Our business days are Monday through Friday, excluding US holidays. We can not change, add or remove items on an order. We can only cancel the entire order. We have until 5pm MT the day an order is placed to try and cancel it. If you would like us to try and cancel your order on a business day, please contact us at email@example.com with "Cancel" and your order number in the subject line and we will do our best to help you. The cancellation process is not automatic. Please wait for our response as to whether or not we canceled the order.
We stand by every product we ship. If you, the purchaser, are not pleased and excited by your new PlanetBox products you can contact us within 60 days of receipt for return instructions. This applies only to purchases made through our website, PlanetBox.com. Purchases made through a store other than PlanetBox.com are subject to the return policy of the store itself.
In order to be eligible for return, a Return Authorization Number must be requested in advance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we do not cover shipping costs to return merchandise. Refunds will be credited to the original payment source and cannot be guaranteed without a Return Authorization Number.
PlanetBox warrants you, the original purchaser of this new PlanetBox product (“Product”), that the stainless steel Product shall be free of defects in the original manufacturer of the material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of your purchase of the Product (“Warranty Period”). Soft goods are to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For this warranty to apply, your Product must be purchased online at www.planetbox.com or from a PlanetBox authorized retailer.
How long does the coverage last?
The Warranty Period of stainless steel items lasts for 5 years from the original date you purchased the Product. The warranty of soft goods lasts for 1 year from the original date of purchase. Your purchase date is shown on your order confirmation or printed on the receipt you received with the Product.
What does this warranty cover?
PlanetBox’s sole obligation under this warranty and any implied warranty is limited to replacement of the same or equivalent Product or refund (refunds can only be issued for products purchased within the last 90 days on planetbox.com) of any component that fails to conform to this warranty. This warranty lasts as long as you own your Product during the Warranty Period. Warranty coverage terminates if you sell or otherwise transfer the Product.
Customers who purchased items from one of the retail stores located in the US or Canada as listed on the Store Locator page on planetbox.com should contact email@example.com.
Customers who purchased items from one of the retail stores located anywhere OUTSIDE the US or Canada as listed on the Store Locator page on planetbox.com should directly contact that business with any warranty concern.
To begin the warranty process, if the replacement request is determined to be within one year of purchase for soft goods and five years from date of purchase for stainless steel goods, the following information must be provided to Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org:
PlanetBox.com: Order number
Amazon, Costco and authorized retailer: A photo of the receipt which includes date of purchase must be provided
Picture of the entire item.
Picture of the defect (this can be included in the image above if defect is visible in the photo.)
Picture of the Lot number on tag inside bag or the number on the bottom of the stainless steel item.
Full address where the replacement item should be delivered.
(Warranty issues for Items purchased from outside US or Canada should be directed to store where purchase was made.)
We want you to enjoy your new PlanetBox products. If you received a broken item in your package, you may either submit your request for replacements at the link below or write to us at email@example.com.
If you choose to write to us, please use subject "Damaged in Shipping: (Insert your order number)", list the item number damaged and include a photo for us so that we can help you as quickly as possible.
Our products are independently tested by certified laboratories to be safe from lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA and other toxic chemicals. These firms certify that our products meet or exceed established quality standards for safety and workmanship, including compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
We do not publicly share the results of our testing as they contain proprietary information about our products. We realize that this may be frustrating to some consumers as they would like to see these results themselves. Please know that we take safety very seriously. In fact, it is why PlanetBox was created.
Our high quality 18/8 (300 SS) and 18/0 (400 SS) stainless steel is food safe and will not leach toxic chemicals when in contact with food. These types of stainless steel have been used for food storage in many cultures for generations and are the preferred materials for hospitals, commercial kitchens and other environments where sanitation is a priority.
We at PlanetBox and our families use our products. We want only the best for us and you. We take the safety of our materials and manufacturing processes to heart. Our products are produced for us by long-standing manufacturing partners in China.
The pricing is determined by the high quality, expensive materials. Our products are intricately engineered to function well over time. Our stainless steel items are warrantied for 5 years. Our soft goods are warrantied for 1 year. The cost will pay for itself over time. If you purchase a Rover for $74 (lunchbox plus average shipping and taxes) and use it for one school year (180 days) the average cost of it per day used is 41 cents for just one year.
