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Old 10-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Kitchen timer


I was going to purchase a new lux minute minder kitchen timer for when i put stuff in the oven. I started reading in reviews on how the old ones were better. I header over to ebay and i picked up a robertshaw minute minder for just about the same price of a new one but the one i picked up is about 40+ years old.

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What type of kitchen timers do members user here at DC?


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Old 10-02-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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very cool. I just use the kitchen timer on my microwave.


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Old 10-02-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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OMG! I broke about 6 timers like that when I lived at home. I just buy my timers at the dollar store if I need them. I usually use the timer on my microwave though.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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I use my microwave timer. It is much more accurate than the type you have above (not that I ever need to be THAT accurate). I use it because it is there so there is no need for an additional item which takes up space and has to be taken out when needed. My microwave is always out and easily accessible thus so is the timer.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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Digital timers on the stove and the microwave. Digital timer on my Polder meat thermometer.

I don't know where you heard the old ones are better. Guaranteed, the digital ones are more accurate.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:15 AM   #6
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I have a 3 timer Sonoma Williams that I think stinks. Hard to use, eats batteries.
Also have 2 timers from the same era as yours. THose are handy because you can
carry them around the house.
If I am timing and in the kitchen I use my microwave timer too.

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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i never replacedmy wind-up timer and i want to. the ones i see sold are really junk.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:09 AM   #8
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but, that timer looks so cool!

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #9
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I agree, very cool. When I was a teenager, my mom used this timer on me whenever I picked up the telephone to call my girlfriend.

I've had a Polder Thermo-Timer for many years. Shortly after I bought it, Alton Brown debuted on the Food Network. I was pleased with myself when I saw that it was also apparently his timer of choice. Works great. Thermal probe is attached to a long cord with detachable plug, and the alarm can be set to a temperature for perfect meats in the oven. My only gripes with it are: it sets only hour and minute, no seconds; and thermal probe is only safe to about 400-degrees.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:28 AM   #10
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Another dollar store timer user here. I take it with me if I leave the kitchen. Plus my oven timer is harder to hear and only beeps a few times. I have ADD and if I am super focused on something 2 or three beeps might not get through to me.

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