Portable, weighing only 3 lbs. and easily affixed to a 5-gallon plastic pail. It is economical, the electricity only costing pennies per gallon of material heated. It is made of heavy duty aluminized steel and is equipped with a 6 ft. power cord and a regular 3 pin plug. The band temperature in open air is approximately 120 degrees, allowing it to be used on both polyethylene plastic and metal pails.