Plastic fermentation buckets are bigger (6.5 or 7.9 gallons), don't take any more space in a fridge, and are really easy to clean and store.
Consider a few drops of FermCap-S (anti-foam agent) in the boil kettle and/or yeast starter.
Boiling sanitizes the FermCap-S.
It is fantastic in terms of preventing boil-overs or blow-off losses. It also allows you to ferment more in the bucket (with less headspace).
It also keeps your clean up messes to a minimum and keeps the spouse more supportive of your hobby.