I would like to see the contestants have more time for most challenges. Too many compromises are made due to the time. It would be more interesting to see what they make with enough time for things to rise, set, or whatever is needed for a quality dining experience. I know on Iron Chef there is a short time limit, but those Chefs have top equipment and plenty of help to pull off their dishes.

I also agree that it is silly when they have refrigerators/freezers or ovens that do not work properly. Seems like it is not about cooking at that point.