I recieved this as a wedding gift. We were so excited to get a deep fryer, my husband especially. We used it a lot when we were first married. The basket is sort of small, so we couldn't make too many things but we did make onion rings, fried shrimp and a few other items and they turned out great. I haven't used it in a long time since it is so messy to use. I don't like leaving the oil in the machine, so I take it out after each use and put it into a tub. I hate wasting oil, so I like to reuse it when possible. It does gets pretty messy though when cleaning it and time consuming, which is why I haven't used it in a awhile. It works great and cooks the food very well. I recomend it and plan on using it soon!