It seemed to take longer than normal to cook most dishes. I only used it once so far, and when I washed the cooker lid, the pressure relief valve with the imprinted labeling washed off, so now there is no reference as to when the pressure valve is on or off, so I called MGF and asked them to replace the defective valve. They said if I wanted it replaced, I could order a new one from them and pay for it, but they would not replace it under warranty. Not a very good product and customer service as far as I'm concerned.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend