Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Even The Simple Things - Cooking Timer
For years I've used a simple 3 minute egg-style timer that would suffice for most jobs. Then I used the timer on the front of my convection/microwave. These all worked well. But I wanted something with more versatility. So I could use it for other jobs. Say, like using a two part epoxy for a repair. You get the picture. I had a nice timer from my flight bag. (Back in the day, you would actually TIME your turns when flying in bad weather [IFR]) I just couldn't bring myself to take it out of my flight bag. I mean it's lived in there for YEARS. What I really wanted was an inexpensive solution that could live in my RV utensil drawer happily. During my twice yearly visit to IKEA I stumbled across a very inexpensive ($2.99) minute time. It runs on 1 AAA battery and has a LOUD chirp to let me know it's finished counting down.
It's incredibly simple to use. Just three buttons. MIN(utes), SEC(onds) and START/STOP. It works exactly like you'd expect. Tap the minutes and seconds buttons to set a time you'd like to countdown, then tap start. There it goes! If you want to reset it, press both the minute and seconds buttons simultaneously. I love when things actually work just like they're supposed to. No extra frills on this gizmo. It does what it has to and I'm happy with that. As a side bonus, it matches my ivory interior color. I did add a piece of stick on Velcro to the back to let me adhere it to the wall (or ceiling!) That let's me keep it out of the way and be able to see it easily. I thought about adding a small strong magnet as well, but there really aren't that many places that it would stick to inside my RV.
Now I have a simple, inexpensive timer that does just that...time! Baking will be much easier now! Not that I bake all that much, but you never know.
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"