Stainless Steel is a great alternative to plastic food storage containers. Stainless Steel is extremely durable, and light weight. Our stainless steel food storage features products that are perfect for lunches and also great from refrigerator storage. Keep in mind most of the painted stainless steel is made of non-toxic paints, which may peel off over time. So if you are looking for a stainless steel container that will keep its appearance through the years than we recommend non-painted stainless steel.