I purchased the Power Pressure Cooker XL 8-quart unit about six months ago, it works well as long as you clean the lid very well food gets stuck in some of the valves. The biggest problem I have is the Teflon comes off the bowl. I called customer service and they told me they know they are aware of this problem, it happens to all of them. I have to purchase a new bowl for $29.99, free shipping. I paid $80 for the unit and it will happen again. I'm not sure if I'm on board with this. They did not offer a discount, they did not offer warranty, they just told me it happens to all of them. The customer service agent was very hard to understand. I'm very dissatisfied with the quality of the pot. If they're aware of the problem, then try a different pot.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend