Oh, how I love my kitchen timer!  As someone who is easily distracted (Ooh look, something shiny!) and doesn't have a good concept of time, my kitchen timer is a lifesaver.

Uses for my timer:
  • Track Dishes Cooking in the Oven
  • To Remind Me to Take Action (ex: "In two hours I need to add green beans to the slow cooker.")
  • Convince Me to Start Cleaning ("It's only fifteen minutes.")
  • Time-Outs (Sometimes I forget Chickpea's in time-out because it's so nice and quiet!)
  • Keep Laundry Moving
  • Make Sure I Don't Spend Too Much Time on the Computer
  • Keep Me From Working Too Long on One Project
  • To Race Myself ("Let's see if I can clean the kitchen in ten minutes.")
  • Making a Cup of Tea
  • To Tell Chickpea When It's Time for Bed
  • Multitasking (Task A for 15 Minutes, Task B for 10 Minutes, etc.)
DangerBear gave me my kitchen timer for our first Christmas after we were married.  It's been dropped a few times, and had to be taped back together.

Occasionally it beeps loudly and starts counting seconds, which it's not supposed to be able to do...  But I love my timer!

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5 Responses
  1. Ashley Says:

    I need to get me one of these!

    Thanks for the tip!


  2. mub Says:

    I loved my kitchen timer so much I had to go out and buy another one so I could set different timers for different things *L*

  3. I really need one of these! Lately I have been using the alarm on my cell as a timer for similar tasks and it is wonderful!


  4. Charlene Says:

    My timer broke, I think it's time for new one. It really does help me stay on task when I know that when the timer beeps I can stop!

  5. Kate Says:

    Niki, I use my cell phone timer/alarm as well. =)

    Chickpea sometimes sets the timer for a random amount of time, like seven hours and thirty-two minutes. Then I get confused when it starts beeping.

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