I was in the market for a deep fryer. I researched the models available at Best Buy and this is the model I purchased. I like that it doesn't leave the kitchen smelling like a fast food joint. It's quite simple to use and to clean. The only quirk is the power cord, it is entirely too short and connects magnetically. I am not sure what the thought was when the mfr was creating the power cord but they definitely came up short, no pun intended. Fortunately, I have an outlet fairly close so it is a non issue or me, I guess if it were I could simply use an extension cord or surge protector. Thus far I have only fried chicken, came out extremely tasty and I like the fact that I know exactly what ingredients are in my food. Happy Frying!