Well Worth What I Paid For It
This fryer heated to specified temp of 325 in about 10 minutes with oil filled to max level. I did get a lot of spattering, but I realized later that the lid will contain that, if I had just used it - duh! The unit comes apart intelligently for very easy cleaning: lid, basket, basket handle,electrical connector, thermostat/timer control with heating element, oil pan and frame. The electrical connector doesn't plug into a socket like you would think, but has been changed to a magnetically
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connected plug that will easily fall off if the wire is slightly disturbed. I felt over protected. Also, the wire so short, again for our protection I suppose, that an extension cord was needed. It's maybe 24 inches long. I wanted to use it on my stove top under my hood to vent steam/grease, not on my counter under my cabinets. The so-called pour spout on the oil pan is a joke... a slight indentation in one corner that might help you pour out the cold oil, if you have the patience of Job. I chose to ladle out the oil back into my storage container. The unit fried up chicken tenderloins, potato quarters, shrimp and scallops beautifully. I was very pleased with my results. I look forward to a catfish fry next; it should do an excellent job. If the cord attached more securely and were longer, I would think it nearly perfect.