Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ringading Very Good But Could Be Better
I bought two of these boxes. They are beautiful and have a handy slot on top to hold a recipe card. However, the box was not designed by anyone who cooks. As others have pointed out, the lid won't close over standard dividers. The dividers included with the box are the same size as the 4 X 6 cards and are therefore useless. Also, they are alphabet cards and not good for recipes, which are generally filed by categories, such as salads, soups, casseroles, etc.
There aren't many recipe boxes for sale; so, I was determined to make these work. First, I went through my recipes, collected over 47 years, and got rid of a lot of them. That allowed the remaining cards to slant down instead of being straight up. Then I cut 1/4" off the bottom of the dividers I already had. With these two fixes, the lids stay down. Now I am happy with the boxes.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by LoriAL Too Short for Index Tabs
The index tabs provided are so low, they are blocked by the 4x6 cards, and cannot be read. So I bought regular sized tabs that can be read above the 4x6 cards. These are too tall so the box cannot be closed. What a waste of pretty bamboo. The box is too short to hold regular 4x6 index tabs. The two boxes I bought are useless.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tattoo Recipe Box
This was a gift and it looks well made. I'm sure the recipient will love it. I loved that we were able to order it on line and pick it up at the store curbside! Wonderful service especially when you are unable to maneuver.
December 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Kerrin Perfect size, holds premade cards and index cards, easy to organize.
March 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AlwaysReorganizing Very Disappointed
Only the 2nd time in 25-plus years of shopping at The Container Store that I'm unhappy with a product. I saw this attractive box while in the store recently and decided it would make a nice replacement for my now-dilapidated 20 year-old plastic recipe box (another Container Store item). I use standard 4x6 cards and dividers for my recipes and their categories; despite what the measurements indicate, this box will NOT work with them. I wish I had read the reviews first because the reviewer who said the box will not close properly with 4x6 cards and dividers is absolutely correct. So it cost me quite a bit of time and gas to make the trip across town for the return.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by AllieD Lovely Recipe Box
Recipe boxes are so hard to find these days, but this one is perfect!! It even has a place to hold the card while you are cooking. I paired it with a bamboo tray for a gift to a friend.
May 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kflk Nice Recipe Box
I just purchased this recipe box at the store. I liked it better than the acrylic recipe box that they sell, because the front of the bamboo box is cut lower and makes the cards more accessible. 4x6 cards fit well in the box, but I will use it for both 3x5 and 4x6 cards. The dividers seem to be sturdy.
March 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BonnieBoo classy but cannot stuff woth cards
I bought this to replace my black plastic card file box for my clients. The alphabet cards are too short & the 4 X 6 cards are taller so I used some old taller ones I had. I had to reduce the amount of cards I had so the top would close. Since the top is cut at an angle, you have to slide the index cards at an angle. The outside is very nice quality & I would still recommend it.
December 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer The perfect recipe box
I purchased this recipe box for a bridal shower for all of the guests to bring & share their favorite recipes w/ the bride. The alphabetical tabs made it quick and easy to put the recipes in the box in an organized matter. There is a slit on the top of the box to hold the recipe while you are cooking. This box is perfect and I would recommed it to anyone who needs one.
August 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by midnightrose115 Love it!
I print my own recipe cards on 4x6 cards, so it was really a challenge to find a box to coordinate with the cards I made, but this definitely fits the bill. It fits 4x6 cards just fine, and the dividers are a handy bonus. Arrived in perfect condition and it is exactly what I was hoping for. This is my first time shopping with The Container Store, but I will definitely be back! :D
April 2, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5Â by KatieInCalifornia Box arrived damaged, but got another
I ordered this box via the Internet, and it arrived broken. So I went to a local store to get it replaced. That worked out just fine.
However, it would have been nice if they had credited me the cost of shipping as well as the cost of the box since I wound up having to drive across town to be sure I got a sturdy box. :(
All that said, I do like the replacement box very much. It seems sturdy notwithstanding the damaged one that arrived initially.
November 16, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5Â by neatme too small
Love the container store but this item is not a recipe box. It is too small for 4 x 6 recipe cards with dividers. The divider tabs that come with don't show when used with 4 x 6 cards. Bought new recipe dividers at CS and couldn't close lid. Too bad. Still looking for new box.
November 5, 2010