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Chicky pails vs collapsible dish tubs

So the usual person that brings dish tubs may not make a few trips this year. I am looking at a 3 tub dish system and was wondering what system is better..

Pros of collapsible tubs is they pack small. cheap

Pros of chicky pails is you can heat water in them. but do take up more room. here are the two setups i'm looking at. but not so cheap.

tuff river stuff bag with 3 pails.
https://www.tuffriverstuff.com/dish-pail-bag/

and just 3 collapsible tubs

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K136JGG...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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I love my rubber garden pails. I use 4 of them. Prewash, wash, rinse, final rinse.
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I just buy cheap 12qt Steralite wash basins from the supermarket.
They're lite, inexpensive, nest well, and last several seasons. If they start getting grungy, just throw em away.
They're only a few bucks a piece.
They also work well as produce bins in my big cooler.

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I use the collapsible buckets 3 basin system and after my trip last week I am debating on adding in a single chicky pail for the blaster instead of heating water in one of the cooking pots. I figure I can rig it as a holder for a propane tank and it won't take up any extra space.

I have one JPW bucket and 2 CRG buckets. I like the CRG better as they have a rim in them so they are more stable when doing dishes.
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So for thew rest of us, what are "chicky pails"????????
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So for thew rest of us, what are "chicky pails"????????
https://www.tuffriverstuff.com/chicky-dish-pails/
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Chickie pails are galvanized tubs.


couple downsides to the collapsibles are 1, they're collapsible. You have to be a bit careful, (or I might just be an idiot) on a few occasions I've unintentionally collapsed them by pushing my arm down on the side full of skank water during dish time. Then your dishwater is in the sand with the skank. 2, like you said you can't heat them.

I have used the sterilite tubs as mentioned with good success as well as chickies. They nest great and are a good lightweight option. The fact that chickies can go on the blaster/fire gives the nod to chickies. Get the bigger chickies. The smaller ones fit a plate perfect and it can be a real bitch to get them out.
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I use four metal oil pans for dishes and one for a firepan/grill


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Stack well, easy to warm water in and 13"-16" in dia. cheap
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I just buy cheap 12qt Steralite wash basins from the supermarket.
They're lite, inexpensive, nest well, and last several seasons. If they start getting grungy, just throw em away.
They're only a few bucks a piece.
They also work well as produce bins in my big cooler.
I second Ben's suggestion. Unless you are heating all your dish buckets on a blaster (which you aren't if you're considering collapsable) the chicky pails are a little excessive $$$ and the collapsable buckets splash around more as you scrub (or collapse as Zach pointed out).



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Chicky pail

Bottom line, with a chicky pail/blaster system you know you will have enough hot water, when you need it, to do the job. I think they make sense even for smaller groups.
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