(Note: I did not write this product review. Rather it comes to us from the pages of Amazon.com and apparently represents the opinion of an actual customer. A friend of mine pointed this out to me and I thought it important enough to share.)
This Bucket Changed My Life! May 13, 2003
By Ari Brouillette
The highly versatile Dover Parkersburg 610 two Gallon Galvanized Metal Water Bucket was recommended to me by my friend Jim. Jim is something of an amateur consumer products testing buff and assured me that when it came to galvanized buckets the Dover Parkersburg reigns supreme! Jim had previously turned me on to the Swiffer WetJet Mop Total Cleaning System and the Hoover Quik-Broom S2561 so I knew he wouldn't (mess) around when it came to my metal bucket needs.
At first glance the Dover Parkersburg 610 is clearly a step above the competition, the smooth galvanized exterior is indicative of the more modern electracoat process which produces much less bubbling and insures a uniform surface. Jagged Edges? Not on this baby! Also of note are the two horizontal ripples which are placed 6 inches from the base. A simple structural analysis and crush test showed the slight corragative additions to be more than simple decorations, they actually produce an increase in tensile strength of 35.7% when compared to smooth walled galvanized buckets of the same carrying capacity.
Although I have used the Dover Parkersburg less since installing indoor plumbing, I display it with pride knowing that I own the best 2 gallon galvanized bucket in town.
Three comments of note:
Warren Campbell asks: But how does it stack up against the Dover Parkersburg 12 Qt galvanized Metal Water Bucket 612?
David Cormier asks: What are the stacking capabilities of the Dover Parkersburg 610? Is the corragative additions a problem for multi stacking? Is weight an issue when stacking more than 5 buckets?
Bons says: Thank you, sir! I had hemmed and hawed for hours over whether or not the Dover Parkersburg 610 was the one for me. I just wasn't sure it was what I needed. But thanks to your review I had the courage to go ahead and get one. I will never trust another bucket for my water porting needs ever again!