Friday 21 June 2013

Today's Review: Chef Aid Digital Timer

Due to my egg timer breaking some time ago, I was somewhat hopelessly lost in the timeless void of my kitchen, having to rely on archaic clocks instead of an assertive ringing to let me know when my food was cooked. Sure, I could have used the timer on my iPhone, but a timer is an integral part of the kitchen experience, I shouldn't have to equip my smart phone every time I want to make dinner. 

Well, after searching around for a reasonably priced egg timer, I soon found there wasn't one, and stumbled upon this digital one instead. It looked pretty nifty at first glance. Digital display, ability to time down to the seconds, it even has a stand and a magnet, so you can put it on your fridge or the counter top. It's overall very simple to use. I mean, just look at the picture, I'm sure you already know how to use it.

Unfortunately its simplicity is also its downfall. You see, to set the time you require a countdown of, you have to press either the minute or second button, which increases the respective unit by one. That's all well and good, until you need something to cook for half an hour or more. Every time you push the button, it emits a loud beeping, and even if you hold it down to make the process faster, your ears are meet with a screeching cacophony, and if you miss the time you were aiming for you have to go round again, because there's no back button. Genius.

So there you have it, a simple digital timer that will easily annoy the hell out of you. I have very mixed feelings about this device. 

My rating: 3/5

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