I received this deep fryer as a present and I really enjoy it. I use it almost once a week, mainly for frying meatballs, chicken wings, funnel cake, shrimp, and various vegetables like mushrooms and onion ring. The fryer is very easy to clean. Also, the time it takes me to fry something like mushrooms is very short, I just set the desired temperature and I do not know how the time goes by. In terms of the amount of oil that this fryer needs, I am pleased to report that it is very economical. Also, its non-stick surface is another advantage of owning this nice fryer. The length of the power cord is just right, and it allows me to move it to any side of the counter. It runs smoothly -- I have not had any issues with it since I started to use it. The size is just right for a family of four. This is one of the most useful kitchen appliances I have ever got. I would recommend this deep fryer.