PItchers have multiple purposes: ice tea, lemonade, margaritas, beer, you get the idea. Each of the pitchers are small enough to fill and be able to pour, but large enough you won’t have to refill it constantly. Putting a pitcher on the table keeps the host/hostess from running back and forth to keep their guest’s thirst quenched. The handles are beefy enough to handle being picked up repeatedly and strong enough to keep from breaking under the stress of pouring and getting bumped. When you’re done, put it into the dishwasher and then onto the counter to hold the flowers your guests will present you for having such a nice evening.