An ice bucket is a great tool to have on hand as New Year’s Eve approaches, and a cut glass or crystal ice bucket adds a touch of elegance to your beverage presentation. From an old world cut glass pattern to a sleek, smoothly shaped crystal container, a glass ice bucket always adds class to your bar. The ice buckets discussed below cost between $10 and $100 dollars, and are available in a variety of sizes. Multiple finishes, from smooth glass to cut crystal, from frosted to gold embossed, are mentioned as well.
10. Reed & Barton 6-Inch High Hamilton Crystal Ice Bucket with Stainless Steel Handle and Tongs
For smaller affairs, consider the Reed & Barton 6-Inch High Hamilton Crystal Ice Bucket with Stainless Steel Handle and Tongs an ideal tool at $93.18. The stainless steel handle pivots for easy filling and transfer, and the the tongs match the tone of the handle. An elegant cut crystal bucket perfectly sized for a small dinner party.
The Hamilton ice bucket is an ideal choice for a small bar at less than six inches wide by six inches high, but this four pound crystal ice bucket will look great and serve you well for years to come!
9. Crosby Marquis Ice Bucket
If you need a larger ice bucket for a special event, consider the Crosby Marquis Ice Bucket by Waterford, priced at $48.28. This pattern features a clean grid pattern of cut crystal and works with any other pattern of glassware or dishes. This solidly designed crystal ice bucket will hold up to 91 ounces of ice. You can also purchase drinkware to match, including old fashioned and martini style. Whether your ice bucket is glass or crystal, leave it at room temperature after using it, and hand wash it with a mild soap.
8. Marquis by Waterford Brookside Ice Bucket
Even simple ice will be gorgeous in the Marquis by Waterford Brookside Ice Bucket, sold for $40.10. Waterford crystal is known around the world as a beautiful and timeless product, and this ice bucket is no exception. The best glass ice buckets are those you can use for years to make holidays remarkable, and this bucket is a great investment for your bar and entertainment space. The Waterford ice bucket holds 74 ounces of space for ice and is available in clear and blue.
7. Cristal D’Arques Longchamp Diamax Glass Bucket
The best glass ice bucket for your home is the one you can use safely and keep for years. The Cristal D’Arques Longchamp Diamax Glass Bucket features a stainless steel handle that you can swing out of the way to fill the bucket, then easily carry the bucket with no risk of slipping. Renown for clarity and sparkle, due to its Diamax Glass, the Cristal D’Arques Longchamp is one of the largest buckets in this survey.
At six inches wide by nearly 12 inches tall, including the handle, it is available for $39.99. You will treasure this bucket!
6. Fitz and Floyd Luster Glass Ice Bucket
If a larger ice bucket is needed for your celebration, consider the gold-trimmed Fitz and Floyd Luster Glass Ice Bucket for $33.99. This piece features scrolled handles and a simple cylindrical shape with gold bubbles dotting the surface of the glass. For those who prefer the look of hammered gold, Fitz and Floyd also offer their Daphne Ice Bucket with a bottom border of patterned gold.
5. GAC Lead Crystal Glass Frosted Ice Bucket
The GAC Lead Crystal Glass Frosted Ice Bucket, sold for $24.99, is built with a double layer of glass at the bottom to reduce condensation. This hand made frosted crystal is created with a diamond cutting wheel for a clean, beautiful pattern. The GAC ice bucket is crystal leaded, and is six inches wide and six inches tall.
4. Godinger Dublin Crystal Ice Bucket
Fans of classic cut glass patterns will love the Godinger Dublin Crystal Ice Bucket. This pretty pattern features a classic cross-hatch pattern and has formed “ears” or easy to grasp handles for safe maneuvering and can serve to dispense ice or hold a chilling bottle of wine or champagne. The Godinger ice bucket is five pounds of crystal in a small package; six inches across and eight inches tall, and sells for $20.77. This bucket will be a beautiful addition to your bar for years to come.
3. Mikasa Revel Ice Bucket
Fans of new crystal designs will absolutely love the, sold for $19.95. The Revel features a heavy bottom and molded handles against a cylinder of vertical texture built to catch the light. Mikasa offers clear crystal in a heavy weight. The Revel bucket is six inches high and seven inches across, and offers plenty of room for ice while leaving space on your bar. Keep your crystal sparkling by hand-washing it gently and drying it with a lint-free towel for years of beauty and enjoyment.
2. Luminarc Arc International Bar Craft Island Ice Bucket with Copper Tongs
Fans of sleek, modern styling will love the Luminarc Arc International Bar Craft Island Ice Bucket with Copper Tongs for the terrific price of only $13.25. This heavy-bottomed ice bucket features a flared top lip. This lip acts as a striking design feature and a handle for easy movement.
The Luminarc ice bucket gives you a lot of space for ice without taking up a lot of room on the table or counter at only six inches wide. The copper tongs offer a splash of bright metal against the smooth, uncut glass.
1. Bormioli Rocco Moncayo Mini Ice Bucket with Tongs
The best glass ice buckets give the hostess easy to grab handles for safely moving your chilled beverage. Because glass can get a bit slippery when condensation forms, the Bormioli Rocco Moncayo Mini Ice Bucket with Tongs is a terrific choice. This durable ice bucket has a delicate cut glass pattern around the bottom. And will serve as an elegant ice dispensary. The Bormioli Rocco offers 32 ounces of room for ice in a small footprint and sells for $11.49. It also comes with tongs!
Conclusion about Glass Ice Buckets
The best glass ice bucket is the one that you will enjoy using and displaying.
Each host or hostess will have their own preferences and needs. Thus, the final recommendation I can offer is the Marquis by Waterford Crosby Ice Bucket.
You can use this piece to dispense ice or as a wine bottle chiller. The cost is exactly in the center of the price range. And by buying this piece, you’ll be purchasing quality crystal for long-term use.