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Magnet is almost worthless and the buttons, well the buttons aren't great, either.
on May 3, 2017
I was looking for a replacement for an older Taylor timer that I had for about 5 years when it finally died. I next got one at the Dollar Tree but it was too flimsy, so I went on Amazon and I liked that this one let you set 2 timers and so I bought it. I don't like it. To switch from timer one to timer two, you have to forcefully click the side buttons, which then leads to my next issue: when you try to push the buttons while this timer is on your fridge, it falls off. You need 2 hands to click the timer1/2 buttons if you don't want this thing clamoring to the floor. The magnet is not very strong and even if you just tap the start/stop button, the timer will fall off of the fridge. I've gotten used to just taking it off of the fridge when I need to use it and setting it on my counter. The problem then is that when I try to stick it back to the fridge, the magnet sometimes makes the whole timer spin upside down and may even fall on the floor once you let it go. The magnet is garbage and you'll have to learn how to properly balance this thing on your fridge if you want it to stay upright and not just fall off whenever you slightly touch it.
I think someone also said this in an earlier review, but even though the timer shows seconds, you cannot set the timer for seconds. Before I bought this timer, I thought that the two buttons besides the start/stop button would be for minutes and seconds. Nope. They are for hours and minutes. I don't know what kind of kitchen cooking project needs 43 hours and 85 minutes like the product picture shows, but it's frustrating because I can't tell you how many times I've set a timer for what I thought was 5 minutes, time passes and I wonder if I missed hearing the timer so I go to check and I had mistakenly set the thing to 5 hours....
I paid over $12 for this thing so I still have it dangling on my refrigerator and I'm probably not going to toss it out soon, but boy am I looking forward to this timer dying so that I can buy something else, preferably a timer that sticks to the fridge well, that I can press the buttons on easily and that I can use without just expecting it to smash onto the floor with the slightest touch.