Turquoise Timer with Extra-Large Display
Both magnets and stand on back for easy placement and viewing. 100 minutes. Extra-loud audible alarm. Batteries included. Cleans up easily with damp cloth.
- Care: Wipe with cloth
- Includes: Batteries included
- Dimensions: 1.6" display
- Large, easy-to-read 1.6" LCD display makes it easy to keep an eye on cooking progress.
- Counts up and down.
- Recalls previous time for simple repeat timing.
- Both magnets and stand on back for easy placement and viewing.
- 100 minutes.
- Extra-loud audible alarm.
But there are 2 design flaws which stand out:
- the main one: there is no on/off button, and no other way to just turn it off when not in use. So the user is forced to either remove the battery between uses (time consuming, with tiny battery - easily lost if not careful where you put it) or have the thing on all the time (wasteful, will run down the battery - a non-standard and non-rechargeable size). Even a frequent user of a timer will not be using it often enough to justify having it powered on all the time!
- less crucial, but still... there are no plus/minus buttons for adjusting time. Let's say you've previously set the timer for 10 minutes, now you want to set it to 5 minutes... if it had a way to subtract time, you could just hit the button 5 times to get it there. But because you can only add time, you have to go all the way up to the maximum (99 minutes, I think) and then back around again to get to the desired 5 minute setting. Annoying! Most timing devices have plus/minus buttons - and this one does have room for them at the bottom of the display, if they'd have thought to put them there!
Considering the above, if you care about functionality as well as looks... there are many timers out there which are much more user friendly than this one
You have the ability to count up or down. The timer is just loud enough, but not over bearing like some timers can be
Questions & Answers
The included instructions are very brief, with no mention of how to turn it off! I figured it might have an auto turn-off after a brief period of inactivity, but I left it on for quite a while after countdown completed - and it didn't turn off. There is no on/off button - so all I could figure to do was remove the battery. Please tell me there's another way to deactivate! The battery is very small and each removal increases the chances of losing it..