I previously owned this waffle maker brand new, and gave it to my sister as my niece and nephew loved to make waffles with it. I wanted to have one of my own, but didn't want to pay full price. I found this refurbished waffle maker here at Abe's, crossed my fingers and ordered it. It is exactly the same as my new one was and works perfectly. It did have a small dent in the top cover, but this is purely cosmetic.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend