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Old 03-19-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Hello,

I was watching good eats when alton brown used a timer to time the chicken wings he was cooking. I was wondering if anyone here know the name of the cooking timer he used in the show. It kinda looks like a small stove with the big dials and stainless steel.

The timer shows at around 10:30 in the video


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Old 03-19-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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He uses an old photography darkroom timer that can be found on eBay for about $25. New, the equivalent model runs for about $115.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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I don't think that's the one he's using in the episode that I posted. This one looks like a stainless steel of a stove with the dial buttons of a stove.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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I took a quick look through the video, jumping around to find the timer. I didn't find it.

It might be helpful to those who are trying to help if they didn't have to watch the whole video to see the timer.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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The timer shows at around 10:30 in the video
It's almost at the end of the video it shows briefly the back and a little of the side where you see the big knobs.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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I've seen Brown use different timers, including my Polder brand. I think his consistent point is to consider function first.

I like the idea of my boxed and inactive darkroom timer next to my kitchen stoves because I sometimes want to heat things for a few or fraction of seconds. I should also screw in a darkroom redlight bulb in my kitchen.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #8
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screen caps of the timer
Looks unnecessarily expensive.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #9
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How loud is it? That's my big thing, since I've usually got the TV going and my hearing isn't good besides that. If I am going to be in the kitchen, which usually means a short timer setting, I'll use the microwave's timer. If I am going to be walking around, going out to the grill or plopped down in front of the TV waiting for the next step, I'll use a timer app on my cell phone, so the timer goes where I go.
That looks like a nifty timer though if you've got an all SS kitchen you are trying to match.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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You can buy a wired probe-type thermometer with a remote alarm module you carry with you.
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