In our house kitchen counter space is a premium, and it really all comes down to having so many small kitchen appiances that just added up. Well we found it better tasting to make our own fries instead of buying the premade stuff at the store. In looking at the options of deepfryers we had to keep counter space in mind. All of them were huge in comparison to the one we settled on. The Presto Fry Daddy Jr. It is a small compact size but it handles large orders of frys and onion rings alike. It holds around 5 cups of oil in it, there is a fill line so people like me don't fill it up to the top and then dump in the fries and watch the subsequent oil fire as it over flows. Its uses is simple, you plug in the power cord and give it about 5-7 mins to heat up and then you can use the metal serving ladle that comes with it to gently lower in the items to be fried. Once you are done you simply remove the items, unplug and then let cool. Easy as 1-2-3.