Looking for a trusty metal watering can that works well and looks great? Here are some top picks.
Metal watering cans have largely lost favor when compared to their plastic counterparts over the years, but if you care about how things look or you want to have a classically appealing garden, then a metal watering can is a must-have. Plastic works well, but it’s not build to last and, let’s face it, it rarely looks very nice.
Here are some handsome, high performance metal watering cans that you can buy for the long run.
Outdoor Metal Watering Cans
Watering cans for outdoor gardens are large (a gallon or more) and they pour water in a spread-out pattern so you can wet the root system of a plant, not just the bottom of the stem. These watering cans are too large and too in-exact for use inside and are generally made of tougher materials as well as weather-resistant coatings.
Behrens 208 2-Gallon Steel Watering Can
If you are in the market for a classic galanized steel watering can, go no further. The Behrens steel watering can comes in 2, 2.5, and 3 gallon sizes, so it’ll be a larger, heavier can, but it a working watering can that is designed to do a job, not just look good (which it does anyway).
Tierra Garden Traditional Metal Watering Can
If you want a stylish, large metal watering can then you can do a whole lot worse than the Tierra Garden 2 gallon metal can. The 2 gallon size means lots of watering capacity, but a heavier lift — about 18 pounds when full. It has a handsome tapered design that is tip-resistant and stable while your carry it. Also the diffuser can unscrew for cleaning debris from the pouring zone.
- Size: 2 gallons
- Material: Powder-coated galvanized steel
YourJoy Galvanized Steel Watering Can
This 1 gallon galvanized steel watering can from YourJoy is probably exactly what you have in mind. It pairs a classic looking galvanized steel with copper-colored highlights on both handled and the end of the spout. And that metal diffuser piece is important, this is where every (and I do mean every) plastic watering can I buy breaks, so having full metal is a nice upgrade.
If the farmhouse galvanized steel look isn’t for you, this watering can is also sold in glossy green, copper, and full black.
This watering can has a large mouth for easy, quick filling with either a hose or rain catch bucket and no plastic parts. The top handle is adjustable which means storage is easy and pouring isn’t too bad on your wrists.
Importantly, the spout end is removal. This is a critical feature which enables you to easily clean larger debris from the diffuser before they restrict your pouring flow.
- Size: 1 gallon
- Material: Steel
- Finishes: Green, galvanized (grey), black, copper
Chance To Save Money: The Yourjoy metal can seems to be the same model as the Cesun metal watering can, so you can price compare them and see which one is the better deal. They don’t have the same colors so you will need to shop around and see which you prefer.