First thing I noticed was the button flap for the interior basket was broken, NO biggie. Sat & read the directions, in depth, and the cookbook. Peeled off all the stickers washed out the baskets. Being a chef I was anxious to play with it. I took a 3/4" thick new york steak, patted it off, put a little olive oil rubbed all over it. Then I put on a seasoning made of granulated garlic, fine kosher salt and white pepper, rubbed all over the steak. I put in a little round rack to hold it up off the bottom, put the steak on it pushed the drawer basket back in am pushed the per set for steak.
Being cautiously optimistic, I got a beer and the bench, sat an watched this new fangled machine. I also might mention that I place the unit on a pizza tile, because it mentioned the clearances in the book. When the cycle completed, i opened it up used long tongs to plate the steak and let it rest s with a pat of herb butter on top. I made a small cut to see how it did,,, perfect!! Now I am excited, I go and grab a frozen short rib bone and a 2x baked potato and after pouring out the juice/ oil , and rinsing out the baskets, I stick the 2 items in on the round stand-off screen which I already had, and hit the same preset button, I figured hey they are both frozen, I'll give it a try. I paused the cook at 8 minute mark and opened it to look, the rib was sizzling and the top of the potato was browned. both done perfectly, I tonged them out on a plate and dropped in on the stand a dinner roll rubbed with butter and pushed resume for 1 of the remaining minutes, paused again and opened it up the roll was perfect. This is the most fun I have had since my first microwave, which I doubt I will be using anymore. What a fascinating appliance.
I did contact the manufacturer about an offer on the accessories package made for the unit, and it is on the way. Can't wait for the next creation....maybe frittatas after the accessories group gets here. Yipeeee