Kate Chan PRO 4:39am, 27 August 2007
Is it good/bad to use only 2 or 3 of the 4 Mr. Bento bowls and then add a juice or apple to the top before closing?
stinky_harriet PRO 11 years ago
Yes, but I think you'd have to use the soup & rice bowls for sure. The soup bowl goes in first and is shaped to fit on the bottom of the steel outer container, so you'd definitely want to put that in first. THe smaller side bowl or the large rice bowl would both fit on top of that and then you could put other stuff on top. You can't put the soup bowl and the then the larger side container only in, because the larger one wouldn't fit inside. It would have to be the rice or smaller container after the soup bowl.

You can also use all 4 containers and then still have some room in the carry bag to stick an apple on top. It will stay in place by pulling the drawstring tight enough to hold it in.
Kate Chan PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the tips.
I think my Mr. Bento stacks with the soup, large side, medium side, the small. The bag seems a bit tight for something to pack on top (I couldn't fit my banana breakfast today.) But, I'm not so worried about that. I got a ton fo great salad to eat for lunch.. and to be honest, I think it was a GREAT way to do lunch! A little fun and much more pleasant that the old lunch bag. =)
Kate Chan PRO 11 years ago
Bah- tried this today... but I used the rice bowl for cut up meat with a little spooned over sake sauce. It leaked =( BUMMER!

Is the soup bowl the only leak proof one???
.ams PRO 11 years ago
Yes, the soup bowl is the only bowl with a screw-down, rubber-lipped lid, meaning it's the only one that can hold liquids without leaking.
Great Stone Face PRO 11 years ago
Kate, if you have something like stew in the big bowl, you can use Biggie's rice lid method to reduce spills.
ldpaulson 11 years ago
The top container is always good for a snack or crackers or mini pita.
Kate Chan PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, all =)

I'm really enjoying my new packed lunches. I used to have a million ziplock bags in my lunch bag. LOL no more!
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