5 Stars By Mary Lou H. on 2015-10-21
Accurate, easy to use, loud beeper, large numbers!! And update: 10 months later
I'm 75 years old, have some arthritis and am technologically challenged. I needed a timer that was portable or capable of being heard when I'm two rooms away and was very simple to operate as well as being accurate. This fills every one of my needs. It's accuracy matches my stove and microwave timers. The numbers are even more crisp and clear than seen on the computer monitor. I can hear the ringer when I'm on the other side of the house. And it's absolutely the simplest to set and cancel. The timer is LOUD, but another reviewer was correct. On the upper left of the back, when it's turned around, is a small circle with some open slashes in it. This is the speaker. The timer beeps with every number you enter and if this is annoying, merely put your finger over it. For long term dulling of the sound, I found that a few layers of Duck Tape do a great job! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone, especially those who have my limitations!
10 months later.... I still would give this timer 5 stars. It has served faithfully, without a single problem for almost a year and with multiple uses daily. The triple A battery I put in new when I first got this timer is still the same one. And I still agree with all of my original evaluation. Great buy!!
5 Stars By JanHass on 2017-06-28
Why wouldn't you buy these?
If you are searching for a digital timer, these are pretty darn good. Purchased these Etekcity Digital Kitchen Timers to replace a similar one that had a subpar magnet and would fall off the refrigerator half the times we tried to use it. It eventually didn't work anymore. We are SO pleased with these timers. The magnets are very strong and hold it in place when we push the buttons and turn it on and off. The alarm is nice and loud so we can hear it in other rooms. Didn't think we needed two, but the price was right and now we find that having both has come in very handy. They also come with extra batteries and a 2 year warranty. Just remember to remove clear plastic cover from batteries before installing or they won't work! Overall a great buy.
1 Stars By DO1772 on 2016-07-12
I was excited to have two kitchen timers since my last one stopped working. I opened the package and got the first one out, pulled the battery protector tab - nothing. I opened the extra battery package (same unfamiliar brand of battery), inserted the 'new' battery and again - nothing. Then I got some new batteries that I knew were good and tried again; still nothing. I repeated this procedure with the second timer - nothing. These are going back as defective.
4 Stars By John M. on 2017-02-01
Very Useful and Big Digits!!
There is much to like about these timers, however depending on the angle of light and your view they can sometimes be difficult to read the LED so I lowered my rating from 5 to 4 stars. Would still buy again. Nice that they come with batteries and packaged 2 in a box. Big LCD numbers that are easy to see. I really like that you can set it to count down as well as a count up timer, in minutes and seconds. The timer that I replaced only timed up, and that was fine to use in my sauna for gauging how long I've been in.but I needed one that has count down too. I use the count down for my meditation sessions. It's a big plus that the timers also have an on/off switch which saves the battery. My old one didn't have that either.
4 Stars By Stephen J. Kovach on 2016-01-20
Perfect inexpensive timer. Abnormally loud.
These timers came two in the box. They are easy to set, easy to read, and are very loud. They have a little kickstand in the back and also a large enough magnet that they will stay put whether for storage or in operation (but not for setting). Powered by one AAA battery which is included.
There is also a tiny on/off switch on the side which will conserve battery life, although having an LCD display and no light, the battery has already lasted more than a month without being turned off.
The only complaint from the family is the sound - it is very loud. If you're working in the next room, this can be a blessing as you are sure to hear the beeper. However, it beeps at the same volume even when you're pressing the buttons to set, and we've found that we tend to hold a finger over the sound hole to mute the beeps while setting the time.
When the timer is attached (via magnet) to a surface, it seems that it would be convenient for one-finger operation to set the time or start/stop, but due to the fact it has a rounded edge, my wife found that unless you're carefully pressing the button, the timer tends to fall off the appliance it's magneted to when you hit one of the buttons. For this reason, (and to mute the loud beep from each keypress) we always hold the timer in one hand while setting, then reattach to the stove for the countdown.
5 Stars By Puwak-badilla on 2017-03-12
So far so good. Nice looks
Got it on time. So far so good. Nice looks, does its job. Manufacturer says there is a ONE year warranty.
Only be careful about the tiny weeny BLACK " on-off" switch on the side. If misused, this switch is most likely to easily break off.
5 Stars By Rose Rubin on 2017-01-15
very good product for the price
This is a nice timer, with large display that is easy to read. It is also easier to set than many timers and works both as a timer and stop watch. I especially like that it takes regular batteries (I think AAA) and not those harder to find and replace round type. Also, it has an off switch so you can save the batttery life when its not in use.
My only criticism and it is minor is that the alarm is quite loud. Loud is good if you are in another room but it would be nice if it had volume control, but that is a lot to ask for such a reasonably priced item.
The item was shipped quickly and came well packed. Very happy with this purchase.
4 Stars By Ancius on 2016-11-19
Not bad. Volume is loud (good) but shrill (bad)
Not bad. Volume is loud (good) but shrill (bad). Someone suggested putting some tape over the speaker to tone it down and it makes a big difference (nice). Too bad there is no Hours setting but it does go up to 99 minutes. I can live with it, I have another kitchen timer with dual timers that I love but I've pretty much worn it out. My box actually came with 4 batteries, one in each timer and two spares. One complaint, the on/off switch on the side is much too tiny. Up is Off, Down is On, a bit counterintuitive. Maybe I'll just leave it on since I got extra batteries.
I also like that you can count both up and down. That surprised me.
5 Stars By K. Zainea on 2017-02-06
These are AWESOME! I need timers for 2 students in my class (to help keep them on task), and these timers are easy to use. The buttons are large and clearly marked, and the beep is very loud. They come with a battery for each, plus an extra battery for each. They have a stand (which feels a little bit flimsy) and have magnets on the back, which are good for attaching to the students' clipboard clip. I mostly bought them because they use AAA batteries, which are easier for me to get to replace. But I'm very happy with this purchase, and would definitely recommend these.
5 Stars By The Puzzle Maker on 2016-11-10
Great little timers
Great little timers.
Easy to use. Big display.
After 99 minutes and 59 seconds, it continues to count, starting again from zero.
They already have batteries installed AND provide an extra AAA battery PER unit for future replacement.
The magnets in the back have fantastic gripping power.
The overal casing is solid and durable.
The little tripod stand that can pop out from the back to prop up the timer is nice but a bit flimsy. I imagine if it is collapsed carelessly it will easily break.
Overall it is a fantastic timer.