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Take Salad On The Go- A Review Of Salad Containers

School is about to start! It’s time to buy school supplies, new backpacks and school clothes. Some friends and I have gotten together to give you some reviews of our favorite back-to-school items. Scroll on down this post to see links to all the other reviews. PLUS, we’re having a really fun giveaway.

I’m the lame-o mom who is reviewing to-go salad containers. We’ve had a summer of salads and it’s not stopping just because school is starting. The problem is, taking salad can be tricky. If you add the dressing at home, it gets soggy. If you send it in a container, it might leak. We bought four different brands of salad containers to help you make your informed decision before you take salad on the go. So, without further ado, here is my review of salad containers for lunches.salad lunch container reviews - take salad on the go

 SISTEMA Klip It Salad Container

To-Go salad containers review

Fun facts:

  • Made in New Zealand from 100% virgin plastic; Phthalate free; BPA free
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack); microwave, fridge and freezer safe
  • 37 Ounce/ 4.6 Cup capacity


  • We love how easy it is to open. The “klips” lock it tight but are easy enough for little hands to pop open.
  • Also a bonus, the dressing container is a screw off lid so kids can open that as well. 
  • It comes with silverware (though you’ll notice this in the “cons” as well.
  • The removable tray has a divider to keep your salad topping separated during transport. No need for drippy cucumbers to mingle with your croutons, or whatever.
  • Price. This is the cheapest of all 4 salad containers we bought.


  • This is advertised as having 4.6 cup capacity but be aware that that’s only if you don’t have the toppings tray on. I didn’t measure exactly, but I’m guessing you can fit about 1.5-2 cups of lettuce in the bowl before you add the tray. Which is a perfect size for kids. If you’re looking for yourself you may want to keep looking. 
  • I don’t love that the silverware has to be put together to use. It’s conveniently located, if a bit hard to remove, but putting it together is annoying. Plus, more parts to lose.

Rating for use with kids: 4 out of 5. This is a great product, just a few drawbacks.

See more details about the Sistema salad container.

Bentgo Salad Container 

To-Go salad containers review

Fun facts:

  • Large 54 oz (1.4L) salad bowl
  • Leak-proof 3oz sauce container keeps dressing mess-free during transport
  • BPA-Free Premium Materials
  • Top-Shelf Dishwasher Safe


  • Size! This is a great size for a salad meal for older kids or adults.
  • A fork comes with the bowl and is secured on the top, in one piece.
  • The toppings tray has 3 divided sections.
  • The dressing container has a very tight seal, preventing leaking.


  • This one seals up tight, which may be harder for little hands. Young kids will find it nearly impossible to access the dressing.

Rating for use with kids: 4 out of 5. The size is amazing but may be difficult for young kids to use because of the secure closures

See more details about the Bentgo Salad Container

OXO Good Grips on the Go Salad ContainerTo-Go salad containers review

Fun facts:

  • 5.25 cup capacity
  • Leak-proof 2oz sauce container keeps dressing mess-free during transport
  • BPA-Free
  • Top-Shelf Dishwasher Safe


  • This container seals well and should be fairly easy for most kids to access on their own. 
  • There is a separate tray for toppings which can be used as a plate, if you wish.


  • I wish the tray had a divider or two to keep toppings separate until you mis them with the salad.
  • No built in fork.

Rating for use with kids: 4 out of 5. Seals well and is a decent size and easy to use.

.See more details about the Oxo Salad Container.

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Salad KitOn the go salad containers reviews

Fun facts:

  • 5.2 cup capacity
  • Sauce container
  • BPA-Free
  • Top-Shelf Dishwasher Safe


  • This has a built in ice pack that is handy if you’re putting it into a lunch box.
  • There is a separate tray for toppings which has divided trays.
  • Good price.


  • No built in fork.
  • The sauce container can leak if tilted.

Rating for use with kids: 3 out of 5. Easy to use but the leaking factor knocks it down a level.

 See more about the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Salad Kit.

The Verdict

No one container is far superior to any others butI have to say if you’re sending salad with younger kids who may need help opening their containers, go with the Sistema. If this is for you or older kids, go with the Bentgo! Enjoy your salads! 

 Check out more Back-to-School reviews:

Personalized Clipboards – Happy Go Lucky

Back to School Homework Station – Laura Kelly

The Best School Lunch Boxes – Nap-Time Creations

Back To School Prep Checklist {FREE PRINTABLE} – Mary Organizes

Salad Containers Review – Andrea’s Notebook

Back to School Kitchen Organization – blue i style Blog


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