Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn Kids Review

The Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn Kids is priced at $16.50.

I purchased it for my child since it is the perfect size for the Fairfax lunch bag, which I also bought.

This Bento Box has some pros and cons, and since there is no option to leave a review on the site, here it is.

Spencer Bento box from Pottery Barn Kids

Spencer Bento Box Pros

  1. The sections are deep, so this would definitely work for an adult’s lunch.
  2. The box itself fits perfectly into a fairly small kid’s lunch bag.
  3. Five is a good number of sections.

Spencer Bento Box Cons

  1. My biggest complaint is that although the top left compartment has a lid, it not AT ALL leak proof. So I’m not sure what the lid is for since the box lid functions as a top side for all five compartments. As you can see from the image below, it’s not even a perfectly flush fit. I was afraid to put even a thick liquid, like applesauce. I chose instead to use a small additional container.

Spencer Bento box section

Spencer Bento Box to-be-determined

The clasp on the box seems like the perfect break-off candidate.

Other Details

Dimensions from the Pottery Barn Kids website:


  • Made of a durable plastic.
  • BPA- and phthalate-free.


  • Five compartments keep food separate and tasty.
  • Designed to fit in our Fairfax Lunch Bags or our Mackenzie Classic Lunch Bags.


  • Overall: 8″ long x 7″ wide x 2.5″ high
  • Small Section (3): 3″ wide x 2″ long x 2.5″ high
  • Small Capacity: 1 cup
  • Medium Section (1): 4″ wide x 2″ long x 2.5″ high
  • Medium Capacity: 1 cup
  • Large Section (1): 4″ wide x 4.5″ long x 2.5″ high
  • Large Capacity: 2 cups


  • Dishwasher-safe; top rack only.
  • Not recommended for use in a microwave.

Do I recommend this product?

This is a good Bento box for dry food only.

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