First off this item is ICELESS. So do not get it thinking you are to use ice in this chest. I'm always skeptical so I used a few ice packs to keep things cold. The ice packs don't even start thawing which is great and tells me this iceless chest WORKS. I also have used this during holidays to transport a turkey once, another time prime rib, and yet another for mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, and they all stayed very warm/hot and ready to serve for over an hour.
Length of Use: 1–2 years
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend