Thanks. After some research I took the plunge. For a few hundred bucks it seems like a decent backup plan to cook food in a pinch. Not relying on utilities. Propane, white-gas, and dual-fuel stoves only last so long.
They say it takes about as long as a regular oven cooks stuff (I guess they mean at 300 to 400 degrees). No it won't get hot enough to fry - lol. Even came with two pots, two bread pans and stackable baking/food-drying racks in the case so it is truly a self contained emergency system.
Self reliance shop I bought it from on closeout suggested I cook with it all the time -- that it really makes meats taste better as not "dry" cooked and they stay moist and flavorful though not "crispy" on the outside. All the reviews are pretty consistant and favorable.