I am a professional cook. To find equipment such as this in the private sector is amazing. I have used quite a bit of different items, but this one blows them all out of the water. I enjoy it on a near weekly basis with my family,one of the best features is the easy clean up. Which being a family man such as myself is important. Also, as a Cook. I would like to add that I am unsure what Tech they use, but the oil seems to last longer in this model, which saves me money. And thats what ANY family wants to know. Performance It works above and beyond. I was very impressed. Ease of Use So easy a child could use it , if not for the hot oil. These could be used in tailgateing with ease. Durability I'm rough on items. Yet this thing has took a beating and keeps on working. Ease of Cleaning I love that this is soo easy to clean, saves me time and money.