Bento Box

Bored of soggy sarnies?

Bento Box

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Perfect for a quick working lunch

If you’d rather gargle raw sewage than eat another boring sandwich for lunch, help is at hand. The amazing Bento Box lets you make the most of packed lunches as it keeps food warm for up to five hours or cool for up to four. Simply cook (okay, microwave) your bits in the morning, pop them in this highly portable vacuum-sealed cylinder and enjoy home cooking wherever you may roam.

Set to revolutionise picnics, packed lunches and long journeys, the Bento Box comprises two stackable compartments, a 0.6L top section and a 0.35L lower section, so you can mix and match food, putting hot nosh in the top and cold stuff in the bottom. Soup and salad? Mmm! Better still the top section has a removable dish with a central partition, allowing you to put curry or bolognese in one side and rice or pasta in the other. Butties in cling film? Blurgh!

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Separate compartments for your food

Tucking into all kinds of culinary creations, anywhere you fancy, is simple. Three course Chinese banquet? No problem. Lamb hotpot with separate veg and dessert? A doddle. Chicken tikka masala with baked potatoes and salad? Peasy. Porridge with last night’s kebab and a side of coleslaw? Erm, if you want.

Made from double-walled, insulated polypropylene, the sturdy Bento Box is completely free from dubious BPA plastic (it says here). It’s also microwave/dishwasher safe, and infinitely more eco-friendly than planet-hating plastic bags and clingfilm.

Bento Box
We think this miraculous container will reignite your love for homemade food. And if you currently fork out for a hot lunch every day it will pay for itself in no time. Here at Firebox HQ the Bento Box is already a huge hit – and chef’s not happy, because for once, everyone looks forward to lunchtime. Bon appetit!

more info

Bento Box

  • Bento Box measures: 20.5cm (H) x 15cm (W) x 15cm (D)
  • Bento Box packaging measures: 22cm (H) x 15.2cm (W) x 15.2cm (D)
Technical Specifications:
  • Double-wall foam insulation
  • Contents for .6L stay hot/cold* for up to 5 hours & .35L for 4 hours
  • Stackable bento style food container for combined or single use
  • 100% leak proof, sealing lid
  • Microwave safe
  • BPA free
  • *temperature of contents was measured from 95ºC to 60ºC for hot and 1.67ºC to 10ºC for cold, outside temperature was held at 23ºC

Customer Reviews

How do I order a different colour... it says available in white too. Will be disappointing if only in blue as may have to buy elsewhere.
Peter Ali - 4th November 2012
Firebox says: Hi Peter, unfortunately we no longer have the white Bento Box in stock and won't be getting any more in.
I put my food in the fridge the night before and microwave the bento boxes individually (lid off remember) and they stay warm until lunch. Microwaved at 6am, eaten at midday.
Kyle - 23rd October 2012
Firebox says: Another happy Firebox customer! What's in your Bento Box today? Mine's a Teriyaki Chicken and Rice with Japanese greens. Arigato Gozaimasu (Thank you very much in Japanese) for the lovely review!
Is the capacity how ever much I can actually fit inside of it? I know this is a stupid question, its just because a couple of time I have bought things with a such-and-such litre capacity, only to find that the inside actually holds a lot less of a capacity because they don't take off the amount extra from, say, the thickness of the product. So basically, when it says 0. 6 litres, will that mean it will hold a 400 ml can of soup that will then have 200 ml of room left in it?
Louise Green - 3rd July 2011
Firebox says: That's correct Louise, it can only the 400ml and still have 200ml room left - the 0.6L is the capacity after considering the thickness of the product.
I'm just wondering whether those people complaining that the food isn't hot are heating up the box before putting the food in? If not then a large reason for the drop in temperature will probably be that the food is heating up the box first. Maybe pour some hot water into it for a few minutes and then tip it out before putting hot food in?
Dan - 21st March 2011
I need to address an issue that Firebox had not. Firebox and/or Bento Box have not once written this product will keep your food hot. To all the reviewers who mentioned this to be a problem, well I am sure Firebox and Bento Box are disappointed you weren’t happy with this. However I read the description and I got exactly what I read, the Bento Box is a fantastic aid for food. I can have warm food in places I normally wouldn’t. I think what Bento Box has achieved is fantastic, there are not many products like this available, not because no person had thought of it before but because it’s a difficult thing to pull off. Keeping solid food warm let alone hot is a mammoth task, it is impossible to maintain the core heat of a solid, therefore it will be warmer from the outside and colder inside.
Robert Bridge - 23rd February 2011
Hmmm doesn't do exactly what it says on tin! Looks good, doesn't leak and it's an ideal size for packed lunches BUT it doesn't keep HOT stuff HOT. Like other reviews, lukewarm is the best you can hope for, especially if you wait longer than 3 hours to tuck in. It's much better and keeping cold stuff cool.
Liz Poulter - 12th February 2011