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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Second Day of Gadgets — A Timer That Goes Ding

Mirro MaticIn cooking timing is important, and a good reliable timer is indispensable. I have electronic timers, egg timers, a timer on the computer, a timer that crows like a rooster and a wall clock, but the one I always reach for first is my old Mirro Matic, which came from a friend's garage sale.

It's a cinch to use, easy to read, and dependable. It only dings once, so if you're out of the room when it goes off there's a danger that something will get overcooked. Fortunately, it ticks so loudly that just the sudden silence is enough to clue you in that it's time. Sometimes the simple things really are the best!
Katzenfinch, 4:03 PM