This is a good looking, well made "monitor" style unit with alot of features. It has all of the basics I was looking for - large capacity, quite operation and good power. A unique feature is the vent that extends out to the front edge of the cooktop for improved ventilation. I was concerned that this vent would be flimsy, but it is solid and literally glides in and out. The control panel has an array of one button controls for melting and for children's items such as nuggets, popcorn, and many others. I am completly pleased with this product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend