A lunch box is a container which is used to carry a packed meal. It is widely used throughout India, majorly carrying food for school and work locations. There are so many leading lunch box manufacturers in India, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Here is our list of best lunch boxes in India.
Things to consider before buying a lunch box:
- Make sure the lunch box is safe with the microwave.
- Make sure to check if the lunch box is spill-proof.
- We suggest going for glass containers instead of plastic containers.
- If you are going for plastic containers, make sure to check if the box is made with high-quality plastic.
- For glass containers, make sure to check if it is made with Borosilicate material, which can withstand heat.
- Also check, if the glass container can be used on dishwasher too.
1. The overall best lunch box – Borosil Glass Lunch Box (Set of 3, 320 ml)
Borosil is one of the leading consumer glassware company in India, operating from 1962.
It is made up of borosilicate glass, which is a combination of silica and boron trioxide, which makes this glass very thick and more resistant to thermal expansion. It can withstand temperature up to 400-degree Celcius.
- Very much safe to use on the microwave, since it can withstand 400-degree Celcius.
- The glass is hard enough to clean it on the dishwasher.
- Pretty much used on refrigerator/freezer.
The quality of the lunch box is excellent, and there won’t be any chemicals blending in the food while heating or on repeated use.
Size: The package contains three pieces of 320 ml glass containers. Also, you have the option to choose the container size from 240 to 525 ml.
Spill-Proof: There is a Silicon gasket on the glass lid, which makes this container a spill-proof. You can carry liquid foods very safely.
Cons: The lunch box may be prone to scratches if you use it aggressively, and that is the only limitation of this product. But that won’t be a problem when used in care.
Borosil lunch box is one of the best lunch boxes in India, where it helps to keep your food fresh and spill-proof and a must recommended for everyone who is looking to buy the right lunch box.
2. Best medium to large-sized lunch box – Treo by Milton Store container Set, (380 ml)
Treo is a family concern from the Hamilton group, and they are prevalent in manufacturing glass containers.
The package contains a set of two round shaped glass containers and a rectangular glass container. The round-shaped containers are of size 380 ml, which are ideal for carrying gravy/fruits. The rectangular container is of size 590 ml, and it is pretty much enough to carry rice/paratha.
The containers are made up of high-quality glass, and it is 100% chemical-free and is very safe to use in microwave ovens. You can use these containers on the dishwashers as well.
This is one of the best lunch boxes to buy if you prefer a medium to a large-sized container to carry your food!
3. Best compact lunch box – Signoraware Slim Small Glass Lunch Box (600ml/33mm)
Signoraware is one of the top lunch box manufacturers in India who are operating for the last 30 years. They are known for their high-quality lunch boxes, airtight containers, and other microwave crockeries.
The package contains a single lunch box sized 600 ml. This is a perfect product if you are looking for a compact airtight lunch box that can keep the food fresh for a long time.
There is a provision inside the box to keep the gravy separately so that the gravy won’t mix with rice/paratha. The separation layer between two compartments is of high quality and there is no chance of food getting mixed with the other side. And this is an excellent feature in Signoraware Slim Small Glass Lunch Box.
The box is made with borosilicate glass, like any other high-quality glass containers which can withstand heat up to 400-degree Celcius. The container is spill-proof and can be washed in the dishwasher. Also, it is safe to be used on microwaves and freezers.
This is pretty much ideal for office and school goers who are looking for a compact lunch box and who don’t want to carry a separate box for gravy!
4. Best non-microwave lunch box – Milton Executive Lunch Insulated Tiffin box
Milton is one of the pioneers in thermal flask makers in India since 1970.
The package contains two stainless steel boxes size of 300 ml each, along with one microwave-safe plastic container. The plastic container is big enough and ideal to carry rotis and parathas. The package also contains an attractive bag that is made of heatproof material, which tends to hold the heat for some time. Also, the bag has a provision belt to keep the fork and spoon.
There is soft insulation planted on the lid, which makes the food hot and fresh for long hours, and this is one of the best features in this lunch box.
The steel containers are made with stainless steel material, and it is very durable, which can withstand any aggressive usage. Note, you cant use these steel boxes in the microwave oven. But, the plastic box comes along with this package, is made of high-quality plastic, and can be used on the microwave as well!
Note: The package comes along with a plastic fork and spoon. But, replace that with a steel fork and spoon, because the plastic spoon tends to break on repeated usage!
Overall, Milton Executive Lunch Insulated Tiffin box is ideal for school and office goers, which doesn’t prefer or require microwave for heating!
5. Best budget lunch box – Kaiserhoff Round Glass Lunch Box Set (400 ml)
Kaiserhoff Round Glass Lunch Box is our pick of the best under budget lunch box category. The material is made up of glass, which is fabricated from borosilicate material, which can withstand heat up to 400-degree Celcius. The package comes with three 400 ml glass boxes (round shape), along with the carry pouch.
It is pretty much microwave safe, and it is leak proof as well. You can carry liquid foods safely.
The options and quality are pretty much similar to Borosol glass containers, and the best thing is, you can get this lunch box for around 650 rupees, which is a great deal. We highly recommend this lunch box if you are looking for the best lunch box in a budget!
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The above five products are IndiaOne’s pick for the best lunch box category. We will refresh this article from time to time. Please do comment and let us know your thoughts!