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The 2-quart pail I ordered developed rust spots inside the bucket the first time it was washed, before I even had a chance to use it! The stainless plating on the inside of the bucket is actually flaking off. I have Nigerian Dwarf milk goats and these small buckets are the perfect size for milking, but I can't use it because of the rust.
"Works for me for dairy"
I use the smaller buckets for collecting the milk of smaller dairy does. Nifty bucket. It is stainless steel, with rounded bottom - no crevices -- a proper milk-handling design. Dairy buckets need to be cleaned as soon as they are emptied, sometimes with a little acid-wash in the rinse(vinegar or citric acid powder put into the rinse water) and immediately dried. Even my very expensive heavy-duty dairy buckets need to be emptied, washed before crud dries on them, rinsed and dried before putting away - every time they are used. Steel will rust -- protect that quality dairy surface by keeping them dry. Oxygen and water will destroy any dairy bucket. These are thin stainless steel, and lightweight. For the price, it is a good deal. Heavier weight and fancier buckets are so much more expensive. I wanted to give it a 4 stars because my ideal bucket is heavy weight, but I don't have $150 for the heavy steel bucket, so honestly -- these are worth 7 stars for the proper shape, design, and price. Treat with care, and they should last you many many seasons of dairying. :)
I bought 10 2qt SS buckets and have had them in use for about a week now with washing them every other day. Several of them actually get to set out and dry in-between uses. I went to change out a bucket with a little crud in the bottom of it with a clean bucket and water and noticed that the bucket I had drying over night had already started to rust where the handle braces were attached to the bucket but on the INSIDE of the bucket, not the outside of it. I am not impressed with these buckets rusting this soon and with no mistreatment or abuse to them.
I'm still using the one I bought when I first got goats about 6 years ago. Every now and then I scrub it with baking soda and it shines like new again.
Great bucket! I've owned and used mine for 2 years now and it's in the same condition as the day I bought it.
I am not the least bit satisfied with my purchase. I noticed for one that it looked different from what was shown on the web-site, but decided to give it a try. I used it to milk my goat on Tuesday evening, Wed morning, & evening. Wednesday evening I soaked it overnight using Dawn dish detergent. The next day I noticed the water was discolored. There were little rust chips all though the inside of the pail and little rust spots.
I bought a couple of these for milking my la mancha goats. They are perfect. Just the right size, easy to clean and sanitize. Whoever designed these must have a milking operation. HIGHLY recommend them!
Love these buckets. The smallest one used to even fit a No. 10 can lid. would snap on perfectly. The newest one i bought doesnt fit now. Just the tiniest bit of change. Now i am sad. I so wanted lids for these.
"Perfect milking buckets!!"
I searched high and low online and decided to order these for milking buckets-- They are IDEAL and this is the best price on the web for them. They are easy to sanitize in the dishwasher, the surface doesn't accumulate milk stone deposits, there are no seams for bacteria to get caught in, and the lip of the bucket isn't rolled over (again, bacteria trap!) The 2 quart size is perfect for smaller goats like nigerians, the 6 quart would be good for a larger producer like a nubian or sanaan, or a gallon a day cow like a dexter. For a heavy producing cow I would go with the largest size. I can also attest to their sturdiness, this year I was training a couple milk cows and these buckets took a few solid kicks to the bucket and didn't even dent. I will always buy and recommend these buckets to others.
I bought 4 of the 6 qt buckets for my kennel. the buckets have been exposed to all sorts of weather, even below zero. They are still as good as the day I purchased them. Would highly recommend these buckets for dogs or any place a good bucket is needed.
"Lowest price for good quality "
I bought few stainless steel pails from Jefferspet.com 2 years ago for my goat milking project - the best price for good value pales. The very same buckets cost almost twice as much in other catalogs. I am very happy with my purchase. Recommend to you 100%!!
"Handy Milk bucket"
The 2 quart was the first milking pail I bought and we still use it everyday. It's light enough you can hold it with one hand and milk with other when you've got a dancing goat on the stand. I'm buying another because we've got many more goats in milk now!
"Great Milk Bucket!"
I use the 6 quart pail to milk my Dexter cows and the 2 quart pail to milk my Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Been using them for a couple of years now and love them!
"Works as a cow milk bucket!"
I hand milk my cows and the 6 quart size works extremly well, combined with a 5-gallon paint strainer from Lowes to strain the milk. The Ez-On Bucket tops work well with this as well, for keeping stuff out while I'm walking back.
"Milkpail or cheese pot."
"13 quart bucket: 10""tall, 11"" diameter at the top. Nice bucket with non-removable handle. With outer welded handle support, and no inner rivets, this bucket will stay sanitary enough for making cheese. I bought all three sizes and they are all round, (not flat backed) all have same design, sturdy non-removable handles with flat area in the handle for carrying. The smallest size has a rolled rim and a flat bottom, whereas the two larger sizes have a bevelled bottom and a 1/4"" ledge rim. "