Sometimes you just want to do your own deep fry food. I would say I use my fryer 3 to 4 times a week.
Fried potatoes (fresh and frozen) are the standard usages, but I also use it for fried shrimp, chicken patties and strips, and breaded fish. I don't go to the fast food joints as much as I use to. If you have a George Foreman type grill and one of these deep fryers. You can do some quick late night burger and fries type meals without leaving home.
I have an 8 cup fryer, but I've learned over time that you can get by on 7 to 6 cups of oil. It's gets hotter faster and it fries fresh cut potatoes in 12 to 15 minuets. People have complained that they can't fry fresh cut french fries, I think it's because they try to fill the basket. All I can say is.... Don't do that! Less than half of the basket in height is suggested 1/3 the height of the basket with the fryer at maximum heat (pre-heated) for at least 10 min or until the ready light is on is perfect.
I wish that you could buy additional baskets for the fryer but I don't see that option. It's large enough for two small servings or one large serving depending on what you are frying. If you are frying chicken wing's or drum sticks you're fine, anything larger, I'm not too sure would work very well with this fryer.
I will definitely look for this fryer and buy another one when mine goes ka-plunk, but so far it's working just fine!
I hope you find this review helpful.