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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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