FAQs

Why Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is the best material to use for carrying and storing food in. Its eco friendly,  safe and durable and at the end of its long life it 100% recyclable. The Elephant Box is made from 202 grade stainless steel. Our other products are 204 grade steel.  Our products are tough and durable. We guarantee they will last years. Reliability is important to us.

In 1950 1.5 million tonnes of plastic was produced world wide. That is just a drop in the ocean compared to the 300 million tonnes we now produce each year. And that number is set to keep on getting bigger. There is also the rising concern about the safety of some plastics and the chemical additives that go into them. See the blog for a more detailed analysis. We started Elephant box because we wanted to be part of the solution to the problem of plastic. We all use plastic boxes for something and now with Elephant Box there will be a choice. An eco-friendly lunchbox with bags of style for both kids and adults.

Aluminium is often marketed as a cheap alternative to plastic. Aluminium is no stranger to the safety debate due to the link to Alzheimer’s. Most aluminium water bottles contain an interior plastic coating to protect the contents from exposure, but this leaves you with a plastic bottle (see above). Plus the coating can degrade over time, particularly if your bottle gets dented. Stainless steel may be marginally heavier but it’s also that bit tougher than aluminium and therefore less prone to scratches and dents.

Can I put these products in the dishwasher?

Yes, all of our stainless steel products are safe to put in your dishwasher for cleaning. unlike plastic, they will not hold odours or stain.

Can I put these products in the microwave?

No.

Can I write on my boxes with a marker?

Yes, use a non permanent marker to write your name or what leftovers are stashed inside.

Do you offer a wholesale and branding service for companies and events?

Yes, please contact us to discuss details.

What if I am not 100% happy with my product?

We provide a 100 % money back guarantee if you return the product to us within 30 days. Please see returns for more info. 

Are Elephant Box products leak proof?

Our Elephant Box is a modern version of the traditional Indian latch tiffin. Tiffins have been around for 50 years and the design has not changed for a reason - it just works. Simple. Beautiful. Functional. Latch tiffins were never designed to be 100% leak-proof. Our twist canisters are suitable for soups and dressings, but if you want to be 100% sure use our leak proof canisters!

Where are Elephant Box products manufactured?

All our tins and containers are currently manufactured by one factory in India that we have strong personal relations with, this means that we can ensure that our ethical policy and labour standards can be met.

Which Elephant Box products fit inside my Elephant Box?

We get so many questions about this and we haven't done a video yet(!)  so thought we'd let you know here for now!

  • Two small twist canisters fit inside the Elephant Box.
  • One small twist canister and one square snack pot.
  • One small twist canister and one small leakproof canister.
  • Two small leakproof canisters.
  • One small leakproof and one square snack pot.
  • The square salad tin fits inside the Elephant Box.
  • The small twist canister nests inside the large twist canister when empty.
  • The small snack pot nest inside the square salad container when empty.

Thats all the combos for now, there will be an amusing a informative video coming soon .....