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Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless-Steel lined Lunch Jar, Silver
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $47.00
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Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: Kitchen
Brand: Zojirushi
Color: Silver
EAN: 0023596134232
Feature: Round jar with 4 food bowls for hot or cold lunch storage
Label: Zojirushi
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Model: SL-JAE14
Publisher: Zojirushi
Studio: Zojirushi
Variation Description: Silver

Features
Round jar with 4 food bowls for hot or cold lunch storage
Vacuum-insulated stainless-steel construction keeps food warm
Microwaveable bowls measure 15.2, 10.1, 9.5, and 6.8 ounces
Easy-to-clean container washes quickly
Includes convenient carrying bag for transport

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Summary: Excellent Bento - But So Much Food!
Comment: I ordered the Mr. Bento lunch jar because I was tired of eating out for lunch at work, or worse yet, hitting up the vending machines.

My Bento jar arrived quickly, and in perfect condition. Unlike some previous purchasers, I did get an English translation of the instructions with my Bento jar, although it's a pretty foolproof product as long as you know not to microwave the lids or treat it too harshly.

When I use my Mr. Bento jar, I pack and stack it the night before and then set it in my refrigerator for the whole thing to chill. It won't fit into the refrigerator at work (too tall) so it sits on my desk at the office until I am ready to eat.

Because I have access to a microwave, I don't need to keep my food hot. However, I have found that my Mr. Bento does do an excellent job of keeping my food nice and cool, although not ice cold. Others have done an excellent job of reviewing how Mr. Bento keeps the food cold (i.e. while not being a full-on thermos, it's got plenty of insulation between the bowls, their lids, and the metal outer shell).

The carrying bag is fashioned out of a nice stiff canvas with a zipper and a pull enclosure. I love the spork and spork cover that comes with the jar as well.

As I eat my food during the workday, I wash out each bowl at the sink in our office kitchen and take it back to my desk. At the end of the day I go home, put it on the counter, and pack it and chill it before going to bed.

My goal with this product was to eat healthier and more regularly during the day. My typical Bento jar has the following:
- Top (smallest uninsulated) bowl: a handful of pretzels and a few lowfat animal crackers
- Second (larger uninsulated) bowl: carrot sticks and hummus (hummus in a silicon cupcake cup)
- Third (main, insulated) bowl: 1/2C of cooked rice with chicken or black beans or some other veggies/meat.
- Fourth (bottom, insulated) soup bowl: A homemade soup, this week it's been corn chowder

My intention was to eat regularly throughout the day, every couple of hours, to keep my blood sugar levels steady and hopefully lose weight, control cravings etc. That was my intention. The only problem? There's just too much food! I have to really work to eat my way through all of the food that fits into my Mr. Bento, and I rarely can. Usually either the soup or the main bowl ends up in the refrigerator at the office, while I take home the other 3 bowls and refill them for the next day. I'm a 5'6" woman, medium build, with a pretty good appetite, but it's just too much food for me.

On the plus side, my husband loves my Mr. Bento. In fact, he's eyeing it jealously. So I have splurged yet again and bought the Ms. Bento (3 bowls) for myself. As soon as it arrives, my husband will inherit my Mr. Bento for his lunches.

The beauty of the Bento jars, and "bento" in general, is that it's great for people like me who want more creative lunches, and who are sick of sandwiches and potato chips and what have you. The product is great, and while it's a little expensive, the money I save from not raiding the snack machine ($5 a week, at least) alone will pay for the Bento jar in just a couple of months. Highly recommended, but if you don't have a big appetite, you might want to consider a Ms. Bento instead of this jar.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: dont buy this
Comment: i received this lunch box but was surprised to see that all the four bowls were very tiny.. i purchased this box to give lunch to my husband and i dont think anyone with a normal appetite will be happy with the teeny amount of food this holds... the pics don't accurately show how tiny the bowls are .... too expensive for such a small container ..other than that it smells strongly of food u keep in it and its difficult to get rid of the odour.. wont recommend it cuz its not even dishwasher safe.. hence only a star for this....

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: A Quality Product!
Comment: I love this thing!
Now I need to find different recipes to keep it interesting.
Anyone know of good ones from food I can find in a regular American grocery store?

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Great unit and it holds a ton of food!
Comment: I got irritated at the lack of healthy food options in my office cafeteria so I bought a Mr Bento and it paid for itself in less than 3 weeks.

I found a community of Mr Bento users on a popular social networking photo site, and it gave me tons and tons of ideas on what to take for lunch. Pitas w/ hummus, veggies, yogurt and granola, pasta and beans, rice and grilled red peppers... And if you fill all of these containers, it's actually quite a bit of food. Maybe more than you would normally eat, so be careful with potentially overpacking the calories.

The included bag has a pocket on the front that I'd use to slip in a packet of oatmeal, some crackers, or teabags. The bag itself when zipped, has enough room on top that you can add a piece of fruit like an apple, or an orange (on top of the Mr Bento) and still have plenty of room to cinch the bag.

I didn't love the included spork, so I would just bring my own fork.

It's a great unit and I highly recommend it!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Bento Jar
Comment: Works like a charm. Nothing breaks a dull day like a four course lunch. Hardest part has been getting creative enough to fill the jar. Works very well, the thinner lids warped a bit with heat from hot food, but still snap on pretty tight. Insulated food jar, and soup cup work for at least six hours. Wouldn't trade this thing in for a bag for anything.


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