standard Healthy Kitchenware review and giveaway

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I pack lunches for myself and my son CJ every day, and sometimes hubby too. Whatever I make usually gets packaged in plastic bags or containers. I accepted the opportunity to review the Healthy Kitchenware Stainless Lunch Carrier With Sauce Container because I feel it is important we all try to do more to be green.

From the website – “When Cynthia was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2005, she had never heard of the word. Her research pointed to the importance of nutrition and environment as the very important areas to monitor to fight this disease. When reading about endometriosis, Cynthia realized she had to change her lifestyle. She decided to get rid of all the plastic in her kitchen that came in contact with her food. This proved to be a big project, much easier said than done. The reason behind getting rid of the plastic is that plasticizers which make plastics malleable potentially leach hazardous chemicals onto food and drink. Some of these chemicals act like hormones in our body, which leads to disease. While looking to make this change by changing all her refrigerator containers to glass and all plastic coated pots and pans to stainless steel or enameled cast iron products, she realized there is no place that offers all the items required. This is how Healthy Kitchenware was born! We hope we can help you make this change in your lifestyle a little easier or simply offer you environmentally friendly products for their quality, beauty and simplicity.

The stainless lunch carrier is rectangularly shaped and measures 6.4″ long x 4.92″ wide x 2.32″ high. The carrier comes with a smaller stainless container that nests inside for storage. Both of the containers are dishwasher safe. The larger container has a stainless steel lid that closes with metal clasps. The smaller container has a plastic lid. The set is dishwasher safe.

The container is visually appealing. It is just the right size for packaging my son’s school lunch. CJ has Celiac disease so he can’t eat most of the foods that you and I can. It’s not unusual for him to have a cold lunch consisting of meats and vegetables. The stainless steel would help keep the food colder than plastic bags or containers. It will probably also wear better in the long run, and it won’t stain or get odors like plastic does. The large container by itself is big enough to hold a nice sized serving of food for an adult, such as pasta, rice, whatever you eat. I was able to fit a sandwich in it. The smaller container is great for holding salad dressing. In our house we like fruit cocktail and often buy the big can, which could be broken down into smaller servings and brought to school or work in the small container. It would also work for pudding or jello.

The stainless lunch carrier sells for $15.99. It’s available for purchase through the Healthy Kitchenware site. This is just right for anyone looking for a greener way to pack their own lunch or trying to limit the amount of contact their food has with plastic.

Healthy Kitchenware has offered to send one of these Stainless Steel Lunch Carriers to the winner of this giveaway. To enter leave a comment on this post stating what you like about this item the most. An additional entry is available if you follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway, just leave an additional comment containing your twitter name. Contest ends Tuesday 12/23/08 at 11:59 pm est. US addresses only please. Only comments containing the requested information will be eligible. The winner will be selected using random.org and they must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within three days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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About the Author

NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, an 18 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music, favorite band is Oleander. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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77 Comments

  1. I like the fact that they look nice, and that there are no chemicals to leech into the food.

  2. I like stainless steel because it will keep everything fresh longer and not hold food odors like plastic.
    It would be so much easier to clean up as well
    Thanks for the nice giveaway

  3. I like that it isn’t plastic. I’ve been trying to use plastic less and less because of the chemicals that can leak into foods. I also love that it’s a design my Husband wouldn’t be embarassed to take to work.

  4. I would love for my husband to use this product instead of the plastic containers he uses for his lunches every day.

  5. I love the fact that its safe for myself and my family. Thats so important to me, and it can be hard to find things that don’t leech toxic chemicals.

  6. Definitely the best part is that you can put it in the dishwasher! What a great, eco friendly idea!

  7. I love the fact it won’t soak up the food oders that plastic does after time which makes all your food taste the same example: my son loves garlic and all the plastic after many washes still smell like garlic.
    My husband then complains, but I don’t want to use class for them.
    Thank you…
    Happy Holiday Season.

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  8. Absolutely love these lunchboxes!! They are so much more classier to bring to the office versus a brown paper bag…haha…Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  9. I’m so sorry that you had to learn about this wonderful lunch box because of the health problems of your family.
    But, I’m also thankful that you are sharing the info with your friends. Thanks.

