Originally Posted by RPCookin
Because that's where I use it, I guess. In our house the kitchen is only a few feet from the living room anyway, so the distance is not significant. The timer is also my probe thermometer, so it just stays in the kitchen. About half the time I just use the timer on my range anyway. That one is a bit less portable.
The distance is significant if you can't hear it. Your complaint was you can't hear the timers go off in the living room, because the timers are in the kitchen, right? I don't have a fancy phone, but I do have a simple cheap dial timer I've used for years that goes with me to another room for a simple low tech. solution, and I hear it every time.