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Old 04-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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I broke more kitchen timers; time to go digital?

I don't know when I got my last set of 3; maybe a year and a half ago? Anyway, I busted them all too, and I'm thinking that it's maybe time to go digital ...

What do you all think? I don't carry an Ipod for cell phone or mp3 player; I'd have to figure out how to work a digital timer .....

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Digital is the way to go. They are really easy to set. Go for it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Works for me on my vista operating system-
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I use a Windows Gadget 'Alarm Clock * XL'. For some reason, MS closed down their Gadget gallery, but I kept a backup =)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4751156/alarmclock.gadget
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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I want one that is magnetic. If no one has any recommendations, I guess I'll go over to Bed Bath Beyond with my coupons.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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I want one that is magnetic. If no one has any recommendations, I guess I'll go over to Bed Bath Beyond with my coupons.
It's not rocket science so just about any digital timer will do the trick.

If you like, you could get a Polder combination meat thermometer and timer for less than $20.

Polder 362-90 White Thermometer / Cooking Timer w/ Memory

Otherwise, Polder and Taylor make good and inexpensive kitchen electronics.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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ok, thanks.

anyone else ?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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I use the dollar store timers. Basic to use and they last about 6 months. You could change the battery, but I just toss them. I pick up two or three at a time. I have used dozens in the restaurants over the years. They have a little clip and a magnet on the back. We have them all over the house. They get used for other applications also.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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After the last discussion on timers, I bought a magnetic digital (cheap) timer. I hate it. It goes off at 5 minutes before to warn you it's only got 5 minutes left, and the beep is so soft, I thought my new watch was beeping.

I liked the one I got online, but the download adds some junk like an extra toolbar, even if you don't want it.

I hope you other members can come up with something better.

Right now, the old dial type is working fine.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #9
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I have this one.

My only beef is I seem to go through batteries quicker than I would like. But you can time 3 things on the countdown and still count up as well.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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I think I'll buy local, in case I hate it and want to return it.

Excuse me; what? You can time more than one thing on it? Seriously ?
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