Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Product Review: ECOlunchtray

I pack my lunch for work everyday--and I encourage my clients to do the same. But I've found that you've got to be a little creative in order for lunch-packing to remain non-wasteful. It's convenient to take disposable paper bags and plastic baggies, but all that waste can add up quickly! Luckily, there are cute lunch bags, reusable containers and "baggies" and also the ECOlunchtray.

ECOlunchtrays are made from 100% high-quality, unbreakable stainless steel that has been independently tested to be lead-free. It's also plastic-free, BPA-free and phthalate-free. Stainless steel won't retain odors, stains or residues like plastic, either. This product will last.

The ECOlunchtray is 7-inches by 8 1/2-inches with three compartments: one larger compartment for your entree (holds about 2 cups) and two smaller ones (about 1/2 cup and 1 cup) for side dishes. It's large enough to hold a full meal comfortably, but small enough to travel with ease. It's also great to help you keep your portions in check.

The only drawback with stainless is that it's not microwaveable (unless you want to see the sparks fly and catch your microwave on fire! Been there.). But it is dishwasher safe.

This is a really cool product. I love that it fits right in my lunchbox, helps cut down on waste and is BPA-free. I use mine at work. When I'm finished with my meal, I wash it and save it for the next day. It sure beats eating out of containers! You could also take the ECOlunchtray on picnics or camping trips. They're easily wipeable when you're ready to clean them up and take them back home.

The ECOlunchtray is also great for kids--anytime. It's a perfectly sized plate for the little ones and compartmentalized so each part of the meal stays separate. This is when the non-breakable part really comes in handy! It will travel well, so if you're out for a meal, you have a sanitary plate for the kids to eat from. And you know the plate will fly occasionally. You might have a mess, but at least it won't shatter!

You can pick up your own ECOlunchtray or ECOlunchbox at www.ECOlunchboxes.com or in the Around the Plate Boutique.

I received a complimentary ECOlunchtray to try in order to share my review with my readers. As in all my reviews, I provide my honest opinion and do not guarantee a positive review, just because I've had the pleasure of receiving the product free of charge.