Professional-style deep fryer in a convenient at-home size. 1800-watt immersion element provides quick preheating and fast oil temperature recovery. Big 8-cup food capacity. Oblong-shaped basket is ideal for frying large pieces of chicken or fish. Select from a variety of frying temperatures with the adjustable thermostat. Signal light indicates when the oil is ready for frying. Cover with filter serves as a spatter shield when lowering food into hot oil. Steams and boils too! Versatile basket is great for steaming vegetables and seafood. Both the heating element and enameled pot are removable for easy cleaning.