Opening your oven to find a tray of burnt brownies isn’t quite as devastating as learning that your home planet was destroyed—but it’s pretty close. So instead of wiping out worlds, this Death Star kitchen timer counts down to when it’s time to yank something out of the oven.
If there’s one contraption in your kitchen that never gets lost in a drawer, it’s your paper towel holder. It’s as essential to baking and cooking as your stove is—so integrating a one-handed kitchen timer on top of one is not just clever. It’s downright brilliant.
Your kitchen drawers are probably already packed with piles of gadgets you don't need, but then again who could possibly resist this cute $14 turntable timer? Only a monster, that's who.
Every smartphone comes with a timer, but you'll soon ditch your app for Metaphys' Nebula digital hour glass the minute you see its glowing pixels drop. Even if at over foot tall it gobbles up more kitchen counter space than it really needs to.
Sure, your phone has a timer. But using a dedicated kitchen timer is nice—no grease on the touchscreen, for one thing. So how about a charming timer shaped like a camera lens? Can it "Bring Your Cooking Into Focus"?
This cubic timer is pretty cute, but given its fun design quirk (it counts down from whatever number is on top), it's limited to only four different lengths of time. This is why timers don't usually look like dice.
Those of you who have chosen to decorate your kitchen with an eye toward all things Apple will delight in Williams-Sonoma's iPod-lookin' Triple Timer. The basic kitchen timer allows you to set three alerts for different dishes, using what looks like a handy iPod clickwheel. (Somebody's patent's getting infringed.) The…
Created for pro chefs, this Quad Timer lets you count down the time of four different tasks, and its color-coded lights on the front let you know when each one hits zero hour. The fancy chef's model has a brushed metal base and soft-touch rubberized housing and will cost you $30, while the standard one has a white…
See? Ask and your prayers will be answered! A kitchen timer! Such beauty! Such grace! Such charm!