What kind of stainless steel is used for the lunch boxes?

The stainless steel used for our lunch boxes and snack pods are high-quality, food-safe and corrosion resistant. The lunch boxes are responsibly made in India using stainless steel 201. 

You can read more about their production here.

How do I wash my stainless steel lunch box?

The stainless steel lunch boxes can be used in the dishwasher, however we recommend simply using warm soapy water and a cloth or sponge. It’s best not to use abrasive scrubbers, harsh chemicals including bleach.

Please wash your lunch box with soap and warm water prior to its first use.

Does stainless steel rust or stain?

Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, though it’s not insusceptible. Proper care is needed to prolong the life of your stainless steel lunch box, so we have given some care tips below.

Stainless steel is a material that is used extensively in kitchens due to its resilience towards heat, corrosion and stain resistance. However, if treated with harsh chemicals, coated with grease or dirt without being regularly cleaned, or even left outside, the stainless steel will be vulnerable to corrosion. Please follow the care tips.

Care Tips:

  • Before first use, wash gently with warm soapy water.
  • To remove stubborn food, simply soak in warm water first.
  • Don’t use abrasive scrubbers and this will scratch the surface leaving the lunch box more vulnerable to corrosion.
  • Don’t use any harsh chemicals like bleach.
  • Dry thoroughly after washing to avoid water sitting the surface for too long.
  • To avoid possible staining, take care with acidic food like lemon juice, salad dressing, vinegar. Don’t leave acidic liquid in the lunch box for hours on end.

Can I use the stainless steel lunch box to heat food?

NOT SUITABLE for use in the microwave.

The stainless steel lunch boxes can be used to heat food in the oven, but take care when removing from the oven as the containers will be extremely hot.

The lunch boxes can also be used on a camp fire, however please note that the bottom s likely to blacken from the flames and the extreme direct heat.

How do I adjust the clips on my lunch box?

The clips are easily adjusted by pulling the clip end towards you for a looser fit, or pushing it back in for a tighter fit. Children would certainly benefit from the clip being adjusted to a loose fit!

How much does shipping cost?

Please see our Delivery & Returns page.

When will I receive my order?

We aim to send all My Cleverbox lunch box orders as well as Packbasket orders out within 24 hours, however in busy times this may be within 1-2 days.

Why do some products you sell take longer to arrive?

The My Cleverbox lunch boxes and the Packbaskets are our own products and we send these out from our own warehouse. We also sell other products which are not our own range, and these are sent out directly from our manufacturers who may be based in Europe or Worldwide, therefore shipping can take between 10-40 working days. Due to the longer delivery time for these products, we offer them with free worldwide shipping.

What if I order your lunch boxes as well as products sent from your manufacturer?

We will send the My Cleverbox lunch boxes and Packbaskets out straight away, and the other products you order will arrive seperately.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we do! Please see our Delivery & Returns page for prices for sending our My Cleverbox lunch box range and Packbaskets. All other products are sent with free worldwide shipping, as they are sent directly from our manufacturers.

Can I return my order if I don’t like it?

Of course! As long as the product is unused, with the original packaging it can be returned for a full refund.

At this time we don’t offer free returns, so please obtain a proof of postage when returning your order to us and send it to:

My Cleverbox


Studio 124, Filwood Green Business Park

Bristol, BS4 1ET


If your lunch box is faulty in any way, please first email us at hello@mycleverbox.co.uk