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I love their Big and Loud timer, so I figured this is just 4 of those in the one big package. I run a bakery and have a 4 deck oven. In the past I had timers all over the place, so having 1 unit with 4 timers was a blessing. Sadly, I'm not overly happy with it. Setting the timers is slow. You press the SET key twice to get it to blink, then hit CLEAR and set the time. The problem is if you go too quick the feedback beep gets lost. So instead of keying in 6000 (60:00) you might end up with 60000 (ie:6:00:00) because you think it didn't take the zero you pressed as registering. I like the voice recording that is nice, so you now know if you have to run to the over or just finish what you are doing. In the past you just knew a timer was going off, now I know which deck of the oven is done.
If they fix the speed problem with the feedback beep and why you have to press the SET key twice this would be a 5* product. Wait for version 2?
The timer itself is robust. Setting the timers is easy and being able to adjust the volume is a great feature. The magnets are strong and hold the unit firmly. I really like the handle on the back and the wide base to be able to set it anywhere. The one feature that is a little cumbersome to use is entering your recording for the alarm. It is a process and you have to continually read the instructions when modifying the recording. Other than that I would buy it again and would recommend it to anyone that needs more than 1-2 timers going at the same time.
I prefer this to the [competitive company's] triple timer
I now have this Thermoworks Timer and previously had the [competitive product] Triple Timer. I'll compare and contrast the two. Both work but there are differences, however subtle. The Thermoworks Timer is rather tall, about 5 inches, with a narrow base while the [competitive product] is only 2 inches tall with a relatively more expanded base. Either shape works fine. The sound volume on the [competitive product] is rather modest while the Thermoworks has 4 volume settings, the loudest being able to be heard over the roar at a SuperBowl - useful if the timer is outside at the barbecue and you have popped inside for a while. Setting the timer is easier on the Thermoworks - each of the four channels can be set independently while on the [competitive product] you have to select the one you want to set. Likewise starting the timer on each channel is easier with Thermoworks. Thermoworks has some voice recording features that I have yet to need but appeal to the nerd in me. One feature that is too complicated on the Thermoworks is resetting/clearing the timer once you're done - takes about 5 button pushes where the [competitive product] only takes two. There is a clear button on the Thermoworks but pressing once on it at the wrong time doesn't help. Done enough times clearing becomes an unnecessary pain. The Thermoworks has no clock but the [competitive product's] clock really lost time fast so was completely undependable. Bottom line - having used both of them considerably I would now buy the Thermoworks.
I needed a timer that was loud, would keep beeping until I heard it, and had multiple timers. This was the only one I could find that could do all of the above. Plus features, it can stand up or has magnets for refrigerator; times stay on display until you change them, timers have different sounds, can go pretty loud, and it's portable.
Love the voice record, but slow response time on the keys
I love love love the concept, but the execution is slow. If you type too fast you might not hear audio feedback of the key you pressed.
Other than that I love that you can record what the time is for. Being a small retail bakery. I have a 4 deck oven. I set each timer to one deck. So when the time is up. It will announce "DECK 1", "DECK 4" or which ever deck need attention. LOVE that feature.
So i had been using a great phone App for keeping my times on Smokes, but was finding with all the Gadgets requiring flipping back and forth on Apps, it was getting a bit overwhelming - not to mention another App eating up phone battery, so picked this up! It is Amazingly easy to use, built like a Tank, and has every function you can imagine!
Only thing it is missing, its just too bad it doesn't have an wifi App so you have a quick errand to run, you can check cook times, but until they do, for now I just set a timer on the phone before leaving to remind me.
Although I seldom need four timers going at once, I do like the ability. Two timers going at once; for sure. I particularly like the hefty/sturdy construction of this unit. Very easy to program, great visibility, and loud volume for this old man!
Large buttons, easy to push even with very arthritic hands. Each of the four stacked timers have distinct ring tones that can even be set to your own recorded voice alerts. All around an excellent set of four individual timers in one timer.
Ours arrived a few weeks ago and I have used it about every night. normally use 2 of the timers when just 2 of us but when we will have large groups (20+), no question the other 2 timers will be used. Simple and easy to use. Alarms are easy to hear even with lots of noise in the kitchen.
We have been looking for this device for years, we just didn't know where to find it. We are a little older, being able to hear the timer is a huge benefit. Having 4 individual times is amazing. Being able to stand the timer on the counter or attach to the refrigerator. with magnets provides so much flexibility. The large capacity times are perfect for slow cooking recipes. We use this timer in our kitchen every day. This timer is a perfect solution for our timing needs!
With all the timers you can have one for overall cook time. And with cooking different meats, you can set a timer for each one. If I need to sprtz the meat every 30 minutes, I don't have to use multiple timers, I got plenty on this one unit. This unit also comes in matching colors for my other Thermoworks products. I have a purple and green one.
This is one of the top five best culinary purchases ever. I am a cottage food producer and make artisan sourdough breads for the the farmers market. I will either be mixing multiple batches of dough, with various stretch and fold times, or baking off bread with times for steam, bake times, pull times etc. With the 4 settings, each with a custom recorded message, there is NO confusing "Which dough was that timer for?" I could not do what I do with out it.
This timer was well thought-out and very nicely designed. My wife was especially appreciative of the ability to adjust the volume of the alert. I would recommend this product to anyone who bakes or cooks.