I purchased this 4 months ago. At first it worked great, but then the steam stopped. I took it to be serviced since it was still under warranty and they had to replace the pump. Just got it back last week, and now the steam is not as good as it first was, and after using and sitting on the floor all the water leaked out from somewhere and was all over the floor.
I would definitely not recommend this product. Use Sharp, best steam in the world.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend