Like the title says It's a basic deep fryer, It deep fries the food without problems. This is the first time I have a bought an appliance from Euro-pro so about the company brand I did not know what to expect. Based on this purchase it didnt disappoint but it didnt wow me either. The temperture and timer setting knobs are pretty accurate but after about a year owning the product the timer broke to where it doesn't keep time nor ring. It wasnt a big deal since I can calculate the time in my own. The other complaint would be that you can only use vegetable oil in it, I would've liked to use peanut oil or maybe even canola oil to cut down on the fat intake at least.