This is a great little deep fryer. Cool to the touch when you are deep frying with it, it's vented not to mention it is very light weight. Wish it had a removable insert though, but other than that I love it. Fantastic for the quick deep fry, My granchildren love chicken nuggets & french fries, with this little deep fryer it is speedy to get thing's going. It has a light to let you know when the grease is hot enough for the selection you choose. This is the small unit, but I experimented with making taco shell bowls you can eat, wow made the greatest bowls of course only 1 at a time, but I could only do one at a time with my large deep fryer. The only negative I have found is I paid a bit high for it though, plus the basket handle is collapsable when the lid is down, sometimes it does'nt collapse when it is suppose to, so you have to mess with it , that can be a hassel since the basket wont drop until you collapse the handle. Overall I would rate this deep fryer a 3 on a scale of 5.