Although well made and works well there are two issues which demand caution when using this appliance. First, as already mentioned by other reviewers, the inability of the lid to stay fully open does mean that the user has to hold the hot lid fully open with one hand while filling, emptying or agitating the fryer with the other. I have already sustained a minor burn to the back of my hand. Second the handle does not fully lock onto the basket and can hinge up when tipping food out onto a plate from the basket.
Having said that the build quality is excellent and it produces great chips!