Plastic feed pans have always been a favorite around the farm. Feed pans are made for polyethylene resin that is impact resistant, protects against warpage and helps prevent stress cracks. 5 Quart Capacity
Pros - Durable, easy to clean, inexpensive, can use ACV with this dish
Cons - Open area does allow debris to be kicked in
I have purchased 8 of these to use as feed dishes and for water. In the 8+ years I have been using these I have only had to replace one. It was my fault. It was sixteen degrees below zero, it was frozen solid. I turned it upside down, poured a little hot water over it. When it did not release the ice as I expected I banged the bottom with my small shovel. I must have hit it with the edge as it cracked.
I do try to remember to empty the water dishes at night but have used hot water often enough that I know it was a fluke.
I think I paid about 5 dollars each for these and certainly got more then my moneys worth.