The Bottom Line
- Well balanced
- Comfortable Handle
- Cool looking
- Designed for easy storage
- Small opening makes it hard to clean out debris
- Can't remove spout for cleaning
- 2.11 Gallon capacity
- Comes in four colors
- Comfortable, non-slip handle
- Spout rotates for easy storage
- Slim design which makes carrying easier
- Clear spout is designed so that you can see the water level
Guide Review - Container Garden Watering Can
Sometimes in the summer, I feel like all I do all day is water my container gardens and I have always been a big fan of big, old-fashioned, metal watering cans. That is until I got the OXO, Good Grips Pour and Store Watering Can.
When they say Good Grips; they aren't kidding. The grip is incredibly comfortable, which makes a big difference when lugging water around. I think this is the single most important feature of this watering can. It doesn't make your hand hurt. What a revelation! There is some padding and the circumference of the handle makes it comfortable, even if you are holding a full can for a long time.
I also found the watering can to be extremely well balanced, making it easier to get the water where you actually want it to go, instead of on your shoe for instance.
The "Pour and Store," also has a spout that you can easily rotate so it hugs the can part instead of sticking out. This makes it easier to store, particularly if you're keeping it inside a cabinet.
Now for the bad news. I don't know about you, but I get leaves and all sorts of debris in my watering cans. This is partly because I often scoop water out of an open rain barrel, so it might not be an issue for you. I'm also basically lazy, so I often leave my watering cans outside, instead of putting them away each time I use them (ok, I'll be honest I pretty much leave them out all summer), so stuff gets in them. The design of the watering can makes it difficult, though not impossible to get the leaves out once they get in. The hole on top isn't big enough to get your hand in and the spout doesn't come off.
That said, the comfort factor trumps the cleaning issues by a mile.