This is the way to fry. I have had this 2 plus months now. I tried it a few times before and after Thanksgiving. I cooked two turkeys on Thanksgiving. These came out great. Taste is number one on what I want in a fryer. Safety is also crucial. The shape is safe as it is short and stout. The older model turkey fryers required really to be cooked outdoors and near a fire extinguisher. They were tall and prone to fall over. So this one's shape is the right design. The capacity is fine. I can confirm the recommendation of up to a 20 pound turkey. Next, I was able to recover the oil after each cook. This unit has a nice system of drainage that works well. I do not even need to stand there with a strainer as it drains back into the oil container because after a few drains I saw that nothing gunky ever comes out. So the taste, the safety and the practicality translates into a product worth the price. It is not too heavy, it does not look too china-cheap. 5 stars on this electric fryer.