550 ml / 18,6 floz insulated bento box - MB Element
Double wall to keep food hot or cold for up to 10 hours (depending on the content and conditions of use), ergonomic design, perfect capacity to hold a hearty meal, built-in handle for easy transport ... The MB Element is the insulated bento box of our dreams! Available in several colours and patterns, it will quickly become your best lunch partner and will follow you to the office, on a hike or to the gym. Discover all the features of this insulated lunch box!
What is the best insulated lunchbox?
Imagine being able to free yourself from having to reheat your meal in the microwave or store it in the fridge until lunchtime... It is possible with the MB Element! With this stainless steel insulated lunch box, you can leave for work, for a walk in the woods or the beach with peace of mind: your meal will remain at the right temperature until lunchtime! This insulated lunch box is also ideal for students who do not have appliances to reheat their lunch or keep it cold at university: it will remain at the right temperature during their morning classes, until it is time to have lunch!
What should I look for when buying a lunch box?
When our design team worked on the MB Element insulated bento box, the priority was to make sure the product is lasting and effective. The MB Element's container is made of 316 stainless steel, a very resistant material that is often used in insulated products. The compact shape with rounded corners of this insulated bento box also contributes to the optimisation of its insulating properties, reinforced by the double wall and the vacuum system of its container. Its lid is also filled with an insulating foam, which will help keep the temperature of the dish inside the insulated bento lunch box. All these features ensure that your meal is kept hot or cold for a long time!
How long do you keep food warm in a lunch box?
Microwaves are no longer needed with the MB Element insulated lunch box for adults! You can go hiking or study at the library with peace of mind knowing you will be able to enjoy a comforting lunch break over a hot, homemade dish. Indeed, thanks to its ingenious design and quality materials, your insulated lunch partner, the MB Element, will keep your meal warm for up to 10 hours (depending on the contents and the conditions of use). This insulating performance can vary depending on the type of food you pack, where it is kept until lunchtime and how you use it.
How can you keep a lunch cold without a fridge?
We told you that microwaves were no longer needed with the MB Element, but guess what? Fridges neither! No need to put your raw vegetable or fruit salads, pokebowls or gazpachos in the fridge: the MB Element will keep them cool until lunch time. We told you that this insulated bento box would be the lunch partner of your dreams!
Is stainless steel lunch box microwave safe?
The MB Element is not microwave safe. You must first heat your meal up, ideally in pan or in the microwave in another container, before placing it in the MB Element container and quickly screwing the lid back on to keep as much heat as possible inside. Your meal can then follow you wherever you go and stay deliciously hot until it's time to eat!
If you are looking for a microwave-safe lunch box, discover the MB Original with its two tiers, the MB Square with its generous size or the MB Gourmet with its transparent elements.
How to optimise the MB Element's efficiency?
In order to keep your meal at the right temperature for the longest time possible, here are some tips:
- Fill the container with hot/cold water to preheat/cool it. Close the lid, leave the water on for at least 30 seconds before emptying it.
- Fill the container to the top with your cold/hot meal (use a pan rather than a microwave to heat your meal up to ensure an even temperature that is easier to maintain. The higher the temperature of the meal, the longer it will stay warm in the MB Element).
- Close the lid quickly and firmly.
- Food lovers will have to put their patience to the test: avoid opening the best insulated lunch box for hot food before mealtime!
- And before you start eating, remember to stir your food to ensure an even temperature.
Some types of food will tend to cool more quickly than others. The more sauce or liquid food there is, the less air there will be, so the longer it will stay warm. Last but not least, your meal will be kept at the right temperature if the MB Element stainless steel bento lunch box is kept in a room at 21°C for hot dishes and 15°C for cold dishes.
You can also carry your airtight lunch box in the MB Daily insulated bag in order to strengthen the insulating performance during transport.
Can you wash an insulated lunch box?
Washing the MB Element insulated lunch box for men and women is easy as pie! The stainless steel container is dishwasher safe (top rack and gentle cycle recommended). The lid should be washed by hand with a soft sponge and washing-up liquid. Discover our tips for taking care of your stainless steel insulated lunch box in video!
How do I open and close the MB Element insulated lunch box?
The MB Element is fitted with a handle and a screw thread, making it easy to use your insulated bento box.
To open it, press the small central button under the handle to release the air. Then, unscrew the lid (be careful of possible hot steam release). If your insulated lunch box is a bit resistant, grab it from underneath to get a better grip: it should be easier to start unscrewing the lid.
To close the MB Element, make sure to align the screw thread correctly before screwing the lid on firmly.
Follow the various steps in this video!
What accessories should I choose to go with my MB Element?
Create your own lunch box set to go with your stainless steel insulated bento box and be sure you will enjoy a successful to-go meal!
To enjoy your hot or cold meal with the same level of comfort as at home, use the MB Slim Nest cutlery set. Fork, spoon, knife (or chopsticks) will be easy to carry and stay clean in their textile case.
Adventurers who travel light will love to enjoy their favourite drink in the MB Positive M reusable bottle with its square, compact design. Those who prefer cold drinks or well-brewed teas will love using the MB Steel insulated bottle!
And if you want to easily carry your lunch set, discover the MB Daily insulated bag with its cabas shape that is as practical as it is trendy! If you are rather looking for a lunch bag that will easily fit in your backpack when you go hiking, choose the MB Pochette.
Complete your meal with a few seasonings packed in the small MB Temple airtight containers or a starter in the MB Delight to-go bowl and a (well-deserved) dessert in the small MB Savor!
What food can you put in an insulated lunch box?
The 0.55L capacity of the MB Element is perfect to hold all your homemade dishes!
Soups, ramen, pasta, porridge, mashed potatoes, salads and much more are welcome in this insulated lunch box for adults! The MB Element is also perfect for your risottos and rice dishes, which will be kept nice and warm until lunchtime.
Need a little bit of inspiration? Discover all our recipe ideas for this product on our blog!