Gravy Boats That Stand the Test (And Taste) Of Time

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There are too many southern meals to not have a designated gravy boat for. Living in the south and not owning a gravy boat is like a broke college student not having their go-to baking pan for frozen pizza! From biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak, and mashed potatoes, gravy is the perfect sauce for a lot of meals.

Who said gravy boats needed to be fancy? While there are a few decadent options we love, like the below stoneware gravy boat, you don't need a Kate Spade New York gravy boat to feel at home. In fact, a simple porcelain gravy boat is enough to make every holiday dish taste better with a side of gravy. So get yourself a new gravy boat that will put all of your serveware to shame. As long as gravy is an accepted sauce for the meal you're eating, a sauce boat should have its spot on your dining table next to your salt and pepper shakers.

Best Gravy Boats for Thanksgiving (And Supper)

1. Le Creuset Marseille

Le Creuset has beautiful stoneware in a variety of colors. If you're in charge of the turkey gravy and it's not to someone's liking at Thanksgiving, at least they'll compliment you on your taste in dinnerware. It's dishwasher and oven-safe for a nice perk.

Yep, you read that right! The thermal resistance of -65ºf to 500ºf is safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler, and dishwasher. And thanks to the less than 1% porosity, it'll block moisture absorption, meaning you don't have to worry about cracking and rippling along the interior.

This trending option will be your favorite gravy boat.

2. KooK Gravy Boat and Tray

This 2-piece gravy boat set is perfect for messes on the Thanksgiving table. The matching saucer will keep your tablecloth clean! Also, if you're not into colorful dinnerware, a white gravy boat will surely match your dishware. No need to warm up your gravy in a saucepan, the gravy boat is microwave safe making this one versatile piece of tableware. The $24 ceramic gravy bowl is also dishwasher and and freezer safe.

The bestseller is Amazon's Choice for gravy bowls, meaning customers can't stop raving about it. Check out this review from Jo.

3. Cuisinox Stainless Steel Gravy Boat

Impress your dinner party guests with a sleek and shiny gravy boat. It's under $14 and dishwasher safe.

This is a great option for gravy lovers who steer far from classic china gravy boats. I know it's not something Grandma would probably have in her antique-style kitchen, but this gravy boat speaks to millennials who still appreciate their southern staples.

Maria gave it a five-star review and wrote, "This gravy boat is large enough for 12 The guests at the table. It is beautiful and it comes with a ladle to match. The stainless steel is strong that I have resolved the problem of broken ceramic gravy boats."

4. Bezrat Large Gravy Sauce Boat

You can have this glass gravy boat for under $11. It's durable, and customers love it. But don't limit it to just gravy. Use it to serve salad dressings and your favorite condiments. It's basically a serving bowl of delicious sauces, y'all.

The glass boat is stylish enough for any kind of kitchen and home decor theme. Customers love that it looks heavy-duty but isn't too heavy. No one wants to drop the gravy boat!

5. Royal Albert Old Country Roses Gravy Boat

The flowers bring me back to hanging out in my grandma's kitchen. Roses on cookware and dishware are a staple theme in a southerner's kitchen. But, honestly, this one is so pretty that I would leave it out in the dining room as tabletop decor.

The $80 boat is pricey, but that's the price you pay for gorgeous bone china from Royal Albert. Please, don't even think about throwing this in the dishwasher. Handwash this so it'll last forever. I mean, just look at that nice 22-carat gold trim!

Now, all of these gravy boats are lovely, but if I see gravy in a country-themed boat, I'm betting it's one of the best recipes I'll ever have. So pour some delicious gravy from the spout, or get a matching ladle for serving.

This post was originally published in October 2019.