The fryer was a delight while it worked correctly. One Problem seems to prevail that is when filtering oil it leaks all over. . So make sure you put it on a baking tray or something like that to keep it from being all over. Performance When it works it preforms well. For 9 moths I had no problem with this unit. Then I deep fried a single potato's worth of fries. After 4 minutes of cooking I placed the basket on the draining clip, put the top on to keep them warm when the unit exploded. I suffered many burns to my arms, legs head and shoulders. Causing me to seek attention at the hospital. Two separate labs evaluated the unit and both had the same findings: The temp sensor was defective on an intermittent basis. Causing the oil to overheat extremely and explode to the normal moisture in the potato's. Ease of Use This unit is very easy to use. but again be careful thank goodness there was not a child in the kitchen at the time. Durability I got about 9 moths of service before the unit exploded. Ease of Cleaning It is easy to clean. most parts are dishwasher safe. But the oil filtering system does leak. Make sure the oil is cold before you filter.