Desperately Seeking: No-Leak Soup Containers for Lunches

Desperately Seeking: No-Leak Soup Containers for Lunches

Emma Christensen
Apr 15, 2010

Soup for lunch is great - except when it ends up all over the inside of our lunch bags. We've tried a lot of strategies over the years, from rubber bands around the outside of the container to isolating it in a plastic bag. Really, we'd just like a soup container that works! Maybe one of these products will do the job?

OXO Watertight Top Containers - Watertight, eh? We'd feel a little more comfortable if this had something other than a press-and-seal top. But then again, they're advertising it specifically for soups! ($3.95 - $9.95 at Crate and Barrel)

Klip It Containers - These have potential. We like the locking feature on the lid, which would hopefully hold it closed against spills. ($12.99 for a set of 3 from Bed Bath and Beyond)

Thermos Food Jar - We're thinking this is probably our best bet. After all, storing and transporting hot liquids is what Thermoses are really made for! ($19.99 from Thermos)

Canning Jars - Well, why not?! They're liquid-tight and can be reheated right in the jar itself (with the lid removed, of course). The only disadvantage is that the jars can get pretty heavy. ($14.95 for a set of 6 from Sur la Table)

Do you have a particular leak-free soup container that you love?

Related: How to make Your Own Lunch Box Ice Packs

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