With innovations in designs and materials, lunchboxes have improved vastly to store food fresh for a longer duration. When selecting a lunchbox, one of the essential points to check for is, the lunchbox is airtight. Airtight lunchboxes do not let the aroma and heat of food escape and let it go stale.
Airtight capacity varies from material to material. Certain lunchboxes natively come with airtight lids, whereas some come with insulation cases like a bag or soft container to retain heat and freshness for longer hours.
Nowadays, you get leakproof build lunchboxes, ideal for food like Dal Roti, Sandwich with salsa dip, and more. You can be assured the food shall be safe and doesn't leak into things around it when carrying around. These tiffins are ideal for school and office goers.
There are various shapes available for lunchboxes; the choices are plenty, from the square to the circular. If you're looking to send multiple dishes at once, For example, you pack rajma chawal along with mixed veg, you definitely need more compartments available; one big container will mix up all and spoil the taste.
There's an option between fixed compartments in lunchboxes and removable containers. If you wish to shuffle between dishes overtime, For example, Aloo parantha one day and dal roti the other, look for removable boxes as they are a much more optimal choice.
There are many choices with designs; there are many choices with the material. Each method has its pros and cons. Let's look into it. There are many options today, like glass, stainless steel, and plastic. To know more about them, keep on reading!
One of the downsides is packing oily food in them is more prone to spill, and the oil stains on the boxes don't go away smoothly. If you're going to pack oily food more often, better opt for other options.
Another crucial aspect to take care of is the tiffin you select should be food-grade plastic and have BPA free tag. BPA is a chemical used to treat plastic; it is not acceptable to store food in BPA treated plastics. Your lunchbox should definitely be BPA free. Check with the manufacturer thoroughly and buy.
Stainless steel lunchboxes have been used for a very long time. Almost everyone remembers the famous steel dabbas, with circular containers stacked atop each other. They are still used a lot by many households and famous dabbawallas in Mumbai.
One of the advantages of them is they are free from any chemicals. Stainless steel also doesn't let bacteria grow quickly on its surface due to its nonporous nature. Individual boxes are available with a plastic casing to enhance airtight quality and keep food warm for longer.
These boxes are suitable for office goers and travelers on the go. They are usually large in size and can store more quantity. There are now smaller sizes available as well for small tiffins for kids. Check and compare them with different lunchboxes for sure.
As the world moves away and looks for a more plastic-free world, glass lunchboxes gain traction with time. They are more durable than plastic, easy to clean, and free from chemicals, unlike plastic. One of the downsides is they are heavy and require more care.
Many brands have now started to provide toughened glass to bear more rough handling. Specific lunchbox variants come with boxes or pouches for more safety. Glass containers have been widely used at homes, and new glass lunchboxes are a good plastic-free alternate.
When you select a lunchbox, how easy it is to clean should be a priority. Lunchboxes with small or multiple compartments are difficult to clean up, and remaining food stains can give rise to bacterial or fungal growth, leading to several diseases.
Depending on the material kind, stainless steel and glass lunchboxes are easier to clean than plastic ones. Consider opting for the one which is more comfortable to clean and safe for food.
There are case covers available to store food for more heat. For example like a flask for storing tea. Individual bags or insulation covers are available to keep the food warmer and let it remain fresh for longer.
The cases also act as protection against any spills or shocks. Many lunch boxes come with the covers. For office goers, if there is a microwave facility available at offices, it is not very important. Whereas school goers or people on the go, lunchboxes with covers can be really helpful.
|Volume||320ml. Set of 3|
|Shape||Square and Round|
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Giftsplanet Homio Lunch Box
Durable and Spill Proof Glass Lunchbox
Versatile and Functional Glass Lunchbox
Heat Retaining Large Lunch Set
Best Choice to Keep Food Hot for Upto 6 Hours
Attractive and Versatile Lunch Set
Premium Glassware Lunch Box
Convenience and Freshness in a Sleek Design
Simple Polypropylene Lunch Box Set With Tumbler
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|Price Starts at||₹449.00||₹999.00||₹347.00||₹3,199.00||₹529.00||₹1,095.00||₹1,140.00||₹479.00||₹999.00||₹561.00|
|Make||Glass||Glass||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Plastic||Glass||Stainless Steel||Plastic||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Volume||600ml||320ml X3||260ml||1.7l||300ml||320ml. Set of 3||260ml||1120ml||380ml||900ml|
|Shape||Rectangular||Square||Round||Round||Round||Square||Round||Square and Round||Round||Oval|
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