All promotional offers are announced in our newsletters and on planetbox.com. If you would like to, you can sign up to receive our announcements on the bottom of the page here: https://www.planetbox.com/
The discount code section can be found on the second page of the Shopping Cart. It is on the right hand side, above the total on the Customer Information page. Below is a screen shot to show you where you can enter it.
One discount code is accepted per order. Discount codes or coupons cannot be combined with any other offers or promotional codes or used during a sale and may be limited in application to only full priced items.
Discount codes or coupons are limited in use to the advertised or stated promotional period only. Discounts are not valid retroactively or proactively and cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or promotions.
PlanetBox LLC may run promotions designed to attract new customers or increase sales. In connection with these promotions, any person that receives refunds, discount codes, or other benefits from PlanetBox by using multiple user accounts or email addresses, using false names, impersonating others, or through the use of any other fraudulent or misleading conduct, shall forfeit any refund, discount code or other benefits obtained through such means, and may be liable for civil and/or criminal penalties under applicable law.
PlanetBox LLC reserves the right to refuse or alter any discount code or promotion at its discretion.
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time at the discretion of PlanetBox LLC.
Yes, it may take a few business days longer than our normal 2 to 6 business day (Monday through Friday excluding weekends and US holidays) fulfillment time as our warehouse workers try their best to pack and prepare so many more orders.
We are currently offering free domestic shipping to physical addresses in the Contiguous USA if you have $100 or more of products in your Cart, excluding taxes.
Contiguous USA is defined as the lower 48 US states which excludes Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii, Alaska, non-residential military addresses, international addresses and PO Boxes are excluded from the offer.
Shipping costs vary depending on what you are ordering and where the package is being shipped to. You can view the shipping cost in your shopping cart before you purchase and finalize your order. All costs are shown in US dollars. (Please note that all orders are final and can not be changed.)
We are currently offering free domestic shipping to physical addresses in the Contiguous US if you have $100 or more of products in your Cart, excluding taxes. Contiguous US is defined as the lower 48 states which excludes Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii, Alaska, military addresses, international addresses and PO Boxes are excluded from the offer.
It usually takes our New Mexico warehouse team 2 to 6 business days (Monday through Friday excluding weekends and US holidays) to process an order. Sales can slow our warehouse workers down by a few business days as they struggle to pack up and ship out the greater than normal number of packages.
When the shipping label is printed you will receive a message with your tracking number. The scheduled delivery date will update on the carrier's website once the package is scanned by the USPS or UPS worker. We encourage you to sign up for delivery notifications so that you know when the parcel will reach you.
The UPS and USPS give the following estimates for transit time (time between when the package is scanned by the carrier and arrives at the shipping address.)
Domestic Shipping Services
Standard Shipping (will ship best available method): Estimated transit time of 5 to 7 business days
UPS Next Day: Estimated transit time of 1 business day (Monday through Friday excluding holidays)
UPS 2nd Day: Estimated transit time of 2 business days (Monday through Friday excluding holidays)
USPS First Class Package: Estimated transit time of 2-5 business days (Monday through Saturday excluding holidays)
USPS Priority Mail: Estimated transit time of 2-3 business days (Monday through Saturday excluding holidays)
International Shipping Services(Estimated Transit Time is subject to customs delays.)
UPS Worldwide Expedited: Estimated transit time of 4-6 business days
UPS Worldwide Saver: Estimated transit time of 2-3 business days
Yes, we can! To ship to a non-residential military address or PO Box, you must choose USPS as your shipping method. UPS will only accept shipments to physical street addresses. If you choose UPS, your package that is addressed to a PO Box may be delayed, will not be covered by any UPS Service Guarantee and will require an address correction charge for an additional fee. Additionally, Army Post Office (APO) and Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses are not accepted by UPS and you must select USPS Priority Mail for these addresses.
We have unfortunately stopped shipping to certain countries because of current events or additional customer information required by Customs to process packages entering these countries. We ship to all countries except the following:
PlanetBox products contain small parts and are intended for ages 3 and older. The leakproof Explorer lunchbox is best suited for ages 12 and up because of its multi-latch locking system and microwavable tray.
PlanetBoxes come in different sizes to accommodate a wide range of eating styles and appetites.
The Rover is designed for children and adults with smaller appetites who love variety. It holds nearly 4.5 cups of food in its 5 compartments. This is our most popular lunchbox for small children. Included with the Rover are the Big Round Dipper and Little Round Dipper which store wet, messy foods.
Our Shuttle features two compartments and packs approximately 3 cups of food. It is perfect for snacks and small meals on the go. A Tall Round Dipper is included.
