3 Annoying Aspects of Hand-Washing Lunch Boxes


Having a quality lunch box sure is great, isn’t it? It allows you to eat a healthy and delicious meal, day after day, shielding you from the tyranny of overpriced junk food that your peers may be eating on a daily basis. But lunch boxes aren’t always so rosy — they come with their own share of problems, and one of those problems, for normal lunch boxes, is the matter of washing.

Hand washing lunch bags, for lack of better words, can be a total pain in the butt! That’s why we designed FlatBox to be completely machine washable. When you think of all the annoying little aspects that go into hand-cleaning normal lunch boxes, it’s easy to see why this was a priority when we designed our neoprene lunch bag. By using FlatBox, you won’t have to worry about these things:

Sticky, Sticky, Sticky

If you’ve already begun building your own mental list of lunch box washing annoyances, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if this was the first one that came to mind — on a good day, everything in your lunch box stays nice and put, resulting in a lovely, clean dining experience. On a bad day, something leaks or spills, and in the majority of cases, this results in stickiness. Gross.

Cleaning sticky gunk is such a hassle. It doesn’t come off without a fuss, it’s icky when it makes contact with your skin, and you often have to sacrifice a rag or sponge to the laundry afterward if you’re not using paper towels. But if your FlatBox is sticky? No worries — toss that sucker into your washing machine and you’re good to go!

Used Lunchboxes Smell Weird

If you’ve washed a lot of lunch bags by hand, then you already know what we’re talking about. You probably smelled it as you read the description. You know — that pungent “lunchbox smell” which is quite indescribable, and not in a good way. It’s the smell that’s a culmination of days, weeks, or months’ worth of toting food around on the daily. It’s the Frankenstein’s monster of food smells — and no matter how hard you try to get rid of it, it doesn’t go away completely. Yuck.

Are you sick of it? FlatBox is once again here to save the day. By frequently machine-washing your lunch bag, you’ll kill odors before they have a chance to build up.

Weird Shapes Make Scrubbing Difficult

Another annoying aspect of traditional lunch bags is that their unorthodox shapes often make cleaning into an exercise of frustration. There are countless lunch box shapes under the sun — triangular bags, igloo-shaped containers, weird folding devices, and more. Sometimes, getting into the little corners and pockets of various lunch boxes takes an astonishing amount of work — especially if there’s junk lodged within. And you can’t just ignore it, because then you’re only contributing to the dreadful smell mentioned above.

While FlatBox’s shape is anything but conventional, it can fully unzip into a completely flat placemat, which can be thrown into your washing machine just like a normal towel or linen. This flattened shape makes washing easy — even if you don’t want to use a machine!

FlatBox – The Washable Neoprene Lunch Bag

With FlatBox, we’ve tried to make the best lunch box on the market. Not only is it easy to use, easy to store, and the best option for germ-free eating, it’s also machine-washable friendly, saving you from all those annoying little pesky troubles you’d normally run into hand-washing a traditional bag. Our neoprene lunch bag will look (and smell) just lovely if you’re consistently washing it, and you’ll have the assurance that you don’t have germs stowing away in your lunch.

Are you ready to order a FlatBox? Whether it’s for you, your child, or your whole family, we know you’ll love it. We offer several different varieties of FlatBox based on your unique needs — browse our selection today!