Insulated carrying bag is stain- and tear-resistant. Bowls are generous in size. Containers are microwave-safe, and the lunch jar has a nonstick lining for easy cleaning.
Some components may be plastic, not stainless steel. Containers are not spill- or leak-proof. Foods do not always stay warm in thermos.
Insulated bottom bowl keeps soups piping hot for hours. Can be used as a food cooler as well. Includes a useful metal spork as well as chopsticks.
Carrying bag has durability issues. Individual plastic bowls described as flimsy. Containers can retain and transfer strong food odors.
Retains heat and cold better than most traditional lunch boxes. Works well with portion controlled diet plans. Ventilated soup bowl reduces steaming issues.
Replacement parts can be expensive. Lunch jar and containers smaller than expected. Not ideal for larger lunch food portions.
Excellent heat and cold retention. Leak-proof design, can be stored at any angle. Stainless steel interior, easy to dissemble for cleaning.
Rubber replacement parts are prohibitively expensive. Lid is not covered by warranty. Lid design makes drinking beverages a challenge for some.
Wide lid makes opening much easier. Holds approximately two cups of food. Durable and stylish stainless steel construction.
Food residue can get trapped in gasket. Heat retention is variable. No individual containers, one food item only.
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Zojirushi is a Japanese brand that produces a number of different kitchen appliances and containers. Their products are especially known for being vacuum-sealed, retaining the heat and flavor of packaged foods and drinks more than other container brands. Zojirushi sells a vast variety of containers, from lunchboxes to thermoses. Stainless steel is a common material for Zojirushi products, but some contain plastic too. Certain replacement parts for the vacuum-sealed items are expensive. But for the quality of product, you may find the Zojirushi price worth paying for. If you regularly bring lunches to work, consider investing in a Zojirushi container.
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