Modetro Leak-Proof Bento Lunchbox

Last updated date: March 24, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

This dishwasher, freezer and microwave-safe bento box is perfect for simple lunches. You'll have enough room for a variety of flavors in a slim design. The included, insulated lunchbox can be frozen overnight to keep your lunch cool all morning. In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Modetro Modetro Leak-Proof Bento Lunchbox placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 24, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bento Box for a detailed review of all the top bento boxes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,269 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This slim lunch box features three leakproof compartments and a matching insulated lunch bag. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.
- Popsugar
It is super slim, even with this helpful case, so it is easy to slip into your bag for work or on the go.
- Anime Impulse
All materials are food safe, quality construction while being stylish too. It’s safe to use with microwave or freezer.
- How Daily
The tray fits easily into the insulated carry bag and doubles-up as an icepack.
- Kitchenistic
This is a bundle that includes a slim Bento container and an insulated lunch cooler.
- Globo Turf
If you’re chopping up all your food and arranging it sculpturally it’s probably a great choice, especially since the lid is see-through.
- Your Best Digs
Big enough for one meal or two small meals.
- Top Guide Pro
All chambers are perfectly proportioned and individually isolated.
- In Stash
What experts didn't like
One thing to note is that before you microwave, you should remove the lid.
- Anime Impulse
Container fits perfectly inside, but you won’t be able to put anything else next to it.
- Globo Turf
The main reason we didn’t pick this over the Monbento is size: the three small compartments limit what you can pack.
- Your Best Digs
It is too thin to even pack a chicken wing, but this you can make do with.
- Top Guide Pro

From The Manufacturer

The Modetro Ulta Slim Bento Lunchbox is your perfect lunch companion, durable, BPA free, Dishwasher Safe (topshelf only), Microwave Safe (body only), Freezer Safe and with it's stunning slim looks, you will be the envy of your colleagues. Inspired by the classic Japanese "Bento Box" - the Modetro Lunchbox features 3 individual compartments - each sealed from each other, meaning no inter-compartment leaking. Perfect where you wish to have a varied, healthy, portion controlled lunch.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Modetro Leak-Proof Bento Lunchbox
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 8
2. LOVINA BPA-Free Bento Box With Spoon & Fork
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Bentgo Children’s Bento Lunch Box
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 12
4. GRUB2GO Original Japanese Bento Box
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Itopor Leak-Proof Bento Lunch Box
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
6. SIPU Leak-Proof Bento Lunch Box
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
7. BentoHeaven Original Bento Box Bundle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
8. kinsho BPA-Free Bento Lunch Box, Set of 2
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Jeopace Leak-Proof Bento Lunch Container With Flatware
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Ozazuco Eco-Friendly Japanese Bento Box
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Bento Boxes

Bringing your own lunch to work or school is a healthy and affordable choice, but it comes with a few challenges. Bulky, leaky lunchboxes can take up much-needed space in your bag, and disposable plastic or paper options create unneeded waste. Bento boxes are a compact, easy way to turn your favorite at-home meals into on-the-go options. 

These streamlined lunch boxes let you take a main course and a few sides with you without juggling multiple plastic containers. Some bento boxes come with reusable cutlery that fits neatly inside; it’s a bonus for eco-conscious buyers. The sectioned-off portions of bento boxes also make them a great way to practice portion control for healthier eating. 

Some bento boxes are designed especially for kids, with fun colors and locks that are easier to open. These boxes usually have a greater number of smaller compartments for child-sized servings of fruits, vegetables and healthy wrap sandwiches. 

Whether you’re buying a bento box for yourself, a friend or your kids, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before handing over your cash. Check out our Tips & Advice for practical hints.

DYWM Fun Fact

Bento boxes originated in Japan in the late 1200s, when people going to work, farm or hunt started bringing a dried rice called hosh-ii along to eat. But no one used the word “bento” to define take-along meals until the sixteenth century, when military commander Oda Nobunaga fed individual meals to masses of people at his castle. The boxes themselves were designed for people who couldn’t go indoors for lunch, so they had to be very utilitarian and portable. 

Today, single-use bento boxes are available in vending machines, convenience stores and train stations across Japan. However, many Japanese people still choose to carefully craft sushi and other rice-based meals for their reusable bento lunch boxes.

The Bento Box Buying Guide

  • Think about what types of meals you enjoy before you choose your bento box. If you prefer a sandwich, wrap or salad with a couple of small sides, go for a box with three or more compartments. If you prefer one or two larger portions of foods like stir frys or pasta, look at boxes with one or two larger, stackable compartments.
  • Make sure your bento box is microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe before you heat it up, store or wash it.
  • Included cutlery is a common bento box bonus. Many boxes come with a fork, spoon and knife. Others add in a set of chopsticks. Think about the style of cuisine you enjoy most often to determine what type of reusable cutlery you’ll need.
  • See if the box comes equipped with a handle or carrying case. If it does, you can tote it around on its own. If it doesn’t, make sure you have your own bag to bring that is large enough for the bento box. 
  • Take a close look at the measurements of the bento box. This can help you determine if it will hold the amount of food you need, and whether or not it will fit in your bag, backpack or briefcase.
  • If you’re buying a bento box for a child, make sure it’s constructed from sturdy materials that can withstand drops and dings. Boxes with fun colors or prints can make bringing a lunch more fun for your child.