Purchased black one, saw the other review about it chipping and decided to balance the rating. I have had no problems whatsoever. I have used it daily for about 6 months and the cage is still brand new. One of the cheaper priced cages but I do not see a difference.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works well...a function over form addition. If purchasing for vanity reasons, move on. In first weeks of use the red paint began giving away to reveal white nylon underneath. Perhaps white version would be better. I liked the matching color but if you want a clean look...not the way to go. That said, haven't dropped a bottle yet! I'll probably live with the minor disappointment.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend