Previous to this we had a somewhat similar fryer by a different manufacturer--it had a key element that I really miss--a timer which beeped when the oil was at the right temperature, so ready, and when whatever time you set on it was up. I can use the stove timer for the latter, but have to keep checking to see if the indicator light has gone off for the first, and sometimes you get distracted.
I also think this fryer doesn't get as hot as the other one. I haven't checked the actual temperature of the oil with a separate thermometer, but it seems I need to set the fryer's temp a little higher than whatever is recommended for the food I'm cooking.
Finally, on the down side--if you use the cleaning function and drain the oil, complete the process immediately. I switched the knob to drain at one point, then forgot I had done it and the next time I turned the fryer on there was some major smoke. I caught it quickly or it could have been bad. It would be nice if the knob was turned to drain the fryer wouldn't go on. Anyway, lesson learned--hopefully.
Other than all that it is fine. Isn't making me dance a jig or anything, but it will do.