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Old 04-16-2007, 08:11 PM   #11
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I too use the built in ones...right there but not in the way, and they keep buggin you till ya turn em off!

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Old 04-16-2007, 09:04 PM   #12
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My Microwave has a timer. Works great. You can hear it all over the house.

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:15 AM   #13
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I can't stand microwave timers! They just keep beeping and beeping until you turn them off. I want something that beeps once and once only.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:59 AM   #14
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I wouldn't be comfortable with a kitchen timer that beeps once only. I might not notice the sound and end up burning the food. A long loud ring is actually the most critical feature I look for in a kitchen timer.

I've run thru perhaps 7 different kitchen timers already in the last 3 years. Most of them broke down on me. I noticed that these were all made in China. The best so far is the one that was made in Japan with a heavy duty magnet in the back for sticking to the range hood. (Sadly my mom kinda commandeered that from me...) The next one I like is a UK brand although still made in China. (I can't find anything else that's NOT made in China!) This one has a long loud ring except that you can hear it ticking so loudly you'd think it's a time bonb! I also have one that's at the end of a long looped cord so I hang it around my neck like I'm a track team coach. That's for when I have to do something away from the kitchen while I'm baking something...
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:34 AM   #15
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I bought one at the dollar store. Only cost me a dollar. Works like a charm. It dings (very loudly) until you shut it off.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:37 AM   #16
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my watch has a stop-watch function, that`s all I use.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:15 PM   #17
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Funny how I ran into both threads. I like my Polder probe thermometer as a timer. Use it when I dye my hair, and haven't gone bald yet!
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:16 AM   #18
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I got a Pillsbury Dough Boy timer that I've had for years.

Even my Electrolux Assistant has a timer which helps prevent overmixing.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:39 AM   #19
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I forgot about a really cute timer I got from Starbucks. Of course it looked like a miniature Starbucks coffee cup. Problem was, I only got to use it twice before it broke. What a waste of money that was!
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #20
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Thumbs up LUX kitchen timers

I have two LUX 60 minute kitchen timers that I use all the time in my kitchen. One model is battery operated and beeps for a long time until I shut it off. The other manual model dings once and that's it.

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