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Fiddly to use and disappointing”
by Mrs Baker
I have always bought the mechanical timers before, (especially the wonderful egg shaped ones that Lakeland used to stock), so this was my first experience of an electrical timer. Very disappointing. I found it fiddly to set, but the worst thing is that the screen goes blank very quickly, so you can't see how long is left. You have to stop what you're doing and touch the screen to reactivate it, which is rather irritating at the best of times, and no good at all if you are making pastry and have messy hands! With the mechanical type it was instantly obvious at a glance how much time was left.
Published 02 12 2014
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On the good side this is simple and easy to operate. On the other hand, as others have commented, the screen goes dark after about 4-5 seconds even of you are in the middle of setting the time which is pretty annoying. Needs a redesign.
Published 19 11 2014
I wanted a bright touch screen timer with a magnetic back so this seemed perfect and it is until the screen goes dim after around 40 seconds. It is then not possible to see the time left with a quick glance, or from across the kitchen. If the screen stayed bright during count down I would give 5 stars.
Published 06 08 2014
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by Mrs WINNIK
I really struggle with the fact you can't see it count down to the end because the screen light cuts out after a few seconds. And while you can tap the screen to bring it back, I've had a few instances where the 'tap' has reset the timer and I've lost where I'm up to! Since it was bought as a gift not much I can say, but I wouldn't recommend it
Published 23 07 2014
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We had an elderly Salters timer which was perfect, but had been knocked to the floor once too often, and had to be replaced. I thought the Lakeland timer would be similar. The problem, as other reviewers have commented, is that it goes invisible after a while, meaning it can't be seen across the kitchen, which rather defeats the purpose. And to wake it up you have to tap the screen - which in my experience is as likely as not to pause it. In summary, it's poorly designed.
Published 27 05 2014
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This timer is easy to use and it has a handy magnet on the back to attach it to a fridge door or other metal surface. The only downside is the fact that the display goes 'dull' after a shirt while, which is presumably an energy saving feature, but it does make it more difficult to read without tapping the screen again. However, this does not detract from how good the item is.
Published 20 05 2014
a bit disappointed”
We already had a kitchen timer but the display is black on grey so in some lighting conditions I found it difficult to see. I wanted something which had a much greater level of visibility. This timer initially delivers on that score. But here's the problem. After about 40 seconds the display switches itself into a power saving mode and goes from bright and visible to black on grey. It can be activated again by tapping the screen on the m or the s but that defeats the object for me. I wanted this to be able to bring together various elements of cooking, but it is not suitable for that.
Published 24 04 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry the timer hasn't worked as well as expected, we'll be in touch shortly to help.. Screen will go blank when in use. This helps with power saving and as you mentioned the screen will come back with just a tap of the screen.
Very easy to use with large touch screen buttons and the visual is extremely easy to read. Excellent value for money.
Published 20 02 2014