I purchased this and the larger version around the holidays while they were on sale. Writing a review for the smaller because I haven't used the larger one yet. I was very glad I read reviews here and on other sites for this product before I started using it, because it helped avoid some of the pitfalls other people experienced.
Easy to clean
Fits a perfect amount of food for a person's lunch
Side clips were easy to put back on when snapped off
Food stays inside due to the seal
Fork/knife is GREAT
Cons (or wishlist):
Wish it came with chopsticks
sauce container is a strange shape (you understand if you have one)
Wish it came with a carrier
I have used this to house my 5th grader's lunch. She's always excited to have it because she feels very sophisticated with it. She's made sandwiches, cut into quarters and arranged them around a few carrot sticks, used the divider to put a small container of apple sauce or other finger foods. Also made bologna sandwiches in a wrap, sliced like sushi and arranged with veggies and it's the perfect lunch for her.
Got one for both of my daughters- they like being able to keep their food separate, so now I am getting one for my granddaughter!
I initially thought the size was too small but realized my portions were just too large. As a perpetual dieter, this Bento Box is perfect for my lunch at work and it's also really cute.
The bento container in itself is attractive. The fork that comes with it is worthless (according to my teenager). It doesn't function very well. So I end up giving her a different fork with it. I have yet to use the sauce container for anything.