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I'm a tight wad :-) I got metal bowls from dollar general (they come in two sizes), wash daily and used to run through the dishwasher daily when I had the kennels. They are only a dollar and after 15 yrs, still no rust.
My current water bowl was a gift and a very heavy crock, comes in handy when you have a dog that wants to play in the bowl.. too heavy to tip over or move.
Back when I had the kennels I used buckets too but they were actually plastic paint pails. Again, Dollar Tree and only had one pup over 12 yrs eat the edges but cheap enough to toss and replace. They were also dishwasher safe and lasted for years. Right now they are full of all sorts of stuff on the shelves in the garage.
I prefer the metal vs plastic bowls, easier to keep clean and the pups can't chew on them. Not sure the dogs care either way :-)