The legs do look a bit flimsy, but they are of an angle iron design. Probably just thin gauge steel. The turkey fryer I have only has 3 supporting legs and it is fairly thin gauge steel. They are not 90 degree angle; only have a slight bend in the middle. Having said that, I have done 12.5 gallon boils on it and it held just fine. If you are not sure, you can send the seller a question as to what gauge the stand is.