The Cooks Essential Mini Deep Fryer is ideal for the single person home. It is just the right size for doing single servings and is also superb for those people who are interested in portion control. The design of this mini fryer allows you to achieve perfect results for your fried foods while using a minimum amount of cooking oil or grease. The mini fryer is just the right size that you can let it out on your kitchen counter for everyday use and you do not have to sacrifice a lot of counter space. The temperature control knob is very accurate for obtaining the desired temperature you need - I can say that with great confidence since I checked the temperature setting with a cooking thermometer. An extremely good investment for the minimal cost of this item!