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Old 03-19-2011, 09:10 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, 09:28 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, 10:37 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, 10:42 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, 11:32 AM   #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, 04:31 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, 05:03 PM   #8
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Looks unnecessarily expensive.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:22 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, 05:32 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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Old 03-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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Julio, This looks very similar to Alton's timer--and it's on sale!
cutleryandmore.com then search for "dual timer."
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Thanks everyone!

That's the timer in the video. Does anyone know the name of it?

carrie I looked there but they don't have it :(
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #13
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Timer

Odd that the site didn't have the timer. I ordered one the day I posted. It works great.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #14
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Timer

Julio,
They still have it. I just looked it up. CutleryandMore.com, then using the site's "search" type in "dual timer."

Cutlery
Cookware
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Search Results for "dual timer"
Amco Stainless Steel Dual Kitchen Timer Clearance
$30 $19.95 You Save: $10 (34%)
CDN Digital Dual-Sensing Probe Thermometer & Timer


$24.95
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #15
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I prefer to use my PC for timing projects. The format of the input to the timer program is 999.99 (minutes) E.G. 3 hours 45 seconds is entered as 180.75.

dBASE5 Program code looks like this:

* 01/12/2011
* Written as a backup to Lux mechanical timer
Input 'Enter NUMBER OF MINUTES ' To NrMinutes
TimeStart=Time()
Do While (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60) < NrMinutes
MinDone= (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60)
@ 09, 6 Say 'Minutes Requested = '
@ 09, 25 Say NrMinutes Picture "999.99"
@ 11, 8 Say 'ELAPSED MINUTES = '
@ 11, 25 Say MinDone Picture "999.99"
@ 13, 6 Say 'REMAINING MINUTES = '
@ 13, 25 Say (NrMinutes - MinDone) Picture "999.9"
Enddo
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* I=0
* Do While I < 10
* DO BUZZER
* I =I + 1
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* Enddo
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* I=0
* Do While I < 10
* I =I + 1
* DO BUZZER
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* Enddo
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* I=0
* Do While I < 10
* I =I + 1
* DO BUZZER
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
* Enddo
DO BUZZER
DO BUZZER
DO BUZZER
SET TALK OFF
J = 0
DO WHILE J < 500
J = J + 1
I= 0
DO WHILE I < 20000
I=I+ 1
MinDone= (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60)
@ 11, 8 Say 'ELAPSED MINUTES = '
@ 11, 25 Say MinDone Picture "999.99"
ENDDO
DO BUZZER
ENDDO
SET TALK ON
* PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
PROCEDURE BUZZER
PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
RETURN
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Following is previous post with some of the nonexecutables (remarks) removed:
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dBASE5 program code looks like this:

* 01/12/2011
* Written as a backup to Lux mechanical timer
Input 'Enter NUMBER OF MINUTES ' To NrMinutes
TimeStart=Time()
Do While (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60) < NrMinutes
MinDone= (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60)
@ 09, 6 Say 'Minutes Requested = '
@ 09, 25 Say NrMinutes Picture "999.99"
@ 11, 8 Say 'ELAPSED MINUTES = '
@ 11, 25 Say MinDone Picture "999.99"
@ 13, 6 Say 'REMAINING MINUTES = '
@ 13, 25 Say (NrMinutes - MinDone) Picture "999.9"
Enddo
DO BUZZER
DO BUZZER
DO BUZZER
SET TALK OFF
J = 0
DO WHILE J < 500
J = J + 1
I= 0
DO WHILE I < 20000
I=I+ 1
MinDone= (Elapsed(Time(),TimeStart) / 60)
@ 11, 8 Say 'ELAPSED MINUTES = '
@ 11, 25 Say MinDone Picture "999.99"
ENDDO
DO BUZZER
ENDDO
SET TALK ON
PROCEDURE BUZZER
PLAY SOUND FILENAME C:\Windows\Media\Ringout.wav
RETURN
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #17
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I'm sorry carrie!

I meant that they don't have the one that's in the video that alton brown is using.
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