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Beautiful but too fragile,
This review is from: Black + Blum Box Appetit, Lime (Kitchen & Home)
I bought this as a New Year 'Cheerer Upper' for my husband to use to take his lunches to work. At first all was well, the ooohs and ahhs of other staff flattered his ego and the really cool design enhanced his image as a real cool frood, who definately knew where it was at.
In the middle of the second week; disaster struck and one of the locking lugs just broke, no great force involved, just closing after lunch. Sadness all round. It came back held together with a large and beefy elastic band. He hated to not use it anymore but the band was simply not making a tight enough seal to assure against spillages.
It does have a second life as a storage box for sewing threads, but any box does for thread storage really. although I have been unable to use the inner compartments as they don't fit into the default Klik boxes we use for his lunch.
So if you want a beautiful object to show the style guru in you - buy this, be warned though it is liable to break and that just isn't cool. The box cost over £1.00 a day to use as it didn't last anywhere near to fifteen days of use.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2011 11:51:56 GMT
M. Campbell says:
I second this users review - although my box appetit did last a little longer than fifteen days it too became useless due to the locking lug breaking. I have since contacted the manufacturer just to see what they have to say about a lunch box that is meant for everyday use breaking in under a month. Great when it did work, lovely shape and less unsightly tupperware.
I will update if I ever hear back from them. In regards to money = value, not worth it.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 20:42:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Apr 2011 19:25:22 BDT
Miss C. L. Graves says:
I too have a Box Appetit lunch box which broke (in the exact same place) after 6 weeks use. Very sad! **UPDATE**
The designers/manufacters have replied to my email, very comprehensively and politely and have offered to help. First-rate service and I'm optimistic of a fix.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2011 08:52:46 BDT
Miss J. Gaylor says:
My box has also broken in the same place!
D you have contact details for the company as I think I should do e same as you and complain!
In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 11:06:29 BDT
Daniel Garraway says:
Use this link: http://www.black-blum.com/replacementlid/
Posted on 20 May 2011 12:40:41 BDT
Mrs. G. Holmes says:
Mine also broke in same place
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 10:47:05 BDT
Ms Julie A. Bayley says:
our did exactally the same but was replaced by the manufacturer no quibble.......have now been re designed, still in use
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