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    heteroscedastic Guest

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    Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    average quality.

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    Omelet Guest

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    <[email protected]>,
    heteroscedastic <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.


    Hm. I have one that is a few years old. 3 channel timer. (I actually
    have two of them). They are made by SP. (Scientific Product), Catalogue
    #C6510-1.
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    bob in nz Guest

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    On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 10:00:27 -0700 (PDT), heteroscedastic
    <[email protected]> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    >months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    >trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    >average quality.


    We've had a simple little digital timer for the past three years and
    use it at least once a day for something or other. Haven't had to
    change the battery yet, either.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    heteroscedastic wrote:
    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.


    I have a great timer from Lee Valley. It can time 4 things at the same
    time.

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    Stu Guest

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    On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:22:28 +1200, bob in nz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    -->On Sun, 9 Aug 2009 10:00:27 -0700 (PDT), heteroscedastic
    --><[email protected]> shouted from the highest rooftop:
    -->
    -->>Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    -->>months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    -->>trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    -->>average quality.
    -->
    -->We've had a simple little digital timer for the past three years and
    -->use it at least once a day for something or other. Haven't had to
    -->change the battery yet, either.


    Have had a dollar store digital timer for the last six years, hasn't died yet.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    heteroscedastic wrote:
    >
    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.
    >
    >

    Mine has taken a lickin' and kept tickin' some 20 years, it's built into my
    microwave oven, I've not seen a microwave oven yet that doesn't have a built
    in timer. I've another built into my cook stove... WTF does anyone need a
    stupid little timer that will probably get lost in a drawer each time you
    need it.




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    Sky Guest

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    heteroscedastic wrote:
    >
    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.


    Use your cellphone instead? Seriously, I mean. Mine has a timer (and
    alarm clocks), and those features do often come in handy

    Sky

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    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > heteroscedastic wrote:
    >>
    >> Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    >> months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    >> trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    >> average quality.

    >
    > Use your cellphone instead? Seriously, I mean. Mine has a timer (and
    > alarm clocks), and those features do often come in handy
    >
    >

    I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must be a free
    software download.
    http://www.allworldsoft.com/software...cool-timer.htm




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    Sky Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    > "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > heteroscedastic wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > >> months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > >> trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > >> average quality.

    > >
    > > Use your cellphone instead? Seriously, I mean. Mine has a timer (and
    > > alarm clocks), and those features do often come in handy
    > >
    > >

    > I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must be a free
    > software download.
    > http://www.allworldsoft.com/software...cool-timer.htm


    Makes sense there'd be an 'ap' for that <G>. Personally, I just use
    my stove/oven timer or even my MW timer, as was mentioned earlier, I
    think. Exception being an 'alarm clock.' I do use my cellphone for
    that - much more convenient (for me).

    Sky, who uses the timer(s)!!!!!

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    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Sky wrote on Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:45:48 -0500:

    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>
    >> "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    > >> heteroscedastic wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>> Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts
    > >>> more than 6-9 months? We are so sick of buying these
    > >>> things and tossing them in the trash. Features are less
    > >>> important than something of better than average quality.
    > >>
    > >> Use your cellphone instead? Seriously, I mean. Mine has a
    > >> timer (and alarm clocks), and those features do often come
    > >> in handy
    > >>

    >> I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must
    >> be a free software
    >> download. http://www.allworldsoft.com/software/7-250-cool-tim
    >> er.htm


    > Makes sense there'd be an 'ap' for that <G>. Personally, I
    > just use my stove/oven timer or even my MW timer, as was
    > mentioned earlier, I think. Exception being an 'alarm
    > clock.' I do use my cellphone for that - much more convenient
    > (for me).


    > Sky, who uses the timer(s)!!!!!


    I was referring to the use of a kitchen timer when I said to use the
    stove or microwave. As far as wakening up, I have a remote-controlled
    clock/radio and I can indulge in one or two snooze periods before
    actually getting up. I wear a watch with an alarm setting but seldom use
    it. In fact, I'd have to reread the instructions to get it to work.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:NoUfm.1389$[email protected]..
    > Sky wrote on Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:45:48 -0500:
    >
    >> brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >> >> heteroscedastic wrote:
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts
    >> >>> more than 6-9 months? We are so sick of buying these
    >> >>> things and tossing them in the trash. Features are less
    >> >>> important than something of better than average quality.
    >> >>
    >> >> Use your cellphone instead? Seriously, I mean. Mine has a
    >> >> timer (and alarm clocks), and those features do often come
    >> >> in handy
    >> >>
    >>> I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must
    >>> be a free software
    >>> download. http://www.allworldsoft.com/software/7-250-cool-tim
    >>> er.htm

    >
    >> Makes sense there'd be an 'ap' for that <G>. Personally, I
    >> just use my stove/oven timer or even my MW timer, as was
    >> mentioned earlier, I think. Exception being an 'alarm
    >> clock.' I do use my cellphone for that - much more convenient
    >> (for me).

    >
    >> Sky, who uses the timer(s)!!!!!


    For cooking I mostly use my stove timer, it beeps incessantly until I attend
    to it. The timer on my microwave beeps three times and that's it... many a
    time I thought I'd be there in a few seconds and then forgot, my stove timer
    will wake the dead and won't be ignored.

    > I was referring to the use of a kitchen timer when I said to use the stove
    > or microwave. As far as wakening up, I have a remote-controlled
    > clock/radio and I can indulge in one or two snooze periods before actually
    > getting up.


    I don't need any stinkin' alarm clock for waking up, cats have built in
    atomic clocks, and they won't tolerate much more than 30 seconds extra
    snooze time.. it's better to get up out of bed than endure sandpaper tongues
    on your eyelids.



