Summary: Being constructed of stainless steel it is an extremely durable appliance that will last many years. Even though it doesn't have a non-stick surface, it still is easy to clean. It has a short cord which may be considered a drawback by some, and an advantage for others. All depends on your point of view. Unit heats really fast, and once you are finished cooking and turn it off, it cools down almost instantly.
Summary: Stainless steel body is very durable and easy to clean. Unit is made to last a long time, so won't need replacing anytime soon. Plenty of wonderful features including the fact that once the heat control is removed the unit is fully immersible and also is dishwasher safe. See-through tempered glass cover and a stainless steel rim and handle. Automatically maintains the selected cooking temperature with the Control Master heat control. Stir frying requires high temperatures for searing and this is provided for by the 1500 watt heating element.