I'm new to this site and have a question. I'm looking to purchase a barbecue and have been intrigued by the 'egg' for a long time. Its a nonconventional barbecue, the price is putting me off, and I'm definitely not rich enough to spend mucho denaro on a whim. At 700 bucks if it does not satisfy all my needs my wife will smoke me! I still like the egg. Its advertised as a smoker/grill/barbecue. Everything in the forum seems to be related to smoking/pork/ribs/wings and a little info on bread and calzones. It all sounds great, but, can this thing cook up plain old steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs and corn? And, how long does it take, from initial ignition to start cooking? Thanks! I look forward to the replies.