The Frymaster PF50 is simple to use and easy clean. It is fast, filtering a 50 lb. fryer in 5 minutes. The PF50 filters from the bottom so there is minimal shortening heel. The suction line is heated for solid shortening. This filter comes with a cover and a fold down handle. The PF50 is specifically designed to extend the life of the shortening by filtering out breading, carbon deposits, and other minute particles that remain in the shortening after cooking. The filter requires standard 12" x 18" Filter Magic filter paper and Filter Magic powder are required for use with these portable filters to effectively condition 50 lbs. of shortening in five minutes from start to finish. Regular use of Frymaster portable filters can measurably extend the life of shortening and cooking oil for consistently good looking and great tasting fried foods. Independent heat keeps the suction line open and free flowing when solid shortening is used.