    The lunchbox looks awesome to me and the extra container in the top would work great with salsa.

  10. I love the fact that your lunch won’t stain the package and that it is durable and eco-friendly! Great giveaway & happy holidays!

  11. I just like that everything is reusable. I hate using 4 baggies a day for lunch! Thanks!

  12. My son also has Celiac Disease, so this would be perfect for him to take his food to preschool. I also like the fact that it keeps it cool for longer periods of time. Sounds great!
    Thanks!
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  13. I like how it looks–it’s a classic look that won’t ever be outdated. I also love anything dishwasher safe! And the fact that it’s not plastic–all of our plastic containers are stained red from pasta sauce

  14. I really like the way it looks. I carry my lunch in a childs lunchbox right now and I would love one of these to take my lunch in.

    Thanks so much.

  15. I really like the fact that using Stainless steel does not leach toxins into foods.

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  16. What a wonderful containerthat is for packing a lunch. I could use if for sure to pack my sons lunch in when he leaves to drive 30 miles to work.

  17. I like that it is dishwasher safe! That is so a must in my house – everything gets thrown in the dishwasher – so easy!

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  18. I have been looking for stainless steel food containers for a long time. This one looks great because it has an airtight lid. That would be perfect for meals for my son.

  19. I am totally onboard with this product. It doesn’t leach toxins into your foods. How terrific!

  20. I love th fact these are great for kid’s lunches and dishwasher safe!!! Excellent product! Count me in!
    Carla
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  21. I use plastics to take my lunch but I need something better. Thanks for the contest.

  22. We’ve also been looking for alternatives to the tons of plastic that has taken over our kitchen! I love that this product looks really cool and would be easy to clean! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  23. I am trying to avoid plastics myself, so this Stainless Steel lunchware would be great for me.

  24. I love the glass storage dishes for the refrigerator, and the stainless lunch containers. I’ve been trying to gradually switch over to alternatives to plastic, this would be great!
    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  25. I make hubs food to take to work daily…our tupperware and plastics have had it..it would be SO nice to send him off with quality to look at instead of stained, worn out containers

  26. I like the way it looks, that it closes securely and that it is dishwasher safe. I pack lunch everyday for my 2 daughters and my husband. It would also be nice not to have to buy so many plastic bags for lunches.

  27. I love that its reusable. I am always looking for easy, reusable ways to take my lunch to work! Thanks!

  28. I really like this. Easy to clean, environmentally friendly, and germ free way to pack food. I would love to win this for hubby to take his lunch to work.

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  29. I really love the idea of packing lunches in non plastic containers. That is my favorite aspect of the product, but since it is the most obvious I’ll share what else I like. I really love that it could keep food colder than plastic would, I love that it is so portable. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  30. I like it because its so nice looking and you wouldn’t have to worry about using plastic. Plus it wouldn’t peel like plastic does. Thank you!

  31. I like that it is dishwasher safe and that it is reusable. I would get a lot of use from this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. #1 that i like is that i learned something i did not know…plasticizers which make plastics malleable potentially leach hazardous chemicals onto food and drink. Some of these chemicals act like hormones in our body, which leads to disease. ;0
    and i call myself half educated on the crap out there to harm us..omg!i wonder sometimes why the government allows such things???????knowing it…..
    anyway..i like the way it looks and that it is stainless steel.I try to buy a lot os ss for my house…(and it cleans so easy and last so long)
    enter me please..merry christmas
    oldplace.betty(at)gmail.com

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  33. Well for goodness sakes! No wonder you are stressed with all you deal with. I didn’t know you had a child with Celiac’s disease. That is something that takes hard work and planning to deal with. A friend has that. His wife is like an encyclopedia with information on what he can and cannot eat.

    1. @Karen – You’d think it was simple, no wheat, rye or barley products. But that means it hides in other things like modified food starch. It’s really expensive.

  34. I like the fact that they look nice, and that there are no chemicals to leech into the food, thanks for the heads up-these look really great!

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