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Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 01, 2020 08:57PM
My trusty old wind-up Sunbeam cooking timer has gone wonky after only 25 years of service... I tell ya, when ya pay three whole dollars for something, you expect it to last better than that! old fogey smiley

Seriously though, are there any significantly better types of timers out there now or should I just get a brand-new version of the old one?



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 01, 2020 08:59PM
I use an Amazon Echo Dot.

"Set a 10 minute potato timer."
"Set a 30 minute casserole timer."
"Cancel the casserole timer."
"Set a 5 minute egg timer."

Voice commands are pretty useful in the kitchen.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 01, 2020 09:01PM
I use SIRI.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 01, 2020 09:03PM
......does the ol' fashioned way still work........???


.....using spouse.....'honey........tell me when 5 minutes is up'.............



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 01, 2020 09:07PM
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I use SIRI.

Problem with Siri is that it can only have one active timer.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 01, 2020 09:16PM
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I use SIRI.

Problem with Siri is that it can only have one active timer.

Hasn’t been a problem with me yet. Do you think Apple will fix it eventually?



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 01, 2020 09:23PM
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I use SIRI.

Problem with Siri is that it can only have one active timer.

Hasn’t been a problem with me yet. Do you think Apple will fix it eventually?

Short of Walt Mossberg coming out of retirement to yell at Tim Cook over it, no.

Apple's just not into details anymore.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 01, 2020 09:24PM
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Sarcany
I use an Amazon Echo Dot.

"Set a 10 minute potato timer."
"Set a 30 minute casserole timer."
"Cancel the casserole timer."
"Set a 5 minute egg timer."

Voice commands are pretty useful in the kitchen.

That's convenient timer functionality, but I'd rather not voluntarily bring listening devices with God-only-knows who on the other end into my home just to time how long my vermicelli cooks.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 01, 2020 09:25PM
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Thrift Store Scott
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Sarcany
I use an Amazon Echo Dot.

"Set a 10 minute potato timer."
"Set a 30 minute casserole timer."
"Cancel the casserole timer."
"Set a 5 minute egg timer."

Voice commands are pretty useful in the kitchen.

That's convenient timer functionality, but I'd rather not voluntarily bring listening devices with God-only-knows who on the other end into my home just to time how long my vermicelli cooks.

What do you do in the kitchen that's so sensitive?







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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 01, 2020 09:26PM
My microwave has a timer I use all the time.
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Don C
Date: February 01, 2020 09:54PM
I use the timer on my 60's era gas stove. Only one event at a time, though. Of course between the stove, SIRI, and the microwave I can time three things at once. However, the capacity to do that does not mean that my kitchen skills are up to keeping track of three things at a time!
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 01, 2020 10:24PM
.....if you have a spouse and 3 kids......you have 4 timers........



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 01, 2020 10:25PM
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Sarcany
I use an Amazon Echo Dot.

"Set a 10 minute potato timer."
"Set a 30 minute casserole timer."
"Cancel the casserole timer."
"Set a 5 minute egg timer."

Voice commands are pretty useful in the kitchen.

That's convenient timer functionality, but I'd rather not voluntarily bring listening devices with God-only-knows who on the other end into my home just to time how long my vermicelli cooks.

What do you do in the kitchen that's so sensitive?

Nothing, but if the government, advertisers, or anyone else wants to listen in on my boring private conversations without my expressed permission then they will have to do so the old fashioned way by presenting their case for bugging my private residence before a judge who will then decide whether or not to issue them a warrant for my surveillance.

Amendment 4 of the Bill of Rights states:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

I take the phrase "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated" to include unwarranted surveillance, both manual and electronic.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 01, 2020 10:53PM
IIRC, Alton Brown is fond of an old school darkroom timer.
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 01, 2020 11:40PM
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IIRC, Alton Brown is fond of an old school darkroom timer.

I think that is for our benefit.
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 02, 2020 12:34AM
My wife is happy using Alexa even though she needs to repeat herself several times to make anything happen. Might explain something about our relationship.

I really like this kitchen timer - [www.thermoworks.com]



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: February 02, 2020 01:36AM
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My wife is happy using Alexa even though she needs to repeat herself several times to make anything happen. Might explain something about our relationship.

I really like this kitchen timer - [www.thermoworks.com]

That's more like what I was fishing for! Three separate timers plus a neck lanyard, pretty sweet.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 02, 2020 07:41AM
I have a Thermoworks thermometer/timer that works well with a few idiosyncrasies. These mostly revolve around battery usage (doesn't turn off, so I have to pull the battery when storing). I mostly use it with my smoker, in the house I use Alexa (listen in NSA if you are that bored). That said they are nice; here is the lineup of available times.


[www.thermoworks.com]



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 02, 2020 08:42AM
I use echo Dots.

It's easier than using Siri, and as said, Alexa does multiples, my kind of girl.

What's even better, Alexa tells you when she's done, and done with what.

One names each timer, if desired, when initiated.

Alexa says, with a pleasant alert

'Your laundry timer is done'
'Your soda timer is done'
'Your workout timer is done'

All while running the timers simultaneously.

Siri neither knows or cares what I'm timing, so on occasion, I've forgotten what it was for.

And I won't use my HomePod for any alarm or timer. I tend to keep it's volume low for music, but the alarm/timer function is far too loud for my taste.

I'll use my watch from time to time, but around the house Alexa works better.




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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: mspace
Date: February 02, 2020 08:47AM
This is my go-to timer - Westbend 40053
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One was cheaper on eBay.



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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 02, 2020 09:51AM
Just noting we’ve been trying a google assistant in the kitchen next to an echo. The google device hears and understands better (and the echo is heads above Siri).

Timers in the kitchen got us to buy our first plugged-in all-on listening device. If you have a smart phone, you carry an even more insidious listening device on you at all times.
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 02, 2020 12:01PM
Picked up these basic 2 for $7
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 02, 2020 12:35PM
If you don't have a temp probe then you might consider getting one and whether a timer integrated model would be useful for you.

There are a couple of reasons why this is better than an ordinary timer. First, numbered buttons. '3-0-0' for three minutes. It starts counting UP after a timer has gone off. When you reset a timer, it default to its previous setting.

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My wife is happy using Alexa even though she needs to repeat herself several times to make anything happen. Might explain something about our relationship.

I really like this kitchen timer - [www.thermoworks.com]

That's more like what I was fishing for! Three separate timers plus a neck lanyard, pretty sweet.
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 02, 2020 05:58PM
I use a Polder probe thermometer with timer. ATK winner a decade ago. I think they now make a dual probe version, where the tip reads internal temp, and at the base where the cable is is another thermocouple that registers air temp. Good to verify smoker/grill/oven temps.

I need to splurge on two of those ThermoWorks temp/timers
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Re: Any Great Breakthroughs In Cooking Timer Technology?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 02, 2020 06:32PM

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