Omie Blue Sky OmieBox Thermos Insulated and Leak Proof Bento Box Container for Kids

Last updated date: November 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

Omie Blue Sky OmieBox Thermos Insulated and Leak Proof Bento Box Container for Kids

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the Omie Omie Blue Sky OmieBox placed 10th 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
8.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
1,366 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The rubber seals are all removable, so you can wash it thoroughly everyday. If the seals get worn or damaged, you can purchase replacement seals instead of throwing the box out.
- Salisbest
The box has a built-in handle for easy carrying. Hence, there’s no need for a separate lunch box bag.
- Julie Pro
Removable seals make it easier to clean thoroughly than bento boxes with attached seals, and those seals are also replaceable if they break or get moldy.
- New York Times Wirecutter
August 5, 2019 | Full review
This jar beside completely leak proof, enable user to pack hot food while other compartments can be used for cold or chilled sides/snack.
- How Daily
August 15, 2018 | Full review
The insulated thermos can be removed for days that call for yummy sandwiches with the crust lovingly trimmed off.
- Best Products
August 29, 2019 | Full review
Built to be sturdy and leak proof, this bento lunchbox is a great option to ensure that your kid’s meal stays safe the way you packed it till lunchtime
- Kids Ride Wild
Uses two types of insulation so lunch is always served at the perfect temperature. Air insulation, vacuum insulation plus an airtight seal minimizes heat transfer to keep lunch fresh and yummy.
- Bumwear
This bento is one of a kind as it truly is designed for optimal food travel! The box includes three separated compartments for food storage, one of those compartments being a specially designed stainless steel vacuum insulated thermos for all types of hot food.
- Anime Impulse
June 9, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Looks awful.
- Salisbest
Heavier than our other picks, and we found that the food jar doesn’t hold enough food for older kids.
- New York Times Wirecutter
August 5, 2019 | Full review
May be too heavy for smaller kids.
- Kids Ride Wild

From The Manufacturer

Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box Invented By A Mom For Her Picky Eater Founder Nancy Yen invented OmieBox when her son struggled to finish lunch at school. She noticed he enjoyed having a variety of finger foods as well as a hot entree, but couldn’t find a simple solution to pack everything in one insulated bento lunch container. After spending months talking to parents, caregivers & observing kids at school, Nancy launched OmieBox - a bento box for hot and cold food. Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box More Variety, Healthier Lunches It’s easy to fall into a rut when you’re packing 180+ lunches a year. OmieBox solves this problem with an ingenious Thermos food jar insert that makes packing hot lunch a breeze. Shake things up by sending soup, pasta, or simply last night’s leftovers. Don’t let your bento box lunch box restrict the type and variety of foods you send for your child. This insulated thermos hot lunch box lets you pack more variety and healthier options, so your little ones eat better and build healthy eating habits. Let this warm lunch box for kids spice up your little one’s school day! Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box Bento box for kids Thermos kids Kids thermos Bento box containers Lunch box for kids lunch box Heavy Duty, Weighs 1.7 Lbs. OmieBox is extremely durable and made of high quality, impact resistant materials. This insulated hot and cold lunch box for kids has a built in handle for easy carrying or you can pair with our Omie Lunch Bag -- large enough for an OmieBox and a water bottle. Perfect for school, summer camp, activities or whenever you need a warm lunch on the go. Omiebox measures 7” x 7” x 3”. Multi-Functional and Versatile In the mood for a sandwich? Just take out the hot lunch container (a.k.a. Bento food Thermos insert). A divider is included to help you create additional compartments. Oh, and did we mention we designed the long compartment to fit any brand of box drinks? We got you covered. Smart Features For a Fun Lunch Lids can be tricky for kids so we designed a lid that is easy to open. We made sure the food thermos for kids is shallow with a wide mouth, so kids can scoop food out easily. The insulated bento box lunch box for kids is shallow with rounded corners, so it’s easy to clean. Plus all the parts are removable for cleaning, even the seals! omiebox fork spoon utensil set omiepod omieboxpod utensil set omiebox lunch box bag omiepod omiebox pod utensil set omiebox lunch box bag OmieBox Kids Utensils Set - Plastic, Reusable Fork and Spoon OmieBox Kids Utensils Set - 2 Piece Plastic, Reusable Fork and Spoon with Pod OmieBox Lunch Bag - Washable Velcro Rolltop Reusable Nylon Lunch Tote OmieBox Kids Utensils Set - 2 Piece Plastic, Reusable Fork and Spoon with Pod OmieBox Lunch Bag - Washable Velcro Rolltop Reusable Nylon Lunch Tote Dishwasher Safe ✓ ✓ ✓ BPA Free ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Reusable ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Kid Friendly ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

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.