Having used several makes of "round" fryers, this one has all the qualities i require to produce good fried fish as in "fish and chips". 1.A sizable piece of battered cod can be placed in the bowl (after removing the basket). 2. The oil retains its temperature during the frying process due to the powerful heating element. 3. The timer is very useful for deciding on the correct frying time for different foods. 4. I can clean all the parts in the dishwasher after use.