The Launch was designed with the USDA MyPlate guidelines in mind. It holds nearly 6.5 cups of food and was created to carry a 3 course meal. A Tall Dipper, perfect for dips and dressings, is included.
The Explorer has a multi-latch locking system and a sealing gasket in the lid to make it leakproof. The lunchbox includes a stainless steel microwave safe tray insert. The removable tray creates two tiers for keeping food separate. The box holds approximately 6 cups of food; 2 cups inside the insert and 4 cups below it. The Rover Dippers and Pods (sold separately) will fit inside the Explorer. The box is recommended for ages 12 and up.
Here are the dimensions of our lunch packing systems:
Rover Approximate Specs
Weight 25 oz
Treat Compartment 25 ml, Almost an ounce, 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches
Long Compartment 200 ml, ¾ cup, 6.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Veggie Compartment 180 ml, ¾ cup, 2.0 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches
Fruit Compartment 195 ml, ¾ cup, 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 inches
Main Compartment 445 ml, 1 ¾ cup, 4.0 x 4.0 x 1.5 inches
Totals 1045 ml, Almost 4 ½ cups, 10.0 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches
Shuttle Approximate Specs
Weight 11.3 oz
Side Compartment 235 ml, 1.2 cup, 4.25 x 2.35 x 2.0 inches
Main Compartment 470 ml, 2.3 cups, 4.25 x 4.25 x 2.0 inches
Totals 705 ml,3.5 cups, 7.75 x 5.2 x 2.0 inches
Launch Approximate Specs
Weight 24 oz
Small Side Compartment 280 ml, More than 1 cup, 2.5 x 4.5 x 2.0 inches
Side Compartment 450 ml, 1 ¾ cup, 3.75 x 4.5 x 2.0 inches
Main Compartment 800 ml, 3 ¼ cup, 6.75 x 4.5 x 2.0 inches
Total 1530 ml, Almost 6 ½ cups, 10.25 x 7.75 x 2.0 inches
Explorer Approximate Specs
Weight 19.2 oz
Tray, 2 cups
Base under inserted tray, 4 cups
Total dimensions, 6 cups, 3.3 x 5.4 x 7.7 inches
Big Dipper 1 cup (4.0" D x 1.5" H)
Little Dipper 1/3 cup (2.0" D x 1.5" H)
Tall Dipper 1/3 cup (2" D x 2" H)
Launch/Shuttle Pods 2.7 oz or 80 ml ( 2" W x 2” L x 1¾” H)
Rover Small: Holds 1.7 oz or 50 ml (2” L x 1.5” W x 1.5” H)
Rover Large: Holds 2.4 oz or 70 ml (2” L x 2” W x 1.5” H)
You can see a variety of packed lunches on our Blog.
The Explorer is our only leakproof lunchbox. The Rover, Shuttle and Launch boxes are designed to keep foods from “touching each other." When you close one of these boxes, the top and bottom meet so that foods will not co-mingle even when the box is carried inside a backpack. The boxes are not designed to be leakproof or air tight. Messy and wet foods like yogurt, dips and applesauce should be packed inside the Big, Little and Tall Dippers.
The Insulated Hot or Cold Food Container will keep foods hot for up to 12 hours. The Explorer, Rover, Shuttle and Launch are not designed to retain heat. The boxes do not keep hot foods hot. You can place warm food inside your PlanetBox in the morning and it will be room temperature by lunch time. The Explorer includes a stainless steel microwave safe tray insert so that food can be reheated at mealtime.
Only the Explorer's removable tray is designed to be used in the oven. The low profile sides and rounded corners of the tray make it microwave friendly.
Always use caution handling the tray when it is hot and make sure to wear a protective oven mitt.
Refer to your microwave oven owner's manual as to whether you can safely use a metal tray in it.
If you do put the Explorer's tray in the microwave, place it in the middle of the oven away from the walls.
Do not heat any other stainless steel items in the microwave at the same time as the tray.
Do not use the tray in the microwave if it is dented or damaged in any way.
The Rover, Shuttle and Launch were not designed with the intent of using them in an oven. While putting them in a gas or electric oven (not microwave) will not hurt the stainless steel, the metal will heat up quickly and needs to be handled with extreme caution.
The low profile sides and rounded corners of the tray make it microwave safe. Before using the tray, we recommend you refer to your microwave's owners manual to determine whether or not you can safely use materials like metal trays in your unit.
