This table compares and contrasts plastic spouts and stainless steel spouts. Both types can do an excellent job, but there are a few differences that you may want to consider.
|Stainless Steel Spouts
|“Reusable” plastic spouts can be used up to three years. “Seasonal” plastic spouts are meant for one season only.
|These are made to last. You can sterilize and reuse them year after year.
|Slide Hammer is required for Tubing Spouts, but a traditional hammer is perfect for Bucket and Bag Spouts.
|Most our our plastic spouts are made to work with a specific size tubing, but using tubing is optional for use. Not compatible with Smoky Lake Bag Holders.
|There is a different style spout for tubing vs buckets and bags. Bucket and Bag Spouts work excellent with Smoky Lake Wind Resistant Bag Holders.
|Disposable products create waste.
|Reusable products eliminate waste.
|Significantly lower price point. Very beneficial for producers who are working with volunteers or anyone who is worried about their spouts getting lost.
|Higher cost initially, but saves you money over time.