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7 people found this helpful
on March 29, 2010
Pros: Loud alarm, easy to read display, strong magnets to stick to refrigerator
Cons: Cannot set seconds for use as timer
I like having a device I can use regularly as a kitchen timer and as an alarmed meat thermometer when I need to. The thermometer part can be plugged and unplugged, so when the thermometer is unplugged, it is just like a single-function timer.
The back has 2 strong magnets that hold well to my refrigerator. It also works well on a counter top with the hinged display.
My calibration check was within 1 degree F for both boiling water and ice water. Has C/F switch on back.
For use as a timer, there are buttons to set the hours and minutes, but there is no way to set the seconds. The seconds are displayed as it counts down, but you can only time whole minutes. So you can cook a 2-minute egg or a 3-minute egg, but if you like 2-1/2 minute eggs, you should look for a different timer.
All buttons are easy to use.