Chic Haws water can
The Haws Mini Watering Can—known in the UK as the Fazely Flow One Pint—is the only watering can we tried that was beloved by all four of our family. It’s easy to fill in most sinks, and it’s balanced and comfortable to hold. And water pours out in a smooth stream that isn’t too forceful for delicate plants. It was easy to maneuver the Haws’s spout in between big leaves to reach the soil near the roots; this allowed us to wet almost as many plants—with less water—as when we used some of the larger cans that were too aggressive. We think this is because of the Haws’s curved spout, which slows down the water flow and gives better aim. This can doesn’t drip, and it’s so easy to control: My 9-year-old daughter, who frequently poured water on herself during testing, used this model with reckless abandon, never overwatering the plants or her clothes. My mom loved it, too. “If I had a thriving little herb garden on my kitchen counter,” she said, “this would be perfect.” The Haws also looks fantastic—handsome enough to display. It’s an heirloom-quality can from an old English brand, something you keep for decades because it works so well and looks so good as it ages—like this vintage copper version from the 1950s. My British husband asked for the Haws Mini for watering his office plants. And my mom said that even though the gold “Crafted in England” sticker “did not influence my decision” to buy it for him, it certainly didn’t hurt. We tested the moss green version, which is powder-coated steel, and there is also a copper version (which costs about 50% more). Haws also has amassed decades of loyal users and great reviews for its larger metal cans, and this added to our confidence in making this a pick.