After only four uses, the on/off switch failed to operate. The unit remained "on" when plugged into an outlet. Definitely not a safe situation. Contacted nearest " authorized repair center" for assistance and was informed that it would take a significant time to order the part and make repairs. I ordered the part directly from [@]and replaced the switch myself. It doesn't seem like this type of repair should have been necessary after only four uses. I am very disappointed in this product's workmanship.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend