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The Best Water Pitchers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. And though we’ve written about the best water bottles, water glasses, and even alkaline water machines on Amazon before, here, we’re going deep on the best water pitchers on Amazon, according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best glass water pitcher

Circleware Windowpane Glass 8 Cup Water Pitcher With Handle

“This is a great little pitcher! So cute and it shows off colorful drinks so nicely. Nice and sturdy with good, quality glass. The handle doesn’t slip. Good pour with only the very slightest drip at the end … Really nice pitcher at a great price.”

Best glass water pitcher with plastic lid

Luminarc Quadro 1.7-Liter Pitcher

“LOVE these pitchers and have several for various beverages. Very streamlined design and [they] look and fit great in my fridge and [on a] buffet when entertaining. Heavy and study glass, holds two quarts perfectly. I like the lid’s versatility: open for pouring straight, or if you have ice cubes or fruit, turn it and it will ‘strain’ the liquid … Great year-round use, from outdoor get-togethers to holiday functions.”

Best glass water pitcher with airtight lid

Bormioli Rocco Hermetic Seal Glass Pitcher With Lid and Spout, 68 Ounce

“I buy raw milk in half-gallon Mason jars and was looking for a glass pitcher that was airtight, with a spout and had a wide enough neck to be able to fit my hand in to clean. This is the perfect jug! I can’t express enough how happy I am with this purchase. The glass is thick and sturdy, the lid is airtight with a removable rubber ring for cleaning, and it fits perfect in my fridge. Exactly what I was looking for.”

Best glass water pitcher for hot or cold liquids

Hiware 68 Ounces Glass Pitcher With Lid and Spout

“A glass pitcher that can take boiling water! I have been searching for several years to replace a similar pitcher I accidentally dropped on the floor and smashed. This is a nice size for making hot tea in the morning for the entire family, and I can serve it right from the pitcher. I also use it to brew hot tea to eventually make into iced tea. I let the tea cool to room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator. The top fits snugly, but not so tight that it is a battle to get it off. The handle, which looks like it is too thin, is PERFECT for your hand, and it holds the weight of the pitcher full with liquid. I have been using this every day since it arrived and I might just buy another as a backup … If this ever cracked, I’d glue it and use it to grow herbs on the patio or something. I am simply THRILLED with this product.”

Best glass water carafe with stopper

Bormioli Rocco Giara Bottle, 33.75-Ounce, Blue

“Finally, a great way to serve my home carbonated water. While I am enjoying our SodaStream (no more lugging crates of bottled water home), I really hate the ugly plastic bottles they provide for their system. I still need to use those plastic bottles to create the carbonation, but easy to pour the sparkling water into these glass bottles without losing the fizz. The bottles are very attractive, suitable for the table with guests, and a pleasure to use.”

Best glass water pitcher with self-closing lid

Hiware 35 Oz. Glass Carafe With Stainless Steel Silicone Flip-top Lid

“As advertised, it is drip-free. Also very solid; will not tip over. The self-closing ‘flip-top’ lid makes it very convenient to pour without having to unscrew a lid. Easy to grip and pour. It is very attractive and stylish sitting out on the table. We love it and use it daily for a water pitcher, but are considering buying more for juice, tea, etc.”

Best acrylic water pitcher with airtight lid

Takeya Patented and Airtight Pitcher, 1 Quart

“I received this pitcher about a week ago and so far, I’m loving it. The reason I bought this was because an old water pitcher I’d been using (which was bought only a month prior!) began to have this bizarre, plasticky smell that was seeping into the taste of the water. I found this on Amazon and I couldn’t be happier. It’s very easy to clean; I don’t have to painfully shove my hand into the pitcher to clean it out. It doesn’t have hard-to-clean places at all … The lid fits on very securely; it screws on and depending on how you’ve screwed it on, it becomes airtight to prevent any spilling and opens to allow water to pass through. This thing is seriously sturdy. I’m very clumsy and I’ve already knocked this over about ten times. It holds up to abuse and hasn’t spilled a single drop! I would highly recommend this pitcher. It’s high quality, doesn’t leak, and is easy to clean.”