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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:


    >>> brooklyn1 wrote:


    >>>> I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must
    >>>> be a free software
    >>>> download. http://www.allworldsoft.com/software/7-250-cool-tim
    >>>> er.htm


    >>>> Sky wrote:


    >>> Makes sense there'd be an 'ap' for that <G>. Personally, I
    >>> just use my stove/oven timer or even my MW timer, as was
    >>> mentioned earlier, I think. Exception being an 'alarm
    >>> clock.' I do use my cellphone for that - much more convenient
    >>> (for me).

    >>
    >>> Sky, who uses the timer(s)!!!!!



    Heh. My recipe manager has built-in timer software that one can use for
    each recipe; I've never used it as I don't have a PC in the
    kitchen... ;-)

    >
    > For cooking I mostly use my stove timer, it beeps incessantly until I
    > attend
    > to it. The timer on my microwave beeps three times and that's it...
    > many a time I thought I'd be there in a few seconds and then forgot,
    > my stove timer will wake the dead and won't be ignored.


    The digital timer on my current stove has never worked (stove came with
    the house). Everything else works just fine tho'. We thought about
    replacing the timer when we first moved here, but I have one one of
    those old fashioned wind-up kitchen timers, so I'm still using that
    when I need a timer for the stove - works for me. BTW, my MW timer
    beeps incessantly until I physically hit the "Stop" button - bloody
    thing sometimes drives me nuts...

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:euWfm.53363$[email protected]..
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>> brooklyn1 wrote:

    >
    >>>>> I'm pretty certain every PC has a timer, and if not it must
    >>>>> be a free software
    >>>>> download. http://www.allworldsoft.com/software/7-250-cool-tim
    >>>>> er.htm

    >
    >>>>> Sky wrote:

    >
    >>>> Makes sense there'd be an 'ap' for that <G>. Personally, I
    >>>> just use my stove/oven timer or even my MW timer, as was
    >>>> mentioned earlier, I think. Exception being an 'alarm
    >>>> clock.' I do use my cellphone for that - much more convenient
    >>>> (for me).
    >>>
    >>>> Sky, who uses the timer(s)!!!!!

    >
    >
    > Heh. My recipe manager has built-in timer software that one can use for
    > each recipe; I've never used it as I don't have a PC in the
    > kitchen... ;-)
    >


    I haven't a pc in my kitchen nor do I have a kitchen in the room with my
    pc... but I can hear the kitchen timer go off throughout the entire house
    and I don't know about your string and paper cup computer speakers but mine
    have volume controls. LOL



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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:

    >
    > I haven't a pc in my kitchen nor do I have a kitchen in the room with
    > my pc... but I can hear the kitchen timer go off throughout the entire
    > house


    Oh, pooh! That's just because you have a small house. My house is *so*
    big I have to catch a bus to get from one end to the other.

    > and I don't know about your string and paper cup computer
    > speakers but mine have volume controls. LOL


    My PC speakers are bigger than yours too. They're *so* big that I hire
    them out for music celebrities to use whenever they hit town.

    <eg>
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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:

    > WTF does anyone
    > need a stupid little timer that will probably get lost in a drawer
    > each time you need it.


    Who puts it in a drawer? Not I. Mine lives next to the stove.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:dxXfm.116679$[email protected]..
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I haven't a pc in my kitchen nor do I have a kitchen in the room with
    >> my pc... but I can hear the kitchen timer go off throughout the entire
    >> house

    >
    > Oh, pooh! That's just because you have a small house. My house is *so*
    > big I have to catch a bus to get from one end to the other.
    >
    >> and I don't know about your string and paper cup computer
    >> speakers but mine have volume controls. LOL

    >
    > My PC speakers are bigger than yours too. They're *so* big that I hire
    > them out for music celebrities to use whenever they hit town.
    >
    >

    You obviously need this: http://www.spyville.com/sonpersounam.html

    heheheh



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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:xCXfm.116680$[email protected]..
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> WTF does anyone
    >> need a stupid little timer that will probably get lost in a drawer
    >> each time you need it.

    >
    > Who puts it in a drawer? Not I. Mine lives next to the stove.
    >
    >


    Mine lives in the stove, a digital thingie built right into the back panel.



  18. #18
    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 18:03:27 +0200, ChattyCathy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I haven't a pc in my kitchen nor do I have a kitchen in the room with
    >> my pc... but I can hear the kitchen timer go off throughout the entire
    >> house

    >
    >Oh, pooh! That's just because you have a small house. My house is *so*
    >big I have to catch a bus to get from one end to the other.
    >
    >> and I don't know about your string and paper cup computer
    >> speakers but mine have volume controls. LOL

    >
    >My PC speakers are bigger than yours too. They're *so* big that I hire
    >them out for music celebrities to use whenever they hit town.
    >


    LOL!


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    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Kswck Guest

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    "heteroscedastic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.
    >


    http://www.cooksillustrated.com/equi...sp?docid=10655



  20. #20
    John Kane Guest

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    On Aug 9, 1:00*pm, heteroscedastic <gir...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Is there such a thing as a good digital timer that lasts more than 6-9
    > months? *We are so sick of buying these things and tossing them in the
    > trash. *Features are less important than something of better than
    > average quality.


    I picked one up in Canadian Tire that lasted for about 4 years and
    probably would still be working if I had not poured a cup of tea on
    it. No idea of the brand name and I don't see it in the CTC wedsite.

    I also have found the cell phone works well and I try to keep the tea
    way from it.

    John Kane, Kingston ON Canada

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