The ovens and cooktop work very well, but when the oven is on, the back control panel and the front knobs get very hot. And turning the oven on or off is hard if there are pots on the cooktop because the panel is so far back. The center burner is great. We use it mostly for the long fish poacher, but we have also grilled on it. I wouldn't do anything too greasy on it. It is easy to swap out the burner grate and the grill.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend