The Bella Kitchen 1.5 L- 2.0 L Deep Fryer is okay. I have bought the Bella brand previously (a crockpot) and it was nice. This fryer seems to be made with a little less quality than I would have thought. It is satisfactory as far as how it fries food. I have had some issues with the controls - the temperature runs cooler than what it says so now I use a thermometer to really get the correct temperature. This was a very inexpensive fryer so if it lasts me a couple of years, I will feel like I got my money's worth out of it. The outside gets warm but not hot. The basket is an okay size and the styling of the machine looks nice when I have it on my countertop. This is not a large fryer and I would not recommend it for a family of more than 3. But for a small family, couple, or single person this is a good fryer. One of the advantages of it not being a huge fryer is that it is easy to store. I would buy this fryer again when this one dies if I could get a good deal on it.