My Dad joked that my Mom could put this around his neck and set this when he leave to go out so he knows when to come home, but really I got it for him to make life bit easier: he is a fastidious chef for my Mom and carefully times her morning eggs/etc while standing staring at the clock--this way, he can feel free to move about the cabin. I should get one for myself, too.
January 7, 2015
Not loud enough
Although this timer is better than what I found in local stores, it isn't nearly loud enough to alert me if I happen to leave it in the kitchen while I am in another part of the house. I used to have a time that was loud and could be heard everywhere. Maybe the manufacturer can be alerted to this.
March 27, 2014
Loud ticking and not dependable
First of all the ticking is so loud I would describe it as unbearable. Also, this stopped working in a dependable way after only two months of use.
March 11, 2014
Big Cooking Helper!
I love this timer! You simply can't mess up cooking and other timed chores. I have a standard timer, but it doesn't ring loud enough and I'm often too far away from the kitchen to hear it. With this handy, dandy timer on a rope, you can't miss the ringing. It's great, whether you are leaving the kitchen or not since it sticks to the frig when you don't need to leave the room. Like the other timer, it doesn't ring loud enough, but you can't go wrong when it hangs around you neck!
February 1, 2014
Going to the Pillsbury Bakeoff Contest This will come in handy
I am one of the finalists in this years Pillsbury Bakeoff Contest in Las Vegas in November. I needed a watch I could set for my cooking time as I cannot be near the stove the whole time. This is a great kitchen tool. I will be able to wander and still keep track of my million dollar dish while it is in the oven. Thanks this will help with time management. Brenda Jackson Maryland
October 8, 2013
I was looking forward to having a timer I could wear around my neck. This isn't it. I don't know how anyone could go about their business with the constant loud tic-tic-tic-tic going on all the while you are waiting for the bell to go off. The timer gets 2 stars because it functions well enough...I just won't be using it around my neck. Maybe use it in a different room (yes, it's that loud).
February 24, 2013
Never burn stuff again!
I so often go off to do other things while waiting for things to cook, and then I get distracted! Now with my fabulously retro looking timer I will always hear the bell and nothing gets burned! I love, love, love it!
January 3, 2013
My father-in-law is 89 and is an avid gardener and great cook. Sometimes he starts a dish on the stove and goes out to work in the garden and forgets about the food, resulting in blackened pots. The timer has been a real pot saver for him.
August 22, 2012