Plastic Buckets and Fermenters are food-safe & easy to use! Plastic is generally light-weight, easier to carry, easier to clean and lower cost compared to glass or stainless.
However, plastic is porous & is recommended for primary fermentations, not long-term storage. It is also easily scratched, so take caution when cleaning. Use a soft cloth & proper brewing cleansers to maintain and your plastic fermenter will last you a long time!