The 10 Best Sugar Bowls

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in July of 2019. Perfect for a coffee or tea station, a sugar bowl provides an attractive way to keep sweeteners safely contained and close at hand while making it easy to dole out the proper amount to food and drinks. Here you'll find selections constructed out of everything from stainless steel and porcelain to hardwearing stoneware, and many come with a matching spoon to make dispensing even more simple. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Le Creuset Pot

2. Kook Large

3. Lenox Meadow

Editor's Notes

July 15, 2019:

For this list, we gathered sugar bowls crafted from porcelain, glass, stainless steel, ceramics, and stoneware, so there's something to suit an array of tastes and needs. We prioritized aesthetics, durability, capacity, design, price, and whether or not the bowl came with a spoon.

For those who live in a humid climate or are worried about ants, selections that make a tight seal (IE - Kook Large, Fuyu Ceramic Colorful) are the way to go, however, be aware that most designs come with notches for spoons, so they're never truly airtight. The Newness Multi-Purpose is ideal for cubes or rock sugar, and fits in well with a midcentury design, while the Portmeirion Botanic Garden and Lenox Meadow both make lovely additions to garden and botanically inspired breakfast sets, with the latter being a great supplement to an English tea set that may not have come with a sugar bowl.

The Le Creuset Pot commands our number one spot because it is extremely hardwearing and built to last for years, in addition to being attractive and capable of standing up to freezing, broiling, baking, dishwashing, and microwaving. It's also multipurpose enough to hold a wide variety of condiments and comes with a matching spoon that is also of excellent quality. We point this out because as a rule, many sugar pots come with spoons that are acrylic or of lesser quality than the main bowl.

Special Honors

Anna Caffe by Arte Italica Handmade in Italy by Italian artisans using the highest quality Italian pewter and glass, the Anna Caffe Sugar with Spoon is adorned with a delicate pattern meant to imitate vintage lace. It features a transparent middle that allows the owner to view its contents, as well as a tapered lid with a notch for the included pewter spoon. This item can only be washed gently by hand.

Villeroy-Boch Old Luxembourg Renowned European porcelain and ceramic producer Villeroy-Boch has created pieces for the Vatican, the Titanic, and New York's Holland Tunnel. Modeled after the company's first tableware pattern introduced over 250 years ago, the eight-ounce Old Luxembourg Sugar Bowl is made from premium porcelain with deep blue floral imagery and is safe for the microwave and dishwasher.

The Maison Bernardaud Notably expensive and based in Limoges, France, The Maison Bernardaud sources luxury dinnerware from renowned designers and contemporary artists in addition to creating their own bespoke items by leveraging over a century of expertise in porcelain-making. They offer high-end pieces with clean lines and subtle designs that are just as adept at keeping light and moisture away from sugar as they are elegant and attractive.

4. Portmeirion Botanic Garden

5. Fuyu Ceramic Colorful

6. Vencer Thickened

7. 77L Home and Kitchen

8. Newness Multi-Purpose

9. HIC Cat Fine White

10. Mud Pie White

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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