Watering can comparison: practical models at a glance

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Watering cans come in many shapes, colors and materials. We show what you should look out for when buying a watering can and which variants are available.

The watering can is primarily intended to supply plants in the garden or in the room with water. But while the look of a watering can for indoor plants is very important – the can is also often seen as a room decoration – you should have one Watering can for the garden choose something more practical.

Basically, a distinction is first made between the size of the capacity: there are watering cans for the garden between round one liter and 15 liters. The larger the pot, the less often you have to run to the tap. However, one should not underestimate the weight. If you can’t or don’t want to carry that heavy, you should choose a compromise: watering cans with five liter capacity can be easily carried by any adult, even 10 liters should still be fine for most.

In addition to the size of the watering can, you should choose the material with care: there are usually watering cans for the garden Plastic and metal to choose from. The metal version is practical indestructible, looks visually appealing and lasts a lifetime – but is significantly heavier than the plastic counterpart. Plastic watering cans, on the other hand, eventually become porous and have to be replaced – not so ideal from an ecological point of view. are for Plastic watering cans very cheap.

What you should also look for in a watering can for the garden is one detachable shower head – so you remain more flexible in use.

In the following list we show you different ones Comparison of watering cans for the garden.

Comparison of watering cans for the garden

Top recommendation / metal Price tip / metal Top recommendation / plastic Price tip / plastic Design tip

CKB watering can

HRB zinc watering can

KADAX watering can

Geli watering can

Garden Tool Brothers British Can


With shower (rosette)

Shower removable


Galvanized steel, rosette made of brass

Galvanized steel



Steel, painted


1.5 liters, 5 liters, 10 liters

10 liters

2.5 liters, 5 liters, 10 liters, 12 liters, 15 liters

10 liters

9 litres

weather resistant

Rating at Amazon

4.3 out of 5 (approx. 57 ratings)

4.5 out of 5 (approx. 884 ratings)

4.4 out of 5 (approx. 360 ratings)

4.6 out of 5 (approx. 363 ratings)

4.4 out of 5 (approx. 28 ratings)

View at Amazon

about 53 euros

(To the shop)

about 24 euros

(To the shop)

about 13 euros

(To the shop)

about 11 euros

(To the shop)

about 60 euros

(To the shop)

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For this comparison, a CHIP specialist editor examined test reports from other publications as well as the most popular offers (“best sellers”) and customer opinions from online retailers. Based on this we made the product selection. When selecting the top devices, we focus on models with more than four stars and a reasonably high number of reviews. We have read a selection of customer reviews and selected devices that, based on our professional assessment, meet the needs of the users. The products have not been tested in the CHIP test center.

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