I got this item for Christmas last year, used a couple of times and now it won't pressurize anymore. Called the manufacturer and they were not able to replace just the inner bowl that looks to be bent. What a waste, kids bought me a new one this year but I'm taking it back to the store, they were not helpful at all. I don't want their product, in the few times I did used it I also had to replace the gaskets. Not worth it.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend