I'm trying to get as close as I can get to a replicator, which I consider to be pretty cool. ;) In Star Trek a replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects. Replicators were originally seen used to synthesize meals on demand, but in later series they took on many other uses. A microwave that prepares almost any meal for 1-2 persons in ~6 minutes is as close as I've been able get. Unfortunately, I still have to put a selected set of raw materials into the machine myself, and I have to select the mode (micro, crisp, forced air), the power, and the time. I've kind of accepted those limitations, but that I have to interrupt the process, massage it a bit, and then continue it, is a pretty bad user experience! I do seem to recall that doctor McCoy was usually unhappy with the quality of the replicator. He somehow seemed to be convinced that everything had to be done old-school or it wouldn't be right. Oh, and as for small portions of frozen meat, I found that hitting it with full power for about 2 minutes, followed by drying it, applying pepper to it, and putting it for 1 minute to each side into a baking pan (induction, the counterpart of microwave!), works pretty well!