A bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone or square, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail.
A bucket is usually an open-top container. In contrast, a pail can have a top or lid and is a shipping container. In common usage, the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Metal buckets are very easy to handle and can be used for anything and everything. Everybody mainly prefer using metal because of its qualities. Nowadays you can use metal in a more fancy way!