When using guided cooking modes, the Hestan Cue will need to receive a few inputs from you before starting a recipe. After receiving the necessay inputs, the Hestan Cue will automatically adjust cooking times and temperatures accordingly. For example, if you wanted to make a steak, you'd first need to choose the type of cut that you're going to prepare as different cuts cook differently. Once you've chosen your recipe, you'll then choose the total number of servings you'll want to cook, the thickness of the meat, and your steak doneness (ex. pink-and-juicy). From there, it will automatically adjust the time and temperature based on what you've selected so that your final outcome is a well made steak.