i wanted a deep fryer and i bought this one made by rival because of the reputation of the company name. i was very disappointed. i will point out the good point first. it is easy to store on a shelf, which is a good thing because that is where mine stays, on the shelf. the cord is one of the ones that is held in place with a magnet. it is hard to keep it in place and pops off while you are trying to cook. when you are deep frying that means when the temperature goes down, your food gets greasy. it also means when you are timing your food and the temperature goes down, your food will not be done in the expected time. the other issue i have with the rival deep fryer is that it is very hard to empty out the grease and to clean. when you can't take it apart and actually immerse it in water, it will not really be clean. one good thing i learned is what features i want in the next deep fryer i buy.