The Hot or Cold Insulated Food Container is double walled and will maintain temperature for up to 12 hours.
The lunchboxes are not insulated. If you want food to stay cool until lunchtime the best thing to do is pack the lunchbox the night before and chill the entire lunchbox (without the magnets on it) in the refrigerator. In the morning add the dry foods. Wipe any condensation from the lid of the lunchbox and apply the magnets. Insert the lunchbox into the bag with an ice pack on top of and another below the lunchbox for a blanket of cold throughout the morning. To keep perishable foods from spoiling for long periods store them in a refrigerator.
Be sure to remove the magnets before washing your PlanetBox. PlanetBox compartments wipe down easily with a sponge and mild soap and water. You may also clean your lunchbox and Dippers in the dishwasher.
Do not use bleach or cleaners containing chlorine to wash the stainless steel. It is best to dry off your stainless steel immediately after cleaning if you do not want harmless water marks to appear.
We do not recommend storing the magnets on the lunchbox. If the lunchbox is not completely dry, the magnets may degrade and cause the lunchbox lid to rust underneath them.
Please remove the magnets when you clean the lunchbox. The magnets can be stored on the refrigerator or another convenient spot. Some customers keep their cardboard Rover, Launch or Shuttle packing box and store the magnets inside it or inside the carry bag pocket.
Yes! Always take off the magnets before cleaning your PlanetBox. Try storing the magnets on the refrigerator until your PlanetBox is clean and completely dry. And no worries, the magnets are optional so use them only when you wish.
If you do choose to use the magnets, they are designed to be used only on the top of your PlanetBox lid. Please do not put them inside the box next to your food. The magnets are not designed to get wet or to come into contact with foods.
We use 18/8 (300 SS) for the lunchbox tray / Dipper bowls and 18/0 (400 SS) for the lunchbox lid. The 400 series has slightly less nickel content which makes it better suited to holding the magnets. The 400 series is somewhat hard to work with though so it is not well suited to the lower tray of the PlanetBox assembly due to the deep pockets formed in the sheet material.
There are no coatings on the steel. Scratches are perfectly normal and will not affect the function or safety of the stainless steel boxes. Over time, it is completely normal for the boxes to scratch and dull.
It is normal for there to be a space at the back (hinge) of your PlanetBox Rover, Launch and Shuttle. It is an intentional part of the design and allows the box to accommodate the Dipper(s). The back of the PlanetBox does not need to be flush with the hinge and on the Rover, in particular, the rear right side (when looking at the back of the lunchbox) is slightly lifted.
The clip (latch) on the outside of the lunchbox that keeps it closed can loosen up over time. The good news is that it is adjustable. You can bend the latch for a tighter or a looser fit depending upon what works best for you. To adjust the latch, place your PlanetBox on a firm surface and open the latch. Then put your thumbs on both sides at the top of the latch and give it a firm push towards the box (away from you).
Test the latch now by opening and closing it to see if it is now tight enough. If not, try again a little harder this time. It requires a small, but hard, push to move the latch wire ever so slightly. That is all that is needed to tighten it. Here is the link to a short video showing you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOkdGMSnF9Q
If you purchased your lunchbox within the last five years, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, shipping address and the type of lunchbox you own (polished/shiny or brushed/matte Rover/Shuttle/Launch) and we will send a replacement latch to you so that you can enjoy your PlanetBox.
Please make sure that the Little Dipper is placed in the far left compartment. The hinge at the back of the Rover allows the lid to flex to accommodate the Little Dipper. The lid be be hard to close with the Little Dipper in the left front compartment.
We understand that you want your PlanetBox to look spot free so we’d like to explain where spots can come from, why they are harmless and how you can remove them. If you have staining on the lunchbox lid in the areas where the magnets are placed, it is because the magnetic material from the back side of the magnets is rubbing off onto the box. This happens if your box or magnets are not completely dry when you place the magnets on the lunchbox.
The discoloration is only cosmetic damage. The blemishes do not affect the functioning of your PlanetBox and the marks can be cleaned off. What can be done to fix this is cleaning off the rust, switching to a new set of magnets and always making sure both the magnets and lunchbox are totally dry before putting the magnets on the box lid each time you use it.
The marks can be removed by doing any of the following:
1) Gently scrubbing with a fine steel wool
2) Making a thick paste of water and baking soda, leaving it on the marks for at least an hour and then scrubbing it off and rinsing.
