My husband and I used to use this deep fryer all the time. It was great to heat up food quickly and gave all of the food we put in it a nice golden brown crust to it. You have to learn about how long certain items need to be fried, but once you get it down, all of the food comes out wonderful! It is a pain to clean, but most deep fryers are. All in all it was great while it lasted in our family- we had to make ourselves stop using it so we could actually get in shape! Performance It always fried my food very well. It cooked everything thoroughly and leaves the outside nice and crispy. Ease of Use Super easy! Just pour in the oil and wait for it to heat up. Put food in the basket, wait for it to cook and then pull it out. Durability Our deep fryer lasted quite a long time. It probably would've lasted longer but we had to stop using it because we needed to diet after all the fried food! Ease of Cleaning Deep fryers are always difficult to clean, but that comes along with owning one.