I bought this to cook fish in batter as oven cooking was no where good enough. It was about the size I imagined and is easy to use, the lis is a bit flimsy but I use a fork to open it so that is not too difficult. I have tried it with several different items and each cooked perfectly. I empted it the other day it is easy to carry to empty the oil out, I cleared the rest with kitchen paper and spray cleaner very easy. It's small size make it easy to store.