Best space-saving water pitcher

Komax Tritan Clear Large (2 Quart) Pitcher With Green Lid

“This is an absolutely outstanding product. After I got it and tried it out, I ordered a second one. They make them in orange and green, so I got one of each. I’m seriously considering a third. They are that good … The pitcher is square with rounded corners. This allows it to fit on a fairly narrow refrigerator shelf while taking up the least amount of space possible. It is slightly larger than two quarts so that you don’t have to fill it all the way up to the rim. The molded-in handle is small, but effective. It is designed to stick out from the pitcher as little as possible, again to save space. The silicone gasket is grippy, but not so much that you can’t get the lid off. I shake my lemonade to mix it, and it works fine with no leaking. I do put my hand over the pour spout cover and lid while shaking as a precaution. The pour spout stays back when opened, even while pouring. This is important. If you’ve ever used a pitcher with a floppy pour-spout cover that tries to close while pouring and makes a big mess, you will appreciate this one. I can’t think of anything I would change to improve this pitcher, and that’s a rare thing. Maybe a third color choice in case I want another one. Purple would be nice.”

Best plastic water pitcher with locking spout

QuickPour Airtight Pitcher With Locking Spout

“This is a great pitcher! It’s very slim, so it can fit into the door or narrow spots in the fridge. The lid comes off for easy cleanup. The pour spout works very well, no dripping so far. The size is very deceiving, it holds over two quarts of liquid, yet it looks smaller than my two-quart pitcher. The seal is tight and did not leak when I placed the pitcher on its side. The handle is comfortable to hold and allows for one-handed pouring. I also like the fact that this is BPA-free.”

Best water filter pitcher

Brita Large 10 Cup Everyday Water Pitcher With Filter

“I had previously owned a Brita pitcher (about five years ago) and didn’t care for it. It was complicated to use, water often spilled everywhere, black particles always ended up in our water, and it didn’t seem like it was making much of a difference. Because of this, I was very hesitant to give another pitcher a try. However, I recently started drinking A LOT of water and needed something that kept my water nice and cold. I chose this pitcher because of the high rating, and I’m so happy that I did. I love it. I refill the entire thing multiple times a day. My water is always filtered nicely with no sign of particles or cloudiness. It filters quickly and doesn’t spill when pouring. It does its job nicely and simply.”

Best water pitcher with fruit infuser

Prodyne Big Fruit Infusion Pitcher, 3.5 Quart

“We LOVE IT! We’ve tried strawberries, lime, blackberries, peach, raspberries, and combinations of these to make fabulous drinks. Some fruits take longer than others. Strawberries start [flavoring water] within an hour of being placed in, but other fruits such as peaches may take up to a couple of days … And what else is awesome about this pitcher? The infusion column screws in and out of the pitcher top, so you could use the pitcher without the infusion part at all. Also, it doesn’t have to be water. It could be juice for a fruit-flavored concoction, or tea. This little pitcher has so many options, is EXTREMELY sturdy, and is such a great price — it would be hard not to be pleased! We are already thinking of getting a second one so that one can be ‘infusing’ while we enjoy the other.”

Best porcelain water pitcher

Lenox Opal Innocence Carved Pitcher

“Great size pitcher and very nice product. I love the design, it is easily matched to my French country décor.”

Best stainless-steel water pitcher

VonShef Water Pitcher With Ice Guard, 60 Ounces

“My co-workers and I were at a restaurant in Seattle, and water was served in this pitcher. I really liked the style of the pitcher for its simple beauty and sculptural, artistic elegance. I asked the waiter where they got the pitcher, and he told me they bought the pitchers from Amazon. I was so happy to find them … It was such a good deal, and so worth the price, that I bought another one to give as a Christmas gift. So unique! I am very happy with this purchase.”

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The 13 Best Water Pitchers, According to Amazon Reviewers