Bentgo Kids Brights – Leak-Proof, 5-Compartment Bento-Style Kids Lunch Box

Last updated date: November 20, 2019

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9.1


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Bentgo Bentgo Kids Brights Lunch Box placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 26, 2019:
Checkout The Best Bento Lunchbox for a detailed review of all the top bento lunchboxes.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
3,062 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Bentgo offers a durable lunchbox that can be used by kids every day. It’s made up of FDA food-grade material only.
- Buying Hack
March 15, 2019 | Full review
Its leak-proof design means that your young one can travel confidently knowing that his or her foods will remain intact.
- Lifestyle Reviews
May 1, 2019 | Full review
The inner food tray is dishwasher-safe and microwaveable.
- How Daily
August 15, 2018 | Full review
Reviewers agree this is one of the best bento boxes for younger children, as it’s durable and easy to open. Many note the compartments are the perfect portion size for toddlers and that the box really is leak-proof.
- The Spruce Eats
September 10, 2019 | Full review
The removable compartment tray can be used to heat food safely in the microwave. To clean the lunch box, it can go into the dishwasher but hand washing is recommended to maintain the leakproof design.
- Morning Chores
Has five compartments that you can fill with their favorite selections.
- Best Products
August 29, 2019 | Full review
The boxes are leak-proof with two kid-friendly latches to keep meals safe during transportation. Children can easily open the latches and close them.
- The Top Pro
BPA-free plastic. As a result, it doesn’t affect the taste and flavour of the food. What is more, it’s temperature-resistant for safe use in the microwave.
- Julie Pro
The company has also been thoughtful for the parents and has made it very easy to use for the parents who will be preparing the boxes for their children.
- Food Shark Marfa
The container itself is also leak-proof, making it so that the separated areas inside of the lunch box don’t infiltrate each other. Many children hate it when their foods mix.
- Best Pickist
BPA-free and completely safe lunch box that will no doubt last you a long time, be easy to clean and store, and endure the natural destructive tendencies of the everyday child's lifestyle.
- Anime Impulse
June 9, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Hand washing is recommended for the outer shell to preserve the leak-proof seal.
- Morning Chores
It has been made for being used by children so it would not be the appropriate size for you if you want it for an adult person
- Food Shark Marfa

From The Manufacturer

Bentgo Kids Brights Lunch Box Bentgo Kids Brights Removable Compartment Tray Bentgo Kids Brights Durable Rubberized Edges Bentgo Kids Brights: Endless Lunch Combinations Product Description Bentgo Kids Brights adds a colorful twist to our popular line of innovative bento-style lunch boxes for active kids on the go. What makes Bentgo Kids Brights so much fun is the endless combinations of nutritious foods you can pack in the five convenient compartments. The largest compartment is the perfect size for a half sandwich or salad. Three mid-size compartments are great for fruit, veggies and other snack favorites. The smallest compartment is sized just right for dipping sauces. Although the Bentgo Kids Brights lunch box is recommended for children ages 3-7, it can be used by teens and adults looking to pack a portion-controlled lunch. Product Specifications Container Dimensions: 8.5” x 6.5” x 2” Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. No BPA, Vinyl, Lead, or PVC FDA Food Grade Materials Note: Bentgo Kids does NOT fit in the Bentgo Insulated Bag.

An Overview On Bento Lunchboxes

Did you know you can actually save around $2,400 a year by packing your lunch verses buying one near your office? Lunchboxes are not only an excellent choice when it comes to saving money year-round, but they’re also ideal if you want to consume healthier foods when all you have nearby are fast food joints.

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While shopping for the best Bento lunchbox, keep the following features in mind:

Start by examining the materials used to construct the lunchbox. Some are made of plastic, while others are created from an 18/8 food-grade FDA-approved stainless steel. Stainless steel is a good choice, as it won’t rust or stain. If you’re searching for an eco-friendly lunchbox, go with the Itopor Bento Lunch Box, which is actually made from wheat fiber. No matter which material you select, double-check that it’s listed as BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about toxins leaking into your food.

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Determine how many compartments the lunchbox has and whether the lid has a tight enough seal to keep the ingredients separate. Most Bento lunchboxes have three compartments, like the Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox that is designed with proper portion control in mind. This model also individually isolates its compartments, so there’s no seepage from one compartment to the other. Other models don’t offer this, which means you’ll only be able to use them with dry foods.

Consider the size of the Bento lunchbox. In addition to the more traditional size that fits a sandwich and two sides, there are also slim models and models that are made for snacking. The LunchBots Medium Trio II Snack Container, for example, is small in size and a better choice for packing nuts, cheese cubes and grapes for a child’s sporting event.

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Look for any extras that put one model above another. You may find one company offers a complimentary recipe book, while another provides a choice of stylish lids. The MONKA Bento Lunch Box + Thermos, Lunch Bag includes a host of extras, such as a plastic utensil kit, a thermos for drinks and soups and a lunch bag to carry everything in.

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DYWM Fun Fact

Lunchboxes first came about in the 1800s when certain workers didn’t have enough time to go home for their midday meal. These workers started off using old tobacco tins to hold their food. Before long, metal pails with handles were the lunchboxes of choice.

During the 1900s, children got in on the action with metal character lunchboxes that they could take to school. These lunchboxes featured the likes of Mickey Mouse and The Lone Ranger. As plastics became more widely used, the old metal lunchboxes were tossed aside for the more cost-effective plastic versions. Today’s generation has a choice of lunchboxes made from a variety of different materials.

The Bento Lunchbox Buying Guide

  • Look for a money back guarantee, as several companies offer this with the sale of their bento lunchboxes.
  • Check the product care label before washing your bento lunchboxes. While some are dishwasher safe, others are not. Depending on the type of plastic used, the lunchbox may be safe for the top shelf of the dishwasher. Of course, it is always safe to wash the lunchboxes by hand with warm water and a little dish soap.
  • Lunchboxes that begin to smell can be deodorized using either white distilled vinegar or baking soda. Both of these affordable grocery items are known for their ability to get rid of unpleasant odors.
  • If you pack a lunch for your child or spouse, consider adding a fun note each day. The note can contain a sweet sentiment, joke, riddle, photo or trivia question.
  • Your bento lunchbox doesn’t have to be used strictly for food. You can also use it to store screws in your workshop or hair accessories in your child’s bathroom. The separate compartments within the box make it a perfect tool for organizing certain spaces within the home.
  • There are several factors that affect the price of bento lunchboxes. These include the materials used to make the lunchboxes, as well as any extra features and products. The Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox is just slightly higher in price than the Itopor Bento Lunch Box because even though both models are basic, the Modetro has an added lunch bag. You’ll find the LunchBots Medium Trio II Snack Container is higher in price then the Modetro and Itopor models, thanks to its stainless steel construction. At the top of the line is the MONKA Bento Lunch Box + Thermos, Lunch Bag because of its added thermos and lunch bag.