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Old 05-12-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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My mom bought me this one as one of my christmas presents, I have used it a few times and it seems to work well.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Quad-Tim...=kitchen+timer
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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FMP 4 in 1. It's powered by a 9 volt battery, but accepts a 9 volt dc power supply. I use it with a 9 volt dc power supply cannibalized from a defunct answering machine. Because the FMP has a negative center post jack receptacle, I reversed the polarity of the power supply's jack.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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We're set as well. One on the stove and one on the microwave.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #14
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I use the microwave timer all the time, too. And my smart phone. The thing I like about using my phone is it goes with me when I go into another room, so I won't miss the timer going off.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #15
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Microwave at my house.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #16
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I use the one on the stove all the time and the one on the microwave when I need a second timer. The one that my mom bought doesn't get used as much.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #17
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So many other devices come with timers, it's often enough to use those. That said, I can see the benefit of having a three-way timer when you're cooking a big meal. Just last night I used one timer for both the vidalia onion on the grill and the rice by putting the onion on the grill when I set the timer for the rice. 25 minutes of rice's cooking and 5 for it's resting gave me the 30 minutes I needed for the onion.

I was on my own for the fish.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:28 AM   #18
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I use this one Amazon.com: Maverick Professional Digital 3-Line Timer: Kitchen & Dining

Three lines plus a count up. The beeper is loud enough, it is portable and has a magnet on the back and we have metal cabinets.

Love it. Mine will likely get replaced soon as it is starting to break down a bit (the clear button especially) To be fair to it I have used it a LOT.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #19
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I've had the original ThermoWorks for two years. I depend on it heavily for baking. I don't know about a pleasant sound. It's an attention getting alarm that I can just hear in the other end of the house. The counter beside my range is of stainless steel that will hold to a magnet, so it's safe from falling off. I've yet to replace the batteries, and I sometimes forget and leave it on for days.

Amazon.com: ThermoWorks The Original Cooking Thermometer/Timer: Kitchen & Dining

For just routine timing, there's a GraLab kitchen timer that quick and simple to set and plenty loud if I'm away from the kitchen.

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #20
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! So far the Oxo timer seems to be working pretty well. The sound is loud enough to hear in the other room but not irritating. I also like that the beep sound changes after it has reached the set time. The only thing I'm not crazy about is that it is a bit imbalanced in terms of the placement of the bottom buttons.
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