Our products in use
Product safety and testing
We offer non-toxic, safe products that are tested by CPSIA-accredited independent labs to ensure that they are free of BPA, phthalates and lead.
Lids for Life
Our customers come to us for dependable, long-lasting products that hold up better than our competitors. The longer your containers last, the happier you are and the fewer resources are used to reach our collective goal to reduce waste.
Lose a lid? Order a new replacement here.
Have a cracked lid? We hope not, but if so let us know and we will replace it with a lid of the same material for FREE in the continental U.S. and Canada. Please send the following to [email protected]: 1) Your address, 2) Size of container, 3) Photo of cracked lid, and 4) Let us know if our logo is printed on the bottom of your container.
If you're in Australia, please send the above information to our Australian distributor directly.
Not just for school lunches
In addition to lunches, our products are ideal for family leftovers, travel, picnics, parks, salad bars and takeout. Parents use our insulated totes and ice packs to keep baby bottles cold. Grown-ups also love our products because they help them reduce waste and eat healthier at work and in the kitchen, so the whole family can stop using plastic baggies and other single-use disposable packaging at home and on the go.
Product materials & care
Stainless Steel Containers Stainless steel 304-grade (18/8). LDPE #4 plastic lids. Dishwasher safe, top rack. Lids are dishwasher safe but research has shown that it's best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments.
Insulated Containers Stainless steel 304-grade (18/8). Food Jars: PP #5 plastic lid and base. Dishwasher safe, top rack. Lids are dishwasher safe but research has shown that it is best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments.
Insulated Coffee Cups Stainless steel 304-grade (18/8) with silicone lid. Dishwasher safe, top rack.
Glass/Silicone Containers Glass with silicone covers and gaskets. PP #5 plastic lids. Glass and silicone are dishwasher safe, top rack. Lids are dishwasher safe but research has shown that it's best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments.
Glass/Silicone Bottles Glass with silicone covers and stoppers. PP #5 plastic lids. Glass and silicone are dishwasher safe, top rack. Lids are dishwasher safe but research has shown that it's best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments.
Food Kozy Wraps & Snack Bags LDPE #4 plastic. Hand wash, air dry
Insulated Lunch Totes PET #1 recycled plastic bottles. Machine wash cold, line dry.
Ice Packs & Covers PET #1 recycled plastic bottles, gel packs are non-toxic sodium polymer. Machine wash cold, line dry.
Bamboo Utensils Sustainable bamboo. Polyester mesh pouch. Hand wash, air dry.
Stainless Steel Straws Stainless steel 304-grade (18/8). Dishwasher safe, top rack.
Glass/Silicone use instructions
Glass Containers Glass containers and silicone sleeves are oven safe up to 425 degrees, microwave safe (remove lids before placing in oven or microwave), and dishwasher safe (top rack). Although our lids are dishwasher safe, research has shown that it is best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments like microwaves and dishwashers. Silicone grip helps prevent breakage and protects hands from hot surfaces, but as with any glass product or hot surface, use common sense when heating, storing and handling and avoid extreme temperature changes (freezer to oven, for example) that will crack the glass. Handle with care when using as bakeware. Silicone sleeve adds protection, but does not guarantee against breakage.
Glass Bottles As with any glass product, use common sense when handling and avoid extreme temperature changes that will crack the glass. Handle with care when filling with hot liquids. Not intended for use in oven, microwave or freezer. Care should be taken to make sure bottle is not dropped or knocked over, especially near the mouth of the bottle where exposed glass is not protected by silicone. Best to keep cap in place when not in use. The silicone sleeve adds protection, but does not guarantee against breakage. Glass bottles and silicone sleeves are dishwasher safe (top rack). Although our lids are dishwasher safe, research has shown that it is best to keep plastics out of high temperature environments like microwaves and dishwashers.
Plastic numbers explained
We use PET #1, LDPE #4 and PP #5 plastics in our products. We advocate for using plastic safely (not microwaving or heating), and getting to know your plastics. There are possible health risks with some types of plastics, so we only use plastics that are safe for food storage. All of our products are tested free of BPA and phthalates.
