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Polder 898-90 Clock, Timer & Stopwatch, White

3.9 out of 5 stars 550 customer reviews
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  • Easy to use intuitive keypad programming and functions
  • 12/24-hour clock
  • Magnetically mountable, freestanding, or hanging from 36-inch strap
  • Overtime feature after reaching your desired time, clock automatically begins counting up
  • Includes: magnet on back for wall mounting, battery & 36 inch long neck strap
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Color: White

Product Description

Polder has been offering everyday products with extraordinary design since its launch. The company was established in 1976, delivering better quality European-styled housewares to the U.S. market. Throughout the years, Polder has built an eclectic collection of core home categories, including kitchen timers and thermometers, laundry and ironing products, kitchen scales, and a variety of other storage solutions. Polder products are tested and certified for their consistent high quality by independent standards labs. This timer is a perfect example of the high standard product.

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Hanging from a 36-inch strap, this timer provides clock, timer, and stopwatch capabilities, allowing you to keep track of culinary delights along with your 6-minute mile. It measures up to 10 hours, and you'll use it to time a Thanksgiving turkey while letting the 30-second alarm remind you when it's time to return to the kitchen. Magnetically mountable, freestanding, or hanging from the 36-inch-long chord, this timer can be placed wherever necessary. When not in use as a timer, it may be used as a convenient 24-hour clock or a stopwatch that tracks up to 23:59:59. --Madeleine Miller

Product Information

Color:White
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 1 x 0.5 inches
Item Weight 3 ounces
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Polder
ASIN B00004S4U7
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Item model number 898-90
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3.9 out of 5 stars 550 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,777 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#9 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Accessories > Electronics > Stopwatches
#32 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets > Thermometers & Timers > Timers
#32 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Accessories > Coach & Referee Gear
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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By B. Campbell on December 24, 2000
Color: White Verified Purchase
Finally, a small, portable, intelligent timer for someone like me who runs all over the house while the cookies are in the oven, and who can't even hear a normal oven timer in the next room. The push-button controls are intuitive, the beeper attention-grabbing but not obnoxious, and the overall convenience of the item just wonderful. Re-setting the timer for a few extra minutes of cooking is quick and simple. The LCD digits are large for easy reading. The combination of clock with timer with stop-watch is easy to negotiate.

One VERY useful feature, at least for this cook: the beeper goes on forever (well, exactly one minute) until one physically stops it. No more hearing the oven timer alarm and then promptly forgetting it.

One LITTLE nuisance: the magnet is necessarily on one end (the right end, away from the display), so that very quickly the device is hanging by its end rather than horizontally. This results in the display and touch-button array turned perpendicular and a bit harder to read or manipulate. A slightly stronger and/or even more elongated magnet would probably solve that. Is the manufacturer listening?

I bought this for my mother for Christmas, but since I cook far more than she does....

(Ten years later, early in 2011, and Mother is long dead; both timers still hang from my refrigerator and are used at least daily. I've put a new battery in each, but otherwise I've had no problems whatsoever. I add this because I was delighted to find the timer still for sale in a cooking supply catalogue. This is without doubt one of the best tools in my kitchen! Honorable mention to the 40+ year old Oster blender.) --bc
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I admit it, I bought this because I saw it recommended on America's Test Kitchen. My husbands reaction, "another timer, but you already have 4 why do you need another one." "The portability, it will be very useful to hang around my neck." Little did I know how right I was about the usefulness of a timer I could wear around my neck. I use this timer for so many things.

Uses I have found for the timer so far:

1. I wear it when I garden to tell me that it is time to come inside or apply more sunscreen.

2. I put it around my neck when I go for a walk. I am a numbers geek and like to chart my progress (time to cover a specific distance) so that I can see improvement. It is also nice to have a clock with you that isn't on your sweaty wrist.

3. I use it when I throw a load of laundry in the washer and/or dryer so that it doesn't sit too long and wrinkle. Having the timer around my neck makes certain that I don't get away from the timer and miss hearing "the beep".

4. I use the timer when I am proofing bread dough (again great not to miss the beep).

5. I play games with myself to increase my productivity. I give myself a particular block of time to work on a project I have been avoiding. I use the timer to tell me that time is up and I can stop if I want. It is amazing how much easier it is to start a project you hate when you know that you can stop when the timer goes off if you want to. It makes it easier for me to get those dreaded tasks accomplished more quickly.

6. If you are self employed or a consultant that bills by time this item is great. You can easily track how much time you spend on each task for each client. It is very efficient for tracking your billable time.
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This product does exactly what it says. It's a clock (the least useful things it does), a count-up timer, and a count-down timer.

Carrying it around is a great idea, though the string could be a little longer. Being able to press 5 0 1 0 for 50 minutes and 10 seconds (called direct time entry), instead of pressing the minute button fifty times (as most timers require) is fabulous!

One thing not mentioned in most reviewes is that all three functions operate simultaenously, that is you can time two functions at once, as well as look at the clock.

Highly, highly recommended.

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Update June 2013: I am a professional cook, in a moderate-sized kitchen (normally 6-8 people working in it at once) of a catering company.

In the past two years, we have gone through a LOT of timers. We purchased a pair of $80 timers, each of which is capable of timing four things at once. Both broke within 18 months. We bought a $25 timer that allows direct time input (like this one) and it broke with 6 months. The company did replace it, but still ....

We now use three of these timers-one in hot food, and two in the cold food section. While they could be a little louder, they have all been working perfectly for more than a year, and everyone loves the direct time entry system. Great little units.

2016 Update: All three of these units still function perfectly. We have found that when the battery starts to die, the volume on the beeper drops off, so we now replace them about once a year, instead of waiting another 6 months for the batteries to die.
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I like timers where you can enter in the exact time using numbers instead of repeatedly pressing a minute button. These types of timers are surprising hard to find in stores.

This timer is great because of its portability. However, there are a few very small ergonomic details that could be improved.

1. The buttons are very tiny.

2. When the alarm sounds, you cannot simply mash down on any button to get the beeping to stop, you have to press the very small stop button.

3. The button numbers are written next to the buttons instead of directly on the buttons, which causes me to occasionally associate a number with the wrong button.

I would certainly recommend this timer to others.
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