I bought this product in June of 2016.
Since then, the non-stick has come off on the inner pot, and the button won't stay on "cook." I called Tri-Star and was told since I didn't buy their $14.99 extended warranty, I would have to pay for another. The second one would be $9.99 and I am to send in the old one. Since I purchased it at two payments of $19.99, I feel spending $50.00 plus shipping for an unreliable small appliance is not the way I like to do business.
This is my error for assuming it to be a better product, but I will NEVER purchase another Tri-Star product again!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend