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eTradewinds Digital Kitchen Timer Stainless Steel - Strong Magnetic Back - Kickstand - Loud Alarm - Large Display - Auto Memory - Auto Shut-Off - Model eT-26 (Silver) reviewed by Skillet Director
Habor Kitchen Timer, 24-Hours Digital Timer [Multifunctional] with Clock for Cooking, Loud Alarm & Strong Magnet, Count-Up & Count Down for Kitchen Baking Sports Games Office Study (Battery Included) reviewed by Skillet Director
OXO 1071501 Good Grips Triple Timer,Gray reviewed by Skillet Director
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eTradewinds Digital Kitchen Timer Stainless Steel - Strong Magnetic Back - Kickstand - Loud Alarm - Large Display - Auto Memory - Auto Shut-Off - Model eT-26 (Silver) reviewed by Skillet Director
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eTradewinds Digital Kitchen Timer Stainless Steel
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Habor Kitchen Timer, 24-Hours Digital Timer [Multifunctional] with Clock for Cooking, Loud Alarm & Strong Magnet, Count-Up & Count Down for Kitchen Baking Sports Games Office Study (Battery Included) reviewed by Skillet Director
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Habor Kitchen Timer
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OXO 1071501 Good Grips Triple Timer,Gray reviewed by Skillet Director
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OXO Good Grips Triple Timer
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Kitchen Timer, 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timers [ 2020 Version ] Magnetic Countdown Timer with Loud Alarm, Big Digits, Back Stand for Cooking, Classroom, Bathroom, Teachers, Kids - AAA Battery Included reviewed by Skillet Director
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Antonki Kitchen Timer
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Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0, Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office (White) (2 Pack) reviewed by Skillet Director
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Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0
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The Right Timer Makes a Huge Difference in the Kitchen

every great cook I know uses a kitchen
timer to help keep track of things in
the heat of the moment but the question
is does brand really matter well Adams
here to tell us if that’s true you have
already used a key phrase Julia and that
is heat of the moment a lot of cooks are
doing a couple of things at once in the
kitchen so it’s got to be simple to use
that is our key parameter for timers
also it doesn’t hurt if it will track
multiple events at once before we get
started I have to say this looks like it
came from my daughter’s toy closet I
mean is this like my first timer I swear
I have not been working in your house I
have not been in the toy closet I mean
what is this this looks like something
we have at my gym that’s gonna be a new
segment for us equipment corner and then
body composition for back to the matter
at hand the timer’s this is the one that
we’ve tested in the past and like this
is the American innovative chef squad
timer does a lot of things well but not
everything it’s not quite as intuitive
as we would like and also you can’t set
it for less than a minute so I went out
I bought 12 new timers to pit against
this one for a total lineup of 13 the
price range was a low about $11.50 to a
high of almost $50 accuracy is obviously
important for a timer and it’s the
digital age these were all accurate we
also did a little bit of abuse testing
we knocked them all off the counter we
smudge them with dough and flour and we
swab them with sopping wet kitchen
towels they all survived so that’s good
let’s get to this ease-of-use question
though and that’s where the kitchen
testing comes in let’s talk about these
two my first timer and it’s yellow buddy
over there these were actually the two
most expensive timers can your entire
lineup and even though this one looks
like a toy this was confusing testers
could not get this to work without
reading the instruction manual first
no any timer that requires an
instruction manual immediately out of my
race I am with you on that that yellow
one in front of you it makes such a
shrill shrieking terrible alarm noise
that it gave some of our testers
nightmares it’s really an unpleasant
this one ease-of-use see the screen is
on the front next book the buttons to
set the timer on the back so you have to
flip it front back front back that’s
when it falls on the floor now the one
in front of you this guy check out that
one try setting the time on that what do
you think of those buttons oh my gosh
the buttons are so close together in
tiny you actually kind of have to really
maneuver a nail in there to touch the
little plus or minus button now let’s
move on to this one this one requires
that you press two buttons
simultaneously to set the time to button
simultaneously and it was finicky if you
didn’t get them exactly in tandem you
would end up adding time instead of
resetting the time that’s ridiculous
what’s more there was a scroll up to add
time but no reverse so if you miss your
time if you overshoot it you got to
clear it and start all over again
this one took the cake this thing was
absurd some of our testers got so
frustrated they wanted to hurl it at the
wall you have to confirm that you don’t
want minutes if you only want hours you
have to confirm that you don’t want
seconds if you only want minutes so by
the time you said it your food’s
overcooked so seriously in the end it
was oXXO Good Grips that save the day
this is the oxide grips triple timer
it’s about twenty dollars and it has
everything we could ask for in a timer
it’s got a little keypad so you can type
in the precise time you want it’s got a
dedicated Clear button
all three timers display at once so you
can check what’s going on with all your
times at a glance it’s stable it doesn’t
fall over this is our new favorite multi
timer so it turns out that the brand of
timer you buy does matter and if you
want to buy the winner it is the oXXO
it’s just about twenty dollars thanks
for watching Cook’s Country from
America’s Test Kitchen so what’d you
think leave a comment and let us know
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Kitchen Timers Buyers’ Guide

How does a kitchen timer work?

Kitchen timers are what any cook needs, as they help you measure the exact time the dish has spent cooking. Digital kitchen timers are essentially quartz clocks with special electronics, and will obviously be much more precise and accurate than manually-activated mechanical timers. Kitchen timers have a digital display and can be used as a stopwatch or a timer to help you cook your dish to the desired amount. Integrated circuits lie at the base of a kitchen timer and are implemented as a simple single-chip computer system, like a watch but made bigger and with more functions to achieve maximum functionality in the kitchen. Many kitchen timers are now implemented in software by using a programmable logic controller (PLC) rather than a box full of electromechanical parts to make it more compact and easy-to-use.

How to set a digital kitchen timer?

Before starting to cook, it is highly recommended that you read the manual or instruction guide that comes with the timer. Digital timers may be similar but can have varying functions that are controlled by different buttons. It is also important that you know how your timer works before you start to cook, so as to not mess up the process by leaving the food in the oven too long while you are figuring the buttons out. There are usually 4 buttons on a standard kitchen timer. There is a minutes button marked “M” and a seconds button marked with “S”. These are the buttons used to set the required time that you want the timer to measure. The button marked “SET” which you press to set the time, so no changes can be made. There is also a “start/stop” button for when you want to activate the countdown or pause it.

A product price updated on 2020-03-29 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.