I've been considering buying a deep fryer. I had one about five years ago, but it stopped working after about a year or so (I believe an internal switch failed) - so I've been a little hesitant about buying another.
In general, I liked the convenience, safety, and general cleanliness of a dedicated deep fryer. I also liked the deliciousness of properly cooked home-made fries (the Alton Brown double-fry method..)
Any brands in particular to look for, as well as must-have features?