Summary: Got this fryer as a gift. Our old one is a round style fry daddy. This one is much easier to clean because of the relatively square container. The oil is cooled down quicker with the fan that you turn on after you are done cooking. So if you use a funnel you can easily pour the oil into a bottle fairly soon after you finish dinner. The corners on the container make the oil pour straighter and predictably. The size is fairly large for someone with a small kitchen.