Porridge takes 8 minutes, I blitz apple into it first. Cleaning really is easy. You can just put water in it and turn it on for most things but I usually just wash it up in the sink. If there's any really tough bits you put some bicarb and water in it and cook it for about 10 minutes - then it scrubs up like new.
I don't use mine for full meals but I do use it at least once a day, usually more.