July 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm #252821
Does anyone know where I might be able to find good quality stainless steel lunch boxes that don’t leak?
I’ve seem some online but they are only available in the US and Canada.
Now that we’ve done a lot of work getting our food garden up & running, I’d like to aim to reduce our reliance on plastics. Given that we both bring lunch to work every day I am pretty keen to start by finding a lunch box replacement and getting us used to working that into our lives.July 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm #472623FishfoodMember
Try ebay or those Itilian, wine, salami ,cheese shopsAugust 1, 2010 at 12:08 am #472624redhen2Member
hey herby. (welcome back). i can’t think where i’ve seen metal lunchboxes. i’ve been thinking about cleansing my cupboards of plastic, too.
the only thing i can think of is a posh chocolate box. i used to have a lovely harrods choc tin that i used as a pencil box until the kids broke it.
eta: my genius boyfriend :kiss1: googled and came up with this site, which looks fantastic. http://www.ashnjuls.com.au
kAugust 1, 2010 at 12:42 am #472625porgeyMember
I dislike a lot of plastic and try an avoid as much of it as I can. However, its overuse should not cloud its clever use. One plastic lunch box can be used for a long time if looked after properly and replace many disposable plastic & paper bags. I think its environmental footprint would be less than a stainless steel one. I have no solid proof but dont always demonise the many appropriate uses of plastic.August 1, 2010 at 1:10 am #472626SproutMember
Here is a range of SS lunch boxes, although they are not water tight. They have stores in Brisbane.
I have bought the medium size of these Kids Konserve containers
I find it very good. The plastic is very sturdy and gives a water tight seal. It fits so tightly my toddler can’t open it (good-I keep almonds in it for when we go out).August 1, 2010 at 4:19 am #472627
Porgey – I am not demonising plastics. However, I do want to reduce my use of them because I am concerned about their effects on people’s health. This is not an environmental footprint issue for me.
Returning to the original question – Thankyou Sprout for the information. I am partcularly keen on water tight containers because don’t want my lunch spilling all over my bag. But the link you sent me might help me find containers for lunch boxes for other occasions.August 1, 2010 at 5:04 am #472628NoodleMember
Camping stores often have stainless steel food carriers Herby…nice and cheap too.
There are some here – http://www.ashnjuls.com.au/Stainless-Steel-Lunch-Boxes-and-Food-Jars-s/24.htm
And a selection of snazzy looking tiffin-style carriers here – http://www.cinnamondesigns.com.au/products/August 1, 2010 at 5:07 am #472629harooneyMember
I have some metal lunch boxes with clips which I bought at Mitchells camping /outdoor store. they have little roller clips on the end but are not leakproof. I am always on the search for a good stainless lunch box as i have been trying to use less plastic/ food contact.
The other day I came across http://www.planetbox.com they can be ordered with 2 little lidded containers with a silicone seal. I have ordered a few of these as Christmas gifts for family. they are just what I have been looking for.August 1, 2010 at 5:13 am #472630
Thank you NoodleAugust 1, 2010 at 5:19 am #472631WozMember
I was thinking that some of the non-waterproof ones could possible be made so by running a bead of silicon around the inside of the lid. Just a thought.August 1, 2010 at 6:50 am #472632mistyhollowsMember
Hi Herbman, I’ve bought several stainless steel lunch boxes of Ash n Jules and can highly recommend them. They also make a small thermos type container which has a screw on lid which is great for soups etc. I use them for the kids morning tea with muffins etc and then send their lunch in the other stainless steel lunch box.August 1, 2010 at 9:53 am #472633
Thank you for the links, advice and tips. I’ll check them all out and make a decision. I like the look of the Ash n Jules products.August 1, 2010 at 10:36 am #472634osakasuzMember
If you search on ebay for ‘tiffin’ you’ll find a selection of traditional Indian lunchboxes. We got two and they will last forever. Not watertight, but close and very, very good for what we have for lunch.August 1, 2010 at 11:57 am #472635Shangri LaMember
Can you buy any of the AshnJuls range in shops does anyone know? I’ve been using stainless steel water bottles for ages and had never even thought of lunch boxes. I use glass containers for yoghurt although they have a plastic lid so thanks for the idea Herby. My daughter was in the Airforce cadets and had a few containers from the Disposals store but i think they are aluminium.
Just did a search on ebay and there is a seller in Mansfield in Brisbane who allow pick upAugust 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm #472636mistyhollowsMember
I’m not sure if you can buy any of the ash n jules range in shops but you could look at some of the shops like biome and ecoessentials which I think are in QLD, possibly Brisbane, I think they may stock some things, but you’d be best to check them out online first.:tup:
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