We have had our deep fryer for a few years and used it a thousand times. It has so many nice features that it will be hard to remember and name them all! But here goes...the best thing I think I should mention about the fryer is that it uses half the oil of other comparable fryers, it can do this by having a rotating basket that constantly circulates the food items being cooked, the inside is slanted so that one end is much deeper than the other and when the basket circles the food is constantly being submerged. Another good feature of this is ability to drain the fryer by a tube located under the handle...it also comes with a strainer that attatches to the fryer and a container for storing used oil. The machine also has a timer and heats super fast! The fryer also incorporated a fitler to help elimate odors. The only two complaints I have about the machine is that it is hard to keep super clean around the rim of the machine because of the seals and such, I do the best I can but I feel it is always dirty. Another pick I have with it is the power cord, it connects to the machine with a magnet and it comes loose easily. Sometimes I will turn the machine on to heat and only realize 3 or 4 minutes later that it was unplugged.