See my review for the butterball electric turkey fryer for what I replaced this with. My wife got me this about 10 years ago as a Christmas present. I used it 3 or 4 times to fry up delicious turkey, but I always had the fear that the aerosolized peanut oil at flashpoint could go up in flames at the drop of a hat. You always hear the news stories about some redneck who burns his house down on TG day due to these things. I was always extremely careful when using it, but it's just an antiquated way of frying a turkey. Propane? Open flame? seriously?? To seal the deal, the aluminum pot that came with it developed a pinhole leak on TG day a few years back - a blessing in disguise - I trashed the rest of it and got the butterball unit at walmart and never looked back. I just don't get why these things still sell so well, given the price is very close to the electric units. Both do the exact same thing, the electric just does it better at a much safer and precise level.