3) Cover the rusted areas with salt and then squeeze fresh lemon juice (stay away from bottled lemon juice, you want juice from a real lemon) over the layer of salt. Don’t discard the used lemon. Let the salt and lemon mixture sit for about two hours. Use the lemon rind as a scrubber to remove the rust. If there are particularly stubborn rust stains, break out the steel wool, a scouring pad or a wire brush. When done rinse off the lemon juice, salt and rust residue and then dry the metal thoroughly.
These methods may scratch the metal but any scratches are purely cosmetic and harmless. There are no coatings on our stainless steel.
A bend in stainless steel is rather easy to fix as opposed to plastic which just breaks. All you need is a set of pliers and a thin, soft cloth like a dishtowel. The cloth is used to keep the pliers from scratching the metal but really a scratch won't hurt the metal or limit the usefulness of the lunchbox.
The Rover lunchbox lid will flex and accommodate the Rover Little Dipper only if the Dipper is placed in the rear, left compartment. If the Rover Little Dipper is placed in the front left compartment, the lid will not close.
The printing on the inside of the lid is done with safe, food grade ink. The Silicone used in our lids conforms to U.S. FDA and Western Europe’s stricter LFGB standards and is safe from toxic chemicals.
The Pods are reusable silicone cups designed to add color to your lunchbox while also separating smaller food items for added variety. The Pods are not recommended for wet, messy foods. The Dippers which have lids were created for wet foods.
The glass Satellite dish is out of stock. It has been discontinued because the factory that we worked with to manufacture it is no longer able to produce the container. If you would like to try looking for a similar product elsewhere, the dimensions of the container with the lid on it are 6" L x 4" W x 2" H.
The Rover/Launch Carry Bag is designed to be used with either the Rover or the Launch. It zips all the way open and you can leave your PlanetBox nestled inside it while you eat your lunch. The carry strap can be adjusted to be long or to have a short handle. There are separate pockets outside for a snack and a water bottle with a 3 inch or less diameter. Inside the bag is a mesh sleeve to fit our ColdKit and elastic to secure utensils.
The Sleeve stores the Launch but will also fit the Rover with a little room to spare. It has a slim design perfect for carrying inside a larger bag. It does not have any interior or exterior pockets and will not accommodate a water bottle. It has a detachable carry strap.
The Shuttle Carry Bag fits the Shuttle lunchbox. It has a short handle. It does not have an inner pocket however, it does have both an outside snack pocket on one side and a drink pocket on the other side.
The Small Carry Bag holds the Shuttle lunchbox with some extra room to accommodate an ice pack. It has one adjustable carry strap. It does not have any inside pockets. There is one outside pocket that can store small items such as a napkin and utensils. The bag does not include a drink pocket.
The Lunch Sack accommodates any PlanetBox. It is insulated. It has a sturdy handle along with a velcro closure and pull tab for effortless opening. An interior pocket fits a Cool Pack and an expandable exterior side pocket fits any of our water bottles.
The Lunch Tote was designed with versatility in mind and can transport any of the PlanetBoxes. The adjustable strap allows the Tote to be used as a handbag or a backpack. Only the back side of the Tote is insulated. There is one exterior pocket with a zip closure and 2 open interior pockets to store an ice pack and small items. It does not include a designated bottle pocket.
Our bags have all been independently certified to be safe from lead, phthalates, BPA, and other harmful chemicals. All the bags are DWR/PFAS free.
The Carry Bag's outside is made of durable 100% recycled polyester fiber. The inner material is 100% polyester with a non-toxic and 100% food-safe thermoplastic polyurethane coating. The fill material is polyethylene foam.
The Slim Sleeve's outside and inside fabrics are made of durable recycled polyester fiber. The inner fabric is coated with thermoplastic polyurethane which acts as a non-toxic, biodegradable water repellant surface.
The Lunch Sack, Lunch Tote and Small Carry Bag's outer material is recycled polyester canvas. The inner material is polyethylene vinyl acetate (a non-chlorinated vinyl) coated recycled polyester canvas.
The Shuttle Carry Bag's outer fabric is recycled polyester canvas with a polyurethane coating. The inner fabric is polyester with a non-toxic and 100% food-safe thermoplastic polyurethane coating.
