If you’d like to add a little zest to plain water, or are trying to move away from drinking sweet juices or sodas, the best water infuser pitchers can help you add delicious, fresh flavor to water so you’ll actually want to drink it. But, since water infuser pitchers come in a couple different styles and a few different materials, there are a few things you'll want to know as you shop.
When shopping for a water infuser pitcher, you’ll first want to consider the material. In general, you’ll have a choice of glass or plastic, and each offers different benefits. Glass pitchers won’t absorb flavors or colors, but it’s important to choose one made from borosilicate. This material is shatter- and chip-resistant, and can be used to infuse cold and hot water. If you prefer plastic, look for a dishwasher-safe design, and make sure it can withstand high temperatures if you want to infuse with hot water.
Your pitcher’s filter design can impact how versatile it is. While many pitchers have a perforated filter insert that attaches to the lid, these are best for infusing water with cut fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Anything smaller will sneak through the cracks and make their way into your glass. If you don’t like any particles in your water or are looking to infuse your water with something smaller, look for a pitcher with a small mesh filter. Another benefit of this? You’ll be able to use your pitcher to make loose tea and even coffee.
Scroll on for the best water infuser pitchers, which will help you make tasty flavored water you’ll be happy to drink.
1. The Overall Best Water Infuser Pitcher
- Available sizes: 35 ounces, 50 ounces, and 64 ounces
You’d be hard pressed to find a more versatile and convenient water infuser pitcher than this option from Hiware. Made from thick, shatterproof borosilicate glass with a stainless steel filter and lid, this pitcher can stand up to dings when filling it up at the sink, and is heat resistant up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning you can use boiling water if you want to make hot infusions. The Hiware’s stainless steel filter is made from fine mesh, similar to the kind found on a French press, which sits snugly in the neck of the pitcher to strain out any particles from infused waters — or even ground coffee or loose tea. This design also allows you to pack the pitcher full of ingredients, so you can maximize the flavor of your water. An ergonomic handle makes pouring comfortable. While the wide opening of the pitcher and included brush make hand-washing easy, the Hiware is also dishwasher safe. It comes in three sizes.
Helpful review: “This is a beautiful pitcher and works really well. I have used it every day for weeks infusing water and it has become a game changer and has greatly increased my intake of water. I drink an entire pitcher a day, my daily requirement. I don’t like water and this does the trick so healthily.”
2. A Plastic Pitcher With Accessories
- Available sizes: 68 ounces
MAMI WATA’s beverage-making kit includes a 2-liter pitcher (68 ounces) as well as a silicone ice ball maker, and two filters. The pitcher itself is made from Tritan, a BPA-free plastic that has the look of glass while being durable and much lighter in weight (though similar in weight to borosilicate glass). The material is also heat-, shatter-, and scratch-resistant, and won’t absorb flavors or colors, no matter what you are infusing or using the pitcher to hold. Two cylindrical filters offer different levels of straining, with one allowing some fine particles to make their way into your glass and another fine mesh filter that better contains contents, including loose teas and ground coffee. The pitcher’s curved handle has a button that releases beverages for pouring, and the slim design takes up minimal space on the door of most refrigerators.
Helpful review: "This is a great product. I brewed green tea and let it cool and put strawberries in the diffuser and chilled it in the refrigerator, delicious! I also keep lemons & oranges in the diffuser with ice cold water and my husband and teen daughter loves it. Refreshing and calorie free! Easy to assemble and disassemble. Easy to clean, fits perfectly in the refrigerator door too. Very refreshing to have fresh water (I use bottled water) with fresh fruit."
3. The Best Large-Capacity Water Infuser Pitcher
- Available sizes: 45 ounces, 50 ounces, 60 ounces, 70 ounces, 93 ounces, and 112 ounces
If you need an extra-large pitcher, this pitcher from Prodyn comes in 70-, 93-, and 112-ounce sizes. The BPA-free acrylic pitcher is lightweight and has a simple, user-friendly design. The clear mesh filter holds a generous amount of ingredients, and screws into the underside of the pitcher’s lid securely.
Perforations down the length of the filter allow water to flow through ingredients, and the pitcher can be refilled with water multiple times to maximize the flavor of whatever you have in the filter. Prodyn’s design is ideal for anyone who wants to strictly make water infused with fruit, vegetables, and fresh herbs, and though the design is not dishwasher safe, the pitcher’s wide opening allows for easy cleaning and drying by hand.
Helpful review: "I love this fruit infusion pitcher. I fill it with whatever is in my fridge and the water is always delicious. Now my leftover fresh lemons, limes, apples and ginger, etc are not wasted anymore! I drink more water each day because of this pitcher."
Also, Great: This Water Bottle Infuser For On The Go
- Available sizes: 32 ounces
Looking for a way to bring your flavorful infused water creations on the go? This 32-ounce sport bottle from OMORC has a removable filter rod that can be packed with your favorite ingredients, and a leak-proof lid that prevents contents from spilling if you stash it in a bag or use it while in motion. The bottle is made from BPA-free Tritan, so it’s very durable and resistant to shattering. The bottle’s anti-slip thumb grip will help you hold it securely, even if you’re perspiring, and a release button on the lid can be controlled with your thumb, making it super efficient and quick to hydrate no matter what you’re doing.
This water bottle can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but if you prefer to do it by hand, a cleaning brush is included to help you reach the very bottom of the bottle. A bonus recipe guide is also included to inspire you, and it’s available in seven colors.
Helpful review: "I used to buy infused water from the grocery store when it was on sale but it still seemed like a lot of money for what I got. This sport infuser water bottle was just what I was looking for. I can use just about any fruit and combination to get just the right taste. It is easy to load and has a nice feel, it also arrived quickly. I'm very happy with the purchase and use it every day."