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Old 02-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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I have a Maverick timer and, while I love the functionality, I hate it eats batteries. And it doesn't use those cheap ones either.

What timer do you use? Why do you like it? What don't you like?

I like the 3 lines for countdown AND I can have a count up as well.

I like it remembers the times on each line. Wish it was a little quick to set, but that's not huge.

I like the display is easy to see (until the batteries start to get low).

I like that it has a stand and a magnet. Our kitchen cabinets are metal and this sticks right to em. It also has a screw hanger.

Did I mention I hate that it eats batteries?
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Hmm - well mine takes batteries as well. In the positive column I never have any trouble hearing it ding when the foods done.....

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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When we bought our second microwave a timer was included on the control panel. Due to circumstances beyond our control, after we wold that one every other microwave we've had includes a timer. Whereas I can't time three things at once, all of them have been extremely easy to use and worked very well.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Our microwave has a timer feature as well, but I can't cart it to the living room to keep an eye on the time.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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I have the same kind of wind up timer I had since probably the 60's. No batteries, just a nice loud ringgggg!

Janet! That was hilarious!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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Our stove has a timer as part of the clock function so I use it the most. I also have an old dial (twist) type timer, that doesn't require any batteries, that I use when steeping tea.
Sometimes I use the stopwatch function on my cell phone too.
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I use the timer on the stove, which makes a lound buzz and doesn't stop until I turn it off.
I use the microwave as a timer.
I use my cell phone as timer.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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I have a Maverick timer and, while I love the functionality, I hate it eats batteries. And it doesn't use those cheap ones either.

What timer do you use? Why do you like it? What don't you like?

I like the 3 lines for countdown AND I can have a count up as well.

I like it remembers the times on each line. Wish it was a little quick to set, but that's not huge.

I like the display is easy to see (until the batteries start to get low).

I like that it has a stand and a magnet. Our kitchen cabinets are metal and this sticks right to em. It also has a screw hanger.

Did I mention I hate that it eats batteries?
For a countdown I'm happy with our FMP 4-in-1.
For count-up I use a self-written dBase program which gives an audible alarm when the target time is reached but continues to count so that I can tell how much I have exceeded the target time.
The FMP uses a 9V battery but has a port for an AC adapter. I suspect the biggest drain is imposed when the audible alarm is operating, but the penetrating sound of the alarm is enough to encourage prompt quieting of the alarm.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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OK - sorry about the smoke detector....

Are you a mobile phone user? There are some awesome timer apps. This one is free...
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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Timer on stove
Timer on microwave
Timer on probe thermometer
Wristwatch
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