Wash your bag by either spot cleaning, hand washing or machine washing on gentle in a laundry bag for delicates. For deep cleaning, you may want to try soaking the bag in a shallow tub with some liquid detergent or liquid soap. Add one cup of vinegar and one half cup of baking soda. Let the bag soak for 30 minutes and then scrub it if needed, rinse and hang to dry. After washing make sure to completely dry the bag to prevent mold.
We don't treat our bags with anti-mold or anti-staining treatments, as they can be quite toxic. To get rid of mold, spray it with distilled white vinegar. After the bag has dried, use a soft brush and scrub the area with a mix of lemon juice, salt and hot water.
To keep mold from coming back and to prevent it from growing, wash the bag fairly regularly and dry it completely before putting it away. Make sure to remove the ice pack from the bag as soon as possible after eating.
To assemble the cap, hold the silicone drinking spout below the cap base opening and pull the front edge of the drinking spout up with the notch correctly aligned. Press the drinking spout upwards into the opening until it pops into place. Align the spout seal into the cap and press to fully seat it.
It is very easy to overlook the magnets. The magnets are packed inside a plain cardboard envelope that is attached to the inside of the bottom of the packing box, often hidden under one of the cardboard flaps. If you are unable to find the magnets, please write to us at email@example.com and we will help you.
The magnets are for decoration purposes only. They should be placed on the top outside of the PlanetBox lid. The magnets are not designed to get wet or to go inside the lunchbox next to foods. Please remove the magnets from the lunchbox lid and store them in a safe, dry place when the PlanetBox is not in use.
No. If the magnets get wet and are left on the lunchbox, the material will degrade and cause the metal lunchbox to rust. You can wipe down the magnets with a sponge if they get dirty and then dry them immediately with a towel.
We went to great lengths to ensure that our magnets would not be made out of PVC/vinyl, which is the most toxic kind of plastic produced and is the standard for most refrigerator magnets. Instead, we made the magnets out of a synthetic rubber material that has been certified to be safe from toxic materials and is accepted as safe for use in European markets (which have much stricter environmental health regulations than the USA).
Our stainless steel boxes are not insulated. If you want your foods to stay cold until lunchtime, the best thing to do is to pack the refrigerated foods the night before and chill the entire lunchbox (without the magnets on it) overnight in the refrigerator.
In the morning add the dry foods to the lunchbox. Wipe any condensation from the lid and apply the dry magnets to the top of it. Insert the lunchbox inside the bag with the ice pack and you are set to go.
The length of time that the lunchbox will stay cold is dependent on many factors such as what temperature it started out at, what temp it is being stored at, what type of ice pack you use, etc.
We have tested our ice pack in combination with our lunchbox and Carry Bag on a typical school day. By pre-cooling the PlanetBox in the refrigerator overnight and then placing it inside the Carry Bag with the ice pack in the morning, a substantial lowering of temperature can be maintained.
The exact temperature maintained throughout the day will depend on the ambient temperature the PlanetBox is stored at during the morning, exposure to direct sunlight or shade and the number of times the lunchbox is opened throughout the morning.
In our tests, a consistent 40° F temperature was maintained inside the lunchbox while the exterior temperature was 75° F through the morning hours. According to the USDA, 40° F is a safe temperature to store perishable foods.
If a significantly higher exterior (ambient) temperature is anticipated then we would suggest using two ice packs, one placed below the lunchbox and one above it to sandwich the PlanetBox in a blanket of cold throughout the morning.
Please note that the ice pack can keep foods cool for as long as it remains frozen. To truly keep perishable foods from spoiling for long periods, store them in a refrigerator.
The ColdKit's ice pack consists of 8 small squares filled with distilled water. To prevent puncturing, store the ColdKit in the freezer. If one square is punctured, the other squares will still work and you can continue to use the ice pack.
Here are some useful tips in using your ColdKit:
You should freeze the complete ColdKkit overnight before using it.
Remove the ColdKit from the lunch bag as soon as it comes home to prevent excess moisture inside the bag.
Wash the ice pack's fabric sleeve when needed either by hand or machine.
Make sure to thoroughly dry the ice pack's fabric sleeve before using it again.
Wipe clean the ice pack as needed.
We recommend treating the thawed ice pack with extra care to prevent ripping and puncturing.
The Cool Pack will fit inside all the bags except for the Shuttle Bag. If the Cool Pack is used inside the Rover/Launch Carry Bag, it will not fit into the inner mesh pocket however, you can put it outside the mesh pocket alongside the lunchbox.