Our Bento lunch box seals are 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 below to avoid transfer of foods. You can find care instructions here.
Please note our Bento lunch boxes are not designed to keep food cold. We recommend you pack your Bento Box into a cooler bag with a cold pack to keep the contents cool and avoid spoiling. Also please allow hot food to cool before placing into our Bento lunch boxes.
Use only foods with the recommended consistency.
When packing foods such as tinned or cut fruit, particularly fruits such as watermelon and citrus, ensure you drain all excess liquid, or cut on a paper towel, before placing into the lunch box. If you are worried about the transfer of certain foods place the food into the empty lunch box and stand on its side for 10 minutes to test.
When placing wet or dry foods into each compartment leave a 5mm gap between the food and the top of the lunch box compartment to ensure the lid is able to close properly allowing the seal to engage.
Once you have finished packing your Bento, close the lid and latch, place your palm on the top of the lid and give it a firm push to ensure the seal has engaged.
Please note - The additional Bento dividers should only be used to separate dry foods. Because the divider does not fully reach the lid, it does not create a leak proof barrier between compartments. The other compartments will still remain leak proof.