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ThermoWorks Time Stick

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 I really considered not doing this post. I mean a timer is a timer. However, I have found I really like this.

 

I purchased a ThermoWorks BlueTherm Duo (See the review at http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/175570/thermoworks-blue-therm-duo#post_1298193). When I purchased it they had a deal on their Time Stick timer. My timer had just paced it in so I added it to the order.

 

I have used it for a while now and I really like it.

 

Pros:

 

  • The unit is well sealed with the buttons under a plastic layer. My old cheap timers would gum up with spills from the cooking. This just wipes clean.
  • You can enter the numbers to get to the exact time you want instead of multiple presses or holding a button down.
  • It is easy to get from mode to mode with a simple button push.
  • The screen is easy to read.
  • The alarm is loud enough to get your attention.
  • It has a countdown mode, a count up timer, and a clock setting.
  • It has a magnet on the back.
  • It has a lanyard. I can't tell you how much I have loved this simple feature. If you have a timer set on a surface near your cook area or on the stove or microwave, you have to be there when it goes off. I set the timer and hang it around my neck and I am free to go do other things. It has a lock button if you are afraid of hitting a key while carrying it around. Now my wife does say I look like a nerd. However, she says that even when I don't have a timer hanging around my neck.

 

Cons:

  • It doesn't allow for multiple time settings.
  • It doesn't have a back light.
  • It is a little expensive ($25 at regular price).

 

In summary, this is a very easy to use timer that just does what it is supposed to. It is more expensive than many cheap timers but I suspect it's superior construction means it will outlast the cheap ones. I really like it. I hardly ever use the stove or microwave timers for long cooks any more.

 

Disco

post #2 of 9

nice toy. I don't think anyone will give you any guff for that post Disco. My timers are all my worn out Maverick receivers. Well, I have 2 that are great timers. haha... I think a timer is indispensable for all kinds of cooking.

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nice toy. I don't think anyone will give you any guff for that post Disco. My timers are all my worn out Maverick receivers. Well, I have 2 that are great timers. haha... I think a timer is indispensable for all kinds of cooking.

Thanks, timberjet. I have been buying cheap ones at the dollar store. I just got tired of always needing a new one.

 

Disco

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Thanks for the review Disco. I considers it when they were on sale, but since I'd just blown my yearly toy allowance (iGrill2, Lem 5# stuffer, 8' of Todd's grill mats, and 6" AMNTS) I figured I best hold off for a thermapen and timer!
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Thanks for the review Disco. I considers it when they were on sale, but since I'd just blown my yearly toy allowance (iGrill2, Lem 5# stuffer, 8' of Todd's grill mats, and 6" AMNTS) I figured I best hold off for a thermapen and timer!

I know what you mean, Case. I am trying to prioritize a few toys for myself. I need a slicer, a vacuum sealer and would like a pellet smoker. Now all I need is the money and the back bone to tell She Who Must Be Obeyed I am buying them.

 

Disco

post #6 of 9
I have one and I love it but I thought that everyone knew that the all black ones work best, biggrin.gif




=Martin=
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Originally Posted by DiggingDogFarm View Post

I have one and I love it but I thought that everyone knew that the all black ones work best, biggrin.gif




=Martin=

Har, Martin! I had to get a yellow one to match my teeth and the stripe on my back.

 

Disco

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Great review Disco !

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Great review Disco !

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Thanks, Brew!

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