Easter lunch had me scrambling around like a mad man and made me realize I really needed more than one timer in the kitchen. While shopping for a new timer these four stood out:
Shown above, clockwise from left:
CDN TM15t Design TM15 Extra Large Big Digit Timer
This timer’s features include extra-large digits for easy reading from far away, pocket clip, magnet and built-in stand. The timer counts up or down and automatically starts to count up after reaching zero. A must for the home chef.
$8.35 at Amazon.com
KitchenCalc Handheld Kitchen Calculator with Timer
The KitchenCalc was designed for anyone who loves to cook – from home cooks to professional chefs, or anyone who needs a little help converting units or scaling recipes. No more “guesstimating” ingredient quantities! Scale for number of servings or portions, or both. Convert cooking volume units (tsp, tbsp, fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliters, centiliters, liters, even dash & pinch). Convert units of weight (dry ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms).
$29.95 at Cooking.com
POLDER 3 in 1 Timer, Clock & Stopwatch
This hang-around-the-neck timer weighs in at a mere 1½ ounces, so you’ll barely know the timer is there. It counts up as well as down, measuring as much as 9 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds, and when you’re not using it as a timer, it functions as a clock.
$16.95 at Cooking.com
Taylor Cook-Rite 60-Minute Quartz Timer
60-minute quartz timing capacity with 90-second ring duration.
$12.00 at Amazon.com