While the controversial debate about plastic continues to unfold, I decided to incorporate longer lasting materials in our kitchen that were better for us and the environment. Glass is beautiful, classic, easy to clean and non-odor-absorbing; it was the perfect fit… until we needed a larger bowl for our salad (I like to leave my workouts at the gym) or we dropped the first of many glass items on the kitchen floor. Stainless steel has proven to be more and more an indispensable material in our quest to eat healthier the easy way.
Pros to using stainless steel:
- Low maintenance and easy to clean
- Shatter proof and break-resistant
- Free of phthalates and BPA
The only con is the price, but, considering its lifespan, it’s arguably cheaper than replacing plastic and glass. Another thing to be aware is the quality. Amazon is full of stainless steel products that are not high-grade or only use stainless steel as a casting instead of making the entire product stainless steel. I’ve read reviews complaining about peeling and chipping… Yikes!
As a parent, you can certainly appreciate the lightweight and break-resistant part, especially since babies and toddlers get a serious kick out of playing the drop-everything-all-the-time game. If you can swing it, I think it’s well worth the splurge for your baby and their future
Here’s a list of some great products I found:
Lunchbots Stainless Steel Dish Set (perfect for babies and toddlers)
$24.95 per set
$7.16 – $22.36 per bowl
Klean Kanteen Leak Proof 1 and 2 cup Food Canisters (perfect for travel or bringing lunch to school)
$17.95 to $34.95 (depending on insulation and size)
Set of 3 for $20.99by