Springfield Precision Cook-Rite Electronic Timer (White)
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- Keep track of time in the kitchen and more with this sleek digital timer.
- Easily hear the timer with a 90-second crescendo alarm that increases as time elapses with its alternating ring.
- Combining the best of digital and mechanical timers, this timer features quartz accuracy paired with the convenience of a dial timer.
- Set the timer with the large, clearly marked dial up to 60 minutes and the red LED light flashes to indicate the timer is counting down.
- This timer counts down silently, powered by 1 included AA battery.
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Never miss a minute with the Springfield Precision Cook-Rite Electronic Timer (White). Keep track of time in the kitchen and more with this sleek digital timer. Easily hear the timer with a 90-second crescendo alarm that increases as time elapses with its alternating ring. Combining the best of digital and mechanical timers, this timer features quartz accuracy paired with the convenience of a dial timer. Set the timer with the large, clearly marked dial up to 60 minutes and the red LED light flashes to indicate the timer is counting down. This timer counts down silently, powered by 1 included AA battery.
Top Customer Reviews
1. The Presto is a very good basic digital timer. The Cook-Rite is a very good analog timer. Both are simple to set up and use but neither incorporate more advanced functions. This is actually better for my purposes. I didn't want anything too complex.
2. The Presto is best used for timing short periods where a lot of accuracy might be required (e.g.., boiling eggs). The Cook-Rite is better for timing longer jobs (e.g., more than 10 minutes) where accuraccy is less important (e.g., baking casseroles), primarily because setting the Cook-Rite involves a simple twist of the dial. Setting the Presto's timer can take significantly longer.
3. The buttons on the Presto have a tendency to get gummed up after about a year. At this point, setting the timer and turning it off and on becomes more difficult because the buttons frequently do not make contact well. The works on the Cook-Rite timer don't get gummed up at all.
4. The price of the Presto timer is so low that it might as well be considered disposable. Use it for a year, toss it, get another.
5. The Cook-Rite timer is a bit more useful for non-kitchen functions like timing meditation or the amount of time until an Amazon lightning sale.
6. The alarm on both is sufficiently loud that even those with impaired hearing should be able to use them.
I like both and can recommend both. I hope this helps.
No matter as I am very pleased with the operation of this new-fashioned timer. It's easy to read the numbers, a plus for me as I am a middle-age woman wearing bifocals, easy to set the timer and the ring is loud but not too loud.
In fact, this timer works a lot like the old-fashioned one except it needs a battery to keep on going.
1. Friction between the dial and the case cause the timer to stall. In this case the LED will continue to blink. I fixed this problem by pulling out on the dial to clear the jam.
2. Dead spots. The dial will stop moving and the LED stops flashing. This is caused by a bit of corrosion on a copper contact ring inside the unit. I fixed mine by rapidly rotating the dial through the dead area several times. I'll probably have to do this occasionally.
I have had three units for over a year of which I use two pretty regularly. Only one has given me any trouble. I use one several times a week and the other perhaps three times a month.
They're pretty simple mechanically. The clock mechanism is exactly the same as what is used in quartz battery operated wall clocks. The dial is attached to the minute hand ring. The dial has a contact that slides against a copper ring to provide juice to run the clock motor. There is a second wiper that connects with the alarm for a minute or so at the end of travel. When the dial runs off the copper ring it disconnects the clock motor, the alarm and everything stops.
I expect that with a bit of fiddling around these will work fine for many years considering that they are used only a few hours a month. I have battery operated wall clocks that have run for ten years or more - and that's 24/7!
Happily the Cook-Rite 60 Minute Quartz Timer fits in the, "This is so good other people need to know about it" category.
The dial makes setting a snap. It couldn't be easier.
Its Silent!! No ticking to annoy you.
My biggest concern when buying was that the battery would run down often. This is worrisome because the timer will be running when it does run out, and this means you will not be warned in time on the occasions that the battery runs dead. When I first received the timer, I was very concerned because I saw that the dial actually moves around as the time runs out. I imagined a stain on the battery moving that dial around, which isn't necessary for it to keep track of time. I ordered my timer on July 16th, 2010. It is used everyday, often several times a day, and today, May 13,2013, the original battery that shipped with the timer ran out. That's long battery life.
The timer must be running for the battery to run out, and this necessarily means you will be actively timing something when it inevitably happens.