cheap resin substitute with its faux wood grain finish.

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Since I do use the microwave, glass it my current favorite material. However - it is heavy to carry. I do like stainless steel for bento's that do not require refrigeration! :)

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I really like the look, ease of cleaning, and durability of stainless steel. It works great for my kids lunch. But when I want to microwave leftovers at work, I wish for some light weight (non breakable) version of a corningware dish my grandmother used to have. They were little personal corningware pans with plastic lids--complete with the little blue flower.

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I like plastic because they are microwavable.

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I don't actually have any real bento boxes either, but my favorite would by my guessing be plastic. Mostly just because it is cheaper and also because it is lighter weight.

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I think the ideal -- which is in fact what I do -- is to have a variety of bentos in a variety of materials, different ones being more or less suitable for different situations.

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I like stainless steel, aluminum, or wooden boxes. Steel or aluminum because they seem durable, and wood because it's somehow romantic. Quite different from the little padded boxes that I used for lunch when I was younger!

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Plastic. It's absolutely vital for it to be microwave safe because I hate cold food! Oh well.

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I like the stainless steel bentos with the plastic top and rubber seal. I really hate leaking things...

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The ideal material for a bento box for me would be plastic. There's just something homey about it to me, and almost fun because most toys are also made from plastic. (albeit not the same plastic, but you get the point) Plastic bento boxes just always make me think of childhood. There's nothing like a bright plastic bento box greeting you during lunch time.

Although I just have to throw out there that oval shaped wooden bento boxes also have a cozy place in my heart!

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I love stainless steel bentos, but my ideal would be ceramic. There's something very pure about glass and ceramic, never any chance of leeching or aftertaste!

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A thermos type box would be the absolute, most amazing ideal! Warm foods laying flat?! Heck yeah!!!

Or a really cool silicone/bamboo combo would be rad.

But of actually realistic materials I think I would most prefer stainless steel with a really good seal. Plastic boxes are REALLY cute (and I always want to buy them up) but they stain so easily!

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