If you enjoy cold drinks or serve chilled drinks during indoor and outdoor parties, a well-made ice bucket will benefit you in many ways. They, for instance, help to keep drinks chilled without spills or unsightly messes. They are also excellent for service ice, serving champagne and comparable drinks, and hosting successful outdoor and indoor parties overall, without spending a hefty amount of money. If you are shopping for a new bucket and want value for your money, our picks of the 10 best in 2015 are:
10. Oggi with Flip Lid
Oggi is a well-built bucket made of heavy-duty stainless steel. It is rust resistant, keeps ice cool for long, and has an innovative acrylic flip top that prevents spills and messes and keeps ice cooler for long. Its double-wall design is dent-proof. It is also easy to clean, aesthetic, and comes with a durable stainless steel ice scoop that comes in handy when hosting outdoor social parties. For those with a tight budget this ice bucket is affordable, durable, and low maintenance than comparable models.
9. Plastic OXO Good Grips with Ice Tongs
If you are shopping for a new ice bucket and do not mind having a plastic accessory in your home, OXO good grips is one of the best to buy. The heavy-duty plastic used to make it is durable. It is shatter-resistant, lacks contaminants such as phthalates and BPA, and retains heat better than most expensive stainless steel models, and is relatively easy to clean using a soft sponge soap and water. OXO Good Grips is cheap, has soft grips for easier lifting and carrying, and a novel internal moat that separates melted water from ice to retain its core temperature. Other desirable attributes are its novel locking switch that prevents spills and handy tongs grabbing store ice easily.
8. Dedalo Bormioli Bucket with Tongs
Bormioli Rocco Group has a history of manufacturing some of the most eye-catching glass accessories for home and commercial use. Dedalo, for instance, is a large 30-1/2-ounce ice bucket optimized for regular usage. Even though made of glass, it is surprisingly light, durable, and dishwasher safe. It is also eye-catching, comes with a set of durable tongs, and stores solid ice for long, for an enjoyable party experience. Bormioli Dedalo is Italian made, affordable, and ideal for daily use.
7. Imperial Home
While Imperial Home is not as large as some products highlighted herein (two quarts), it is one of the most functional models with several innovative features. Its double-walled stainless steel construction, for instance, is durable, dent-proof, and maintains the temperature of ice well when it is in use. It is also rust proof, food safe, and had elegant hammered patterns on the side that ease lifting and transportation without it slipping and falling. This bucket is dishwasher-safe and holds up to 2-quarts of ice.
6. Lenox Tuscany
Talking about the top 10 best ice buckets reviews, only a few models rival this classic Tuscany stainless steel model by Lenox. It is 9-1/4-inches by 10-1/4 inches in size, has a stylish tarnish-free construction, and ring detailing that improve grip when serving ice and or cold drinks. It is durable, does not condense water, and hand and machine-washable. You get a lifetime replacement warranty with each purchase.
5. OXO Good Grips and Tongs Set
OXO Good Grips is a 4-quart capacity silver-themes steel ice bucket with an attractive brushed finishing. Its double wall construction is durable. It keeps ice cold, prevents outer condensation, and has well-built bottom channels that catch melted ice, leaving whole ones for use. This bucket is dishwasher safe. It has a secure and easy access flip top lid, a non-slip base, and a non-slip grip on handle that eases usage. You also get a durable tong set that you can use to serve ice during parties.
4. IMPULSE Tortoise
Made of handcrafted glass, Impulse is an aesthetic tortoise-themed ice bucket that ships decorated with lavish brown spots. It is durable, dishwasher safe, and has comfortable carrying handles that come in handy when serving ice. Although cheap, this bucker is sophisticated, classy, and ideal for use indoors and outdoors.
3. Oggi 7440 Ice and Wine Bucket
Oggi 7440 is an affordable wine and ice bucket made if durable stainless steel. It is stylish, features a durable flip top lid that retains temperature and prevents spills, and a large capacity design that accommodates four quarts of ice. Oggi 7440 is hand washable and comes with a durable and ready to use pair of tongs.
2. Winco WB-8 Wine Bucket
With an internal capacity of 8-quarts, Winco WB-8 is a large and well-designed wine bucket that offers value for money. The stainless steel material used to manufacture it is durable, dent proof, and well insulated. It is also easy to clean, grips well for easier transportation, and is currently one of the most reliable and trusted models in 2015.
1. Godinger Dublin
As per our review, Godinger Dublin by Godinger is currently the best product in this niche. It is stylish, holds drinks and ice reliably, and works as an excellent wine cooler for hosting small and medium-size parties. It is also durable and easy to clean.