You can't get a complete meal faster than this. Seven minutes start to finish if you do the prep work before hand. Prep works consist of opening can of veggies, put in pan. Putting water in sauce pan for instant potatoes. Try a package of Betty Crockers instant potatoes "Simple Recipe Potatoes" Cheddar & Sour Cream, goes great with this steak. Heat veggies & make instant potatoes as steak is cooking. Cooking steak for 7 minutes made my steak medium rare (perfect) but I had a thicker steak. Again this is for the Xpress Redi-Set-Go machine.