Product Type: Kitchen Craft electrical appliances
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Cheap but stylish little timer
Kitchen Craft Wind-Up Timer
Member Name: brady58
Kitchen Craft Wind-Up Timer
Advantages: Good price, looks good, works well
Disadvantages: Cheap materials
I am a little bit obsessed with kitchen items and my cupboards and drawers are full of things I buy thinking that they will make my life so much easier and then they just sit there never to be used again.
My two favourite brands are Lakeland and Kitchencraft who both do load of useful and not so useful kitchen items and I own several products from the both of them.
The wind-up timer costs around the £5 mark and for this you get a really stylish timer. There is nothing fancy about it but it does look good on my kitchen worktop and fits in well with my modern appliances.
The timer is made from black plastic and the wind-up part is made from chrome. It does look quite expensive as long as you don't get too close to it because then you notice just how light and flimsy feeling it is. I wouldn't like it to drop on the floor as I am sure it would shatter into a thousand pieces.
The face of the timer has the numbers 5 to 60 and in between them are little dashes to indicate the minutes so you can use it to time anything from one minute up to one hour.
The wind-up timer part goes round the timer really smoothly.
Other than looking good on my kitchen counter the thing I like best about this timer is just how loud the buzzer is. I can easily set the timer and go about my business and even if I am out of the room I know I am going to hear the timer. It actually buzzes for a short period before the specified end time so that you know that your food is going to be soon ready meaning that you can put down what you are doing and be ready to take it off the boil/out of the oven etc. This is a feature I really appreciate as it comes in really handy knowing that I have to be ready to go through and get my food especially if I haven't really been taking notice of the time.
For me this kitchencraft wind-up timer is a great little product. It is cheap and yes the materials used in its construction show this but it does look good and as long as you are careful then it should last you a long time.
Summary: A cheap and stylish looking timer
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