Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 19
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Janet Dysfunctional Design -- Did they test it on real flats of seedlings??
I do not understand the five-star ratings some people gave the Fiskars 1.6- liter black watering can. The traditional watering can spout is attached very low down on the body of the can, whereas the Fiskars can has it attached very high up. This has serious consequences for effective functioning. You have to tip the Fiskars can far over in order to get flow. But then the flow is copious and the spout puts out a flood of water. This would just wash out my flower, vegetable, and especially succulent seedlings planted in flats. The flow issue is exacerbated by the awful rose design: if you keep the rose in the holes-up configuration, the flow is straight out the large hole, so you can't produce a "gentle rain" effect. But if you keep the rose in the holes-down configuration, the flow is very large over a limited area, i.e., only the bottom half of the holed surface. If you tilt the can further over to distribute the flow evenly over the whole holed surface, some of the water goes into the large hole. The reason for using a watering can instead of a sprayer is that you want a significant volume per unit time, which a sprayer does not provide; the reason for using a watering can instead of a hose is that you get more control of the water flow and spread. The Fiskars all-or-nothing design defeats both of these purposes. I can pour better into my pots with just a gallon milk jug. I have trouble believing that any experienced garden person actually tested the design before it was put into production. (I am a registered professional engineer and I am of the opinion that production of a cheap "good enough that a lot of people will never know the difference" design occurs pretty often.) I promptly returned the Fiskars can I bought and have had to resume my search for an equivalent of my wonderful old Dramm can, which after perhaps 16 years and several patches is finally crumbling irretrievably due to sun exposure; the new Dramms are not the same since they too have cheaped out. I suspect the black color of the Fiskars can will cause it to deteriorate even faster than my beloved Dramm did. In short, I advise everybody to look for a watering can that actually does what a watering can should do, unlike this Fiskars model.
October 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LoriW I DIDN'T LIKE IT UNTIL I ADJUSTED ONE SMALL THING
Dear manufacturer: Your design is terrible. If I wanted the ability to pour water I could've just remove the spout tip. BUT FOUND A WORK-AROUND (more on that in a second). If you try to use it straight-on (positioned how it appears in the photo), you'll partially sprinkle/pour water onto your fragile seedlings! This was TRULY frustrating. The tag has some info, but doesn't show the odd angle they expect you to use it at (but my photo does). The orange tip must be tilted left or right. It's not a simple tilt either (you must line it up correctly). And you can hardly see the imprinted markings in the plastic letting you know which way is which. USING A WATERING CAN SHOULDN'T BE SO FRUSTRATING. Who wants to sit there squinting at it, trying to figure out which way to twist it? And it's the black spout (not the orange cap) that you twist unfortunately. After LOTS of frustration, I took the tip off the spout and saw the orange plastic piece inside with a hole on one side and solid plastic on the other (see photos). I managed to SET IT HOW I WANT (SPRINKLE ONLY) by doing the following: 1)Take tip off, 2)Notice how it's half orange solid plastic / half hole, 3)Put it back on the long nozzle and turn it just a bit, 4)Take it off again to see if you managed to get the black outer plastic lined up with the orange piece inside! Now I can finally use it like a normally watering can! I may glue it in place because bumping it causes it to be out of position again. I don't have any potted plants, but if you do and don't mind a hassle - then I guess this is for you. At least it doesn't gush water like the cheaper $4.88 green one Home Depot sells. That's why I chose this, as Home Depot had no other options. I'm glad I CAN NOW USE THE SPOUT STRAIGHT!
April 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GardenGuyTX Can't adjust for UP-SHOWER for seedlings or tender plants
This watering can does have easy fill and easy pour with one hand.
The big design flaw is not using the classic shower head. In the classic shower head you can point the shower downward or upward. Pointing the shower upward softens the flow.
In this unit you can only point the shower head down. If you try to rotate it for up-shower you get a hard stream as you would without a head.
July 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by exUPSman Great can, poor top!
This is a nice watering can. After some use though, the top yellow part of the spout (the piece with the holes in it) kept falling off. I had to glue it back together. Additionally, if you swing can side to side while pouring, entire spout falls off(also had to glue that on). Very bad design on spout. Also quite pricey, almost $10 for a plastic watering can. Love the old all one piece can Home Depot used to carry for under $4.
May 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by amfh It's OK
It's OK, but two things I didn't like:
1. Why an odd capacity like 1.6 gallons? Most soluable fertilizers have rations of 1 tbls to one gallon, OR 1.5 tbls to 1 or 2 gallons.
2. Why isn't the capacity iimprinted somewhere on the product? I had to come look it up on the Home Depot site (my husband bought this for me, so I did not know).
I'll make it work, but I kind of hope it breaks soon so I can get a different kind.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeanieb Attractive Watering Can
The off-set opening on this watering can does make it very easy to fill! You do need to follow the directions and line up the arrows for the sprinkling attachment or you will not get the sprinkling effect. It's a very attractive watering can and a nice size - not too big - not too small.
March 4, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HalVa2015 Worst watering can I ever owned
This thing is without a doubt the most poorly designed watering can I'v ever owned! It's called "Easy Pour" but should be called "Very Poor" instead. The head is cheaply made, when you set the can down empty it tips over forward and won't sit level. It doesn't matter how you adjust the head, water just pours out of the hole. If you turn it sideways to try and keep the water from flowing out of the hole it just comes out everywhere. This is a very poorly designed product and I'm surprised at the good reviews posted here! I returned mine to Home Depot and got my money back. Bought a much cheaper watering can and it works perfectly. Bad design, don't buy it..
August 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveVA Versatile watering can, easy to use
Most of the common water can problems have been solved with this one. The offset filling hole alleviates the problem of squeezing a spigot or hose in between the can handle and hole. Filling it from the side is rather easy.
The can itself is nice and lightweight. The rotating spigot is a nice touch. A quick turn changes the pour from rain shower to direct pour. The direct pour saves time with dragging a hose around to the plant. I was worried at how tightly the watering head was secured to the spout. It has held well so far. It has taken me a little while to get used to how quickly the can pours once tilted.
Overall, a great watering can!
April 12, 2015