Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox with 3 Portion Control Compartments

Last updated date: January 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4

Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox with 3 Portion Control Compartments

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We looked at the top Bento Lunchboxes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bento Lunchbox you should buy.

Overall Take

One of the best lunchboxes on the market is the Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox, which offers three portion-controlled compartments. The slim design means the lunchbox won't take up much room on your work desk or in your employee fridge. Of course, you won't need to use the fridge thanks to the included insulated lunch bag with convenient carrying handle. In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Modetro Modetro Ultra Slim 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 December 26, 2019:
Checkout The Best Bento Lunchbox for a detailed review of all the top bento lunchboxes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
571 user reviews
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What experts liked
Thanks to the arrangement, you will have the perfect portion control with two small compartments and a single larger one that allows you to enjoy several different types of food.
- 99 Smart Homes
January 18, 2019 | Full review
This is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something compact which allows you to easily organize portions. As a bonus, you will get a recipe book to give you ideas for healthy meals you can prepare and pack in your new cooler.
- Globo Turf
October 4, 2019 | Full review
The lunch box is like a shallow tray with three compartments to hold variety of food while being portion control. The lid is snap on and clear with gray frame to provide vision of the food within.
- How Daily
August 15, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

The Sleek, Slim, Beautiful Bento Lunchbox by Modetro Lunch provides the rare opportunity to grab a few moments "you" time, it's important, the only real break you're going to have during your busy day - so give it the attention it deserves. 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. Individual Portion Control Compartments 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. Portable and Lightweight Complete with color coordinated, stylish, insulated lunch bag - the Modetro Bento Lunchbox is both practical and portable. Perfect for :~ Office Lunches School/College Camping Picnics How will you use yours?

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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DWYM 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.