Nope it kills it. It has powerful heat coming from bottom and top in a small compact unit how would that leave anything raw? It was designed to make egg sandwiches by putting bread then meat then cheese closing the top and putting egg and top piece of bread on top. It is excellent at doing that with no mess. The first sandwich I made was homemade roll prime rib cheddar egg then top of homemade roll. I make a lot of similar things but use tortilla or corn tortilla or white bread or pizza dough or bread dough. Its really nice when the kids are hungry and it takes no time and no clean up and you don't have to watch it. Now I brush it with olive oil and cook one egg on the bottom with cheese and one egg on the top with cheese and leave the bread out. The dish I was referring to was basically leftover Christmas ham rubbed with salt sugar mustard ginger cinnamon and cumin diced up and put into the bottom then cracked the egg on top and put cheese on top of it. On the top shelf I did the reverse I did egg cheese then ham. I take smoked pork butt that has been shredded and throw it in just like I did the ham. Its like those old sandwich makers man could I get silly with those. Heat coming from the top and bottom in a small space will create amazing food. If you see one on clearance grab it. We take it on vacationthat looks like it would make very crappy, half burned, half raw food.