I have had the Rival Deep Fryer for several years. I have used it to deep fry different types of fish as well as chicken numerous times. My food always comes out tasting great if I only put a few pieces in at a time so they don't clump together. If you are cooking for a large family you might want to go for something with a larger basket. There is a light that indicates when the oil has reached the temperature that you have selected and that made it easy to figure out what I was doing even the first time I used the deep fryer. The only major drawback that I have found is that it is really hard to clean this deep fryer since you can't put it in the water. It would be much better if you could take out the part that holds oil and clean it.