It's a great device. I love the auto-filtering and draining into the oil pan at the bottom; makes it easy to reuse the oil many times. My only qualms about it have to do with its size. The thing's HUGE, so storage is a bit of an issue. It's dishwasher-safe, but I don't have a dishwasher, so washing it is very difficult, because it barely fits into the sink, and trying to rinse the parts is really annoying and time consuming. Another thing is it fries much less at the time than the pretty pictures on the box would have you believe. Most of the oil is there just to cover the heating element, and the "MAX" oil level reaches only up to about 1/3 of the wiry basket.