I purchased my Hurricane from a seller on eBay December 2017. It's only been used a handful of times and I found it to work quite well on the shower glass recess. It didn't have enough power to clean the grout on the tiles, and I'm in a new home.
My main complaint is that I put it on to charge to do my shower in the morning and then went to bed. Luckily I had forgotten to clean my teeth and had the Hurricane plugged into a power point in my ensuite. I could smell smoke so went outside to see if someone had a fire burning. No, they didn't, so I came back to the bathroom and something made me pick the Hurricane up and smell it. Sure enough, it was smoldering away inside the handle part where it plugs into power chord. No smoke was visible, but I sure found out where the burning smell was coming from. The seller is no longer selling on eBay, so it looks like I don't even have a 12-month warranty had I purchased in the shops or post office where it was also sold.
I'm just very grateful I hadn't cleaned my teeth because I have left it on before overnight to charge and gone straight to sleep.
I found that you had to keep it plugged in until you needed to use it as it never held its charge, therefore, the reason I was plugging it in overnight to use first thing in the morning.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend