A Dishwasher-Safe Lunch Box Is the Easy Clean-Up Solution You've Been Waiting For

One less thing you need to wash by hand.

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July 30, 2020
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School will be back in session before we know it. If you’re shopping for lunch boxes, we've rounded up some great options that make for easy clean-up when your kid comes home from school.

Whether your child loves their sandwiches or is more keen on hot soups, there are plenty of options that will make it convenient for them to carry around or stuff in a backpack. There are also some options that allow you to place the box in a little holder that’s also washable. All of the options minimize the transfer of germs and make for easy clean ups. Shop some of our favorites below.


This little leak-proof box takes bento boxes to the next level. It’s super easy to slide into any backpack, and most importantly, it’s durable enough to withstand being thrown around without breaking or spilling. It has five compartments and is completely dishwasher-safe. It also comes in lots of fun patterns!

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The coolest thing about this bento box is that it’s perfect for carrying soups and cereals, as well as dry snacks and sides. It has two sealable containers intended for liquids, as well as a larger compartment at the bottom that’s ideal for bigger portions. It’s completely dishwasher- and microwave-safe, so if you have to borrow it to carry to work once in a while, that's totally OK.

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Not only does this Bento box come with three separate insulated compartments, it also has a thermos food jar that’s perfect for keeping things hot or cold for hours. Yes, all of this is packed inside just one lunch box. It’s also easy to take apart, and even has removable rubber seals that you can pop off and scrub down.

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Set up your lunch box however you want with the adjustable compartments on this Nalgene box. It also has an ice pack that you can take out or leave in, and has a neoprene sleeve that helps everything stay in place. Don’t worry, the boxes inside are dishwasher safe, and you can throw the sleeve in the washing machine.

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This Bento box has both a convenient little handle that you can slide over the box itself, as well as a holder if you want a more traditional-style lunchbox. It comes with two large containers as well as matching utensils all of which are dishwasher safe.

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Not only does this little box include utensils, it comes in three bright, fun colors. It also has four compartments and another little sectioned-off cup for a dipping sauce. It’s perfect for throwing in a backpack or cute lunchbox.

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This little unicorn lunchbox is as cute as it is convenient. It has four compartments, as well as a leak-proof, durable design. It’s dishwasher safe portioned out for kids ages 3 to 10.

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Broken out into three compartments, this lunchbox is safe to pop in the freezer, microwave or dishwasher. It also has a lid that holds utensils without taking up any unnecessary space.

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This is perfect if your child is constantly throwing their backpack around. It’s super durable, and portioned out into three sections. It’s completely dishwasher safe and perfect for throwing in a cute lunch box or bag.

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