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Stainless Steel Bento Boxes -- Do they even exist?

Miss Needle Jan 4, 2008 02:45 PM

Hi. I've got a Ms. Bento and DH has a Mr. Bento. They're great except that I'd prefer stainless steel to plastic. Does anybody have information as to where I can find something like that? I'm looking for something like a tiffin wallah except that it would be insulated. Any help would be appreciated.

  1. meatn3 Jan 5, 2008 10:44 PM

    Pearl River has several stainless steel options. The three compartment style looks a lot like a dabba. Hope this helps.
    http://www.pearlriver.com/v2/FramesCa...

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    1. re: meatn3
      Miss Needle Jan 6, 2008 07:10 AM

      It's not exactly I was looking for as I'm ideally looking for a three compartment style that goes inside an insulated container. But I may be able to fashion one up by buying the round individual stainless steel lunch boxes and putting them in my Mr. and Ms. Bento. Thanks so much. As I live near Pearl River, I'll check it out this week.

    2. litchick Jan 8, 2008 07:16 PM

      Zojirushi makes a stainless steel insulated bento box, which look a little like a thermos from the outside.
      http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-Bento-Stainless-Steel-Lined-Silver/dp/B000246GSE/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1199851980&sr=8-1

      You might also look at indian tiffin boxes, which are nearly always stainless steel. I haven't seen insulated ones, but I haven't been looking. Tiffin boxes look like this:

      http://www.indiangiftsportal.com/prod...

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        ninrn Apr 12, 2012 01:41 AM

        There's this place -- Happy Tiffin -- They sell insulated covers for their stacking tiffin boxes (tiffin wallahs are the guys who deliver the tiffin lunches in India) -- http://www.happytiffin.com/insulated-tiffin-bags.html

        Also LunchBots and Steeltainer sell all kinds of stainless bento boxes with two, three and four compartments and lids that can be put into any soft-sided insulated lunchbox for the same effect: --
        http://www.lunchbots.com/
        http://www.amazon.com/Steeltainer-Leak-proof-Stainless-Compact-Container/dp/B004GEVPJQ/ref=pd_sbs_sg_6 (I like that the Steeltainer ones have an adjustable divider.

        )

        And here's a set with a hard metal thermal cover on eBay India that might be just what you wanted. Don't know what the procedure is for ordering/bidding from here - http://www.ebay.in/itm/Hot-Case-Vaccu...

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          smkit Apr 12, 2012 02:44 AM

          I don't know if these fit your needs or not. Rakuten can be a little bit more of a challenge to order from (sometimes) depending upon which Japanese company fulfills the order. You may need to go through a shipping broker.

          http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/all-zakka/item/dbs701_s/

          http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/imaster/item/e222444h0000/

          http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dh...

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