#1 - PET or PETE - polyethylene terephthalate is used in many water and juice bottles. It is commonly recycled, and accepted by most curbside programs and recycling centers.
#2 - HDPE - high-density polyethylene is common in milk jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles. It is usually accepted by most curbside programs and recycling centers.
#3 - PVC - vinyl or polyvinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen, often contains phthalates and is not recyclable. Phthalates add flexibility and durability to PVC and vinyl. They are present in products like toys, food packaging, plastic wrap, shower curtains, lotions, perfume, air fresheners and candles. Phthalates are listed as reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program, and are considered a probable human carcinogen and endocrine disruptor by the EPA. Even though phthalates have been banned from some baby toys and baby gear, they are still allowed in lunch bags and food containers, so always choose phthalate-free.
#4 - LDPE - low-density polyethylene is common in plastic bags, cling wraps, baby bottles and reusable drink and food containers. It is recyclable at most recycling centers and some curbside programs.
#5 - PP - polypropylene can be found in baby bottles, yogurt containers, and many reusable food and drink containers. It is recyclable in some curbside programs and most recycling centers.
#6 - PS - polystyrene is used in takeout food containers, Styrofoam containers and cups, and plastic cutlery. It has been found to leach styrene, a neurotoxin and possible human carcinogen, and has been banned in many U.S. cities. It is not easily recyclable.
#7 - This catchall category includes polycarbonate which has been found to leach bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen. Bioplastics (plant-based) are also in this category but cannot be recycled and are usually sent to landfill unless directed to a bioplastic-specific composting facility.
Insulated containers keep food and beverages hot and cold
Our stainless steel Insulated Containers keep food and beverages hot or cold for several hours. They're designed to keep the temperature you start with, so pre-heat by pouring very hot water inside and letting sit for a few minutes before pouring out and adding your piping hot food, and pre-chill in the freezer for a few minutes (lid off) before adding your cold food.
Food Kozy materials
We use LDPE #4 plastic for our Food Kozy Wraps and Snack Bags. Why plastic? Our customers tell us that they like the non-fabric solution because it is easier to clean, dries quickly, keeps food from seeping through, and the slick surface is perfect for messy foods. The plastic surface also makes an ideal placemat.
Our products are designed in California, and responsibly made in China and Taiwan in facilities that are working toward green practices and supportive of our mission to reduce waste.
All Stainless Steel Containers, Glass/Silicone Containers and Bottles, Stainless Steel Accessories, Food Kozy Wraps and Bags, and Bamboo Utensils are made in China. Our recycled insulated fabric (used in our Insulated Lunch Totes and Ice Packs) is made in Taiwan.
U-Konserve products are constructed with durable, long-lasting materials to ensure a consistent high level of quality. If any product does not perform due to a defect in materials or workmanship, we will replace it with a similar product of equal value for a period of up to one year. Return the product with an explanation of the product defect and proof of purchase. Please email [email protected] with any questions about our one-year limited warranty.
Returns and exchanges
U-Konserve is to be notified within five business days of any shipping discrepancies. If you are dissatisfied with your order, you can return your items for a refund or exchange. Please request a RA# from [email protected]. Refunds for items returned within 30 days of the purchase date in original packaging will be credited in the same form as the original payment type. All shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the customer unless product is defective. Exchanges/refunds are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Returns should be sent to 3616 Hoffman Road, Toledo, OH 43611. Please include your Order Number and RA# with your return. Please also send your return tracking number to [email protected]. Email us at [email protected] with any questions.
For a list of U.S. stores that carry our products, see our retail locator. We usually offer free USPS shipping on all orders over $50 shipped in the contiguous U.S. (check our home page for details). For customer inquires outside the U.S. please click on the links below. For all other international locations, please email [email protected].
We ship UPS, FedEx and USPS. Pricing is based on weight and distance and is calculated during checkout. Please email [email protected] for any special shipping requests.
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