Scientists have known for more than a decade that stainless steel surfaces not only retard the formation of bacteria, but can actually kill them. And that’s good news for LunchBots, a family-owned business making stainless steel containers. Not such good news for plastics manufacturers, however, because the survival rate of bacteria on plastic is almost double that of stainless steel.
LunchBots, in case you hadn’t already guessed, are small (about hand-sized) containers of brushed stainless steel which can be used to pack lunches, snack foods for that after-work pickup basketball game, or finger foods for your kindergartner. And knowing the reputation of stainless steel for killing even the scariest bacteria—pseudomonas, staph and candida—you can rest easy that your loved ones won’t be sickened by foods packed in LunchBots—even the dill pickle/peanut butter sandwiches.
More important, LunchBots don’t contain any of those toxic plastics like Bisphenol A and phthalates—used as a liner on any number of packaged food containers, including canned goods and fast food burger boxes. In fact, LunchBots are crafted of the highest quality, food grade (18/8) stainless steel; that is, steel made of 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel for durability. Which means you don’t have to worry as much about endocrine disruptors pushing your children into early puberty, or breast or prostate cancers.
Finally, LunchBots leave food looking fun, not funky. No more battered bananas or mangled munchies. The stainless steel component also prevents food smelling or tasting like the container it came in—which can be pretty gross if you put today’s Jell-O in last night’s pasta salad container. And LunchBots also makes insulated containers, to prevent food spoilage (in potato salad, for example) on those hot summer picnics. More practical than glass, safer than plastic and completely unbreakable, all LunchBots containers are designed to last for decades and look good while doing so. It’s one item that will never need the services of a Greenbean recycling machine.