I purchased this as I needed a deep fryer with a large capacity. Seeing the oil storage features was a bonus. However 2 out of 4 uses resulted in oil leaking all over the counter (about a quart). Returned it with the intention of replacing it as I thought it was a defective unit. However I chanced to glance at the reviews of the same fryer, but Emeril branded, at Amazon and found that even though the product got 4 of 5 stars with 23 reviews several reviewers described the same situation I had.
Recommend this product?
Other than that the fryer's performance was as advertised. Its a shame that it made a mess and I would still have kept it but for what it cost I would require a perfectly engineered device.