I was hesitant to buy this because I saw a lot of bad reviews, but it worked perfectly for me. A lot more wax came out than I've ever imagined. There's a bit of a trick to it. You have to get it started gently and then push in more once it begins threading into your ear canal. Once it gripped, it took a lot of wax out. It worked great for me!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend